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29 August 2014

Sandy Hook mom: shootings changed how we feel about going back to school

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Newtown, Conn. --- (Today) At this time of year, social media becomes a magical, mood-lifting loop of first-day-of-school pictures filled with painstakingly selected outfits and excited smiles that ...

28 August 2014

Barajas: Not Guilty

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(NBC News)  A Texas father accused of gunning down the drunk driver who killed his two sons shortly after the accident has been acquitted of murder. The jury took just three hours to announce its v ...

28 August 2014

Ebola vaccine on the horizon?

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(NBC News)  An Ebola vaccine made in labs at the National Institutes of Health has shown promise in animal studies. Now human clinical trials are set to begin within the next week.The NIH's Nationa ...

28 August 2014

Shocking abuse: chained child

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Mich. --- (WOOD)  An 11-year-old boy who was found wandering down a Michigan road early Tuesday told authorities he was running away from home because he had been physically abused.The 11-year-old ...

27 August 2014

Pawn shop regulations

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Jackson County, Ore. --- In an effort to curb the circulation of stolen goods, Medford Police are calling for stiffer regulations at pawn shops and second-hand stores. Current ordinances require pur ...

27 August 2014

'Cops' crew member shot in Nebraska

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Omaha, Neb. -- In Nebraska a crew member of the television show "Cops" was killed last night when Omaha police opened fire on a robbery suspect. It happened as officers interrupted a robbery at a fa ...

27 August 2014

Tragedy on the gun range

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Dolan Springs, Ariz. --- (NBC News)  An Arizona man is dead following an accidental shooting at a Dolan Springs gun range.Police say  39-year-old Charles Vacca was instructing a 9-year-old girl on ...

26 August 2014

Obama pledges better care for Vets

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(NBC News)  President Obama unveiled a batch of executive orders Tuesday aimed at correcting what he calls "outrageous and inexcusable" behavior at the Veterans Administration.He did so before one ...

26 August 2014

Too many c-sections?

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(KGW)  In the United States one in three pregnancies end in a C-section. Why so many?Some health experts now believe it's because doctors are using an outdated definition of labor and many of those ...

26 August 2014

Kill switch: cell phone security

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Calif. --- (KCRA) California Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation's first-of-its-kind smartphone legislation Monday that will require a "kill switch" on all smartphones sold in his state.The techn ...