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Day: September 4, 2012

Paul Ryan says Obama is worse than Carter

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times – WESTLAKE, Ohio — With Mitt Romney lying low on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan pounded President Barack

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Death toll seen soaring in Syria

By David Enders, McClatchy Newspapers – ANTAKYA, Turkey — The number of people killed in violence in Syria has skyrocketed since U.N. efforts to broker a peace agreement fell apart in June, with

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4 shot at family party

William Lee, Chicago Tribune – Four people, including an 11-year-old girl, were shot and wounded late Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a family party in the Pill Hill neighborhood on the

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Productive workers put brakes on hiring

Adam Belz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Americans have gotten so productive, they may have worked themselves out of 4.4 million jobs. It’s a paradox playing out across the country: Economic output has returned

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Seattle-area sniper apparently acted alone

The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — The sniper who opened fire in the woods northeast of Arlington, Wash., on Sunday, wounding one man and peppering vehicles with gunfire, apparently acted alone, according

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Questions linger for friends of slain salon owner

Naomi Nix, Chicago Tribune – Friends and family mourned after a 45-year-old mother and neighborhood beauty shop owner was killed early Sunday, apparently in her apartment building in Chicago’s Uptownneighborhood. Yolanda Holmes, of

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