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September 4, 2013

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CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER COMMITS SUICIDE

Ariel Castro, who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade, is found hanging in his prison cell.

2. GOP'S BOEHNER BACKING SYRIA STRIKE

Now he'll try to persuade tea party Republicans and other skeptical House members to support Obama's plan for military action against the Assad regime.

3. PUTIN: SHOW ME PROOF

He tells the AP and a state TV broadcaster that Russia would support a military strike if it receives convincing evidence that Syria employed chemical weapons.

4. WHERE NATIONAL GUARD WON'T OFFER SAME-SEX BENEFITS

The commander of the Texas Guard, defying a Pentagon order, argues that the state Constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

5. NAACP, KKK COME FACE TO FACE

A meeting believed to be the first of its kind is held in Caspar, Wyo., to open a dialogue.

6. GERALDO RIVERA STRIPPED FROM PANEL

Duquesne University says the half-naked cellphone picture the TV personality posted on Twitter is not in line with the school's values.

7. HOW HOTELS ARE CHANGING

Long treated as dead spaces, lobbies are being transformed into places to work, surf the Web or meet friends for a drink.

8. SAMSUNG'S SUPERSIZED 'MEGA'

The new device is so big it shouldn't even be called a phone — except for the fact that it makes phone calls, reports the AP's Anick Jesdanun.

9. WHO'S RETURNING TO 'AMERICAN IDOL'

After a year off, Jennifer Lopez will be back behind the judges' table along with Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban.

10. SERENA TWO WINS FROM US OPEN CROWN

She advances to the semis with a crushing 6-0, 6-0 defeat of Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.

 

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    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.

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  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

    Before school began, some students gathered at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on the football field behind Franklin Regional High School to pray and to support one another.

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  • Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'

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  • Medical Marijuana [Duplicate] Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats MIAMI -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing

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  • Old Social Security debts get reprieved WASHINGTON -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments tha

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    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?

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  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

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