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US News: NE Snowstorm; Arlington Wreaths; Budget Bill; China, US Military Ships Almost Collide; Drones for Agriculture

Updated: 12/15/2013 - Fast-moving snowstorm arrives in the Northeast... Maine wreaths laid at Arlington National Cemetery... Prospects for budget legislation are solid in Senate... Ryan's budget plan: A bridge over the divide?... US says Chinese warship nearly struck Navy cruiser... Agriculture the most promising market for drones... Sheriff: Colo. gunman planned to hurt more people... 200 assemble in Denver to honor Sandy Hook victims... Wichita: Undercover stings used to fight domestic terrorism... Man dives between tracks as NYC subway approaches... Police say NY teen parents made toddler smoke pot... RV users help Amazon keep up with holiday rush... Michelin recalls 1.2 million tires in US... Appeals court vacates ban on US horse slaughter... Lawyer disputes SF hospital stairway death report...

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World News: China Not Pleased with N Korea; Syrian Chemicals; Iraq, Egypt, Afghan Updates; Iran Irked with Pakistan

Posted: 12/15/2013 - N Korea's Jang's execution leaves China in delicate position... Venezuela grounds flight over terror threat... Mandela goes home... Desmond Tutu says he will attend Mandela funeral... Ships to haul 500 tons of Syrian chemical agents... Bombings, shooting kill 12 people in Iraq... Thousands evacuated from flooded Gaza homes... Vote on Egypt's constitution set for Jan. 14-15... Karzai hopes US will reframe security agreement... Iran cancels Pakistan gas pipeline loan... 21 workers killed in gas blast at Chinese mine... 6,000 people dressed as Santa Claus run in Spain...

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China Softly Lands Rover on the Moon: 1st Lunar Lander in 4 Decades

Posted: 12/15/2013 - State broadcaster China Central Television showed images taken from the lander's camera of the rover and its shadow moving down a sloping ladder and touching the surface, setting off applause in the Beijing control center. It said the lander and rover, both bearing Chinese flags, will take photos of each other Sunday evening... China's space program is an enormous source of pride for the country, the third to carry out a lunar soft landing -- which does not damage the craft and the equipment it carries -- after the United States and the former Soviet Union. The last one was by the Soviet Union in 1976... China sent its first astronaut into space in 2003, becoming the third nation after Russia and the United States to achieve manned space travel independently. In 2006, it sent its first probe to the moon. China plans to open a space station around 2020 and send an astronaut to the moon after that....

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Daleville High School Wins JROTC Challenge 2013

Updated: 12/13/2013 - Hundreds of Wiregrass students are already working towards their future in the military. They showed what countless of hours of determination and focus will accomplish at the JROTC Challenge 2013 on Friday. The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is for any student regardless of their interest in continuing a career in the military.

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Operation Home Front

Updated: 12/09/2013 - A local organization is making sure our military men and women have a holiday meal this Christmas.

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World News: Afghanistan May Be Reneging on Pullout Deal; China Angers Japan; Mount Etna Erupts; Shark Kills Surfer

Posted: 11/24/2013 - Afghan president to press for delay in US deal... China sets air defense zone over East China Sea... Smog descends on NE China, closing roads, airport... Mount Etna erupts, showers volcanic ash on towns... Egypt official: Muslim Brotherhood backs unrest... Activists: Government airstrikes kill 44 in Syria; Syrian rebels capture key oil field... Surfer killed by shark off west Australia...

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Sexual Assault in the Military

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Earlier this month, the Pentagon released a report showing sexual assaults in the military have gone up 46 percent in the last year

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US News: Health Care Delays Iran Sanctions; Benghazi Reward; Ethanol Mandate Reduced; Out-of-Control Drone; Hens Abandoned

Posted: 11/17/2013 - Health care dispute could delay Iran sanctions... US quietly offers rewards for Benghazi attackers... EPA proposes reducing ethanol mandate... Malfunctioning drone hits Navy ship while training... Kerry, Clinton: Afghanistan nearing turning point for Afghan women... Afghan boy aided by Army recovers from surgery... Urban hens often abandoned once egg-laying end...

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Ft. Rucker Elementary School Study

Updated: 01/22/2014 - The DOD is studying elementary and secondary schools on 15 military installations, including Ft. Rucker.

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Cell to Society: The Battlefields to the Prison Yards

Updated: 11/12/2013 - They're called American heroes. They served our country and now they're serving prison sentences. Incarcerated veterans at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institute are doing time in a specialized program: the Veterans Re-Entry Program. During the last 12-36 months of their sentence they can stay in this dorm.

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Gov. Bentley Issued Veterans Day Tribute

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Governor Robert Bentley on Monday issued a Veterans Day video tribute recognizing the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans and their families.

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US News: Health Care Squabbles; Christie; 'Whigs' Return? (not the hair); School Lice Issue Downgraded?; Tsunami Debris Overblown; Doolittle Raiders

Updated: 11/10/2013 - Republicans dissect Obama health care apology... Chris Christie - NJ and beyond... Philadelphia, a Democratic bastion, elects a Whig (as in political party)... Obama: US must continue updating Cuba policies... Probe: Police unit told to stand down at Navy Yard... Schools chief: No evidence Nevada shooter bullied... 4 hurt in S. California hot air balloon explosion... More lenient school lice policies bug some parents... NOAA: No giant floating island of tsunami debris... WWII Doolittle Raiders make final toast...

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Regional News: iPhone, Bank Crime Arrests; Ga Girl's Burned Body; Teacher Steals Millions in Benefits

Posted: 11/10/2013 - Ala offering free park admission to veterans... Fla. couple arrested, charged in 15 bank robberies in Florida and Alabama... Engine cover falls from Florida bound jet after Chicago takeoff... Panhandle timberland now owned by church affiliated group... Ga man killed over his iPhone... Dead 10-year-old Ga girl weighed only 32 pounds... Ga teacher goes to jail for fraud in millions of government benefits... Tennessee sheriff's office employee stole Ga-Tenn football tickets...

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Day in History: "God Bless America"; Long-Distance; Sesame Street; Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks; Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Updated: 11/10/2013 - Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 10, 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on her CBS radio program. On Nov 10 - In 1951, customer-dialed long-distance telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, N.J., called Alameda, Calif., Mayor Frank Osborne without operator assistance. In 1969, the children's educational program "Sesame Street" made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS). In 1975, the ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 mysteriously sank during a storm in Lake Superior with the loss of all on board. In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication.

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