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Brewing troubles from coffee fungus

Posted: 05/18/2014 - The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup.

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Evacuation order lifted for some at Camp Pendleton

Posted: 05/17/2014 - Marine Corps officials have lifted an evacuation order for some Camp Pendleton housing although fires that have burned about 34 square miles of brush continue to rage.

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Darden announces sale of Red Lobster

Posted: 05/16/2014 - Darden Restaurants says it entered an agreement to sell its Red Lobster chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital in a $2.1 billion cash deal.

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Aaron Hernandez charged in two more shooting deaths

Posted: 05/15/2014 - The victims in the 2012 killing, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, were shot to death in a car as they waited at a red light on a July night in Boston's South End neighborhood.

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Cat saves boy from dog attack

Posted: 05/14/2014 - A Bakersfield family posted a video on YouTube Wednesday morning of the family cat saving a boy from a dog attack

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Washington Monument reopening after nearly 3 years

Updated: 05/12/2014 - With more than 150 cracks patched and repaired in its white marble, the Washington Monument is set to reopen for the first time since a 2011 earthquake caused widespread damage.

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Harsh winter does little to ease Lyme disease worries

Posted: 05/11/2014 - Health officials in the northern U.S. say the long, cold winter did nothing to reduce the thriving tick population, and they are primed for an increase in the number of Lyme disease cases again this year.

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Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

Posted: 05/11/2014 - With texting for many now second nature, law enforcement negotiators say they're increasingly being called upon to defuse violent, unpredictable situations through the typed word.

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Noah is the most popular baby name, beating out Jacob

Posted: 05/09/2014 - Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular U.S. baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob's 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular baby name for girls for the third straight year.

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Rare fire tornado forms in Missouri

Posted: 05/08/2014 - A quick-thinking photographer snapped a photo of the phenomenon, also known as a fire devil or fire whirl, last week in Chillicothe, Mo

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Furor over school essay assignment questioning whether Holocaust happened

Updated: 05/08/2014 - The school board of a Southern California district where students were told to write an essay on whether they believe the Holocaust really happened said at a packed public meeting Wednesday night that it was a "horribly inappropriate" assignment for which the board takes "full responsibility."

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Police department plans to live-tweet a prostitution sting

Posted: 05/05/2014 - The Prince George Police Department says it will tweet live updates of a prostitution sting on its Twitter account this week. It could be the first time that social media plays a significant role in crime fighting

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Small plane crashes into Colorado home

Posted: 05/05/2014 - Northglenn Police Department spokesman Ron Haralson said the plane was towing a banner when it crashed about 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon into the home in Northglenn in Adams County.

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