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NCAA Won't Ban Miami Hurricanes From Bowls Over Booster's Gifts

The University of Miami "lacked institutional control" and didn't notice multiple violations by a booster who gave cash and gifts to athletes, the NCAA said. But the organization's penalties are not as harsh as they might have been.
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Teacher Who Died Trying To End Shooting Remembered As A Hero

Michael Landsberry was a 45-year-old former U.S. Marine who served in Afghanistan with the Nevada Air National Guard.
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Tuesday Morning Political Mix: The GOP's Very Bad Poll Day

Republicans wake up to a slew of polls showing the damage they sustained in the eyes of the American public during the recent partial government shutdown and default crisis
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Trains Running Again In San Francisco As BART Strike Ends

A late-night deal has ended a walkout that began on Friday. Workers had objected to management's effort to change work and safety rules. The two sides also disagreed on pay.
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Women Break New Ground In Marine Infantry Training

Female Marines have been training for the past month at Camp Lejeune, trying to make it through infantry training. They've got a month to go, including a 12-mile hike with a heavy pack. They're the first ones ever to handle the training, part of an effort to integrate women into combat positions by 2016.
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World War II Veteran Honored Decades Later

World War II veteran Phillip Coon received three medals Monday night in a quiet ceremony at Tulsa International Airport.
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Some Worry About Marijuana's Effect On Colo. Ski Tourism

Colorado ski towns are gearing up to sell recreational marijuana this winter during ski season. Resort towns overwhelmingly support legalization and say they don't see it hurting the state's multibillion-dollar tourism business. But there are those who worry pot shops will keep families away and hurt the bottom line.
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Transit Strike Ends In San Francisco Bay Area

A deal was announced late Monday ending the four-day strike that had stranded riders of Bay Area Rapid Transit. BART management called the deal a good one for union members while allowing for new infrastructure spending on the rail system in the future. This was the second strike to hit BART this year alone.
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Grocery Workers To Stay On The Job In Seattle Area

Grocery workers in the Seattle metro area have reached a deal with their employers to avert a strike. Proposed cuts to health insurance were a big reason they almost walked out.
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Seattle Suburb Considers Setting $15 'Living Wage'

The tiny Seattle suburb of SeaTac, home to the airport of the same name, is the latest front in the battle for "living wage" ordinances. On this fall's ballot is a measure mandating a $15 an hour floor for large hospitality and transportation companies. $15 is higher than the base wage in neighboring suburbs, but the heart of economic activity in SeaTac is the international airport — and that's not about to move.

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