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Mark Memmott

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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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Crime Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

His best-sellers included Get Shorty. Movies based on his stories included Hombre. Leonard was also the creator of the Raylan Givens character on FX TV's Justified. Leonard was 87.

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Dick Van Dyke Can Still Laugh After His Car Burns To A Crisp

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Used Jag for sale REAL CHEAP!!" the comic actor tweeted after his car broke down and burst into flames. He was helped to safety by some passersby. "Somebody's looking after me," the 87-year-old TV veteran says.

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Shot Through Mouth Was Bombing Suspect's Most Severe Injury

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A doctor's testimony about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's condition was released this week. The 20-year-old has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the Boston Marathon bombings and the murder three days later of a MIT police officer.

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Top Stories: Crisis Continues In Egypt; Wildfires Burn In West

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Also: Former Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf charged with murder; Boston bombing suspect's injuries detailed in court documents; Delaware Attorney Gen. Beau Biden, son of the vice president, being treated for disorientation and weakness; Sen. Ted Cruz to renounce his Canadian citizenship.

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Prince George's First Official Photos Break With Tradition

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The casual snapshots, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge's father, are a departure from the professional "first photos" taken in the past. They're another sign of the way the young royals are departing from some ways of the past.

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Murder Charges Against Pakistan's Musharraf Are Unprecedented

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The former president and army chief is accused of murder. It's alleged that he did not give adequate protection to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007. Now, a court has taken the unprecedented step of indicting a former leader in a nation dominated by the military.

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UPDATE: No Decision Yet On Egyptian Aid, White House Says

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

While the U.S. has not called the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi a "coup," most direct military aid has been suspended, a top Democratic lawmaker's staff tells The Daily Beast. But the White House says that's incorrect.

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NPR CEO Gary Knell Announces He's Leaving

Monday, August 19, 2013

Knell joined NPR in December 2011. He came after the resignation of Vivian Schiller, who left after two high-profile controversies. Now he's moving to National Geographic for what he says is an opportunity "I could not turn down."

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VIDEO: A-Rod Gets Plunked, Then Gets Revenge

Monday, August 19, 2013

Alex Rodriguez isn't the most popular person in baseball. He's appealing a 211-game suspension for allegedly violating the game's rules on performance-enhancing drugs. Sunday, Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster sure seemed to be throwing at A-Rod — and he hit the Yankee. But Rodriguez had the last laugh.

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Jazz Pianist Cedar Walton Dies

Monday, August 19, 2013

Known as "one of the great hard bop pianists," Walton was 79. Listen to him perform during a 2010 appearance on NPR's Piano Jazz.

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