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States struggle with 'hidden' rural homelessness

States struggle with 'hidden' rural homelessness

June 28th, 2015 10:45 am by Teresa Wiltz, Stateline.org (TNS)

In small towns, suburbs and rural corners of the country, the homeless are often hidden, hard to reach and hard to help. A handful of states are making strides toward tackling the issue, although most of the work is done by nonprofits.

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New questions about why more women than men have Alzheimer's

New questions about why more women than men have Alzheimer's

June 28th, 2015 10:35 am by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

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Woman removes Confederate flag in front of South Carolina statehouse

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of South Carolina statehouse

June 27th, 2015 8:20 pm by Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital.

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Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases

Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases

June 27th, 2015 5:28 pm by Associated Press

"It looks like the ground under First Street is slightly tilted to the left," said Carrie Severino, a former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas and a conservative commentator, referring to the court's address.

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Va. Dems, Tenn. Republicans react to gay marriage ruling

Va. Dems, Tenn. Republicans react to gay marriage ruling

June 26th, 2015 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said same-sex couples will have their relationships treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Meanwhile, Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey called the ruling an unfortunate and fundamentally wrong opinion.

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Guest River Gorge bash set for Saturday

Guest River Gorge bash set for Saturday

June 26th, 2015 2:04 pm by Stephen Igo

COEBURN - What took nature untold millennia to create will be feted with a 25th anniversary on Saturday near Coeburn. It was 25 years ago the Guest River Gorge Trail opened to hikers and bikers after decades of use as a railroad spur.

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Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

June 26th, 2015 2:00 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan "Black lives matter" on memorials in a half-dozen states where the landmarks stand tall in parks and outside government buildings.

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Prison guard: 'Did not know' he made inmates' escape easier

Prison guard: 'Did not know' he made inmates' escape easier

June 26th, 2015 1:00 pm by BONNY GHOSH, Associated Press

A prison guard who admitted giving two inmates tools, paint, frozen hamburger and access to a catwalk electrical box says he didn't know the killers planned to break out

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Coverage worries persist amid relief over health care ruling

Coverage worries persist amid relief over health care ruling

June 26th, 2015 12:00 pm by CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press

Many consumers expressed somewhat conflicting views: They were happy their monthly premiums would continue to be affordable but exasperated by the coverage the policies purchased on the new health care exchanges provide.

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Beekeepers set out to remove a million bees from NY home

Beekeepers set out to remove a million bees from NY home

June 26th, 2015 11:00 am by Staff Report

Beekeepers have quite the task ahead of them as they remove an estimated 1 million honey bees that have taken up residence at a New York home.

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