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High Winds Close Floating Bridge in Seattle

Updated: 11/04/2013 - More than 40,000 Seattle residents were without power Saturday afternoon as windy weather took down trees and power lines around Western Washington.

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Cuba Cracks Down on Private Cinemas, Game Salons

Posted: 11/03/2013 - Privately run cinemas and video game salons have mushroomed on the island recently...private theaters have become increasingly popular as an alternative to poorly maintained state-run cinemas...

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UPDATE: LAX Airport Shooter in Custody

Updated: 11/01/2013 - Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.

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FAA Loosens Restrictions on Electronic Devices

Updated: 10/31/2013 - Clear skies are ahead for those of us who like to stay connected when we fly. The Federal Aviation Administration is loosening up the rules on the use of portable electronic devices.

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IRS Issues Telephone Scam Alert

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer.

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Sessions Leads Bipartisan Letter To Support Fair Trade, Alabama Steel Workers

Posted: 10/30/2013 - WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) today led a bipartisan group of 19 senators in sending a letter to U.S. International Trade Commission Chairman Irving Williamson asking that the Commission maintain the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders against unfairly traded imports of hot-rolled steel. After sending the letter, Sessions, co-chair of the Senate steel caucus, released the following statement:

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Congress Takes up Farm Bill Again

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations on the five-year, roughly $500 billion bill this week.

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100 Days Until the 2014 Winter Olympics!

Posted: 10/29/2013 - As of Tuesday, October 29th, there are only 100 days until the opening ceremonies of the XXII Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia.

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October Snow Falls in Northern Maine

Updated: 10/29/2013 - It was snowing Monday (10/28) in northern Maine. Not a lot, but enough to make the roads slippery and dangerous. Looking more like the dead of winter than fall.

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AL, EWTN File Suit over Obamacare

Updated: 10/28/2013 - Attorney General Luther Strange and Eternal Word Television Network are challenging a requirement in the law that makes employers provide contraception and abortion drugs in health care plans for workers.

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US News: Health Care Site Still 'Critical'; Safer Animal Food; Unsafe Ride; Check Broccoli Salad, Slaw; Dog Causes Fire?

Posted: 10/27/2013 - Health care site needs dozens of fixes... FDA proposes rules to make animal food safer... Man held on six counts after loaded rifle found in luggage... Phoenix police: 5 people found shot to death... Ride operator charged after NC fair accident... Police: Suspect in Lodi fatal crash had been drinking... High court test of surveillance law could be ahead... Taylor Farms recalls broccoli salad, slaw... Dog blamed for apartment fire in Wash. state...

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World News: Syria, Iraq, Kurds, Egypt Updates; Etna Erupts; More Oil in Algeria; Brazil Protests

Posted: 10/27/2013 - Syrian Kurds capture border crossing with Iraq... Gunmen kill 2 Sunni fighters, 5 relatives in Iraq... Syria says al-Qaida linked group's leader killed... Groups accuse Egypt satirist of defaming military... Algeria announces major oil discovery... Mount Etna volcano erupts; airspace briefly closed... Brazil protests continue...

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Day in History: Federalist papers; Nylon; Disneyland; Cuban Missile Crisis; "Stand By Me"; Supremes

Posted: 10/27/2013 - On October 27th – In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published under the pseudonym "Publius" (the essays were a collaborative effort by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay)... In 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon."... In 1954, Walt Disney's first television program, titled "Disneyland" after his yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC... In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down while flying over Cuba, killing the pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr.... In 1960, Ben E. King recorded "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me" during his first solo recording session for Atlantic Records.... In 1964, the single "Come See About Me" by The Supremes was released...

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From the Farm to the Table

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Americans all over the country are starting to change the way they eat.

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