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Fla. Teen Helps Nicaraguans with Clean Water

Posted: 09/08/2013 - ...there's a village in a remote region of Nicaragua -- you need a rental vehicle, horses and river-forging pangas to reach it -- with dreadful drinking-water and sanitation conditions. And the 2012 Pine View School graduate has given villagers her word that she will return, with water purifiers, in January.

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Today in History: St. Augustine; Galveston Hurricane; Nixon Pardon; Monster Mash; Star Trek

Posted: 09/08/2013 - On September 8 - In 1565, a Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Fla. In 1900, Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people. In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon. In Entertainment history - In 1962, "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett made its debut on the charts. In 1966, the television series "Star Trek" premiered on NBC. It ran for three years.

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Second Tornado Hits Tokyo, Japan

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Tornadoes, a rare event in Japan, have struck twice in as many days north of Tokyo, the latest one on Wednesday (September 4).

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The Smart Watch is On The Way

Updated: 09/04/2013 - Now that so many people carry around smartphones, retailers are looking for the next big product in technology to create growth in their industry.

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Man from Singapore Has 6000+ Barbie Dolls

Updated: 09/04/2013 - The white exterior and spartan gray staircase of Jian Yang's tidy rowhouse give no hint of the shock that lies within - a pink living room floor and his collection of more than 6,000 Barbie dolls.

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300+ Foot Basketball Trick Shot

Updated: 09/04/2013 - Australian trick shot artists "How Ridiculous" have done it again -- breaking their own record with a shot tossed from more than 320 feet atop the Euromast in Rotterdam.

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Obama Administration Still Trying to Persuade Congress to Strike Syria

Updated: 09/03/2013 - Congress holds its first public hearing Tuesday as lawmakers decide whether to back President Obama's resolution to attack Syria. Across the Capital, the Obama Administration is blitzing lawmakers with briefings and meetings to sell the plan.

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Malala Honored at Library Opening

Updated: 09/03/2013 - The Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban was the guest of honor at a library opening in England Tuesday.

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US News: Western Fires Continue; NJ Newborn Found in Trash; Alaskan Quake

Posted: 09/01/2013 - UPDATE: Smoke from Sierra fire reaches Yosemite Valley... Prosecutors: Newborn boy found in NJ trash pile... Dozens of aftershocks expected on Alaskan island... Feds study humpback whale endangered list removal... Okla. woman, pet kangaroo find new home at zoo...

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Syrian Update: Obama Allows Congress to Weigh In; Putin, UN Already Doing So

Posted: 09/01/2013 - Congress receives White House draft resolution on Syria... Obama made last-minute decision on Syria congressional approval... Lawmakers begin to grapple with Syria question... France to await US congressional decision on Syria... Putin urges US to hold off on striking Syria... UN: Syria attack timing idea 'grotesque'...

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World News: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, NKorea, Australia Updates

Posted: 09/01/2013 - Attacks in southern Afghanistan kill at least 18... Suspected US drone kills 3 militants in Pakistan... Protesters rally over lawmakers' pensions in Iraq... Yemen premier unharmed after attack by gunmen... NKorea blames US threat for aborting envoy's trip... Change of Guard coming in Australia?... Czech train collides with cows, killing 17 of them...

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Day in History: WWII Starts; Tokyo Earthquake; Korean Airline Shot Down; Elvis Buys Mom Caddy

Posted: 09/01/2013 - On September 1 - On September 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland. In 1923, the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama were devastated by an earthquake that claimed some 140,000 lives. In 1983, 269 people were killed when a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner entered Soviet airspace. In 1956, Elvis Presley bought his mother, Gladys, a pink Cadillac.

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Elephant Polo in Thailand

Updated: 08/30/2013 - More than fifty elephants and a team of Thailand's famous transgender "lady boys" took part in elephant polo in the seaside town of Hua Hin, in Thailand on Thursday (August 29).

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Mexico: Tropical Storm Juliette Kills 1, Brings Damage

Updated: 08/30/2013 - Tropical Storm Juliette blew through the Pacific Mexican tourist resorts of Los Cabos and La Paz early on Thursday (August 29), killing one man, knocking down trees and causing electricity blackouts, local emergency services reported.

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U.N. Urges Patience in Syrian Conflict

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Updated: 08/29/2013 - The White House is preparing to release a report with evidence showing the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people. Lawmakers are pressing for more answers before the US takes action.

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