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Colorado recall stifles gun effort in Congress

Colorado recall stifles gun effort in Congress

September 14th, 2013 5:19 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.

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After coal, W.Va. push for natural gas trust fund

After coal, W.Va. push for natural gas trust fund

September 14th, 2013 4:19 pm by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For decades, coal from West Virginia's vast deposits was mined, loaded on rail cars and hauled off without leaving behind a lasting trust fund financed by the state's best-known commodity.

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Rescues accelerate as floodwaters inundate plains

Rescues accelerate as floodwaters inundate plains

September 14th, 2013 4:11 pm by BEN NEARY and P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — The rescue of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding accelerated Saturday as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas that extended into towns and farms miles from the Rockies.

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After acquittal, Zimmerman still in spotlight

After acquittal, Zimmerman still in spotlight

September 14th, 2013 3:57 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Whether they think that he got away with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin or that he was just a brave neighborhood watch volunteer "standing his ground," many Americans can't seem to get enough of George Zimmerman.

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Ex-Elizabethton man charged in murders

Ex-Elizabethton man charged in murders

September 14th, 2013 12:11 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that man who previously lived in Elizabethton had been arrested in the shooting deaths of a woman and three teenagers whose bodies were found in a car in a former mountain resort in Cumberland County.

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US-Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons

US-Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons

September 14th, 2013 12:05 pm by JOHN HEILPRIN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply.

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Obama to use Lehman anniversary to cite progress

Obama to use Lehman anniversary to cite progress

September 14th, 2013 12:04 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is marking the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse by trying to lay claim to an economic turnaround and warning Republicans against moves that he contends would risk a backslide.

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Statue of Confederate icon, KKK founder vandalized

Statue of Confederate icon, KKK founder vandalized

September 14th, 2013 12:01 pm by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A statue of Confederate icon and Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest in University of Tennessee Health Sciences Park in Memphis has been vandalized with two large spots of red paint.

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The week in crime

The week in crime

September 14th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A look back at the top crime stories generated by the Times-News staff, for the week of Sept. 6 through Sept. 13.

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Advocates turn to Obama for action on immigration

Advocates turn to Obama for action on immigration

September 13th, 2013 10:50 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration legislation stalled, advocates are intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to act unilaterally to stop deportations or grant legal status to some of the 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally.

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