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  1. Tom Herman hired as Houston Cougars' coachRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Herman agreed to a five-year, $6.75 million deal to take over the Cougars, who went 7-5 this season. He has been quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for Ohio State teams that have gone 36-3 the past three seasons.

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  2. RadioShack hires advisory firmRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WTOP-FM Washington

    RadioShack is bringing in FTI Consulting as an adviser in the midst of another round of cost cuts as the troubled electronics retailer warned again last week that it may have to seek bankruptcy protection. The company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that Carlin Adrianopoli, a senior managing director with FTI's corporate finance and restructuring service, will take over as interim chief financial officer at RadioShack.

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  3. After snub, Big 12 may reassess how to crown champRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | WTOP-FM Washington

    From left, Jamie Kenston, Allie Gusikoski, Clara Ladisic, and Kimberly Czechowski react in disbelief react in disbelief after learning that TCU will not be one of the four teams in the NCAA College Football Playoff at a watch party at the Aardvark near TCU campus Sunday Dec. 7, 2014. MAGS OUT ; FORT WORTH, Texas -- Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff.

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  4. Parents of preemie wed in ICURead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Flower girl Carissa Warriner, 8, strolls through members of the media where her mother Kristi Warriner is to marry Justin Nelson in the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Their son J.J. was born Sept.

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  5. American Airlines crew reject union contractRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Flight attendants at American Airlines rejected a five-year contract Sunday, forcing the world's largest carrier and its union for cabin-crew workers into binding arbitration. Just 16 votes blocked the contract -- with 8,180 voting for and 8,196 voting against, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants said in a statement.

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  6. Finnegan learns fast: from school to World SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series.

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  7. Finnegan learns fast: From school to World SeriesRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series.

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  8. North Dakota well leaking oil, gas and waterRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has been leaking oil, gas and water since Thursday. The Oil and Gas Division said 300 barrels of oil and water have been contained and recovered at the well location.

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  9. CDC says it missed opportunities to contain EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUT FORT WORTH, Texas -- In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals' ability to manage the virus.

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  10. Dallas nurse with Ebola says she's 'doing well'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Texas nurse who became infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. said Tuesday that she was "doing well," while the World Health Organization projected that West Africa could see up to 10,000 new infections a week within two months. Nurse Nina Pham was among about 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, according to medical records.

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  11. Dallas nurse with Ebola gets blood from survivorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Dallas nurse infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat the virus. Nurse Nina Pham was among about 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, according to medical records.

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  12. Crew at Ebola home steps into national spotlightRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The Fort Worth, Texas, company Cleaning Guys has dealt with hazardous spills. It has cleared bloody crime scenes, including some that involved HIV.

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  13. Kid's ready for a rock festival? One dad's tipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A few months ago, I had an epiphany that a good father would take his 12-year-old daughter to a super-cool summer rock festival like Coachella or Bonnaroo. Instead of dragging her halfway across the country to stand in a field in the blazing sun for three days though, I gently nudged her into a practice run -- on a Sunday afternoon in mid-September, we went to Riot Fest, a punk-rock extravaganza in the parking lot of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, a 1.5-mile bike ride from our house in Denver.

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  14. Texas firefighters rescue pet frog from blazeRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Firefighters who doused the flames at a North Texas house have also made sure the lone resident didn't croak. Fort Worth firefighters rescued a pet frog and returned the amphibian to the daughter of the homeowners, who were out of town.

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  15. Stocks mixed... US oil drops, Brent climbs... Fitch rates US credit, Moody's assesses UKRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Stock indexes are ending mixed. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up nearly 14 points to close at 17,279 the third straight day the blue-chip index closed at an all-time high.

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  16. RadioShack says it may need more capitalRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    CEO Joseph Magnacca said in a statement on Thursday that the consumer electronics company is actively exploring options for overhauling its balance sheet and is in advanced talks with "a number of parties." RadioShack Corp. is also working with its lenders, bondholders, shareholders and landlords to try to find a long-term solution.

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  17. Baltimore, 2 other cities join tourism partnershipRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Baltimore is teaming up with Anaheim, California, and San Antonio as the three cities seek an advantage in the cutthroat competition for convention business.

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  18. Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorialsRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    To be a missionary or a health care worker who tends to the poor has always required an admirable level of compassion, but now in West Africa it also requires remarkable courage.

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  19. Doctor with Ebola in grave conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

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  20. Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

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