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Stocks open lower after consumer spending slides

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Stocks are heading lower on Wall Street in early trading after a disappointing report on retail spending suggested that U.S. consumers may once again be heading for shelter.

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Florida A&M president to resign immediately

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Florida A&M University President James Ammons, who has been under fire since the hazing death of a marching band member, is immediately stepping down from his job.

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Two Houston soccer players killed by lightning

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Two soccer players are dead and another is injured after lightning struck a tree that they were standing beneath to shelter from a storm in Houston.

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Ford recalling 2013 Escape SUV's

Posted: 07/15/2012 - DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. is recalling 8,266 redesigned 2013 Escape SUVs in the U.S. to fix carpet padding that could get in the way of braking.

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Naked shopper crashes through mall

Posted: 07/13/2012 - DALLAS (AP) - Police say a naked man crashed a pickup truck into a Dallas mall, then drove over a few kiosks before stopping to try on clothes.

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Report: Penn St. disregarded children's welfare

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Penn State's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal concludes that the administrators who fielded a 2001 complaint about him created a dangerous situation for future victims by not reporting the matter.

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US jobless claims plunge to lowest in 4 years

Posted: 07/12/2012 - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in four years, a hopeful sign for the job market. But the decline was partly due to temporary factors.

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Indiana father admits strapping kids to car hood

Updated: 07/10/2012 - A northern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to several charges after driving three blocks with four children strapped to his car's hood while he was intoxicated.

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Presbyterians reject redefinition of marriage

Posted: 07/06/2012 - The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) narrowly rejected a proposal to change its definition of marriage from the union of a man and a woman to two people.

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Zimmerman out of jail, with restrictions

Posted: 07/06/2012 - ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot an unarmed teenager to death may be out of jail, but he isn't all that free.

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Obama signs student loan, road-building bill

Posted: 07/06/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says a bill to keep construction workers on the job and prevent a spike in interest rates on new loans to college students "will make a real difference" for millions of Americans.

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France-Brazil crash: Faulty data misled pilot

Posted: 07/05/2012 - French air accident investigators say that pilot errors and faulty speed and other readings led to the crash of an Air France jet over the Atlantic in 2009.

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