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Gulf Coast Legislative Council to host National Flood Insurance Protection Summit
The Gulf Coast Legislative Council (GCLC) announced plans to host a Summit on the National Flood Insurance Protection program and the Biggert-Waters Flood Act on October 15, 2013 in Gulfport, Mississippi.
El Paso ISD staff could face cheating sanctions
Some current and ex-staffers of a West Texas school district recovering from a testing scandal could face sanctions imposed by state education officials.
Burger King launching lower-calorie french fry
Burger King wants people to feel less guilty about gobbling up its french fries.
2 men charged in mass shooting at Chicago park
Two men have been charged in a mass shooting at a Chicago park that wounded 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, but neither suspect is believed to have been a triggerman, according to police.
Obama opens UN talks with diplomatic opportunities
President Barack Obama opens meetings at the United Nations with diplomatic opportunities on three vexing issues: Iran's disputed nuclear program, Syria's chemical weapons use, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
US faces tough challenges to deliver aid in Syria
As the Syrian crisis rages and debate heats up over Syria's chemical weapons, U.S. officials are fighting a quieter battle: The delivery of nearly $1.3 billion in assistance in a war zone so chaotic that ambulances are used for target practice and aid is halted by armed men at random checkpoints.
Colorado evacuees return to find more heartbreak
The rains finally stopped, allowing many Colorado flood evacuees to return home to toppled houses and upended vehicles with the realization that rebuilding their lives will take months.
Mom charged in slayings of daughter, autistic son
A mother involved in a contentious custody case has been charged with killing her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter in California after a judge ordered them returned to their father in Georgia.
Contract worker behind Navy Yard shooting rampage
The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by one of the military's own: a defense contract employee and former Navy reservist who used a valid pass to get onto the installation and started firing inside a building, killing 12 people before he was slain in a gun battle with police.
Ingrid makes landfall on Mexico's coast, weakens
Ingrid has made landfall on Mexico's coast near La Pesca, weakening from a hurricane to a tropical storm.
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