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Day in History: Bull Run; Scopes Trial; Alan Shepard, Robert Young Die

Posted: 07/21/2013 - July 21... In 1861, during the Civil War, the first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory. In 1925, the so-called Monkey Trial ended in Dayton, Tenn., with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching Darwin's Theory of Evolution. The conviction was later overturned on a technicality. In 1998, astronaut Alan Shepard died in Monterey, Calif., at age 74; actor Robert Young(“Father Knows Best”) died in Westlake Village, Calif., at age 91.

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Judge Refuses to Suspend BP Settlement Payments

Updated: 07/19/2013 - A federal judge has rejected BP's request to temporarily halt all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company's 2010 oil spill.

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Comic Con Day 1

Posted: 07/19/2013 - The main part of the 44th annual Comic-Con International pop culture extravaganza began this morning at the San Diego Convention Center.

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2013 Red Snapper Quota Increased

Posted: 07/17/2013 - The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has voted to increase this year's red snapper quota by 2.5 million pounds and to start a recreational season Oct. 1 if the catch so far allows it.

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Watergate Records Now Open to Public

Posted: 07/16/2013 - Court records detailing the personal histories and statements of four men involved in the Watergate break-in are now open to the public, 40 years after they were filed under seal.

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Haboob Rolls into Arizona

Updated: 07/16/2013 - The Phoenix area was beset by another haboob on Monday (7/15).

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BP Sets Up Anti-Fraud Hotline for Spill Claims

Updated: 07/15/2013 - BP has set up a hotline for people to report alleged fraud involving claims arising from the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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CDC: Youth Murder Rates at 30 Year Low

Updated: 07/15/2013 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says murder rates for children, teens and young adults hit a 30-year-low in 2010.

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New Drug Could Extend Exercize Endurance?

Updated: 07/15/2013 - Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida say they've developed an experimental drug that could someday lead to improved exercise endurance.

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Followup on Zimmerman Verdict

Posted: 07/14/2013 - Jury finds Zimmerman not guilty... Zimmerman, Martin families react on Twitter... Defense `ecstatic,' prosecution disappointed...

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US News: SF Robbery; Nevada fire; Romney fundraiser; Tobacco Wilts from Rain

Posted: 07/14/2013 - Police: Robbery not motive in SF store killings`... Delta charter plane skids off runway in Fla... Nevada Fire 60 pct contained, some evacuees cleared to go home... Remains of 33 victims recovered; 17 missing a week after fiery derailment... Out of seclusion, Romney to headline NH fundraiser... Across tobacco country, crops wilt from rain... Underwater Music Festival kicks off in Fla. Keys... An injured Mariah Carey performs at MLB-Sandy show... Blast from the past - 60s "Dirty Water"- famously filthy Mass. river hosts community swim...

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World News: Israel Air Strike in Syria; Syrian Rebels Infighting; "Killer" Cow?

Posted: 07/14/2013 - Report: Israel led air strike in Syria on July 5... Syrian rebels turn guns on each other... Iraq: Blast at Sunni mosque in Baghdad kills 11...Iraq closes Kirkuk cafes after deadly attack kills 39... Suspected US drone kills 2 militants in Pakistan... Mechanical error may have caused French crash... Cow falls through roof and kills man in Brazil

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This Date in History: Billy the Kid; Popeye, the Who; Everly Brothers

Posted: 07/14/2013 - In 1881, outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias "Billy the Kid," was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in present-day New Mexico. In 1933, Popeye the Sailor Man appeared in his first cartoon. In 1967, The Who began its first American tour by opening for Herman's Hermits. In 1973, the Everly Brothers broke up after Phil got angry over Don's performance, smashed his own guitar and walked off stage. They reunited eleven years later.

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