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TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015



Sean Nance walks through floodwaters carrying some work clothes as he evacuates from his apartment in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., on Tuesday. Residents are concerned that the Ashley River will continue to rise as floodwaters come down from Columbia. (Mic Smith / Associated Press)

South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods

Owners of inundated homes in South Carolina were keeping close watch on swollen waterways as they pried open swollen doors and tore out soaked carpets. So far, at least 17 people have died in the floods in the Carolinas, some of them drowning after trying to drive through high water.

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Two win Nobel Prize in physics

STOCKHOLM – Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for key discoveries about a cosmic particle that whizzes through space at nearly the speed of light, passing easily through Earth and even your body. Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada were honored for showing that these tiny particles, called neutrinos, have mass. That’s the quality we typically experience as weight.

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U.S. deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama’s deportation policies too harsh.

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Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers, AP report finds

In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium – enough to contaminate several city blocks – and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

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Powerball winner Julie Leach, of Three Rivers, Mich., holds a ceremonial check during a news conference at lottery headquarters in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday. Leach won $310.5 million in the Sept. 30 drawing. She took a one-time lump payment of $197.4 million, about $140 million after taxes. (Danielle Duval / Associated Press)

$310.5M Powerball ticket won by Michigan factory supervisor

LANSING, Mich. – A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday that she immediately quit her one-time “nasty, dirty” job and will buy land to build houses for her family. Julie Leach, of Three Rivers, said she was having a “really bad night” working the third shift when she took her lunch break at McDonald’s. She checked the six numbers in the drive-thru line around 1 a.m. Thursday.

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MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2015

US military changes its account of Afghanistan hospital bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. military on Monday changed its account of a devastating bombing in northern Afghanistan, saying that Afghan forces, not U.S. advisers, initiated a request for an American airstrike that killed 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital. It was the first time the U.S. military acknowledged that its airstrike hit the hospital, but the disclosure only deepened the questions surrounding what has become one of the most controversial civilian casualty incidents in nearly 14 years of American combat in Afghanistan.

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Congress likely to cut failed Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s initial effort to build a proxy military force inside Syria to help fight Islamic State appears on shaky ground as key U.S. lawmakers consider closing a $500 million Pentagon program widely considered an embarrassing failure. Partly as a result, the Pentagon has proposed a plan to the White House that would shift the focus of future training to rebel groups already fighting in Syria, rather than try to set up a separate force from scratch.

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Clinton slams Benghazi committee in TV interview, ad

WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling it a partisan political exercise designed to “exploit” the deaths of four Americans. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s recent comments that the Benghazi panel can take credit for her diminished public standing prove Republicans are going after her for political reasons, Clinton said in a televised interview. The Democratic presidential front-runner told NBC’s “Today” show that if she were president, she would have “done everything” in her power to shut down such a partisan investigation.

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3 scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine for work on parasite-fighting therapies

Three scientists who discovered breakthrough treatments for some of the worst diseases of the developing world have been awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. William C. Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Tu Youyou were awarded the prize Monday for discoveries that led to the development of antimicrobial treatments for such tropical diseases as river blindness, lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis) and malaria.

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Blogs

It’s over

Authorities lead a caravan of the final four occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge through the Narrows roadblock earlier today, near Burns, Ore. The last four occupiers of a ...




House commemorates Lincoln with music, humor

The House got to experience the musical talents of a number of its members today, as part of the chamber’s annual Lincoln Day Program. A vocal group consisting of Reps. ...






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