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Pentagon says charitable foundation will pay death benefits during shutdown

Pentagon says charitable foundation will pay death benefits during shutdown

October 9th, 2013 5:28 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — “The Fisher House Foundation will provide the families of the fallen with the benefits they so richly deserve,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement, adding that the Pentagon would reimburse the group after the shutdown.

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Egypt demonstrators mark killing of Christians

Egypt demonstrators mark killing of Christians

October 9th, 2013 5:20 pm by Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — The “Maspero Massacre,” named after the state TV building where armored vehicles rolled over bodies of Christian protesters on Oct. 9 2011, was one of the worst incidents of state-perpetrated violence during the military rule.

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Attack on Jerusalem graves unnerves Christians

Attack on Jerusalem graves unnerves Christians

October 9th, 2013 5:17 pm by Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian leaders in Israel are up in arms over what they say is a string of relentless attacks on church properties and religious sites — most recently the desecration of a historic Protestant cemetery.

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Kingsport woman's pregnancy claim prompts fraud arrest

Kingsport woman's pregnancy claim prompts fraud arrest

October 9th, 2013 2:37 pm by Rain Smith

An alleged false claim of pregnancy to obtain TennCare benefits, and in turn painkillers, has spurred the arrest of a Kingsport woman.

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Smoky Mountains shutdown sparks call for protest

Smoky Mountains shutdown sparks call for protest

October 9th, 2013 12:54 pm by Associated Press

Appalachian artist Jeremiah Spelas told the Associated Press that he is organizing a protest on Saturday at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance sign on Newfound Gap Road.

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Shutdown means no new beer from craft brewers

Shutdown means no new beer from craft brewers

October 9th, 2013 12:48 pm by CARRIE ANTLFINGER, Associated Press; TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

Stores will still offer plenty of suds. But the shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry.

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Update: Suspect in sex crimes against children worked at Tri-State Baptist Children's Home

Update: Suspect in sex crimes against children worked at Tri-State Baptist Children's Home

October 9th, 2013 9:16 am by Rain Smith

Multiple rape charges against a Sullivan County woman stem from her employment at a Bristol, Tenn., children's center, according to authorities.

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Seeing the Lights: Researcher trying to explain Brown Mountain mystery

Seeing the Lights: Researcher trying to explain Brown Mountain mystery

October 9th, 2013 7:30 am by Greg Peters

Researching the Brown Mountain Lights can be compared to driving through western North Carolina — the roads are winding and a simple turn can take you off in a whole new direction.

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US expected to slash aid to Egyptian government

US expected to slash aid to Egyptian government

October 9th, 2013 7:03 am by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

The U.S. has been considering such a move since the Egyptian military ousted the country's first democratically elected leader in June.

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Yellen is Obama's choice to succeed Bernanke at Fed

Yellen is Obama's choice to succeed Bernanke at Fed

October 9th, 2013 6:57 am by JIM KUHNHENN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen would be the first woman to head a major central bank anywhere in the world. She also would be the first Democrat chosen to lead the Fed since Paul Volcker was picked by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

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