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3 min ago | Clarksville Online

APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter awarded literacy grant

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi -the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines-recently presented John Blake, Austin Peay State University associate professor of engineering technology, with a 2014 Literacy Grant.

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4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Escort charged in death of tech executive she met on Internet

Police say a camera on a yacht where a tech exec's body was found shows a call girl injecting him with heroin On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, police say a high-priced call girl arrived at the yacht of a Silicon Valley tech executive she had met on the Internet.

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8 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Aug. 1 deadline for claims in computer settlement

Illinois officials say consumers have until Aug. 1 to claim money they may have overpaid for computerized equipment containing DRAM, a type of electronic memory chip.

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12 hrs ago | KLKN

Indians balk at $33 million statue in new budget

In a country grappling with poverty, sluggish growth and a daunting deficit, India's new budget has set aside 2 billion rupees for a colossal iron-and-bronze statue almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.

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14 hrs ago | Regina Leader Post

DC Entertainment reverses decision, gives OK for Superman logo on boy's statue

DC Entertainment has reversed an unpopular decision that generated a "maelstrom" of backlash, agreeing Wednesday to allow the Superman logo to be used on a memorial statue of a Toronto boy who was starved to death.

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18 hrs ago | Chorley Citizen

Stop the Madness: Young East Lancs Muslims urged not to race cars to celebrate end of Ramadan

COMMUNITY leaders have united to plead with young Muslim men to 'stop the madness' of racing hired, high-performance vehicles to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

News Observer

Chief judge of NC Court of Appeals retiring

Judge John Martin told court staff by email of his decision to retire Aug. 1. Martin says he sent a retirement letter Tuesday to Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Whittier Daily News

Freebies abound from 7-Eleven, Chick-fil-A, N7 Creamery and Pieology

Stop by any participating store between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and get a free small Slurpee, while supplies last.

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The Intelligencer

Former prosecutor faces Ohio disciplinary hearing

A former prosecuting attorney in southwest Ohio is facing a state disciplinary hearing for alleged prosecutorial misconduct including withholding evidence.

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EDGE

Limited Partnership

The first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex couple in the U.S. is recounted in Thomas G. Miller's 73-minute documentary timeline of interviews and news clips, "Limited Partnership."

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Canada.com

South Dakota man chokes to death during hot dog eating contest on Fourth of July

Grey skies and occasional rain failed to dampen spirits as crowds turned out for the Carnaval del Sol on downtown Granville Sunday and the East Van Summer Jam Saturday at Strathcona Park.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

No issues reported along Grand Strand as news of area beach tent bans spreads

Horry County's beach tent ban took effect April 16. North Myrtle Beach's ban took effect May 15 and goes through Sept.

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The Daily Star

Somali presidential compound attacked, president safe

MOGADISHU: Islamist militants attacked Somalia's presidential compound on Tuesday with a car bomb and gunmen broke through a perimeter wall but were repulsed by security forces, and the president was not there at the time, the interior ministry said.

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Daily World

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford chuckles at hecklers

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters City Hall after two months in a rehab program for substance abuse.

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Burlington Times News

Stray bullet wounds man during temple opening

A stray bullet struck and injured a man selling food at the opening of a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Charlotte over the weekend, and police said appears to have come from celebratory Fourth of July gunfire.

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104.7 WIOT

Queens Of The Stone Age Announce Halloween Festival

For their final performance behind the Grammy-nominated album, Josh Homme and the guys will host a Halloween-themed festival at the Forum in Los Angeles on October 31st.

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WHO-TV

Woman Shot in Face by Stray Bullet During Fireworks Celebration

A woman was shot in the face by a stray bullet while celebrating Independence Day after someone fired a gun into the air in High Ridge.

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Daily Kos

Guantanamo detainees use Hobby Lobby in prayer rights fight

Lawyers for two Guantanamo Bay detainees have filed motions asking a U.S. court to block officials from preventing the inmates from taking part in communal prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

ABC News

Photos: Miley Cyrus Gets a Tattoo for Her Late Dog

Miley Cyrus is seen performing "23" in Milwaukee on March 9, 2014 in this grab from a YouTube video.

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Bellingham Herald

Computer glitch disrupts Hilo's July 4 fireworks

A pyrotechnician is blaming a computer glitch for the problems. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the show was set to start at 8 p.m., but the fireworks didn't explode until about 8:47 p.m. The show lasted between six and eight minutes and there was no apparent finale.

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