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Chlorine gas sickens 19 at furries convention

Chlorine gas sickens 19 at furries convention

December 7th, 2014 9:19 pm by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel early Sunday, including many dressed in cartoonish animal costumes for an annual furries convention who were ushered across the street to a

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Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

December 7th, 2014 4:01 pm by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press

Many of the veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters.

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Two men added to Tennessee's top 10 most wanted list

Two men added to Tennessee's top 10 most wanted list

December 6th, 2014 6:31 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added two men to its top 10 most wanted list.

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American, South African hostages killed in Yemen

American, South African hostages killed in Yemen

December 6th, 2014 1:50 pm by JULIE PACE and AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press

An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent Arab country that is a centerpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the

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Virginia brewery taps 300-year-old beer recipe

Virginia brewery taps 300-year-old beer recipe

December 5th, 2014 3:40 pm by Michael Felberbaum, Associated Press

Ardent Craft Ales in Richmond recently brewed "Jane's Percimon Beer" unearthed from the book in the Virginia Historical Society's collections from the 1700s that contains food, medicinal remedies and beer recipes.

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Haslam says Medicaid expansion deal close

Haslam says Medicaid expansion deal close

December 5th, 2014 1:46 pm by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he's talked with nine other Republican governors who have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states and plans to announce this month what he will do.

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Police resume search for man who drove into river in Tennessee

Police resume search for man who drove into river in Tennessee

December 5th, 2014 12:04 pm by Associated Press

Police say they attempted to rescue the man but were unsuccessful.

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FBI probes teen's death as a possible hate crime

FBI probes teen's death as a possible hate crime

December 5th, 2014 11:55 am by Associated Press

The FBI is investigating the death of a Kansas City teenager who died when he was intentionally struck by an SUV outside a Somali community center as a potential hate crime.

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NASA's Orion lands with 'bullseye' splashdown

NASA's Orion lands with 'bullseye' splashdown

December 5th, 2014 11:45 am by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bullseye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.

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US adds 321,000 jobs, jobless rate stays 5.8 pct.

US adds 321,000 jobs, jobless rate stays 5.8 pct.

December 5th, 2014 8:44 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. employers hired at the strongest pace in nearly three years in November, adding 321,000 jobs, the latest sign the United States is outperforming other major economies by growing steadily and generating consistently healthy job gains.

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