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    Palin family dust-up brings out the police

    Sarah Palin’s supporters have long urged her to found her own party. Last week, she went out in Anchorage and did find a party, but the trouble may be different …

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    Shock jock fired for ‘hate-filled’ tweets

    Anthony Cumia of the “Opie & Anthony” radio show has been fired by SiriusXM, which cited his “racially charged” and “hate-filled” remarks on Twitter as the reason. SiriusXM spokesman Patrick … 5

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    Blase Cupich named Chicago archbishop

    Catholic Bishop of Spokane Blase Cupich will be the next archbishop of Chicago, the Associated Press is reporting. It’s a major step for the 65-year-old Cupich, who came to Spokane … 56

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    Typhoon survivors struggling for water

    TACLOBAN, Philippines – Since the typhoon hit, Danny Estember has been hiking three hours round-trip into the mountains each day to obtain what he can only hope is clean water …

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    Former Brave Frank Torre dies

    NEW YORK – Frank Torre, the World Series star who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82. …

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    Heart failure drug shows promise, study finds

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade: a first-of-its-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization …

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    Obama’s credit card declined for non-use

    President Barack Obama said he was at a New York restaurant recently eating out with first lady Michelle Obama during the United Nations General Assembly. But when it came time …

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    Arthur cuts power to 250,000 Canadians

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Arthur hit Canada’s Maritime provinces Saturday with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving about 250,000 customers without power. Canadian Hurricane Centre … 1

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    Gold tax weighs on bridal budgets in India, where bling’s the thing

    MUMBAI, India – With India’s wedding season in full swing, the glass sales counters in Mumbai’s famed Zhaveri gold bazaars are crowded with customers eyeing elaborate headpieces, nose rings and …

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    Idaho Republican Labrador makes bid for House majority leader

    BOISE – Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador announced Friday that he’s running for U.S. House majority leader, a big leap for the second-term tea-party favorite. Though his bid to take on … 8

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    Sprague soldier among troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

    A 22-year-old soldier from Sprague, Washington, was among five American troops killed in an apparent coalition airstrike Monday in southern Afghanistan. Officials told the Associated Press it’s one of the … 36

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    New York attorney general seeks release of Attica riot files

    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York’s attorney general has asked a state judge to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison in an effort to … 3

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    Amazon hopes to use drones for quicker delivery

    NEW YORK – Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less – via self-guided drone. Consider it the modern version of a … 17

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    The demons of PTSD

    I’m writing to thank Teresa Nevins for her letter “Failed another young man,” (Feb. 22). I’m extremely upset with the pastor’s comments at Jedadiah Zillmer’s funeral. 48

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    Obama promises electricity aid in Washington fire areas

    SEATTLE – The federal government will provide emergency assistance to help restore electricity in areas of Central Washington where wildfires have knocked out power, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday. Inslee … 4

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    Brent sentenced to 180 days, probation

    Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent avoided prison Friday and instead was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed …

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    Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

    Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds …

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    BBB Tip of the Week: Heartbleed bug

    The Internet is abuzz with news of the Heartbleed bug. And for good reason. The vulnerability gives hackers a free, though limited, look at a Web server’s activity, which can …

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    Presidential vacations irk critics amid crises

    CHILMARK, Mass. – President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard and …

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    Auto racing: Tony Stewart reportedly hits driver who was walking on track

    Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person at a dirt track in Canandaigua, New York, where Tony Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. …