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Australian's Shooting Death Echoes From Oklahoma To Melbourne

The killing of an Australian man who was in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship has brought grief to his hometown and to the small Oklahoma town where he was shot to death. Three teens have been arrested for the crime; one suspect says they simply had nothing better to do, the police report.
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Shot Through Mouth Was Bombing Suspect's Most Severe Injury

A doctor's testimony about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's condition was released this week. The 20-year-old has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the Boston Marathon bombings and the murder three days later of a MIT police officer.
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Crime Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies

His best-sellers included Get Shorty. Movies based on his stories included Hombre. Leonard was also the creator of the Raylan Givens character on FX TV's Justified. Leonard was 87.
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Ball State Students Wins Free Tuition For Spring Semester

The school has an annual basketball challenge for incoming freshmen: Hit a shot from half court and win free tuition for a semester. No one had ever done it until this year. Markus Burden was picked randomly from the crowd. He missed twice and then sunk the shot.
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Older Farmers Seem To Be In No Hurry To Call It Quits

Farmers are getting older. In the last census taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 25 percent of farm operators were more than 65 years old. Neighbors and younger farmers would like to have their land. But for a variety of reasons, it's hard to convince an older farmer to give it up.
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JPMorgan Chase faces Growing Legal Problems

On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported the Justice Department is investigating the bank over improper energy trading. That follows the news that the anti-bribery unit of the Security and Exchange Commission is looking into whether JPMorgan hired the children of Chinese officials to help win business.
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Researchers Use Genetic History To Answer Mutation Questions

In the Southwest, a rare genetic disorder known as Common Hispanic Mutation has haunted those of Spanish-colonial descent for nearly 400 years. They call it El Frio or the cold. A majority of people with the disorder reside in New Mexico.
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Conn. Firm Lured To N.C. By 'Hungry Workforce'

Some politicians across the country are getting crafty — trying to woo businesses to their states. But in North Carolina, it wasn't an elaborate government sales pitch that got a company in Connecticut interested in expansion. It was the state's high unemployment rate.
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Heritage Foundation Rallies Support To Defund Obamacare

The Heritage Foundation and its political activist arm Heritage Action are turning to the town hall format to try to stop the health care law. Foundation president and former GOP senator Jim DeMint was in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Monday night as part of a nine-city defund Obamacare tour.
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SEC Bans Falcone From Trading For 5 Years

Hedge Fund manager Phillip Falcone has agreed to pay an $18 million fine. As part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Falcone also agreed to a five-year ban from the securities industry.

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