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Imprisoned Joran Van Der Sloot Impregnates Girl

Updated: 10/08/2012 - A newspaper said Monday that Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch man who is serving a 28-year-sentence for murdering a young Peruvian woman, has impregnated a woman while imprisoned in Lima.

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Launched to Space Station

Fans Watching Liftoff

Updated: 10/08/2012 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA.

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Local Group Rescues 24 Trafficked African Children

Updated: 10/26/2012 - Bryan/College Station based non-profit Mercy Project just returned to Texas after having successfully rescued 24 trafficked children from a small fishing village in Ghana, Africa.

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Number of Rare Fungal Meningitis Cases Leaps to 91

Posted: 10/07/2012 - The number of people who have contracted fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroid injections soared to 91 on Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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Millions of Pints Later, Oktoberfest closes

Posted: 10/07/2012 - Munich's famed celebration of beer, the Oktoberfest, is drawing to a close after some 6.4 million visitors downed an estimated 6.9 million liter mugs of Bavarian brew - some 14.6 million pints.

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The Weekender: Keeping Busy on an Away Weekend

Posted: 10/05/2012 - This weekend, the Aggies are away to face Ole Miss in Oxford. For most of us, that means one glorious thing: a great freshman-sophomore exodus from Aggieland.

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Chick-fil-A Chief: 'We Support Biblical Families'

Posted: 10/04/2012 - Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy has voiced his support for "Biblical families" in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding gay marriage.

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Outbreak Spotlights Safety of Custom-Mixed Drugs

Posted: 10/04/2012 - Custom-mixed medicines like the steroid shots suspected in a meningitis outbreak have long been a source of concern, and their use is far wider than many people realize.

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A Small Glossary of Cromarty Dialect Phrases

Posted: 10/04/2012 - The last native speaker of the Cromarty dialect has died, taking with him a way of speaking unique to a small seaside town at the tip of Scotland's Black Isle.

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Report: Some Dietary Supplements Illegally Labeled

Posted: 10/03/2012 - Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims, government investigators warn in a new review of the $20 billion supplement industry.

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Two-Day Test Can Spot Gene Diseases in Newborns

Posted: 10/03/2012 - A new rapid way to decode the DNA of sick newborns may help doctors diagnose genetic diseases faster in their tiniest patients - in roughly two days instead of weeks.

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Report: Dead Voter List Heavy in Black Areas

Posted: 10/03/2012 - A newspaper analysis shows that people living in traditionally black Harris County neighborhoods received a disproportionate share of letters advising them that they were in danger of having their voter registration canceled because they were presumed dead.

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JetBlue: Free Flights for Disgruntled Voters

Posted: 10/03/2012 - In a marketing gimmick that piggybacks on next month's presidential election, JetBlue is offering a way for Americans to make good on threats to leave the country if "the other guy" wins.

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Rare Spider Halts Texas Road Project

Posted: 10/03/2012 - A $15 million San Antonio highway underpass project under construction since spring will have to be scrapped and completely redesigned after a rare spider was found on the construction site.

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Perry Calls for 4-Year Tuition Freeze for Freshmen

Updated: 10/02/2012 - Gov. Rick Perry has formally pitched a four-year tuition freeze for incoming college freshmen and renewed his call for bachelor's degrees costing as little as $10,000.

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