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Many roads, bridges in rural America in disrepair

Many roads, bridges in rural America in disrepair | Daily Breaking News | Scoop.it
Six states have 30% or more of their major rural roads with pavement in poor condition, and in five states, at least one-fifth of rural bridges are structurally deficient, a report released Thursday by a non-profit transportation group says.
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4 injured circus acrobats to speak about accident

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Four circus acrobats injured during a hair-hanging stunt are expected to speak about the accident that sent them plummeting to the ground during a live performance in Rhode Island.
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Vegas officer killed in deadly rampage officer remembered as father, friend, dedicated cop

Vegas officer killed in deadly rampage officer remembered as father, friend, dedicated cop | Daily Breaking News | Scoop.it
LAS VEGAS – A slain Las Vegas police officer has been eulogized as a delighted new father, dedicated law enforcer, voracious reader and hero to the community he protected before he was killed on Sunday.
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5 Soldiers Die in Afghanistan , Possible Friendly-Fire Incident

5 Soldiers Die in Afghanistan , Possible Friendly-Fire Incident | Daily Breaking News | Scoop.it
Five soldiers killed in Afghanistan may have been the victims of a friendly-fire incident, officials said Tuesday. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said five of its servicemen had died Monday during a security operation in southern Afghanistan when their uni...
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3-alarm fire near Rockefeller Center

3-alarm fire near Rockefeller Center | Daily Breaking News | Scoop.it
Flames shot from the roof and smoke clouded the skyline but officials said no one was seriously hurt in a restaurant fire Friday near New York s Rockefeller Center. Firefighters brought the blaze under control around 10:30 p.m.
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Man freed after 37 years in prison jailed on sex charge

Man freed after 37 years in prison jailed on sex charge | Daily Breaking News | Scoop.it
William Macumber, who was released from an Arizona prison in late 2012 after serving 37 years for a notorious double murder he insisted he never committed, is behind bars again after being arrested in Colora...
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California school guard fired for attack on disabled teen

California school guard fired for attack on disabled teen | Daily Breaking News | Scoop.it
A California school guard has been fired and charged with felony child abuse for slapping a handcuffed student with cerebral palsy and dumping the teen from his wheelchair when the teen spat in his face. Marchell Mitchell, 23, pleaded not guilty to the May 19 assault in a hallway at Oakland High School, which was captured by security video.
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Miss USA contestants introduced to Baton Rouge with welcoming party

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All 51 of the Miss USA 2014 contestants received their formal introductions to Baton Rouge with a soiree thrown at the Louisiana State Museum. The contestants will all vie for the chance to take home the crown June 8. Lt. Gov.
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Powers doubles up at US cycling championships

Powers doubles up at US cycling championships | Daily Breaking News | Scoop.it
The reigning national criterium champion finished off a sweep at USA Cycling s signature event on Monday, pulling away from the field in the final stretch to win the women s road race just two days after she captured victory in the time trial. Powers is the first rider to sweep the weekend since Kristin Armstrong in 2006.
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Police identify California shooting suspect as Elliot Rodger

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Santa Barbara Police Saturday identified Elliot Rodger, 22, as the man suspected of killing six people during a Friday night rampage of stabbing and shooting near a local university. Rodger stabbed to death three roommates at his apartment before starting his shooting spree, said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown at a news conference.
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FBI’s 'weed' problem in cyberwar

The United States may have indicted a group of Chinese army officials for cyber-espionage, but the FBI has a problem of its own: weed. The bureau is struggling to hire young hackers because its long-standing drug policy does not allow the use of marijuana. Unfortunately, hackers like their weed.
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Obama's day: Ambassadors, football and public lands

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It s a ceremonial Wednesday for President Obama, as he greets new ambassadors, congratulates the Super Bowl champions, and declares a new public land monument in New Mexico.
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U.S. accuses China of hacking Westinghouse, U.S. Steel

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  WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused Chinese military officials of hacking into several U.S. enterprises, including Westinghouse and U.S. Steel, to steal significant amounts of trade secrets and intellectual property in an indictment made public Monday. It is the first time the U.S.
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Supreme Court issues narrow ruling against labor unions

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 along ideological lines Monday that home-care workers in Illinois do not have to pay dues to public employees unions. The opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was a narrow loss for organized labor. It did not overrule the court s agency shop precedent applying to all public employee unions.
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4 Yoga and Breathing Tips to Conquer Anger Issues BikramYogaPoses

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Woman, 34, jailed for enrolling in school as teen

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LONGVIEW, Texas – A 34-year-old woman who posed as a teenager to enroll as a sophomore at an East Texas high school has pleaded guilty to failure to identify. A judge in Longview on Tuesday sentenced Charity Johnson to 85 days in jail in a plea agreement.
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2 police officers ambushed, killed at Vegas restaurant

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Two Las Vegas police officers were killed in a lunchtime ambush Sunday by an armed pair that later killed a third person before turning weapons on themselves in a Walmart.
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Three Canadian police officers dead in shooting | Daily News USA

Three Canadian police officers dead in shooting | Daily News USA | Daily Breaking News | Scoop.it
Three Royal Canadian Mounted Police are dead and at least two more have been mortally wounded in a shooting in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and a suspect is at large, according to tweets from the police agency.
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Body found on Phoenix mountain where man missing

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A body was retrieved Tuesday night from Camelback Mountain, hours after authorities called off the search for a 23-year-old hiker who went missing Saturday.
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Use-of-force policy tightened for Border Patrol

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Customs and Border Protection tightened restrictions on when and how agents and officers will be allowed to use deadly force — changes that, had they been in place, critics say, might have prevented many of the 45 deaths at the hands of agents on duty since 200...
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USA Hockey picks Buffalo to host 2 championships

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- USA Hockey has selected Buffalo to host both the under-18 women s and sledge hockey world championships next year. The eight-team women s championship will be held from Jan. 4-12.
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Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

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President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday as his administration plans to end the nation s longest war at the end of this year, and faces intense criticism over the medical treatment of American veterans.
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Obama urges Democrats to vote in midterms, attacks Republicans

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US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.
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In latest U.S. Census figures, cities continue growing

In latest U.S. Census figures, cities continue growing | Daily Breaking News | Scoop.it
Americans growing love affair with cities shows few signs of abating, with several large cities, including this one, growing last year at several times the national rate, suggest new findings from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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National landmarks threatened by climate change

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Climate change is putting historic and cultural landmarks around the USA at risk, according to a report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a non-profit science advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.
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