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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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Ft. Rucker Investigating Helicopter Incident

Updated: 01/22/2014 - At approximately 10 p.m. last night Fort Rucker officials were notified of a mishap with an AH-64 Apache Helicopter at Hooper Stagefield here.

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Images Show New Work at North Korea's Nuclear Test Site

Posted: 10/23/2013 - Satellite imagery shows North Korea has made new tunnel entrances at its nuclear test site in a sign it is preparing to conduct more underground explosions there in the future, a U.S. research institute said Wednesday.

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Blue Angels to Return in 2014

Posted: 10/22/2013 - The Blue Angels are set to return to the skies above air shows nationwide in 2014.

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Double Homecoming Surprise for Local Soldier's Daughter

Posted: 10/20/2013 - Ariton High School freshman Emily Long proudly wore the "freshman attendant" sash during Friday's homecoming game. However, the word "homecoming" meant more to her that night than walking before her family and friends on the football field.

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World News: Canada Train Fire; Baja Quake; Lab Dogs Released; Middle East; Australian Fires

Posted: 10/20/2013 - Train carrying oil, gas derails west of Edmonton... Mexico's Baja peninsula hit by 6.4-magintude quake... Activists release dogs being used for tests by lab in Brazil... Dutch home of Mati Hari burns... Belgian plane crash kills 11 parachutists and pilot... Afghans prepare for meeting on US security deal... Hamas Gaza chief calls for new violent uprising... Syria, Egypt, Middle East updates... Australian wildfires...

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The Salute Seen Around the World

Updated: 10/17/2013 - Josh Hargis, a Ranger with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, was wounded last week in the attack that left four other members of his team dead. The 3rd was conducting a mission to try to capture a HVT(High Value Target), in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan.

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World News: Syria, Israel, Iran, Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, N Korea Updates; Global Concerns on Economy and Education for Girls; Crete Earthquake; South American news

Updated: 10/13/2013 - Pressure on US at global economy meetings... Al-Qaida leader urges rival Syria groups to unite... Israel finds tunnel dug under Israel-Gaza border... Israel reaches out to Europe ahead of Iran talks... Egypt: Islamist to be tried for insulting judges... Libya's Islamist party leader says PM failed... Pakistan army chief supports talks with militants... Indian actress Freida Pinto urges education for girls... Vietnam sees rare public mourning for hero general... Strong earthquake hits west of Crete... Panama: Weapons in N Korean ship are operational... Peru bus plunge kills 50, including 13 children... Brazil ranchers sentenced for killing farmers... Guyana presses Venezuela on seizure of ship

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Veteran Affairs Benefits

Updated: 10/15/2013 - If the shutdown stretches into late October, the Department of Veterans affairs won't be able to cover November benefits.

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Rucker Employees Begin to Return, Commissary Reopens

Posted: 10/07/2013 - This morning Fort Rucker began notifying those employees who met the Secretary of Defense’s criteria to return to work, after they were furloughed Oct. 1 due to the federal government shutdown.

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