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Woman who has made repeated attempts to sneak on planes arrested in Phoenix

FOX News - 6 hours 1 min ago
A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized loitering at a Phoenix airport, police said.
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Nonprofit Hospitals’ 2013 Revenue Lowest Since Recession, Report Says

The New York Times - 9 hours 1 min ago
Moody’s Investors Service analyzed the results of 383 hospital systems and found that revenue growth slowed last year to a nominal low of 3.9 percent as hospital admissions fell for the first time.

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Ducey wins Arizona primary

POLITICO - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:55pm
The Arizona state Treasurer defeats outgoing Gov. Jan Brewer's pick, Scott Smith.
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Journalist Peter Curtis arrives back in US 2 days after being freed by Syrian captors

FOX News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:54pm
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.
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Tennessee civil rights lawyer George Barrett, known for desegregation case, dies at 86

FOX News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:49pm
A longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for his involvement in a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities has died.
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Boy badly hurt by bricks in California quake says lucky to be alive, thought he was paralyzed

FOX News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:37pm
A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured by falling bricks during the earthquake that struck California wine country says he initially feared he'd been paralyzed and feels lucky to be alive.
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Walter Mazzone Dies at 96; Directed Navy Underwater Feats

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:17pm
Captain Mazzone kept a waterlogged submarine from going belly up during a World War II rescue mission and later organized the first Sealab tests of human endurance at crushing ocean depths.

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Mervyn Susser, 92, Dies; Studied Illness and Society

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:10pm
He and his wife, Dr. Zena Stein, promoted some of the earliest educational and treatment programs for AIDS in South Africa.

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In Aftermath of Missouri Protests, Skepticism About the Prospects for Change

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:50pm
Though the shooting of Michael Brown turned a few blocks of suburban St. Louis into disputed territory, many local protesters emphasized that their grievances with the police are common throughout the area.

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American Fighting for ISIS Is Killed in Syria

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:48pm
Douglas McAuthur McCain’s death is an early clue for American officials as they try to identify the Americans who have joined ISIS.

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American Journalist, Released by Al Qaeda’s Syrian Branch, Flies Home to His Family

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:39pm
Peter Theo Curtis, who had been held captive for nearly two years by the Nusra Front, was released after the government of Qatar intervened on his behalf, his family said.
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National Briefing | West: California: Man Suspected in String of Killings

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:36pm
The authorities in Los Angeles say a man in custody is a serial killer who shot seven people, leaving four dead over five days.

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Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

FOX News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:25pm
Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:15pm
Court costs, fees and fines are big business for private companies and local governments.

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Recording May Capture Shots Fired at Michael Brown

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:58pm
The federal authorities have received a video clip from a man which, his lawyer says, inadvertently captured the sounds of the gunshots fired at Michael Brown.

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National Briefing | Plains: Nebraska: Ex-Federal Official Guilty in Pornography Case

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:45pm
Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cybersecurity for the Department of Health and Human Services, was convicted in Nebraska on Tuesday on federal child pornography charges.

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National Briefing | Northwest: Oregon: Four in Family Drown on Lake Outing

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:44pm
Divers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a lake west of Portland.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Detroit Ends Reprieve on Water Shutoffs

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:43pm
A bankrupt Detroit resumed shutting off water to people who have not paid bills after a month-long suspension that followed international and local criticism that the practice was unduly harsh.

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National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Instructor Killed While Showing Uzi to Girl, 9

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:40pm
A shooting instructor was accidentally shot and killed while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi.

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Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

The New York Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:35pm
To sidestep Senate approval, President Obama’s negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal to “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions.

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