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In Killing New York Gunman, Police Also Shot Bystanders

New York City's police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, says the nine bystanders wounded in Friday's deadly shooting of a gunman were actually struck by fragments or police bullets. The gunman was killed.
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Art Of Mentoring In Minneapolis, Minn.

Mentoring Peace Through Art paints local businesses with murals.
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Storm Forces Republicans To Cancel Monday Convention Events

GOP officials abruptly scrapped the first day of their national convention in Tampa, Fla., because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

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On A Quest To Roll Out The Bourbon Barrel And Fill It With Hot Sauce

Finding a good-sized, inexpensive barrel, previously used to age bourbon, is not so easy, as a hot sauce maker on the hunt found out. But they can be found, and when they are, these barrels experience a remarkable afterlife.
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Handlebar Help In Rochester, N.Y.

R Community Bikes repairs and gives away bikes to people in need.
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For A Craftsman, Shining Shoes Offers Ties To Home

Travelers who stop for a shoeshine at Getnet Marsha's booth at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport are in for a quality shoeshine — and an interesting story. Marsha came to the U.S. as a political refugee 20 years ago, but he continues to find ways to make a difference back home.
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Veteran N.C. Political Strategists See Obama Path To Winning Tar Heel State

President Obama and Mitt Romney are both vying for the traditionally red state of North Carolina. While some Republicans see no way Obama can win, two political strategists with long careers in the state, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, say Obama has a very good chance of repeating his 2008 upset in the state.

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