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Wal-Mart To End Sales Of Some Semi-Automatic Rifles, Citing Low Demand

Wed, 2015-08-26 15:30

The retail giant says that because of a drop in customer demand, it will focus on other hunting and sportsmen's firearms.

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Deputies In Oregon Town Go On Leave As State DOJ Investigates Sheriff

Wed, 2015-08-26 14:02

Citing an attorney who represents the Klamath County Peace Officers Association, Oregon Public Broadcasting says the deputies feared retaliation from the sheriff.

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Kansas, South Carolina Take NIMBY Stance on Guantanamo Prisoners

Wed, 2015-08-26 13:28

President Obama's plan to close Guantanamo lacks a crucial element: a U.S. prison to hold captives too dangerous to release. The Pentagon is considering military prisons in Kansas and South Carolina.

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U.S. Markets End Slump, Posting Large Gains As Dow Rises 619 Points

Wed, 2015-08-26 12:41

Both the Dow Jones index and the S&P 500 saw gains of nearly 4 percent; the Nasdaq index rose even higher.

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Husband Found On Ashley Madison: It Wasn't Me. (His Wife Believes Him)

Wed, 2015-08-26 12:28

When Casey Corcoran found his email address in the adultery website's customer database, he told his wife. It was a mistake, and he wanted her to know that. Then they did some computer forensics.

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Some Moved On, Some Moved In And Made A New New Orleans

Wed, 2015-08-26 12:28

Post-Katrina recovery varies with each neighborhood. In some, residents never returned. Others have seen an influx of newcomers, creating a different mix of people who now call the city home.

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Selecting Boys Over Girls Is A Trend In More And More Countries

Wed, 2015-08-26 12:17

With abortion, infanticide and neglect, parents are taking steps to ensure there are boys in the family. Only six countries had a skewed boy-girl ratio in 1995. Today the number is up to 21.

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Alleged Gunman In Virginia Shooting Called Himself 'A Human Powder Keg'

Wed, 2015-08-26 12:10

ABC News says a man claiming to be Flanagan sent a fax that arrived after the killings, and that the same person also called to identify himself as the suspect

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FCC Hopes To Resolve Largest TV Blackout In U.S. History

Wed, 2015-08-26 11:24

The Federal Communications Commission called a meeting with Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcasting Group. A dispute between the companies has blocked major channels for more than 5 million people.

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In Wake Of Journalist Murders, Media Consider The Graphic Footage

Wed, 2015-08-26 11:23

Today's deadly shooting of two journalists on live TV has reopened a conversation about how (or even if) sensitive material like the video should be shared.

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How The Prescription Painkiller Fentanyl Became A Street Drug

Wed, 2015-08-26 10:43

The synthetic opioid fentanyl is used for surgery and to treat severe pain. Abuse has always been a problem. But now that it's being used to cut heroin, the risk of overdose or death have soared.

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Ilicit Version Of Painkiller Fentanyl Makes Heroin Deadlier

Wed, 2015-08-26 10:41

U.S. drug officials have traced a sharp spike in the already climbing death toll from heroin overdoses to an additive — acetyl fentanyl. The fentanyl is being cooked up in clandestine labs in Mexico.

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Knock Knock, Teacher's Here: The Power Of Home Visits

Wed, 2015-08-26 10:03

There was a time when a teacher showing up on a student's doorstep probably meant something bad. But increasingly, home visits are being used to spark parental involvement.

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Amelia Boynton Robinson, Survivor Of 'Bloody Sunday,' Dies At 104

Wed, 2015-08-26 09:20

In 50 years, Amelia Boynton Robinson went from being beaten on a bridge in Selma, Ala., to being pushed across the bridge in a wheelchair alongside the president of the United States.

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'Merkel' Has Become A Verb In German Youth Vernacular

Wed, 2015-08-26 09:20

The German chancellor's last name is used locally as a word of action ... which ironically means to not act at all.

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Texting Helps Diabetes Patients Fine Tune Insulin Dosing

Wed, 2015-08-26 08:52

Many low-income patients can't make multiple visits to the doctor, which is a problem if you're a diabetic trying to get insulin dosing just right. A text-based system made remote reports possible.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Is Now On 75 Million Devices, Company Says

Wed, 2015-08-26 08:37

Microsoft vice president Yusuf Mehdi announced Tuesday that the new operating system is running in 192 countries, and on a wide range of devices, including ones made as early as 2007.

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Street Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested Is Named After Her

Wed, 2015-08-26 07:49

Bland's mother and other supporters were present for last night's city council vote. The roadway named in her honor leads to the college where she was about to begin a new job.

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2 Journalists Killed In Shooting During Live Broadcast In Virginia

Wed, 2015-08-26 05:54

Police are looking for the suspect who shot reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photojournalist Adam Ward, 27, at a shopping plaza Wednesday morning.

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