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Unofficial Holiday of October 1st: CD Player Day

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Between audio cassettes and the MP3, the compact disk was the most popular way to listen to music in parts of the 1980s and 1990s, and every CD needed a CD player!

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Tornado Tops Stormy NW Weekend

Updated: 10/01/2013 - The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado.

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Judge Hears Claims BP Lied to Feds About Oil Spill

Updated: 09/30/2013 - A trial over BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has resumed with a federal judge hearing claims that the company misled federal officials and withheld information about the amount of crude spewing from its blown-out well.

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US News: Budget, Healthcare Battle Continues; Tropical Depression Forms in Central Atlantic

Posted: 09/29/2013 - White House: Obama will veto House shutdown bill... Hagel calls govt shutdown threat `shortsighted'... Report: NSA maps out a person's social connections... House OKs bill aimed at improving drug safety... Shots fired during robbery of San Fran TV newsman... NH driver without a license charged in deadly bike crash... Tropical depression forms over central Atlantic... US Virgin islands man sentenced in fatal parasailing accident... Idaho smokejumper killed in parachuting accident...

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World News: Lebanon Hits Back at Militants; Iraninan Internal Debate; Iraq, Tunisia, Spain; Margaret Thatcher's Ashes

Posted: 09/29/2013 - Clashes between Hzbollah and residents in eastern Lebanon kill at least 2 militants... Iranian hardline groups divided with much of Iranian public over Rouhani-Obama talk... Iraqi minister doubts new civil war on horizon... Tunisia's governing Islamists to step down... Hundreds rally in Spain protesting the monarchy... Margaret Thatcher's ashes buried in London... India, Pakistan holding peace summit in New York... Chinese police rescue 92 abducted children...

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Day in History: US Regular Army Established; Scotland Yard; Munich Agreement; MacGyver

Posted: 09/29/2013 - On Sept. 29 - In 1829, London's reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty. In 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders concluded the Munich Agreement, which was aimed at appeasing Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. In 1982, Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area. (To date, the case remains unsolved.) In 1985, "MacGyver" made its debut on ABC.

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Unofficial Holiday of September 27th: Crush a Can Day

Posted: 09/27/2013 - The last full week of September has been full of unofficial holidays ranging from National Comic Book Day to National Punctuation Day, and the week ends not with a bang, but with a crush!

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