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Volunteers excavate Ohio Civil War island prison
Civil War history hides under a grassy field tucked amid barren trees on Johnson Island, a patch of land in Sandusky Bay where captured Confederate prisoners were confined 150 years ago.
Fort Hood shooter may have been mentally unstable
Unstable mental health may be a “fundamental, underlying cause” of a soldier’s shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left four people dead, though an argument with another service member likely preceded the attack, according to investigators.
The Web’s grumpiest cat has hit her terrible twos
Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit her terrible twos.
More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets
When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city’s more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.
Boom times Demand for rental units surging
These are good times for U.S. landlords. For many tenants, not so much.
Dying middle class
A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. It conjures images of self-sufficient people with stable jobs and pleasant homes working toward prosperity.
1 dead, 14 wounded in Ft. Hood shooting
One person was killed and 14 injured in a shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood, and officials at the base said the shooter is believed to be dead.
Russia says it’s pulling battalion away from Ukraine
Russia said Monday it was pulling a battalion of several hundred troops away from the Ukrainian border but kept tens of thousands in place, prompting a worried response from the Kiev government about what the U.S. warned was still a “tremendous buildup.”
Israeli police recover 11 ancient burial boxes
Israeli authorities on Monday unveiled 11 ancient burial boxes dating to around the time of Jesus, recovered by police during a midnight raid on suspected antiquities dealers.
GM recalls 1.3 million vehicles for power steering defect
General Motors Co. issued a new, separate recall Monday of more than 1.5 million cars for a steering defect, and the company now estimates the recent spate of recalls will cost it about $750 million.
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