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Mark Memmott

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Top Stories: Talk Of Action Against Syria; Fort Hood Jury Meets

Friday, August 23, 2013

Also: Israel hits targets in Lebanon; San Diego's mayor is expected to resign; and after a wild start, there's been a clampdown at a high-profile corruption trial in China.

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After Wild Start, Silence From Bo Xilai Corruption Trial

Friday, August 23, 2013

Chinese authorities clamped down on information coming out of the trial, one day after the defendant appeared to run circles around his accusers.

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Obama: Time Frame For Possible Action On Syria Has Shortened

Friday, August 23, 2013

Reports about the use of chemical weapons near Damascus are "very troublesome," the president tells CNN. For the U.S., "core national interests" are now at stake: Syria's weapons of mass destruction must not be allowed to spread. But military action also requires international support, Obama says.

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Colorado Town May Issue Licenses To Shoot Down Drones

Thursday, August 22, 2013

No drones have been seen in the skies above Deer Trail, Colo. But one man's mission to send a message to Washington about aerial surveillance is leading to an October vote on whether to sell drone hunting licenses. One problem: Firing at a drone would likely break federal law.

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The Lorax Is Home! Statue Taken From Dr. Seuss' Garden Found

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oh, the place he went. It seems that The Lorax statue taken from the family's property in La Jolla, Calif., last year was left in some think bushes in a nearby canyon. A tip to police led to his recovery.

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Mubarak Released From Prison, Now Under House Arrest

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The 85-year-old former president of Egypt is now under house arrest while he awaits a retrial on charges related to the deaths of protesters during the 2011 demonstrations that toppled his regime. He reportedly was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Cairo.

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Jobless Claims Rose Last Week; Still Around 5-Year Low

Thursday, August 22, 2013

While 13,000 more people applied for unemployment insurance than had the week before, the trend is still better than at any time since before the last recession began in December 2007.

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Bradley Manning: 'I Am A Female,' Call Me Chelsea

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Army private responsible for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history is asking for hormone therapy. Manning's lawyer will push for that to happen during the soldier's long stay in prison.

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Top Stories: Calls For Force Against Syria; Fort Hood Trial Nears End

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Also: Speculation mounts that San Diego mayor will soon step down; former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be under house arrest after he's released from prison; Bradley Manning says "I am female"; and California kidnap victim Hannah Anderson talks about her ordeal.

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Speculation Builds That San Diego Mayor Is On His Way Out

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Democratic Mayor Bob Filner has reached a tentative deal to settle a suit brought by one of the women who accuses him of sexual harassment. Details of the deal, which must be approved by the city council, have not been released. The Union-Tribune, though, says it sets the stage for his departure.

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Chemical Weapons Claims Spur Calls For Force Against Syria

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Opposition forces say chemical weapons deployed by the Assad regime killed scores of people on Wednesday. The regime rejects that charge. The claim has some diplomats warning that it may be time for other nations to step in militarily.

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Journey Of The Ring: Lost In WWII, Now Back With POW's Son

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In 1945, a hungry American prisoner of war in Germany traded a much-loved ring for some food. Nearly 70 years later, it has found its way to the man's family. How it got there is a good story.

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Detroit's Stray Dog Epidemic: 50,000 Or More Roam The City

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pit bulls dominate the population. But smaller, aggressive dogs are problems as well. "It's like Chihuahuaville," one mail carrier tells Bloomberg News of a neighborhood on her route.

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Sales Of Existing Homes Rose 6.5 Percent In July

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The increase pushed sales of previously owned homes to their highest level since November 2009. The data from the National Association of Realtors are another sign that the housing sector has bounced back.

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Release Mubarak, Egyptian Court Orders

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Former President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody as soon as Thursday. The court ordered him to be freed as he appeals his conviction — and life sentence — for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the 2011 demonstrations that led to the toppling of his government.

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Not Funny: Clerk Critically Injured In Hasselhoff Sign Theft

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A relatively amusing trend in New England — the theft of Cumberland Farms advertising signs featuring actor David Hasselhoff — has turned serious. A store clerk who tried to stop two thieves fell, hit his head and is now in a hospital.

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35-Year Sentence For Bradley Manning

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The 25-year-old former Army intelligence analyst was responsible for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history. In 2010, he gave WikiLeaks more than 700,000 documents. A judge handed down his sentence Wednesday. The maximum punishment possible was 90 years in prison.

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Top Stories: New Allegations In Syria; 'Piano Jazz' Host Dies

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Also: School clerk in Georgia credited with persuading gunman to surrender; Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to be sentenced; and a judge approves Kodak's exit from bankruptcy.

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School Clerk In Georgia Persuaded Gunman To Lay Down Weapons

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"I'm not the hero. I was terrified," says Antoinette Tuff. A gunman had walked into an elementary school near Atlanta with an assault rifle and other weapons. Tuff says she spent about an hour with him, telling him about her life. Eventually, he put down his guns and surrendered.

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New Reports Of Chemical Weapons In Syria; Many May Be Dead

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Opposition activists say more than 200 people are dead after explosions near Damascus. Their claim that some type of poisonous gas was used is being denied by President Bashar Assad's regime.

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