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From Philippines To Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story

Spc. Bryan Maximo dreamed of being a soldier when he was a young boy in the Philippines and heard stories of his grandfather, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Maximo came to the U.S. and worked hard studying English. He wanted to become an infantryman. Last month, he suffered a concussion in an explosion in Afghanistan.
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Victim, Witness Testify In Sandusky Trial

Testimony continues in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach accused of abusing boys. Tuesday saw emotional and graphic testimony from a victim and a witness.
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Georgia Peanut Farmers Resist Farm Bill Changes

Farmers in the South are paying close attention to the debate in Washington over the farm bill. They're not so happy that farmers in the Midwest appear to be getting a better deal than they are.
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Fencing's Father-Son Duo Hones An Olympic Dream

When they travel to London to compete in this summer's Olympics, many elite athletes will be joined by family members. But for Alexander Massialas and his father, Greg, it's different. Both of them will represent the United States — one as a coach, and the other as an athlete.
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Ruling Could Help Break The Nuclear-Waste Logjam

The federal government promised almost 30 years ago to find a place to bury nuclear waste from power plants. It hasn't. So 70,000 tons of waste is piling up at power plants around the country, and a federal appeals court has told the government it needs to prove the temporary solution is truly safe.

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