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'Remember The Maine' — In Indiana!

How did a monument to the USS Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, come to rest in Indiana? The answer tells a lot about the power and influence of veterans, years after war.
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Flash Flooding Races Through Texas, Oklahoma After Record Rainfall

Severe storms are creating massive flooding in Texas, Oklahoma and throughout the Great Plains. Meteorologists say this downpour most likely ended the years long drought for that portion of the West — but it comes at a high cost.
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After Fall Of Ramadi, Iraqi Troops Hope For More U.S. Support

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris about how the city of Ramadi, Iraq, fell to the self-declared Islamic State. She says Iraqi troops in the city were worn down.
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Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals

Every year, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., takes high schoolers to the local cemetery. There, they tell the stories of those who are buried, and learn more about their own place in the world.
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For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

They've been supporting the men for years. But for the first time, the American Outlaws — a growing and influential U.S. soccer fan group — will cheer for the women's national team at a World Cup.
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Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B

The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.
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On Memorial Day, Obama Honors Sacrifices Of Service Members

The president called Arlington National Cemetery "more than a final resting place for fallen heroes." It is, he said, "a reflection of America itself."
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Texas Governor Calls Flood Damage 'Devastating'

Gov. Greg Abbott lew over parts of the Blanco River today, a day after storms triggered flooding. At least three people are dead in Texas and Louisiana, and a dozen missing.
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Colleges To Students: Don't Trash Those Dorm Castoffs! Donate!

As college students leave for the summer, many just throw away what they can't fit in the car for the ride home. But some schools are trying to find a new home for those campus castoffs.
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Fake Killer Whale To Ward Off Sea Lions

Terry Buzzard built a life-size orca to promote his whale-watching cruise business. Buzzard told KING-TV that the mock orca will be put to use scaring off sea lions on the docks of a port in Oregon.

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