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August 10, 2012

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

1. THOUSANDS EXPECTED TO MOURN FOR SLAIN WISCONSIN SIKH WORSHIPPERS

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be among the speakers at a 8 a.m. wake and visitation.

2. REFINERY FIRE MAY MEAN HIGHER GAS PRICES FOR WEST COAST

Analysts expect prices to surpass $4 per gallon, but a Chevron spokesman says other factors are involved in the rising fuel costs.

3. ROMNEY AIMS TO SHOW HE'S NOT A ONE-ISSUE CANDIDATE

The Republican presidential candidate starts poking at Obama on a variety of topics as he looks to gain ground.

4. WHAT THE FOCUS WILL BE IN TRIAL OF COLORADO SHOOTER

As attorneys prepare to argue whether James Holmes is mentally ill, some victims and their families ask if the trial will be about him or his actions.

5. NUNS GATHER TO DISCUSS VATICAN-ORDERED OVERHAUL

The largest U.S. association for Roman Catholic sisters will hold a 2:45 p.m. news conference to announce whether they will challenge a Vatican review that accused them of dissent and ordered them to undergo a full-scale overhaul.

6. HOW THE OUTDOOR RECREATION INDUSTRY IS FLEXING ITS MUSCLES IN UTAH

The group threatens to pull a lucrative semiannual trade show if the state doesn't change course on environmental issues.

7. IT'S LANCE ARMSTRONG VERSUS U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY

His lawyers are asking at a 2 p.m. hearing that a federal judge block doping charges against the cyclist.

8. PUNISHMENT FOR AWOL SOLDIER WHO PLANNED FORT HOOD ATTACK TO BE DECIDED

The sentencing of Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo is set for 9 a.m. after he was convicted in May on six federal charges.

9. HOW A CONSUMER WATCHDOG WILL PROTECT MORTGAGE BORROWERS

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposes new rules to keep mortgage companies from hitting homeowners with unexpected costs and shoddy service.

10. LOOKING LIKELY U.S. BASKETBALL TEAM WILL PLAY FOR GOLD

The only way that won't happen is if Argentina figures out how to be 30 points better in five days, but even the U.S. coach says a win is not a sure thing.

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  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

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

    Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped her give birth.

    April 16, 2014

  • 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'

    In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears - before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love - that she's willing to pay a much higher tax rate.

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  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter Calif. killings SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prev

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  • Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus Rex-15 [Duplicate] T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian WASHINGTON -- More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex -- the king -- is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly

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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

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

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