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Former Student Planned To Stage Attack At Central Florida University

Police say James Seevakumaran left behind notes about what he hoped to do. But he took his own life instead. A roommate's 911 call and the arrival of police on the scene may have combined to avert a tragedy.
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Broncos Cut Player After Missed Contract Deadline

Denver Broncos player Elvis Dumervil agreed to a pay cut but he sent his contract six minutes late. Rather than let a higher pay rate take effect, the Broncos cut him. The player's agent — now fired — says there was a last minute negotiation. Then Dumervil lost time finding a Kinko's to fax his contract.
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U.S. Families Forced To Adjust To Women Going Off To War

In today's military, there's a chance that it's the wife and mother who heads off to war, not the husband. That role reversal poses challenges to families and society.
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Tracking A $500 Million Art Heist From 23 Years Ago

The FBI is seeking information in what is the largest property crime case in history. In 1990, thieves dressed as police officers made off with 13 art pieces valued at up to $500 million. They included two Rembrandt oil paintings.
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RNC Election Report Calls For Minority Outreach, Primary Changes

The Republican Party has issued a blistering assessment of why it lost the 2012 election. Focused groups described the party as narrow minded and out of touch. The report recommended many changes to become competitive again.
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A Guilty Conscience Needs No Accuser

The Barry County Sheriff's Department in Michigan has received $1,200 in cash with an emotional letter. The writer admitted stealing $800 from a convenience store some 30 years ago.
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Visual Effects Firms Miss Out On Films Financial Success

Life of Pi won four Oscars including one for visual effects. But the company that did much of its work, Rhythm & Hues is bankrupt and is being sold at auction. At a time when movies are increasingly depending on computer effects, why are the economics not holding up?

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