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Police: Pa. inmate tried to hail cab from hospital

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Sheriff's deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate wearing an orange-and-white striped uniform tried to hail a taxi to escape from a hospital where he was taken for medical treatment.

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Assad regrets shooting down Turkish jet

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Syrian President Bashar Assad said he regrets the shooting down of a Turkish jet by his forces, a Turkish newspaper reported Tuesday.

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25 killed, 40 wounded in Baghdad market blast

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Iraqi authorities say at least 25 people have been killed and scores wounded by a vegetable truck that exploded in a market in in a Shiite city south of Baghdad.

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TDOT suspending construction-related lane closures

Posted: 07/03/2012 - TDOT will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes from noon Tuesday through 6 a.m. Friday to accommodate heavy traffic on the July 4 holiday.

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MTSU touting new student union as trendy

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Officials at Middle Tennessee State University are calling their new student union "a trendy place for students and others to gather."

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Smokies park may have sister arrangement

Posted: 07/03/2012 - The group Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park says the park is considering a sister park arrangement with a similar area in Iceland.

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Early full-term babies may face later school woes

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Even for infants born full-term, a little more time in the womb may matter. The extra time results in more brain development, and a study suggests perhaps better scores on academic tests.

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Philippine crocodile declared largest in captivity

Updated: 07/02/2012 - A huge crocodile known as Lolong has brought pride, fear, tourism revenue and attention to the remote southern Philippines town where it was captured. And now it has claimed a world record, too.

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Review: Changes needed in Guard, Reserve pay

Posted: 07/02/2012 - America's citizen soldiers, receive more money for one day of training at home than their fellow National Guard and Reserve members earn for a day serving in the war zone.

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FACT CHECK: On keeping your current health plan

Posted: 07/02/2012 - President Barack Obama is repeating his assurance that Americans who like their health insurance can simply keep it. Republican rival Mitt Romney says quite the opposite.

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Tennesseans brace for more steamy weather

Updated: 06/29/2012 - Tennesseans are bracing for a steamy and continued dry weekend, with Friday predicted to be even hotter than record temperatures Thursday.

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Chinese astronauts parachute land after mission

Posted: 06/29/2012 - China's first female astronaut and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission.

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