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Civil War shipwreck in the way of Ga. port project

Posted: 05/05/2012 - A government agency's plan to deepen a Georgia shipping channel faces a $14 million obstacle -- a Confederate shipwreck that's been rotting in the Savannah River since 1864.

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General balance: Romney tilts right

Posted: 05/05/2012 - Mitt Romney isn't running a "severely conservative" campaign. But it's not exactly a "Massachusetts moderate" effort either.

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Obama escalates election fight in Ohio, Virginia

Posted: 05/05/2012 - He's been in campaign mode for months, but President Barack Obama makes his quest for a second term official with rallies Saturday in Ohio and Virginia. He'll be casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as a flip-flopping protector of the rich.

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There's a moon out tonight

Posted: 05/05/2012 - That notion about people getting strange under a full moon is just folklore and it's a good thing too because tonight is the night of the super-moon.

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9/11 families prepare for Guantanamo arraignment

Updated: 05/05/2012 - It's been almost 11 years since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and family members of some of the victims are preparing to watch via closed-circuit TV as the self-proclaimed mastermind and four co-defendants are arraigned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Conn. Senate passes medical marijuana bill

Posted: 05/05/2012 - A bill legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has passed the Connecticut Senate. The state joins 16 others and the District of Columbia in enacting such legislation.

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Adam 'MCA' Yauch of the Beastie Boys dies at 47

Posted: 05/04/2012 - Adam "MCA" Yauch, a founding member of the pioneering rap band Beastie Boys, died Friday after a nearly three-year battle with cancer, the band's publicist said.

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Ex-media mogul Conrad Black freed from jail

Posted: 05/04/2012 - Former media mogul Conrad Black was released from a federal prison in Miami early Friday after serving about three years for defrauding investors.

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Infectious disease researcher dies from rare bacteria

Posted: 05/04/2012 - A researcher at an infectious diseases laboratory in San Francisco has died of a rare bacteria strain, California health officials said, raising fears the man's friends and fellow researchers may too have been infected.

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What killed Lenin? Stress didn't help, poison eyed

Posted: 05/04/2012 - A doctor says stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, debunking a popular theory that a sexually-transmitted disease debilitated the former Soviet Union leader.

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Got the munchies? A new pot eatery opens in Ore.

Posted: 05/04/2012 - Thirteen years after Oregon became one of the first states to make medical marijuana legal, Wallace and business partner Michael Shea think they've found a way to fit in the big gray area.

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Sept 11 case returns to Guantanamo tribunal

Posted: 05/04/2012 - Five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks, including the self-proclaimed mastermind, are headed back to a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.

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Colo. civil unions bill passes biggest test yet

Posted: 05/04/2012 - Gay couples campaigning for civil unions in Colorado have claimed their biggest victory yet as a key Republican-led House committee advanced a bill Thursday that it had previously opposed.

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Osama bin Laden's last words show dark days for al Qaeda

Posted: 05/03/2012 - In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and crumbling trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.

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Pit bull ruling outrages rescue groups, owners

Posted: 05/03/2012 - In Maryland now, if your pit bull bites, negligence no longer needs to be proven. Under the ruling, not just pit bull owners, but landlords who have the dogs living on their property are now liable for their actions.

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5 people, including toddler, shot dead in Arizona home

Posted: 05/03/2012 - Five people died in a shooting Wednesday at a Phoenix-area home, where the investigation is being slowed by concerns there could be hazardous materials in 55-gallon drums in the backyard.

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