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Confederate Flag Supporters In Georgia Indicted On Terrorism Charges 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 19:17:00 -0400 
    The indictment stems from a July incident in which a group of white men in Confederate flag-adorned pickup trucks verbally clashed with black partygoers. Some of the confrontation was caught on video.

Giants' Daniel Fells Could Lose His Foot Due To MRSA Infection 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:46:21 -0400 
    The New York Giants dedicated their Sunday night win over the San Francisco 49ers to Fells, who is in the hospital suffering from a MRSA infection.

The Lessons Learned From A Scholar's Incendiary Tweets 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    A debate over academic freedom of speech sparked in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

School A Welcome Escape From Reality For Calif. Area Ravaged By Fire 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:26:00 -0400 
    The Valley Fire leveled hundreds of homes and businesses in the small community of Middletown, Calif. School is helping students and educators alike make it through the recovery process together.

For Joe Lieberman, Solutions To Political Ills Don't Involve Labels 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:04:49 -0400 
    The former senator discusses the New Hampshire Problem Solver Convention, as well as his work with No Labels to end what the group calls a hyperpartisan atmosphere in politics.

To Warn Teens, Milwaukee Officials Put A Fake Jail On The Road 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:04:49 -0400 
    In Milwaukee, an enclosure called the "cell on wheels" is making the rounds at street festivals. Teens can climb in to get a feel for what it would be like to spend time behind bars.

Authorities Plan A Tribute To MLK Above 'Confederate Mount Rushmore' 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:04:49 -0400 
    Georgia officials plan to build a bell tower atop Stone Mountain as a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It'll stand above carvings of several Confederate war heroes. Opponents call the move insulting.

In Kansas, A Bid To Scrub Some Incomplete Registrations From Voter Rolls 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:04:00 -0400 
    Registering to vote in Kansas requires proof of U.S. citizenship. This requirement has produced a large list of would-be voters. Now, one official wants that list purged — and a fight has followed.

Candidates Address Convention For Those Disappointed With Partisan Divide 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:04:00 -0400 
    The Problem Solver Convention, held by the group No Labels, gathered in Manchester, N.H., on Monday. Eight presidential hopefuls, including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, headlined the convention. Republicans, Democrats and independents turned out partly to express their frustration, and to see who might manage to fix political dysfunction.

As Cybercrime Proliferates, So Does Demand For Insurance Against It 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:04:00 -0400 
    Companies are clamoring for coverage against losses due to hackers. But insurance firms are being selective: The risk involved isn't well understood — and the crimes themselves are evolving rapidly.

Governor, Large Crowds Cheer Students Returning To Oregon College 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:18:00 -0400 
    A mass shooting came on the first week of classes at Umpqua Community College; this past weekend, families and loved ones held memorial services and funerals for many of the victims.

Suspended, Eligible, Benched: Dodgers' Utley Sits Out Game 3, Mets Win 13-7 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:50:00 -0400 
    Utley appealed a two-game suspension handed down by MLB for a slide that broke Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's leg. Though Utley is eligible to play during the appeal, he's not in the starting lineup.

Koch Political Network Expanding 'Grassroots' Organizing 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:09:00 -0400 
    The groups funded by the Koch brothers have run lots of TV ads, but now they're making a big community-organizing push. They have the money to do it, too, vowing to spend almost $1 billion for 2016.

If It Were A Movie, 'Oregon Pot' Would Be No. 4 At The Box Office 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:53:00 -0400 
    If legal marijuana were a movie, the $11 million that's estimated to have been spent during Oregon's first week of sales would place it fourth on the latest list of U.S. weekend box-office receipts.

LISTEN: 7 Blast-From-The-Past Clinton And Sanders Debate Moments 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:54:00 -0400 
    Both candidates have said they are running positive campaigns, but that could change in this week's debate. In the past, they have shown a willingness to turn tough on their opponents.
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