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5:01 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela Dies At Age 95

South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Jacob Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son."

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12:52 am
Sun December 1, 2013

'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash

Actor Paul Walker in March.
Joel Ryan AP

Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.

Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.

A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.

"We ... are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news," the statement said.

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New York News
8:11 am
Sat November 30, 2013

New York Prison Bosses Faulted For Vehicle Use

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New York's inspector general says the state corrections department improperly permitted 64 prison superintendents and 16 other staff to use state cars essentially for commuting.

Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says the investigation, which The Associated Press first reported almost two years ago, has been completed and corrections officials now return cars to the agency vehicle pool instead of assigning them to top staff.

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Europe
7:29 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize

Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.

While it's hard to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, it's possible to foresee movements over periods of three years or longer, the academy said.

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New York News
8:12 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords To Visit Saratoga Gun Show

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a gun show in upstate New York. It'll be the first one she has visited since she was shot.

She plans to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York.

Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, a former combat pilot and astronaut, will tour the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman .

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New England News
4:47 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Victims' Parents Join Panel on Newtown Memorial

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Four parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are among the people chosen for a commission that will decide how to memorialize the victims.

Twelve people were sworn in Monday evening as members of the commission that will evaluate whether, how and where a permanent memorial should be built. The town has received many proposals but the process is expected to take several years.

A gunman killed 20 children and six women inside the school on December 14.

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New England News
6:17 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Yale Professor Wins Nobel Prize

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University professor says that learning he won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine was like an "out of body experience."

James Rothman is one of three researchers to win the prize for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells.

Rothman said work on the project recognized Monday began in 1978.

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New England News
9:13 am
Sat September 21, 2013

North Adams Man Charged With Murder Of 84-Year-Old Woman

A 41-year-old North Adams man has been charged with murder in the death of an elderly woman found slain in her home.

Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless said Friday night that David Delratez was arrested on murder and car theft charges in the death of 84-year-old Ellen DePaoli.

Delratez was arrested Thursday in Bennington, Vt., driving DePaoli's car. He appeared in court there Friday on a Massachusetts fugitive warrant for probation violation in a prior assault. He agreed to come back to Massachusetts and was formally charged with DePaoli's death on his return.

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Breaking
1:59 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Obama To Seek Congressional Approval For Strike On Syria

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President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.

But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force.

He says congressional leadership plans to hold a debate and a vote as soon as Congress comes back in September.

Obama says he has the authority to act on his own, but believes it is important for the country to have a debate.

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WAMC News
3:54 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Report: Kennedy Nominated For Japan Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan on Wednesday.

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