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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

September 30, 2014

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Police hold evidence in UVa missing student case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night, on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

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Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police.

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Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations that she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival, which her lawyer called "an uncorroborated claim."

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Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top oil industry official says the oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil.

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways:

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Savvy Utah lawmaker leads GOP on Secret Service
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The night before Tuesday's congressional hearing on the White House break-in, bombshell news broke: The intruder had made it much farther into the executive mansion than previously known.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.

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Colorado high court considers pot firing case
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 3:04 pm

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

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