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Ex-Big Brothers volunteer seeks to overturn sex abuse conviction

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The judge who heard the child sexual abuse case against a McHenry County Big Brothers volunteer should not have allowed testimony alleging the man committed inappropriate acts decades ago, his attorney argued Thursday in appellate court.  




Family of Ariz. gun instructor killed by 9-year-old ‘taking it hard’

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The devastated wife of the veteran gun instructor who was accidentally gunned down by a machine-gun-toting 9-year-old during a firearms lesson gone terribly wrong remained grief-stricken Thursday as she and her children struggled to comprehend the bizarre tragedy.  



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Call for more regulations after Ariz. Uzi death

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The accidental shooting death of the firing-range instructor in Arizona set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun. (Aug. 28)          




Paranoid meth-makers destroy Florida home after smoking drugs: police

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Three meth-smoking Floridians wrecked a home where they were making the drug after the trio hallucinated an attack from unknown outside forces, police said.  



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Now you can feel guilty about wearing sunscreen at the beach

a shared story    6 hours 19 minutes ago
A confession: I’m a little afraid of the sun. The UV spectrum and I have had some ugly run-ins in the past: Miss Lisa’s pool, 1996, summer camp soccer fields, 1999, and who could forget the Terrible Sun Rash Incident of 2004? There’s a reason...(more) 



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Mali rebel factions agree to end hostilities ahead of Sept talks

a shared story    7 hours 19 minutes ago
Representatives of two platforms of rebel groups from northern Mali agreed on Thursday in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou to end hostilities and present a united front for talks with the Malian government in Algeria in early September. In recent months, there has been fighting between the...(more) 



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Colombia court allows lesbian adoption

a shared story    7 hours 19 minutes ago
Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a lesbian woman could adopt her long-time partner's daughter, though the ruling does not apply to gay adoption in all circumstances. Ana Leiderman appealed to the court to let her partner, Veronica Botero, adopt her biological daughter after the Colombian...(more) 



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Good news — you can now buy makeup that supports gender equity! (Bear with us.)

a shared story    7 hours 19 minutes ago
Now that we’re well into the 21st century, here’s the status of women in the workplace: way, way better than 50 years ago, but still not great. Women still make, on average, 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. That gap has...(more) 




Okla. death row inmate died from drugs, not heart attack: autopsy

a shared story    8 hours 19 minutes ago
An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him,...(more) 



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Slain woman's family calls for 911 system changes

a shared story    8 hours 19 minutes ago
Kari Hunt was killed by her husband as their 9-year-old daughter watched, failing to get help via 911 because hotel phones require a person to first dial 9 for an outside line. Her family wants phone systems changed to allow direct-dialing of 911.          



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Russian columns enter Ukraine, Obama lays blame

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Top Ukrainian official says two columns of Russian tanks, military vehicles fired missiles at a border post then roll into the country as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled. President Barack Obama blames Russia for escalation of violence. (Aug          




Audio alleged to capture Michael Brown's death was taken at same time: company

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The audio capturing apparent gunshots was recorded on August 9 at 12:02 p.m. near where the 18-year-old was gunned down by a Missouri police officer, Glide, the company that recorded the audio, told CNN. That claim comes the same day a multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed...(more) 



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