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Bully? Gate City, Va., high school students file lawsuit against assistant principal

Bully? Gate City, Va., high school students file lawsuit against assistant principal

October 3rd, 2014 1:38 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

The students are seeking a combined $98,000 in damages.

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East Tennessee professors to spend 73 days in undersea lab

East Tennessee professors to spend 73 days in undersea lab

October 3rd, 2014 11:44 am by Associated Press

Two professors at an East Tennessee community college plan to spend 73 days in an underwater laboratory in a unique educational endeavor that will also attempt to break a world record.

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White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

October 3rd, 2014 11:31 am by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press

An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended.

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US jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 pct.

US jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 pct.

October 3rd, 2014 9:49 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

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Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

October 2nd, 2014 1:35 pm by DAVID WARREN, Associated Press

Liberia alleges that he lied on a health questionnaire about not having any contact with an infected person, authorities said Thursday.

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Cold case: Man charged in 20-year-old Tennessee robbery slaying to be tried as adult

Cold case: Man charged in 20-year-old Tennessee robbery slaying to be tried as adult

October 2nd, 2014 11:50 am by Associated Press

The accused killer was 16 at the time of the shooting in 1994.

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Manufacturing decline: U.S. factory orders fall record 10.1 percent

Manufacturing decline: U.S. factory orders fall record 10.1 percent

October 2nd, 2014 10:39 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The big drop was heavily influenced by a plunge in volatile aircraft orders.

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Secret Service chief's undoing was quick as support vanished

Secret Service chief's undoing was quick as support vanished

October 2nd, 2014 9:53 am by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

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Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses

Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses

October 1st, 2014 3:50 pm by EILEEN SULLIVAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day.

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What you need to know about the U.S. Ebola case

What you need to know about the U.S. Ebola case

October 1st, 2014 2:32 pm by Associated Press

"Ebola can be scary. But there's all the difference in the world between the U.S. and parts of Africa where Ebola is spreading" - CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.

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