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Panetta: Don't Leap To Conclusions About Gen. Allen

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been caught up in the scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus. But the Pentagon chief cautioned today that Allen may not have done anything inappropriate.
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Police Pick Up Car Thief Turned Delivery Man

A driver delivering for a Chinese restaurant left his car running while he ran in an order. He comes back and his car is gone. He called his boss who called the next customer on the route to apologize --- but they had their take out. The car thief made a few extra bucks. But at the next house, the cops were waiting.
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Airline Strips Cello Of Frequent Flyer Miles

For years, professional cello player Lynn Harrell has been buying an extra seat for his cello. The instrument has collected Dela Airlines SkyMiles. Now Delta says that's a violation of policy, and sent a letter terminating his frequent flyer membership. Harrell says he'll fly other airlines with a seatmate listed as Mr. Cello.
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Sandy Deals Powerful Blow To N.J. Housing Situation

Thousands of New Jersey residents remain displaced due to Superstorm Sandy which hit the Northeast more than two weeks ago. Finding temporary housing has proven to be a confusing and difficult process for many storm victims.
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Florida Marlins Trade Starters To Toronto Blue Jays

The Florida Marlins have dumped much of their starting line-up, engineering a huge trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The players include high-priced free agents the team pursued for its inaugural season in its new stadium.
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Army Prosecutors Outline Case In Afghan Massacre

In eight days of hearings, Army prosecutors in Washington State laid out the case against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales. He's the U.S. soldier charged with killing and wounding 23 Afghan civilians in a rampage this past March. Bales' pretrial hearing concluded Tuesday. Now the Army will decide whether the evidence supports a full court martial.
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Down Economy Injures Local Hospitals

The health care industry is one of the most reliable sources of new jobs in the country. And in cities that suffer from high unemployment, the local hospital is often the biggest employer still standing. But the downturn in the economy has left some hospitals in perilous financial shape. In Waterbury, Ct,, the biggest hospitals are going through a painful process of outsourcing and layoffs.

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