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Flags at Half Staff to Honor Korean War Veterans on 60th Anniversary of Armistice Day

Flags should be flying at half staff today in Indiana to honor Korean War Veterans for the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.  The good news, obviously, is that the peace between North and South Korea has lasted this long.  The bad news is that the entire conflict was never truly settled.  In addition, there are still nearly 8,000 United States soldiers that are listed as missing in action.

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A ground squirrel in Florida was infected with the bacteria that causes the plague.
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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, And Michelle Knight Say “Thank You” In YouTube Video

Ariel Castro is pleading not guilty to multiple charges for the kidnapping and raping of three women in Cleveland. In the meantime, his alleged victims, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight are taking to YouTube to thank the public for its support and respect for their privacy.

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Indiana Woman Becomes the Voice of OnStar Navigation

If you need of directions, you just might be getting a little Hoosier hospitality the next time you use your navigation system.

That’s because General Motors has begun phasing in 48-year-old Diane Williamson of New Albany, Indiana as the new voice for the popular OnStar navigation and safety feature that can be found in many of GM's automobiles.

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Indiana Man Invents ‘Quick Escape’ to Save Lives

It was the tragedy of the attacks of 9/11 that inspired an Indiana resident to invent a contraption that he hopes will save lives.

Tony Smith says he was sitting in his home in Montgomery County watching the disaster unfold at the Twin Towers in New York City.

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MLB Players have Major League Problem

As many as twenty Major League Baseball players face long suspensions in what ESPN is calling potentially “the worst drug abuse case in the history of baseball.”

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Debate Over Drone Killings Drones On

The Attorney General of the United States says President Obama has the right to use unmanned aircraft (drones) to kill Americans on U.S. soil.

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BREAKING: Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder

UPDATED 3:00 p.m. ET: Former New England Patriots tight Aaron Hernandez end has been charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, as well as other weapons-related crimes.

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Nik Wallenda’s “Grand Canyon” Tightrope Walk Not Exactly What It Seemed

Sunday night TV, don't even get me started! I think the only reason I knew about Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon that aired on the Discovery Channel was through Twitter. I'm not afraid of heights, yet I've never flown on an airplane

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California Elementary School Hosts Toy Gun Exchange – Is There An Agenda Here?

One day, when I went to pick up my daughter from the babysitter, I saw two neighborhood boys outside playing with toy guns. I heard a disturbing, "Bam, I shot you and you're dead now!" Are elementary-age children so desensitized to guns and killing that they play shoot-em-up? Of course, I'm sure even my dad played 'Cops and Robbers' or 'Cowboys and Indians' with the same toy guns way back before violence on TV or video games and the likelihood of these kids ever turning into psychopathic killers is slim but it still was disturbing to me

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