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  • USING MOTHER TONGUE MAKES FAMILY CONVERSATION DIFFICULT

    DEAR ABBY: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of…

    Dear Abby
  • Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

    WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to…

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  • Australia father charged with abusing surrogate twins, report says

    An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said Tuesday, the second case in as many months to ignite debate about commercial surrogacy.

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  • Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon

    Tlajomulco (Mexico) (AFP) - Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.

    AFP
  • How does a police department lose a Humvee?

    Among the issues that Obama is likely to find is that the program lacks oversight and accountability. Once Pentagon weapons reach the 8,000 police departments that participate in the program, many of them in tiny towns, the federal government has little control over them. The departments are not…

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    Trial to begin Tuesday in murder of Kelli O'Laughlin, 14

    Nearly three years after the murder of a 14 year-old girl in the southwest suburbs the trial of the man accused of killing her is finally set to get underway Tuesday.

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  • Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

    ERIE, Colo. (AP) — Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.

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  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

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  • 6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday

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    Tunnelling under London - the Crossrail project (26 photos)

    The £14.8 billion cross-London Crossrail scheme could be extended, British Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced. The extension would take high-speed train Crossrail services to Hertfordshire, he said. If the plan goes ahead, there will be Crossrail links, providing faster commuter…

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  • Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

    Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe on Monday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS. In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island's communist revolution also…

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  • Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

    Associated Press
  • Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him.

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  • Four members of suburban Chicago family found shot to death

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four members of a suburban Chicago family were found shot dead in their home, with one death ruled a suicide and the rest homicides, police and coroner officials said on Sunday. Local media said the victims were an elderly couple and their two severely…

    Reuters
  • Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victims

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day.

    Associated Press
  • Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.

    Associated Press
  • Los Zetas chieftain arrested near US-Mexico border

    A leader of the violent Los Zetas drug cartel has been arrested in the northwestern Mexican state of Tamaulipas bordering the United States, officials said on Sunday. Mario Alberto Arce Moreno, 31, was apprehended by federal and state police, who were able to make the arrest "without firing a…

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