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Lucky Breakdown: Fans Take Stranded Dave Matthews To Show

The singer was stuck on Saturday when his bike suffered a flat tire. But he made it to the show in Hershey, Pa., on time when a couple who were headed to the concert recognized the cellphone-less star. They were rewarded with great seats, dinner backstage and a good story.
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Holder: Travyon Martin Killing 'Tragic, Unnecessary'

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to a prominent African-American sorority of the "tragic, unnecessary shooting death of Trayvon Martin" on Monday, saying the Justice Department is still investigating the matter. "We are resolved, as you are, to combat violence involving or directed at young people," he told members of Delta Sigma Theta in Washington, D.C.
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Doctors Heed Prescription For Computerized Records

Doctors are rushing to take advantage of federal incentives to computerize their offices. Even now, many physicians still rely on paper records for patients. While the digital approach offers some advantages, the cost and complexity of switching can be daunting.
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Rare American Chestnut Stands Tall In Northern New York

American chestnuts once made up a quarter of all the forest between Maine and Georgia. Animals depended on the tree for its fruit and humans used the wood. But at the beginning of the last century, a blight wiped out almost all of the chestnut trees. A few survive, including one specimen in upstate New York. The family that planted that tree 27 years ago enjoys its blooms each year at this time.
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Critics: Immigration Reform Takes Jobs Away From Black Workers

Opponents of the Senate immigration bill and its path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants rallied on Capitol Hill on Monday.
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Former Goldman Sachs Vice President Goes On Trial

Three years ago the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges against Goldman Sachs and one of its traders, Fabrice Tourre. They were charged with misleading investors over mortgage-backed securities. Goldman settled and agreed to pay $550 million. Tourre's trial began Monday in a Manhattan court room.
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President George H.W. Bush Honored At White House

"We are surely a kinder and gentler nation because of you," President Obama told the nation's 41st president. The occasion was a ceremony to present the 5,000th Points of Light Award.
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Did Social Media Help Ease Tensions After Zimmerman Verdict?

Protests of the George Zimmerman verdict remained largely peaceful this weekend, as social media continued to be the place to vent, bicker and debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin and its aftermath.
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Zimmerman Juror Signs With Book Agent

"Juror B37," a woman in her 50s from Seminole County, Fla., will explain why the panel had "no option" but to find George Zimmerman not guilty of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, her literary agent says.
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55 Customers Pay For Next Car's Order At Mass. Doughnut Shop

It was a doughnut domino effect as folks chose to "pay it forward" by paying for the car behind. At a Canadian shop more than 200 customers did the same thing. Is this becoming a trend?

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