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Federal Court To Weigh Ohio's Execution Drug Cocktail

Ohio could be the first state in the nation to use a combination of two drugs that have never been used before to put an inmate to death. This execution cocktail is the latest chapter in what's become a troubled history of capital punishment in the state.
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America's First Transcontinental Highway Turns 100

On Oct. 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway was officially dedicated. It stretched from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco.
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Heat, Drought Draw Farmers Back To Sorghum, The 'Camel Of Crops'

Consumers in search of novelty are turning to once-obscure grains like quinoa, spelt and sorghum. But sorghum's great virtue for farmers is the fact that it can thrive with so little water.
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Boston Celebrates First World Series Win At Home In 95 Years

Boston fans celebrated the World Series win Thursday by the Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals. The victory is the first series win for Boston at home in Fenway in 95 years.
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FAA OKs More In-Flight Use Of Electronic Gadgets

Good news for air travelers who can't get enough of their electronic devices: The FAA is relaxing rules on their use aboard airliners.
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Economic, Political Volatility Cloud Housing Recovery

The housing market is working through the remnants of the financial crisis, and until recently the sector's recovery seemed to be on track. But recent drama in the national economy has left consumers reluctant to buy, experts say.
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Global Internet Infrastructure Makes It Hard To Reel In Spying

The NSA has apparently figured out a secret way to tap into the links between Internet users and Google and Yahoo data centers overseas. The companies say they didn't give the NSA permission, and they are angry. Because the data centers are located outside the United States, the NSA may not be bound by the same laws that govern domestic surveillance. The case shows how difficult it is for policymakers and legislators to oversee NSA surveillance activities.
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NSA Snooping Shows Tensions Between Security And Privacy

In the decade since Sept. 11, the public's focus seems to have swung from a fear of individual terrorist attacks to a fear that the government will go too far in trying to prevent the next attack. Right now, there is a backlash against NSA spying. Recent surveillance scandals show a larger effort to strike a balance between privacy and security.
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New Discovery Park In Rural Tennessee Leaves Community Split

On Friday, an $80 million project opens in Union City, Tenn., that's called a "mini Smithsonian." Retail and real estate mogul Robert Kirkland is bankrolling the project called "Discovery Park of America". But the question is: Will anyone visit the place that's not really near anything in northwest Tennessee?
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Wrongful Death Verdict Reversed In Virginia Tech Case

Virginia Tech officials could not have foreseen that 32 people would die in a 2007 attack on campus, the Virginia Supreme Court said. The ruling overturns an award to two victims' families. Officials believed the gunman had fled and posed no further danger in the area, the justices said.

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