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Even Terrorists Have To Fill Out Expense Reports

A scathing performance review of an al-Qaida employee offers another reminder of how bureaucratic large, illicit organizations can be. News reports have shown that even drug traffickers keep receipts.
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Paterno Family Sues NCAA To Reverse Sandusky Sanctions

The family of late football coach Joe Paterno says it will file a lawsuit in Pennsylvania today, seeking the reversal of NCAA sanctions against Penn State that resulted from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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Select Senators Stall Budget Process

For years, literally, congressional Republicans called on the Democratically controlled Senate to pass a budget. They marked the days, reaching more than a thousand before the Senate finally did pass a budget earlier this year. Now Democrats are borrowing a page from the playbook, counting the days since the Senate passed a budget and demanding a conference committee.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann To Leave Congress

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota has announced she will not seek re-election next year. That's taken some of her constituents by surprise. They are wondering what's behind her decision not to campaign for a fifth term.
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Missing Senior Citizen Comes Home In Time For TV Deadline

Robert McDonough, 72, of Maine suffers from dementia and had not been seen for more than 14 hours. As a TV reporter prepared to go live, standing outside McDonough's home, an elderly man wandered into the camera shot.
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New Jersey Man Tries To Auction Off A Place In Heaven

There is no heaven on earth, at least not according to eBay. The site shut down an auction for a spot in heaven. The auction reached $100,000 before it was closed for violating a policy against selling "intangible things."
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Tornadoes, Severe Storms Again Forecast For U.S. Midsection

Another day brings more warnings for the nation's midsection. The National Weather Service says that from Texas up toward the Great Lakes there could be strong storms, hail and possibly tornadoes.
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Blackhawks Beat Wings, Will Meet Kings In NHL Conference Final

The Chicago Blackhawks were on the verge of elimination from the National Hockey League playoffs. But in overtime Wednesday night, they came back to beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series.

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