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How Does A 107-Year-Old Die In A Police Shootout? Details Emerge

Monroe Isadore had been asked to move out of an Arkansas home and into an apartment, his roommate says. The roommate, Pauline Lewis, says the centenarian was very angry.
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Sailor Proposes To Girlfriend Among Flash Mob Dancers

Michael Turner wanted to propose to Jamie Story before he was deployed so he invited her to dinner in Virginia Beach, Va. According to the Virginian-Pilot, that's when the flash mob appeared. Turner arranged for 50 dancers to do synchronized steps on the street as he proposed. She said, "Yes."
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U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Presses For Strikes On Syria

As the White House begins a major public and private effort to rally support for U.S. military action in Syria, Steve Inskeep talks to Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is one of the architects of the White House policy on Syria.
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Congress Returns Facing Work Besides Syria Resolution

When Congress left on its August break five weeks ago, members knew they had a string of fiscal deadlines coming up upon their return — from the budget bill funding the government to a debt ceiling increase. The Syria debate has overshadowed all of that.
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Rep. Cole Weighs In On Syria Resolution

The White House is pursuing a major effort to persuade members of Congress to support a military strike in Syria. Estimates show the number of House members publicly against a strike near an outright majority. Renee Montagne talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma who is opposed to military action.
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Pentagon Prepares For Strikes On Syria

President Obama has asked Congress for the authority to attack, citing evidence that Syria's government used chemical weapons against its own people. Planners must tailor strikes that are not too aggressive to satisfy legislators who don't want the Syria crisis to escalate. But they must develop plans that would be robust enough to make a difference in the war to satisfy others.
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Trail Life USA, The 'Other' Boy Scouts Of America

A new faith-based boys group is taking shape, just three months after the Boy Scouts of America decided to change its membership policy to allow gay youth to join. The group, dubbed Trail Life USA, calls itself a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts, and says it will focus on adventure, character and leadership.
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Obama Presses Lawmakers For Authorization On Syria

President Obama ratchets up pressure on lawmakers to support his request for limited U.S. military strikes in Syria. He addresses the American public Tuesday night.
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Football Fan Dies At Candlestick Park

An unidentified man fell to his death Sunday during the San Francisco 49ers' home opener. Witnesses say the man appeared to be intoxicated. The same day, a railing collapsed at the Colts' game in Indianapolis, injuring two fans.
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Hired Hog Trapper Has Three Years To Clean Out Dallas

Feral hogs have been a growing problem in Texas for years now. The 300-pound animals contaminate the water and ruin the parks, so Dallas is bringing in Osvaldo Rojas to keep the city pig-free.

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