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Teacher shortage, enrollment spike leave beleaguered Las Vegas schools reeling

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:36am
Las Vegas' embattled public schools have rolled snake eyes this year, with a teacher shortage and an influx of new students converging to create crowded and confused classrooms.
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Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:33am
A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish.
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Losing the War on Coal: One Virginia town's painful decline

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:25am
Roger Whited doesn’t have to think back too far to remember when Main Street was alive with bustling shops and offices, teeming sidewalks and even traffic jams, all thanks to the industry that was the lifeblood of this tiny mountain town and countless others like it.
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2 of 3 dead babies found in Massachusetts home were alive for some period of time, DA says

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:49am
Authorities think at least two of the three babies whose skeletal remains were found in a filthy Massachusetts home were alive "for some period of time" before they were found.
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US stocks open higher as market shakes off three-day slump; Micron Technologies leads gainers

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:41am
U.S. stocks are opening higher as the market shakes off a three-day slump.
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Flight returns to San Francisco airport after cabin wall panels come loose

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:00am
A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight that departed from San Francisco International Airport turned around and made an emergency landing Monday at SFO after some of the cabin's wall panels cracked loose, aviation and airlines officials said.
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Dog needs 1,000 stitches after California stabbing

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:13pm
The Ghetto Rescue Foundation says veterinarians closed severe wounds to the animal's head, neck, ears, mouth and torso and he's expected to make a full recovery.
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Tropical system could become hurricane, on track to hit Hawaii's Big Island by weekend

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:35pm
A tropical depression is on track to become a hurricane and could hit Hawaii's Big Island later this week.
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Cornel West arrested in Ferguson protests

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:29pm
Activist Cornel West was arrested Monday along with nearly 20 others at a march to protest recent police shootings in the St. Louis area, including Ferguson, Mo.
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Police: Man posed as guest at Connecticut wedding reception, made off with couple's gifts

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:11pm
Police are looking for a man they say posed as a guest at a Connecticut wedding reception and stole gifts from the bride and groom.
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13-year-old identified as mother of newborn baby abandoned in Central California trash bin

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:45pm
Authorities in Central California say they have identified a 13-year-old girl as the mother of a newborn baby abandoned last week in a trash bin.
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Trespassing high-profile national structures could bring 5 years in prison under proposed law

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:14pm
A U.S. senator has proposed a law that could bring five years of prison time to anyone who scales high-profile national structures such as the World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and Golden Gate Bridge.
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Study shows fault near key California water supply among 4 at risk of major quake

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:01pm
A new study says four stretches of fault running under northern California are primed for quakes of magnitude 6.8 or more.
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Videos routinely captured by cameras mounted in New Jersey police cars deemed public records

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:00pm
A New Jersey judge has determined videos routinely captured by cameras mounted in police cars during traffic stops and other law enforcement activities in the state are public records.
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Army: Lack of Black Combat Arms Officers a Long-Term Problem

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 4:44pm
Odierno said the Army needs to evaluate why black officers are not choosing careers in the combat arms, which has left those soldiers vulnerable in the ongoing drawdown.
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Beer and what festival? Finns remove "whisky" from expo name for fear of promoting drinking

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:02am
It's a whisky trade fair.
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Climbers missing for days in Colorado mountains lost trail, fell separately; 1 dies, 1 rescued

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:02am
Two men climbing some of Colorado's most famous mountains both fell after going off an unfamiliar trail on their descent, killing one and leading to the rescue of the other two days later.
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Powerful storms take aim at Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas; 1 killed, 4 hurt as house destroyed

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:30am
A powerful storm system swept across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, killing at least one person and injuring four others, emergency officials said, as millions of people were in the path of hurricane-force winds and possible tornadoes later Monday.
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Prosecutor: Child killed, 2 adults hurt in accident involving vehicle near NJ farm festival

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:30am
Authorities say a child was killed and two adults were injured after they were struck by a vehicle at a northern New Jersey fall festival.
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Mechanical problem blamed for fatal hayride crash

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:54am
A mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to lurch down a steep hill and slam into a tree during a Halloween-themed hayride in the woods, killing a teenager and injuring more than 20 other people, authorities said.
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