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Ugly Christmas Tree Will Be Replaced In Pennsylvania Town

By Eyder Peralta on November 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Unlike Charlie Brown, the residents of Reading didn’t see beauty in a 50-foot spruce with few branches and an unseemly shape.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

By L. Carol Ritchie on November 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 23, 2014 at 2:05 pm

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

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Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday

By Bill Chappell on November 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: November 23, 2014 at 8:04 am

A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown’s family is calling for calm.

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UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

By Bill Chappell on November 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: November 23, 2014 at 8:03 am

In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.

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Tiny Texas Town Sees School’s Record-Setting Football Season End

By Bill Chappell on November 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: November 23, 2014 at 8:03 am

The 29 players on Booker High School’s football team include two cousins who became the state’s all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season.

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Highway Bandits Steal Blood Believed To Contain Ebola Virus

By Bill Chappell on November 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 11:06 am

A roadway robbery in Guinea resulted in an alarming haul this week, as thieves made off with cash, personal items — and a batch of Red Cross blood samples.

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Diplomats Look To Solve Iran’s Nuclear Issue As Deadline Nears

By Bill Chappell on November 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: November 23, 2014 at 8:03 am

More diplomats are joining the discussions this weekend, hoping to broker a deal to ease years of disputes over Iran’s nuclear program.

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Buffalo Blizzard Brings Odd NFL Game: Free, And Far From Home

By Bill Chappell on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Monday night’s game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets is being played in Michigan, and tickets are being given away at no charge. Some Bills players began their trips on snowmobiles.

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House Panel Finds ‘No Intelligence Failure’ Before Benghazi Attack

By Bill Chappell on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA “ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and … bravely assisted the State Department” on Sept. 11, 2012.

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Poo Power: New British Bus Runs On Human Waste

By Bill Chappell on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 23, 2014 at 8:03 am

Touting the use of renewable energy, the Bath Bus Company says the Bio-Bus runs cleaner than a bus powered by a traditional diesel engine.

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