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Nine Air Force commanders fired over nuclear missile test cheating

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:24pm
The Air Force has fired nine commanders in the wake of a scandal involving cheating on tests related to the U.S. nuclear missile program, that military branch's top official said Thursday.
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Fastest-growing U.S. community? A retirement home

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:51pm
The fastest-growing metro area in the United States may surprise you.
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School reverses shaved head suspension

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:14pm
A school allowed a third-grader who was suspended for shaving her head to support her friend battling cancer to return.
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Mississippi woman won't be executed Thursday

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:27pm
A mother convicted of a murder to which her son has confessed multiple times will not be executed Thursday, as the Mississippi Supreme Court continues to review her post-conviction motion.
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Girl abducted by shelter's janitor?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:45pm
A janitor, who works at a homeless shelter, is suspected of killing his wife and kidnapping a homeless eight-year-old girl.
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New name on FBI's Top Ten

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:36pm
The FBI's Ten Most Wanted list now includes a man suspected of killing a young New York mother and her toddler son execution-style in 2010.
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CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:05pm
One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Private sector not better than feds

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:03pm
According to court documents that surfaced this week, General Motors' engineers knew about ignition-switch problems in the Chevrolet Cobalt as early as 2009. The company may have been aware of the dangers as early as 2005 soon after the first Cobalts rolled off the assembly line in 2004. Since 2009, at least a dozen deaths have resulted from the flaw in which, upon impact, the ignition switch slips out of the "on" position and thus prevented airbags from deploying. Last month, GM announced the recall of 1.6 million Cobalts.
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Chilling voicemail a clue in boy's death?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00pm
A Colorado mother believes her son died in his middle school's bathroom from playing the "choking game."
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Why do poor smoke more?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:09am
Megan Sandel and Renée Boynton-Jarrett say it's no wonder poor people smoke more. The stresses of living in poverty and Big Tobacco ad campaigns targeting their neighborhoods spur the habit.
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PTSD a big problem for neighborhoods with high violent crime

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:40am
A growing number of programs treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in war veterans. But far fewer treat Americans who suffer from the PTSD that comes with their zip code.
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Suspect in Palm Beach rapes extradited to U.S.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:25am
A Guatemalan man accused in five rapes in Palm Beach County, Florida, has been extradited to the United States to face charges, officials announced Thursday.
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Chicago rapper balances fame, loss

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:25am
A rising star from Chicago's South Side, Chance the Rapper, balances fame and the harsh realities of his violent hometown.
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Charlotte mayor arrested

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:10am
FBI agents on Wednesday arrested the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of bribes "in exchange for the use of his official position," the U.S. attorney's office said.
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Holy 75th birthday, Batman!

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:59am
In the 75 years since it debuted, the character of Batman has inspired many fans, young and old, in some cases due to a strong identification with the character.
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Nine-alarm fire in Boston kills 2 firefighters, dozens injured

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:48am
A nine-alarm fire broke out Wednesday at a brick brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, injuring eight people, officials said.
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U.S.-Russian crew lifts off for ISS

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:36am
Blastoff!
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Dwarf planet at solar system's edge

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:36am
For anyone holding out hope of Pluto being reinstated as a major planet, you should probably do as they say in the movie "Frozen" and "let it go."
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There's the first asteroid with rings

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:35am
Quick -- name a planet with rings. Easy, right?
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No fresh signs of life in mudslide

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:34am
They've been digging in the mud of rural Washington for nearly a week looking for any sign of life. But the more rescuers search, the less likely it seems they'll find it.
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