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Prosecutors chip away at Zimmerman’s version of fatal shooting

Prosecutors chip away at Zimmerman’s version of fatal shooting

July 2nd, 2013 8:41 pm by Evan S. Benn,The Miami Herald (MCT)

SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors on Tuesday chipped away at George Zimmerman’s version of what happened the night he fatally shot a Miami Gardens teen.

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Obama administration delays major requirement of health law

Obama administration delays major requirement of health law

July 2nd, 2013 7:15 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

The Obama administration says it's delaying a major part of the president's health care overhaul law, the requirement that medium and large companies offer coverage.

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Investigators to examine why Ariz. blaze killed 19

Investigators to examine why Ariz. blaze killed 19

July 2nd, 2013 6:47 pm by BOB CHRISTIE, MICHAEL R. BLOOD and TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews battling a wildfire should identify escape routes and safe zones. They should pay close attention to the weather forecast. And they should post lookouts.

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US stocks turn lower after Egypt turmoil worsens

US stocks turn lower after Egypt turmoil worsens

July 2nd, 2013 6:37 pm by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended slightly lower Tuesday after reports of intensifying political turmoil in Egypt offset good news about the U.S. economy.

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Ex-FBI director to review BP settlement program

Ex-FBI director to review BP settlement program

July 2nd, 2013 5:55 pm by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was appointed Tuesday to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP's multibillion-dollar settlement fund.

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Egypt: Army to suspend constitution, legislature

Egypt: Army to suspend constitution, legislature

July 2nd, 2013 1:28 pm by HAMZA HENDAWI,Associated Press; MAGGIE MICHAEL,Associated Press

The agency's report Tuesday provides the first details of the road map the military has said it will implement if a deadline it set for Wednesday runs out with no solution.

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Pigeon Forge police chief fires 3 who discussed killing other officers

Pigeon Forge police chief fires 3 who discussed killing other officers

July 2nd, 2013 10:50 am by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Pigeon Forge Police Chief Jack Baldwin said today that he fired three officers who were caught on an in-cruiser video discussing the killing of other officers.

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Gun pulled in dinnertime dispute, two arrested

Gun pulled in dinnertime dispute, two arrested

July 2nd, 2013 10:26 am by Rain Smith

A third party called police to a residence off Forest View Road, claiming a man had pointed a gun at a female. The suspect told a responding deputy that the woman actually had the weapon, had been, "waving it around and cursing."

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Record rainfall for year drenches Northeast Tennessee; more predicted

Record rainfall for year drenches Northeast Tennessee; more predicted

July 2nd, 2013 8:21 am by Jennifer Sprouse, NET News Service

Total rainfall in the region since January has been recorded at 33.06 inches, which put the region at 11.77 inches above the normal of 21.29 inches

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US factory activity expands in June, jobs decline

US factory activity expands in June, jobs decline

July 2nd, 2013 8:03 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. manufacturing activity grew in June behind a pickup in new orders, exports and production. Better economic growth overseas is boosting U.S. exports and could help American factories rebound in the second half of the year.

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