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Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

Saturday, September 20, 2014

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.

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Book News: Fiction Longlist Is Out For The National Book Awards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Also: A Jane Austen Festival sets a new record; Terrance Hayes on winning a MacArthur.

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Book News: A Q&A With Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist And MacArthur Winner

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Also: a biography of Joan Rivers; the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Award is announced.

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Obama Gives New Details On America's Effort To Fight Ebola

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The president announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.

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Belgium Agrees To Euthanize Man Convicted Of Murder, Rape

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Frank Van Den Bleeken says he wants to die because he hasn't seen any change in himself. A court agreed — and now his case is raising prickly questions in a country that has no death penalty.

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Marriott's New Envelope For Room Tips Stirs Debate

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

An initiative launched with Maria Shriver's input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.

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Book News: Rankine, Glück On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Also: recently discovered letters by Jack Kerouac; Will Self doesn't like hipsters.

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Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Peterson, Who Says He's Not A Child Abuser

Monday, September 15, 2014

Days after he was arrested and benched over charges that he abused his 4-year-old son by punishing him with a wooden switch, NFL star running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated.

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'Nude' Or Not, Women's Cycling Team Uniform Makes Waves

Monday, September 15, 2014

Some observers called the outfits — which in photos seem to feature a swatch of flesh-tone-colored fabric in their lower region — "rude," "wrong" and a "disaster."

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Pistorius Could Still Compete For South Africa In Olympics

Monday, September 15, 2014

Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a jail term, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete, says the head of South Africa's Olympic committee.

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Book News: Agent Denies That Oscar Pistorius Is Writing A Memoir

Monday, September 15, 2014

Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.

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Hannah Storm, A Pro, Fan And Mother, Gives NFL An Earful

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A football fan who's also the mother of three daughters, ESPN's Hannah Storm asked some tough questions Sunday that show how hard the week has been for families who follow the NFL.

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Greg Norman Says He's Lucky Not To Have Cut His Hand Off

Sunday, September 14, 2014

After a chainsaw accident, Australian golfer Greg Norman posted photos this weekend showing him recovering from the ordeal. Norman had been cutting branches off a tree at his Florida home.

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Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Finally Cracks Billboard Top 10

Sunday, September 14, 2014

While the 30-year-old album has sold millions of copies over the years, it only reached No. 54 when it was released. The new spike comes courtesy of a steep price cut.

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ISIS 'Are Not Muslims, They Are Monsters,' Cameron Says

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This weekend, David Haines' family publicly asked his captors to contact them. Instead, the group released its third video showing a Western hostage being killed.

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San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.

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A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Heard on songs by musicians from Miles Davis to Tupac Shakur, Joe Sample's music incorporated elements of soul and funk into jazz.

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Northern Lights Put On Show, Thanks To Large Solar Flare

Saturday, September 13, 2014

If you weren't far enough in the north — or well-rested enough – to see the show, don't worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here's a selection.

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Book News: Wendy Davis' Book Tour Violates Ethics Code, Opponent Says

Friday, September 12, 2014

Also: E-book singles publisher Byliner is acquired by Vook; an excerpt of James Franco's new novel.

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