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$1M Rockwell painting missing from storage unit

October 9, 2013
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A Norman Rockwell painting valued at more than $1 million was stolen from a storage unit in New York, NYPD officials said. The 1939 painting, “Sport,” depicts a man in a rowboat wearing a yellow raincoat while smoking an inverted pipe to avoid the elements. It was discovered missing last month from Welpak Art...

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Boy, 9, who boarded plane without ticket reportedly stole car weeks ago

October 8, 2013
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A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy who flew to Las Vegas last week without a ticket had reportedly been investigated by child protection workers after he stole a car and sneaked into a water park without paying. Relatives of the unidentified boy who boarded a Delta...

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‘IT’S WASTEFUL’ New Air Force cargo planes fly straight into mothballs

October 7, 2013
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The Pentagon is sending $50 million cargo planes straight from the assembly line to mothballs because it has no use for them, yet it still hasn’t stopped ordering the aircraft, according to a report. A dozen nearly new Italian-built C-27J Spartans have been shipped...

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Chemical weapons inspectors begin destroying Syrian stockpile, official says

October 6, 2013
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BEIRUT –  International disarmament experts on Sunday began dismantling and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal and the equipment used to produce it, taking the first concrete step in their colossal task of eliminating the country’s chemical stockpile by mid-2014, an official said. The inspectors...

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City tells residents to nix ‘God Bless America’ signs

October 5, 2013
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Residents of a Florida city who have had “God Bless America” signs posted on their front lawns for months have been ordered by local officials to remove them. MyFoxTampaBay.com reports that the First Baptist Church of Bartow distributed some 300 signs to residents following...

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‘Hump Day’ phrase irritating some teachers in Conn.

October 4, 2013
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Students at a Connecticut elementary school have been irritating teachers because they imitate the Geico ‘Hump Day’ commercial featuring a camel that walks around an office and asks workers what day it is. Some students at the Vernon Center Middle School reportedly disregard what...

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Biker run down in road rage incident paralyzed- Prison doctor taped in road rage incident

October 3, 2013
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The biker who was run down by an SUV in New York City on Sunday suffered severe spine injuries and is permanently paralyzed, his wife told reporters. The wife of Edwin Mieses said he has no hope of ever walking again. “There’s no hope...

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‘FAR MORE DANGEROUS’ Think budget battle is bad? Wait until debt-ceiling fight

October 2, 2013
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‘FAR MORE DANGEROUS’  Think budget battle is bad? Wait until debt-ceiling fight

While the effects of the partial government suspension are starting to be felt, one thing’s for sure: The budget stalemate woes would pale in comparison to the fallout from an impasse over the debt ceiling.  The financial markets are already starting to get the...

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