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The High Costs Of Colorado's High Water, By The Numbers

At least 8 people have died. About 19,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed. It's expected to cost about $500 million to rebuild damaged roads. Meanwhile, efforts continue to reach people stranded by washed-out highways.
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Navy Yard Shootings: No Second Gunman; Victims' IDs Emerge

Investigators say they're confident only one gunman was responsible for the deaths of 12 people and wounding of others. The man who authorities say carried out the attack, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, is also dead after a gun battle with police.
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Employee Gives School Principal Pot As A Gift

The head of a Rhode Island school was named Providence Principal of the Year. Police say an employee, Christopher Michael Sheehan, gave his boss a present to celebrate. He allegedly handed the principal a half-ounce of marijuana. Sheehan was arrested.
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Hawaiian Woman Complains Her Long Name Was Cut Off On IDs

Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele, who goes by Loke, complained to a Honolulu radio station that since her name was so long, it was always cut off on IDs. That led to issues with travel and police. Officials in Hawaii say the state is expanding the character limit of names on IDs.
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Fed Meeting Could Lead To Stimulus Reduction

Many economic analysts expect the Federal Reserve to announce the first reduction in its stimulus program on Wednesday. The Fed has been pumping money into the financial system by purchasing U.S. government bonds and mortgage-backed-securities.
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Rain Stops In Colorado But Devastation Remains

Air rescues have resumed in Colorado's Boulder and Larimer counties, sending a stream of evacuees to shelters around the region. Also, more federal resources are beginning to become available. Additionally, flooding is beginning to work its way into the plains of eastern Colorado.
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Floods Make Many Roads In Colorado Impassable

Portions of Bellview, Colo., are entirely cut off by flooding. Resident Mark Benjamin has been helping neighbors by rigging a zipline across floodwaters to transport supplies. He talks with Steve Inskeep about the condition of Bellview's roads — and what it will take to rebuild them.
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Financial Crisis Recovery Has Been Bumpy For Some

Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, President Obama is touting an economic comeback. But he says the country still has a long way to go to restore prosperity for the middle class. He warned Republicans in Congress not to impede the recovery by staging another showdown over the debt ceiling.
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Navy Yard Shooting Deadliest Rampage Since Fort Hood

A defense-industry employee used his pass to get into the Washington Navy Yard and went on a deadly shooting spree on Monday. The motive for the assault is not known at this time. Thirteen people were killed — including the gunman.
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Victims Of Navy Yard Shooting Are Being Identified

Officials have released the names of seven out of 12 people killed in the Washington Navy Yard shootings. Police say Aaron Alexis, a defense-industry employee, went on a shooting rampage Monday. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police.

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