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  1. 7 students who survived balcony collapse remain hospitalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Lebanon Daily News

    The seven Irish students who survived a balcony collapse in the college town of Berkeley, California, remain hospitalized in varying states of recovery nearly a week later. All of the students face long physical and mental recoveries, and they probably won't be returning to Ireland soon, said the Rev.

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  2. Thousands hurt in recent years from balcony collapsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Lebanon Daily News

    More than 6,000 people have been injured from collapsing balconies and porches in the U.S. since 2003 according to estimates, though it's rare that such accidents lead to death - with just 29 killed including the six college students who died this this week in Berkeley. "It's all about creating a safe structure that has endurance, that has a reasonable life expectancy," said David Helfant, who identified potential flaws in design and construction after an unofficial inspection of the Berkeley balcony that collapsed.

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  3. Review shows deaths seldom occur in balcony collapsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A review of hospital ER visits shows that balcony collapses such as the one that killed six students in Berkeley, California, are seldom deadly, but an estimated 6,500 people have been injured in porch and deck failures in the past decade. The analysis prepared for The Associated Press by the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that some 4,600 emergency room visits were associated with deck collapses, and another 1,900 with porch failures.

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  4. 10 Things to Know for TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A white man opens fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in Charleston, killing nine people including a state senator who was also the pastor. The shooter is still on the loose.

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  5. Quotations in the NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | The Lebanon Daily News

    "I see these kids all the time and they are just so happy to have gone to this country and the opportunity. I feel like as a country we've failed them."

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  6. Mass held for victims of Berkeley balcony tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Hundreds attended a Mass for victims of a deadly Berkeley balcony collapse, with the Catholic priest calling on people to offer support for the families of the six young people killed and seven injured. Father Aidan McAleenan said Wednesday evening at Oakland's Cathedral that family members right now are focused on their loved ones rather than on the cause of the tragedy.

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  7. 10 Things to Know for ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Lebanon Daily News

    So far, the investigation points to rotten wooden beams as the cause of the tragedy in Berkeley, California, that killed six college students. The U.S. government alleges the carrier offered cellphone customers "unlimited" data - but then slowed their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount.

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  8. 6 killed in California balcony collapse during a partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A group of Irish and Irish-American young men and women were enjoying their last blast summer in California before cracking down with college and careers, a rite of passage tens of thousands from the Emerald Isle have taken over the past five decades. At a 21st birthday party early Tuesday morning, a fifth floor balcony broke loose from a stucco apartment house, tossing 13 people about 50 feet onto the pavement and stealing those adventures.

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  9. 10 Things to Know for WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | The Lebanon Daily News

    The Russian leader says his nation's military will add 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its arsenal this year. The fall of the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad to the Kurds directly affects the extremists' operational structure and their ability to wage war.

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  10. Q&A on history of Berkeley building where balcony collapsedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | The Lebanon Daily News

    The site of a fatal balcony collapse is one of Berkeley's biggest downtown developments in recent years. Here are some answers about the apartment complex where six people were killed and seven more injured: The complex is called Library Gardens and it opened in January 2007.

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  11. The Latest: Irish official: Balcony collapse came amid partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan told reporters in Dublin that all five of those killed when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California, were Irish students in the U.S. on temporary visas. He said a 21st birthday party was underway in the building at the time of the accident.

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  12. Neuroscience inspires cartoon action in Pixar's 'Inside Out'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 7 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Drawing on real neuroscience and the latest psychological research, "Inside Out" goes where no animated film has gone before: Deep inside the workings of a young girl's mind. The much anticipated Pixar release, the studio's first in two years, bills itself as "a major emotion picture."

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  13. Test of ruptured oil pipe failed to detect major corrosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Two weeks before an oil pipeline rupture spilled over 100,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, a test was run that would reveal serious wear in that stretch of corroded pipe. Preliminary results showing the pipe lost nearly half the metal near the break vastly underestimated just how thin the pipe had become.

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  14. Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    This May 13, 2010 file photo Pelicans float on the water as an oil platform sits in the background off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

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  15. 10 Things to Know for TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    One of the men had been on the radar of law enforcement for years for possible terror ties - but authorities say they had no indication he was plotting an attack. Both of the Republicans are highlighting the possibility that they can help the party expand its appeal among an increasingly diverse electorate.

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  16. Accused undercover narcotics cop being cross-examinedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A former drug officer on trial along with five colleagues is being cross-examined by federal prosecutors in a sweeping racketeering case. Michael Spicer is the only defendant expected to testify about a string of cases in which the squad is accused of robbing or framing drug dealers.

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  17. Finnish military informs 900,000 reservists about war dutyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Finland's defense forces have begun informing 900,000 reservists about their duties during war, as military activity mounts in the Baltic Sea region. The military denied that the letter, originally planned in 2010 to improve contacts with reservists and prepare them for duty, was related to the heightened tensions between the West and Russia amid the Ukraine crisis.

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  18. Uber drivers beware! Car at risk in Brussels after rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A Brussels court has confiscated the car of an Uber driver because it says the ride-sharing service does not respect taxi regulations. Jacques Verhaegen, the lawyer for the Uber driver, said Monday that drivers now "run the risk of having their car seized" in the Belgian capital.

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  19. Berkeley's Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Twain wrote some of the letters and stories at the newspaper's offices when it was called the San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle.

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  20. New princess named Charlotte Elizabeth DianaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Prince William and wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, paid tribute to Prince William's parents and queen Elizabeth with the name. The princess will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, officials announced Monday, according to the Associated Press.

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