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For Africa's hunted albino children, new limbs and new hope

For Africa's hunted albino children, new limbs and new hope

August 18th, 2015 12:00 pm by DAVID R. MARTIN, Associated Press; RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press

In some traditional communities of Tanzania and other countries in Africa, albinos are thought to have magical properties, and their body parts can fetch thousands of dollars on the black market as ingredients in witch doctors' potions

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Lawyers ask for new trial outside Boston for marathon bomber

Lawyers ask for new trial outside Boston for marathon bomber

August 18th, 2015 11:00 am by COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press

Defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said in a court filing Monday that he deserves a new trial in a different location where jurors will be impartial.

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Shell cleared for Arctic Ocean oil exploration

Shell cleared for Arctic Ocean oil exploration

August 18th, 2015 10:00 am by By William Yardley, The Seattle Times (TNS)

The Obama administration removed the final bureaucratic obstacle preventing Royal Dutch Shell from drilling for oil beneath the Arctic Ocean, clearing the way for the company to complete exploratory wells as soon as this summer.

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IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

August 18th, 2015 8:24 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

An additional 220,000 potential victims had information stolen from an IRS website as part of a sophisticated scheme to use stolen identities to claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Monday.

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July home sales continue record pace in Tri-Cities

July home sales continue record pace in Tri-Cities

August 18th, 2015 8:14 am by Hank Hayes

Year-to-date, home sales are 6.9 percent better than the first seven months of last year and 8.4 percent better than 2008, when the economy started a downturn.

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THP creates new protective services bureau

THP creates new protective services bureau

August 18th, 2015 7:57 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is creating a new protective services bureau responsible for the safety of citizens, elected officials, state workers and state buildings.

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Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

August 17th, 2015 8:07 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by about 50 percent over the next several years.

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Tennessee teen says Siri made call that saved his life

Tennessee teen says Siri made call that saved his life

August 17th, 2015 7:52 pm by Associated Press

Eighteen-year-old Sam Ray says the voice recognition service on his iPhone - famously named Siri - called emergency dispatchers after his truck fell on him while he tried to make repairs.

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Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war

Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war

August 17th, 2015 4:00 pm by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

"It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.

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2016 hopefuls hit the gym, try to skip pie on campaign trail

2016 hopefuls hit the gym, try to skip pie on campaign trail

August 17th, 2015 3:00 pm by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Diet is important to many 2016 hopefuls, too. Bush has slimmed down using the Paleo diet, heavy on lean meats and vegetables and low on carbohydrates and dairy.

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