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1 student shot, another in custody at N.C. school

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina High School on Tuesday morning just minutes before classes began, authorities said.

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Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

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O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt.

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Sculpture honors Indiana state song composer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A bronze sculpture honoring the composer of Indiana's state song is now in place at a park near his Terre Haute boyhood home.

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Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault.

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Steamship wreck from 1926 found in Lake Ontario

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) — The wreck of a 253-foot British-built steamship that sank off Lake Ontario's western New York shore after colliding with another vessel nearly 90 years ago has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Tuesday.

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Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

A member of security with a weapon walks along the interior of the perimeter fence on White House North Lawn along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Indiana casinos want wagering, admission taxes cut

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A legislative committee is weighing requests from Indiana casino operators for cuts to the state's wagering and riverboat admission taxes as they try to stem the loss of gamblers to competitors in neighboring states.

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How ‘moos and oinks’ drive NWI’s economy

SCHERERVILLE | The next Lake County Advancement Committee monthly luncheon meeting focuses on how modern livestock production continues to influence Northwest Indiana’s economy.

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Emanuel to city agencies: Up minimum wage to $13

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the city's sister agencies to pay all contractor and subcontractor employees a minimum wage of $13 an hour.

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Text-to-911 now available on all Indiana campuses

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Students, faculty and visitors to Indiana's college campuses can now send text messages to 911 dispatchers during emergencies if they're unable to speak to those dispatchers.

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O'Hare, Midway airports nearing normal capacity

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt.

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Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghanis as they take over responsibility for the country'…

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Chesterton store scammed out of $500

CHESTERTON | A Chesterton grocery store was scammed out of nearly $500 by a quick change artist on Saturday.

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Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Rock Island residents have started the recovery process after a weekend fire ripped through the heart of downtown, destroying or damaging eight buildings in the western Illinois city.

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Obama welcomes signing of Afghan security pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the signing of a security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan marks a "historic day" in the partnership between the two countries.

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Additions that make the yard a winter hangout too

As fun as summer at the lake is, Sue Vanderwiel and family also make the most of their Apple River, Illinois, vacation home in the winter. That's when "it is much quieter, and we can just hang out, play games and chill, literally and figuratively."

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US stocks edge higher in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors set aside worries about the protests in Hong Kong.

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot from Richard Gasquet of France during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot from Richard Gasquet of France during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot from Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot from Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Nadal dominates in return at China Open

Hair flies as Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during her match against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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