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Military Couple Decides To Settle Down

Sally and Steve Carpenter have moved 23 times. They were apart more often than together, and they always rented. The Virginian-Pilot reports Steve is retiring, and they're looking to buy a house.
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Once Low-Key, U.S. Senate Race In Kansas Suddenly Volatile

Sen. Pat Roberts was expected to skate to re-election. Republicans now are panicked that he could lose to a well-funded independent candidate, harming the GOP's chances of winning Senate control.
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Invention Allows You To Brush Your Hair And Take A Selfie

The Selfie Brush is a normal hairbrush — except that it has a pocket in which you can stick an iPhone.
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With U.S. Open Win, Serena Williams Celebrates 18th Grand Slam

Steve Inskeep recaps the weekend's U.S. Open results with Courtney Nguyen, contributing tennis writer for Sports Illustrated.
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Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

Many students go to college expecting to drink, and all too often the college culture encourages it. That makes students more vulnerable to sexual assault, car accidents and other dangers.
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Some Veterans Find Peace Thanks To Scuba Gear, Quiet Waters

For war veterans on two separate coasts, scuba diving provides relief from physical injuries and PTSD. "It's so beautiful again," says one. "You forget everything that's above that water."
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Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Title

The U.S. Open win ties Serena Williams with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.
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Black, Gay Cowboy: Michael Sam Steps Up

Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.
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At 11, Marquis Govan Has Some Things To Say About Ferguson

The sixth-grader loves politics, admires some lawmakers and speaks without notes before the county council. "The people of Ferguson," he told them, "don't need tear gas ... I believe they need jobs."
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Cuomo Gets More Of An Opponent Than He Bargained For

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.

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