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US News: Califronia Wildfire; 8 Drown off Bahamas; Amusement Park Accidents

Posted: 07/21/2013 - Storms remain a concern for crews fighting California wildfire... 8 bodies believed to be migrants found in Bahamas... Couple wounded in Aurora theater shooting weds on anniversary... Police sergeant: Woman fell from Six Flags coaster... Inspectors at Ohio amusement park where 7 got hurt... Obama: Helen Thomas a `true pioneer' in journalism... NC motel to reopen after carbon monoxide deaths... Feds say peregrine falcons recovered; no more falcon chick rescues... Fisherman gets 230-lb. tuna despite capsized boat...

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World News: Iraq Violence Continues; Afghanistan Continues Planning US Transition

Posted: 07/21/2013 - Iraq violence kills at least 46... Syrian army bombs key northern rebel town, kills 3... Palestinians say `67 borders basis for talks... Afghan president approves new electon law... China detains city workers after fruit seller dies in altercation... Police: Toxic levels of pesticide in kids' lunch killed 23... Official: Pakistani offensive kills 15 militants... Pope makes impromptu visit to Rome basilica, surprises faithful... Catholic youths converge on Rio to see 'slum pope'...

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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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