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  1. Police: S.Carolina man fled to Florida after deadly shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Police say a South Carolina man fatally shot another man in the head, stole his car and then drove to Florida for spring break. Daytona Beach police arrested 24-year-old Donald Harper Jr. on Tuesday after he led officers on a 20-mile high-speed chase on Interstate 95. The chase ended when Harper crashed the stolen vehicle.

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  2. Port Authority boss: We're cooperating in airport perks caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    The chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Thursday the agency is cooperating with authorities investigating whether his predecessor received preferential treatment from United Airlines. Chairman John Degnan, at the Port Authority's monthly board meeting, addressed questions about former chairman David Samson, who's being investigated over flights between Newark and Columbia, South Carolina, where he has a vacation home.

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  3. Tycoon donates Russian royal treasures including Faberge eggRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Opulent baubles and historic photographs collected by the family of the Russian prince who plotted Rasputin's assassination have been donated to Russia's national archive. The collection, including a richly decorated Faberge egg and a pocket watch made for the coronation of Russia's last czar, was presented Friday to the archive by tycoon Viktor Vekselberg, who bought them last year.

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  4. Pennsylvania governor imposes moratorium on death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Newly elected Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state, calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible." Wolf said Friday the moratorium will remain in effect at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that's been studying the topic for about four years.

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  5. Vermont woman who helped husband kill prep teacher gets lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A Vermont woman convicted along with her husband of killing a prep school teacher after they decided "to get a girl" has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Patricia Prue was sentenced Friday, a day after she gave up a possible insanity defense and changed her plea to guilty in the 2012 death of St. Johnsbury Academy teacher Melissa Jenkins.

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  6. Dixon Foundation donates to LCCM noon meal programRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    The Dixon Foundation is taking a lead role in the fight against hunger by providing Lebanon County Christian Ministries with a $10,000 gift. "It is LCCM's mission to provide food and other emergency services to those in need," Troy Williams, LCCM executive director, said.

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  7. Records: Port Authority commissioners got perks at airportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Newly released records show four commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were allowed to bypass regular security lines and received other perks when they flew out of airports run by the agency. The Port Authority released the records Thursday.

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  8. This Week in the Civil WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Union forces bidding to sever Confederate supply lines near Petersburg, Virginia, took the offensive against Confederate rivals this month 150 years ago in the Civil War. Union Cavalry fanned out down the Boydton Plank Road on a mission to search out and destroy Confederate supply wagons.

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  9. War memorial separates dead by race, divides Southern cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is war memorial honoring fallen World War I and II soldiers, dividing them into two categories: "white" and "colored." Welborn Adams, Greenwood's white Democratic-leaning mayor, believes the bronze plaques are relics of the South's scarred past and should be changed in the spirit of equality, replaced like the "colored" water fountains or back entrances to the movie theater that blacks were once forced to use.

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  10. 'Weird Al' Yankovic brings tour to LancasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Singer, songwriter and parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic will bring his Mandatory World Tour to Lancaster and Baltimore in June. The Grammy Award-winning comedian is touring for his album "Mandatory Fun," which shot to number one on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart when it was released last summer.

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  11. Justin Bieber about to be roastedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Ryan Seacrest announced Monday that Bieber will be ripped to shreds by professional comedians on March 7, not long before his 21st birthday, according to the New York Daily News. Even though the "honored" celebrity gets insulted the entire time, Bieber tweeted Monday he's wanted to be roasted for a long time.

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  12. Bahrain activist Rajab released pending verdictRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A Bahraini defense lawyer says prominent human rights advocate Nabeel Rajab has been released from jail pending a court verdict against him over charges his Twitter messages insulted government institutions. Lawyer Jalila al-Sayed told The Associated Press on Sunday that Rajab was released on bail and said a verdict will be issued on Jan. 20. She says Rajab was charged with insulting the army and Ministry of Interior.

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  13. Spanish shepherds guide 2,000 sheep across MadridRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid's streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capital's traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat - bells clanking - its way past the city's most emblematic locations.

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  14. Women's rights charity probes sweatshop claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A women's rights charity is investigating claims that a promotional T-shirt worn by several senior U.K. political leaders to promote feminism was produced in a sweatshop. The charges made by the Mail on Sunday allege that garment workers in Mauritius made the T-shirt emblazoned with the words "This is what a feminist looks like."

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  15. Gays march peacefully in conservative MontenegroRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Protected by hundreds of riot police, about two hundred gay activists have marched peacefully in Montenegro, a staunchly conservative Balkan country seeking EU membership. Carrying banners reading "Let's Love Each Other" or "This is Just Beginning," gay activists gathered Sunday in the capital Podgorica, as police deployed heavily, practically blocking the city center. 5 comments

  16. Today's weather: Windy and chillyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    While the high temperature is expected to be around 49 degrees today, the heavy winds will make temperatures feel more like 38 degrees.

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  17. Ukrainian breakaway regions hold criticized voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Residents of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been staunchly denounced by the international community. Voting in the main rebel city of Donetsk proceeded in the presence of gunmen inside three polling stations visited by the AP.

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  18. Israel shuts Gaza crossings after rocket attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Israel has shut its crossings with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian aid after militants fired rockets into its territory. The military said it closed the crossings Sunday after a rocket was launched into Israel from Gaza over the weekend.

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  19. Lawyer: Iranian-British woman gets year in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A lawyer in Iran says an Iranian-British woman detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball game has been sentenced to one year in prison. Lawyer Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei told The Associated Press on Sunday that a court found 25-year-old Ghoncheh Ghavami guilty of "propagating against the ruling system."

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  20. Romanians electing new president; PM favoriteRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Romanians have begun voting to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years, with the prime minister favored to win in the nation of 19 million. Prime Minister Victor Ponta faces challengers including a city mayor and a prominent lawyer.

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