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US Considering Implications of Nuclear Decline

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants the next president to think about what nuclear middle-age and decline means for national security. Gates joins a growing debate about the reliability and future credibility of the American arsenal.

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Voting Begins Monday to Name Zoo Atlanta's Panda

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Zoo Atlanta is horning in on the voting season on Monday, Nov. 3 when it begins accepting votes to name the zoo's baby Panda. The voting will run through Dec. 3, when the panda will be 95 days old.

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5th Victim Dies after Fiery SUV Crash in Tennesee

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Authorities say a fifth person has died after a sports utility vehicle carrying high school cheerleaders collided with an oncoming car on a rural East Tennessee road.

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Troy Davis’ execution stayed

Updated: 10/28/2008 - A federal appellate court has stayed the execution of condemned murderer Troy Davis.

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Abstinence contest sinks

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A contest that would pay $10,000 to an engaged couple as long as they abstain from premarital sex hasn't gotten any takers.

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Davis Attorneys Press New Legal Appeal

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Troy Davis hasn't run out of legal options yet. The 40-year-old condemned man asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to stay his execution so his lawyers have more time to file a new round of appeals.

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US Foreclosure Filings Up 71 Percent in Third Quarter

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac Incorporated says in all, nearly 766,000 homes around the country received at least one foreclosure-related notice from July through September.

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People Nervous about Economy, But Expect It to Improve

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Despite experts' talk of recession, most expect the economy to generally be better and the stock market to be rising three months from now. But majorities also doubt unemployment will fall or home values will rise by then. People are split over whether their personal finances will improve.

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Experts: SC Learjet pilot should have taken off

Updated: 10/22/2008 - Aviation experts say the pilot of the Learjet that crashed while hurtling down a runway last month in South Carolina should have taken off rather than trying to stop the plane.

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New Interstate to the Grand Strand

Posted: 10/22/2008 - South Carolina is now clear to start buying land for a new interstate to the Grand Strand. The action clears the way for buying land for the interstate between I-95 and the North Carolina state line.

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Long lines at early voting sites in the South

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Unprecedented numbers of early voters in the South are prompting election officials to add equipment, extend schedules and find ways to make people comfortable as they wait to cast their ballots.

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Davis attorneys press new legal appeal

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Troy Davis hasn't run out of legal options yet. The 40-year-old condemned man asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to stay his execution so his lawyers have more time to file a new round of appeals.

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SCE&G gas rates to go down next month

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Gas customers of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. will see an almost 15 percent reduction in their rates next month.

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Standoff ends peacefully at SC hospital

Updated: 10/22/2008 - A standoff ended peacefully at a hospital in Conway Wednesday. A man was arrested after blocking the entrance to a hospital emergency room.

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Georgia Groups Seek to End New Voter Checks

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Voting rights groups are trying to stop Georgia elections officials from screening new voters by asking them to prove their identities and citizenship.

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Air Passenger Screening Program to Launch in 2009

Posted: 10/22/2008 - The government will screen passengers against terrorist watch lists before they board planes. The new program, called Secure Flight, is supposed to validate travelers' information so that there's less chance an individual could be mistaken for someone else on a terrorist watch list.

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