Dana Farrington

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Newtown Panel Votes To Build New School At Sandy Hook Site

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A task force in Newtown, Conn., on Friday unanimously recommended building a brand-new school at the site where a gunman killed 26 children and teachers in December.

In January, students from Sandy Hook resumed classes, but at an unused school in a neighboring town.

Newtown leaders voted to ...

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Israel Reportedly Attacks Syrian Facility, In An Escalation

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Israeli warplanes attacked a military research center near Damascus early Sunday, according to intelligence reports and Syrian state media. The attack prompted Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad to deem it a "declaration of war" by Israel, CNN reports.

The facility in question, in the Damascus suburb of ...

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Israel Reportedly Attacked Target In Syria In Airstrike

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Israel has conducted an airstrike against a target in Syria, in an apparent attempt to keep a shipment of missiles from reaching Hezbollah, according to multiple news agencies citing Israeli and U.S. officials.

Israel has not officially confirmed reports that it carried out the attack on a target in Syria, ...

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Obama To Nominate Charlotte Mayor For Transportation Post

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx will be nominated by the president to be the next transportation secretary on Monday, a White House official confirms.

From member station WFAE in Charlotte, Ben Bradford reports Foxx has three main transportation credentials.

"As mayor, he's advocated for expansion of the city's light rail ...

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Wedged Between Buildings, Plane Part Could Be From Sept. 11

Friday, April 26, 2013

Surveyors have found what appears to be part of a plane that hit the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, New York police say. The piece of landing gear is about 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep, police tell The Associated Press.

In a statement, NYPD Deputy ...

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Battling Obstacles, Chinese Relief Crews Seek Quake Victims

Sunday, April 21, 2013

"We lost everything in such a short time," a Chinese college student tells The Associated Press.

An earthquake in southwestern China Saturday caused his family's home to collapse, crushing his grandfather.

Xinhua news agency reports at least 186 people were killed by the quake, more than 11,000 were injured ...

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Legally Bombed: Hubby's DUI Charge Lands Witherspoon In Tank

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Reese Witherspoon and her husband, James Toth, were arrested early Friday morning in Atlanta, Variety reports. A police report obtained by Variety says a state trooper saw Toth weaving over a double line.

"Toth appeared disheveled and his breath smelled of alcohol, according to the police report, prompting the ...

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How It Unfolded: Boston Bombing Suspect Taken Into Custody

Friday, April 19, 2013

After an hours-long "shelter-in-place" advisory ended in Watertown, Mass., a man walked into his yard Friday to find blood on the tarp covering his boat.

At a press conference Friday night, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis gave this and other details that led law enforcement to take the second suspect ...

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Ex-Justice Of The Peace Charged With Killings In North Texas

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"A former justice of the peace has been charged with murder in the slayings of a North Texas district attorney and his assistant who prosecuted him for theft, officials announced Thursday," The Associated Press reports. Eric Williams is also charged with the murder of the district attorney's wife.

The ...

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ICE Union President Asks Rubio To Leave 'Gang Of Eight'

Friday, April 12, 2013

The president of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement union is calling on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to step down from the Gang of Eight. The bipartisan group of lawmakers is working on immigration overhaul legislation, which could be released next week, and Rubio is considered an important ...

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Leading Ladies: Connecticut, Louisville Set For Championship

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Connecticut has been to the women's NCAA championship round twice in the last five years. In 2009, they were up against Louisville.

And here we are again. (Or, we will be on Tuesday.)

Connecticut beat Notre Dame 83-65 in the Final Four round Sunday night, clinching its ride ...

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There Can Be Only One! Louisville To Face Michigan For NCAA Title

Saturday, April 06, 2013

And then there were two.

Following Saturday's Final Four match-ups in Atlanta, the stage is set for Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship where overall No. 1-seeded Louisville will face off against Michigan to take home the coveted NCAA title.

This will be the first game between the two teams, who ...

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Cause Of Exxon Oil Spill In Arkansas Under Investigation

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Authorities are investigating what caused an Exxon Mobil pipeline to rupture in Mayflower, Ark., Friday. The oil spill caused 22 homes to be evacuated, according to an Exxon statement.

Local station KATV reports homeowners were told Saturday that they might not be able to return for "at least ...

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The Slipper Didn't Fit: Elite Eight March On Without Cinderella

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The "darlings" of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are "now no more," as CBS Sports reports. Florida Gulf Coast lost to University of Florida, 50-62.

FGCU, a 15th-seeded team, raised hopes early on, toppling top teams and gaining attention for the little-known school. The Two-Way gave a rundown of ...

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Secretary Of State Kerry In Baghdad, With Concern Over Syria

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry is on an unannounced trip to Baghdad Sunday, and according to an official, the buzzword of the trip is "engagement."

NPR's Michele Kelemen, who's traveling with Kerry, tells our Newscast Desk that Syria is on his agenda:

"He's ... pressing [Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri ...

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No. 1 Gonzaga's Been Dumped: Here's What Else You Should Know

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday's NCAA men's basketball shocker? Wichita State toppled Gonzaga, 76-70. Gonzaga is the first top-seeded team to be eliminated, and it's the first time Wichita State is heading to Sweet 16 since 2006, The Associated Press reports. The AP adds:

"Wichita State had the Zags down 13 early. ...

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In Case You Missed It: Georgetown Upended, And Other NCAA Surprises

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Another big shock from the NCAA tournament: Florida Gulf Coast "busted a load of brackets" Friday, beating second-seeded Georgetown, as The Associated Press reports.

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles managed a 78-68 victory over the Hoyas, only the seventh time in NCAA history that a No. 15 seed beat ...

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Australian Prime Minister Apologizes For Forced Adoption Policy

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has formally apologized for the forced adoptions that took place in the country from the late-1950s to the 1970s. The BBC reports:

"Tens of thousands of babies of unmarried, mostly teenage mothers, were thought to have been taken by the state and given ...

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Rand Paul Wins Conservative Vote In Straw Poll

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Conservative activists chose Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as their pick to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

As The Associated Press notes, "the win offers little more than bragging rights for Paul, who is ...

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The Queen Takes A Stand For Women, And Maybe Gay Rights, Too

Sunday, March 10, 2013

With a stroke of her pen, Queen Elizabeth II is giving royal support to equal rights.

Her majesty is expected to sign a new charter for the Commonwealth on Monday. The charter declares the core values for the 54 member states, most of which were once under British rule. ...

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