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Donations Helping to Keep the Water Flowing in Detroit

Updated: 07/28/2014 - Detroit is now about halfway through its 15-day moratorium to shut off water to residents of the bankrupt city who cannot pay their bills. A group has emerged that is offering to help pay some of those unpaid water bills.

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Bipartisan Deal on Veterans' Health Care Costs at Least $15B

Posted: 07/28/2014 - A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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Deterrence a Goal and Challenge at Texas Border

Posted: 07/25/2014 - Texas border security surge aims to deter smuggling, but officials say hard to be everywhere at once. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger Department of Public Safety presence along the border.

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U.S.Regulators Issue 186 Mining Citations in June

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Regulators issue 186 citations during mining inspections in June. Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Co. LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Va.

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Air Algerie Plane Vanishes from Radar

Posted: 07/24/2014 - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials.

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iPhone 6 May Be Apple's Biggest Launch

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Citing anonymous sources, the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple asked its suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 to 80 million 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones by the end of the year.

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Beatles' George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed by Beetles

Posted: 07/22/2014 - A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatles' guitarist George Harrison has been killed — by beetles. Officials say the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation.

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Report: U.S. Kids May Have Stopped Getting Fatter

Posted: 07/22/2014 - The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report.

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FAA Tells U.S. Airlines Not to Fly to Tel Aviv

Posted: 07/22/2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel. The ban on flights is for 24 hours beginning at 12:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

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Israeli Soldier Missing as Gaza Fighting Continues

Posted: 07/22/2014 - An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday. The two week war has so far killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.

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VDOF Firefighters to Combat Wildfires in Central Oregon

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Twenty-two Virginia Department of Forestry full and part-time employees are headed to Oregon this week to help fight wildfires. VDOF’s wildland firefighting crew is expected to be deployed for 16 days.

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A Pay Raise 4 Times a Year?

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Some companies now think giving smaller raises more often will keep employees from leaving, The Wall Street Journal reports. They're dropping the model of one large increase a year, but it's not clear that the shift will produce a happier workforce.

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FDA Warns Against Pure Powdered Caffeine

Posted: 07/18/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal.

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FedEx Charged with Shipping for Illegal Web Pharmacies

Posted: 07/18/2014 - FedEx has been indicted for allegedly delivering prescription drugs and controlled substances on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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UPDATE: Pres. Obama Speaks About Downed Plane in Ukraine

Updated: 07/18/2014 - President Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

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