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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

July 27, 2014

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Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.

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Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 11:00 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

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Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 11:00 pm

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.

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Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 11:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

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Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 11:00 pm

SACO, Maine (AP) — A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.

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Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 10:03 pm

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday.

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California governor to meet with Mexican president
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.

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US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

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APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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