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Two College Girls Killed In Coal Train Derailing

Posted: 08/21/2012 - A train hauling coal derailed on a bridge in this city's historic district, killing two college students who had been drinking together and hanging out on the tracks. Nearly two dozen railroad cars flipped over, including some that fell onto vehicles in a parking lot below the bridge, officials said.

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Backers Raise Cash For Tesla Museum Honoring 'Cult Hero'

Posted: 08/21/2012 - At the dawn of the 20th century, Nikola Tesla wanted to save the world from fuel dependency. Now, an Internet cartoonist wants to save Tesla's last remaining laboratory as a tribute to the futurist inventor.

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Todd Akin Ad

Posted: 08/21/2012 - The Republican Senate nominee in Missouri, under fire for his controversial comments about rape, has recorded a television commercial in which he asks for "forgiveness."

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Nyad Quits Swim After Storm, Jellyfish Stings

Updated: 08/21/2012 - Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad's latest attempt to swim across the Straits of Florida ended Tuesday morning after severe jellyfish stings and a lightning storm put her off course, her team said.

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Akin Defies Mounting Calls To Withdraw From Senate Race

Updated: 08/21/2012 - A defiant Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri said Tuesday he will stay in the Senate race to unseat Democrat Claire McCaskill despite mounting calls from across the political spectrum for him to withdraw over incendiary comments on rape and pregnancy.

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'Generation Y' Set To Transform Office Life

Posted: 08/20/2012 - It could be out with old meeting rooms and in with new social spaces, as Generation Y is set to transform the way we work in the next ten years.

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DNA Clears Texas Man Of Sex Assault After 20 Years

Posted: 08/20/2012 - The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office is recommending that David Lee Wiggins be released on bond immediately, pending a final decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Low Mississippi River Creates 97-Boat Jam

Updated: 08/20/2012 - Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Tippets told The Associated Press on Monday that a stretch of the Mississippi River near Greenville, Miss., has been closed intermittently since Aug. 11, when a vessel ran aground.

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Most Stolen Cars: Is Yours On The List?

Posted: 08/20/2012 - Criminals are learning to defeat automobile technology designed to keep the engine from starting if the proper key is not used.

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U.S. Seizes $150 Million Tied to Hezbollah

Posted: 08/20/2012 - Federal officials said Monday that they had seized $150 million as part of a crackdown on a money laundering scheme linked to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

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Facebook's First Big Investor Cashes In

Posted: 08/20/2012 - Peter Thiel sold about 20 million Facebook shares through various investment funds, in sales worth a total of $395.8 million.

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Tuskegee Airman George Hickman Dies at 88

Posted: 08/20/2012 - George Hickman, who died last weekend, was an original Tuskegee airman, who served in Europe during World War II as a flight mechanic.

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Apple: Most Valuable Company Ever

Posted: 08/20/2012 - As Apple's stock rose to new high on Monday, the technology giant set another record: It became the most valuable public company in history.

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Condoleezza Rice Invited To Join Augusta National

Updated: 08/22/2012 - Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore become Augusta National's first female members. Opting to admit women marks a "significant and positive time" for the club, its chairman says.

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