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Former Penn State President Launches 'Full-Throttle Defense'

Graham Spanier lost his job in the wake of the scandal over former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier says he never knew Sandusky was molesting young boys.
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No Parole For Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's Killer

The man who murdered the Beatle in 1980 has now been denied parole seven times. He's serving a sentence of 20 years to life.
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Kids Ditching Full-Sugar Soda For Diet Drinks, Just Like Mom And Dad

Since kids are drinking the same diet sodas their parents do, what does it mean for their health? If a diet soda is just an excuse to get a Big Mac, then it's probably not a healthy habit. Two health experts weigh in.
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From Politics To Pestilence: Everything Is Earlier

The seasons are showing up sooner, and girls are developing earlier. We get financial information earlier, and McDonald's just announced it's serving breakfast earlier. What effect will all this earliness ultimately have on our culture? It's too early to tell.
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SEAL's Book On Bin Laden Raid, Woodward Book On Obama Due Sept. 11

The SEAL's book claims to be an inside account of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. Woodward's book will focus on the efforts of the Obama administration and Congress to get the economy going.
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Isaac Could Be A Hurricane By Friday; Florida And GOP Convention Brace

The tropical storm is expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday and could be a hurricane by then. Its track then could take it over Florida and up toward Tampa, where tens of thousands are gathering to nominate Mitt Romney.

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Drought Assists Police With Marijuana Finds

Pot growers often leave an open space to grow marijuana in the middle of a cornfield. But as drought turns corn crops brown, marijuana remains a distinctive green. A trooper tells the News And Tribune the pot is easier to spot from the air.
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Backpacks For Kids In Punta Gorda, Fla.

The Yah Yahs deliver backpacks full of healthy, non-perishable, child-friendly food to schools for kids principals and school nurses say are likely to be hungry on weekends.

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