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In Illinois, A Town That's Half-Destroyed But Filled With Hope 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:38:41 -0400 
    Half the assessed property value of Washington, Ill., was demolished by a tornado last November, but residents who lost everything else are eager to reclaim their hometown.

Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:35:00 -0400 
    News reports indicate the 15-year-old was hoping to eventually get to Somalia, where his mother lives. He crawled into the wheel well of a jet that flew from California to Hawaii.

In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:26 -0400 
    One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:03:00 -0400 
    One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:32:00 -0400 
    Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation? 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:31:59 -0400 
    Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.

Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:30:00 -0400 
    Archeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried forever under new construction.

Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:29:00 -0400 
    High unemployment, and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. With cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.

U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:11:00 -0400 
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:18:00 -0400 
    A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you."

Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tips 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:27:00 -0400 
    The court ruled that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices.

Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place' 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:17:00 -0400 
    On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.

Soldier Speaks Up A Decade After Pat Tillman's Friendly-Fire Death 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:02:00 -0400 
    Steven Elliott, one of the Rangers who mistakenly fired on Tillman's position, says he believed there were no "friendlies" in the area when he pulled the trigger.

Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:47:00 -0400 
    The faster people get treatment after suffering a stroke, the less likely they are to be permanently disabled or die. Speeding up hospital procedures helps, studies find. But cost is an issue, too.

Ex-Ranger Recalls The Friendly Fire That Killed Pat Tillman 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:16:00 -0400 
    Steven Elliott was one of the Army Rangers who accidentally fired on former NFL star Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, and he told his story recently on ESPN's Outside the Lines.
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In Illinois, A Town That's Half-Destroyed But Filled With Hope  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:38:41 -0400
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