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Panel suggests $7.7M breakdown of Newtown payments

Posted: 07/11/2013 - NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Preliminary recommendations on $7.7 million in donations collected after the Connecticut school shooting calls for giving $281,000 to each of the families of the 26 children and school educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year.

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NTSB findings on SF plane crash at a glance

Posted: 07/11/2013 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After departing from Shanghai and stopping in Seoul, Asiana Flight 214 makes its final approach into San Francisco International Airport following a 10-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean. A preliminary review of the crash by U.S. investigators turns up the following:

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Lawyer says NY terror suspect did not grasp intent

Posted: 07/11/2013 - An attorney for a young New York man caught boarding a plane to Yemen to fight with an al-Qaida affiliate tells The Associated Press his client has autism and did not understand the gravity of what he was doing.

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Lawyers for theater shooting suspect say he did it

Posted: 07/11/2013 - For the first time, lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes say he killed 12 people and wounded dozens more at an Aurora movie theater last summer.

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House GOP drops food stamp cuts from farm bill

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Republican leaders hoping to recover from an embarrassing defeat on the House floor last month are preparing to split a massive farm bill in two and put it up for a vote as early as Thursday.

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US gov't reports $116.5 billion surplus in June

Posted: 07/11/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government on Thursday reported a rare surplus of $116.5 billion in June, the largest for a single month in five years. The gain kept the nation on track for its lowest annual deficit in five years.

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NTSB: Pilot initially said not to evacuate plane

Posted: 07/10/2013 - SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - Federal safety officials say a pilot initially told passengers not to evacuate an Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed in San Francisco.

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Defense rests case in George Zimerman trial

Updated: 07/10/2013 - SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - Defense attorneys have rested their case in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial after calling 18 witnesses over less than a week.

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Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

Posted: 07/10/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday failed to restore lower interest rates on student loans, again coming up short and perhaps signaling that undergraduates might really face rates twice as high as the ones they enjoyed last year.

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Mass. woman acquitted in son's hibachi grill death

Posted: 07/10/2013 - A Massachusetts woman charged with killing her 8-year-old son by lighting a hibachi-style charcoal grill inside a bedroom in their apartment and then barricading the door has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Casinos open rooms to Vegas-area wildfire evacuees

Posted: 07/09/2013 - Several local casino companies are teaming with the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada to provide hotel rooms to people evacuated from their homes due to a wildfire in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas.

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NTSB: Flight attendants ejected during crash

Posted: 07/09/2013 - Two flight attendants in the back of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 survived despite being thrown onto the runway when the plane slammed into a seawall and lost its tail during a crash landing at San Francisco's airport, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

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