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Former South soccer standout overcomes injuries to win 4th title, player of year award

Former South soccer standout overcomes injuries to win 4th title, player of year award

December 26th, 2013 8:21 am by Greg Peters

The plot has the making for a good television movie. Talented athlete signs scholarship, athlete excels at sport, injuries hamper career, athlete overcomes adversity and garners a National Player of the Year award as well as a national title.

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Health care divides some Republican Senate rivals

Health care divides some Republican Senate rivals

December 25th, 2013 10:03 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — The GOP must settle a slate of Senate primaries where conservatives are arguing over the best way to oppose President Barack Obama’s signature law. The party's most strident candidates and activists insist on a no-holds-barred approach.

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Thousands left without power across US and Canada

Thousands left without power across US and Canada

December 25th, 2013 9:41 pm by Associated Press

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked Wednesday to restore power to more than half a million homes left in the dark by last weekend’s ice storm.

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Religion news in brief:  Astronaut marks '68 broadcast to Earth, Huckabee voices support for Robertson, and more

Religion news in brief: Astronaut marks '68 broadcast to Earth, Huckabee voices support for Robertson, and more

December 25th, 2013 6:22 pm by Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Retired Captain James Lovell Jr. re-enacted the Apollo 8’s live Christmas Eve broadcast from 1968. During that broadcast, astronauts read the first ten verses of the book of Genesis. Millions tuned in during the original broadcast.

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Pope’s Christmas wish: hope for a better world

Pope’s Christmas wish: hope for a better world

December 25th, 2013 5:10 pm by Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In his first Christmas message since being elected pontiff in March, he asked for all to share in the song of Christmas angels, “for every man or woman ... who hopes for a better world, who cares for others,” humbly.

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Computerizing people may be next step in tech

Computerizing people may be next step in tech

December 25th, 2013 1:00 pm by By Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News (MCT)

Outfitting people with electronic devices that can be swallowed, implanted in their bodies or attached to their skin via “smart tattoos” could revolutionize health care and change the way people interact with devices and one another.

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Judge sentences man to write ‘boys do not hit girls’ 5,000 times

Judge sentences man to write ‘boys do not hit girls’ 5,000 times

December 25th, 2013 10:30 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The Montana judge who sparked ire by sentencing a former teacher to 30 days in jail for the rape of a 14-year-old girl has ordered a man convicted of punching his girlfriend to write “Boys do not hit girls,” 5,000 times.

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NSA leaker: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

NSA leaker: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

December 25th, 2013 1:38 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After six months when he was rarely heard from except through the documents he leaked, Edward Snowden says his "mission’s already accomplished" after leaking NSA secrets.

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Astronauts complete rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

Astronauts complete rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

December 25th, 2013 12:35 am by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space station astronauts repaired a crippled cooling system during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, braving a "mini blizzard" of noxious ammonia as they popped in a new pump.

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Pope on Christmas Eve lauds Jesus’ ‘humble’ start

Pope on Christmas Eve lauds Jesus’ ‘humble’ start

December 25th, 2013 12:08 am by Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis lauded Jesus’ humble beginning as a poor and vulnerable baby as he celebrated his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff Tuesday in St. Peter’s Basilica.

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