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Co-Author Fred Burton on Benghazi “Under Fire”

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After the fall of Colonel Qaddafi, in 2011, Libya had become an al-Qaeda-inspired, if not al-Qaeda-led, training base and battleground. In the northeastern city of Benghazi, it was a le Carré urban landscape where loyalties changed sides with every sunset; there were murders, betrayals, and triple-crossing profits to be made in the post-revolution. The police were only as honest as their next bribe. The Untold Story of the…..

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Chirp changes: N.Y. study finds PCBs affect birdsong

ALBANY — A chickadee’s two-note song and a song sparrow’s trill can be subtly modified by low levels of PCBs, according to a study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE. The study compared the songs of birds from a stretch of the Hudson River contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls to those from an uncontaminated…

Ask Eric: When Is The Actual ‘Full’ Moon?

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Hi Eric – You mentioned last night that the moon was full…and Todd said the same thing this morning. All three of my calendars say it is actually tonight, the 19th. What’s up with that??? – Randi Whenever there’s great weather and a big, bright full moon to go along with it, it gets a…

Felger & Mazz: September 19, 2013

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play pause Hour 1 Felger and Massarotti Download Felger and Massarotti opened the day discussing running back Trent Richardson’s trade from the Cleveland Browns to the Indianapolis Colts. The Browns will receive the Colts 1st-round pick in the 2014 draft for the second-year running back. Is this a better trade for the Browns or the…

Residents Of SoHo Building Return After Evacuation

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Residents of a SoHo building have begun returning to their homes Thursday night after city officials evacuated it out of fears that it was structurally unsound. Some residents called 311 on Thursday afternoon when the building shaking, creeking and cracking, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported. They blamed the construction of a…

Puppy Euthanized After ‘Horrific Case Of Torture’

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BOSTON (CBS) – Quincy Police are calling on the public to find the person who abused a dog so severely she couldn’t be saved. August 31 the pit bull mix was found on Carrolls Lane near a playground in Quincy. Found with no name and no one to answer for the years of suffering she…

Super Seniors: Bev and Jim Lawson

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They work almost every day and rarely leave their place of business. But Bev and Jim Lawson wouldn’t have it any other way. They love their job and their community. They’re this week’s Super Seniors. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

After A Spectacular Week, Rain Returns

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Find Eric Fisher on Twitter and Facebook It’s one of those weeks where I could have come in on Monday, recorded a forecast, and let it run all week long. Just an unbelievable stretch of beautiful weather, as we can see when the tropics aren’t a factor in September. We’ve got a little more of…

Vt. researchers look for clues in concussions

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Researchers at UVM’s College of Medicine are trying to unlock some of the mystery behind concussions. They hope to discover methods for predicting which patients will suffer long-term impacts, and which will not. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

Go Daddy Acquires Waltham Company

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BOSTON (CBS) — The largest provider of domain names in the country is buying a Boston company that specializes in the domain name aftermarket. Go Daddy of Arizona is acquiring Afternic of Waltham for an undisclosed price. Afternic specializes in buying and selling domain names. Go Daddy CEO Blake Irving spoke with WBZ’s New England…

Long Island Elementary School Celebrates 90th Birthday

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Northern Parkway School’s 90th birthday Thursday was a celebration for the ages. Past and present students turned out for the festivities at the Uniondale, Long Island, elementary school, CBS 2′s Weijia Jiang reported. “It was built in 1923, and we’re celebrating because it’s still running,” fifth-grader Marina Jean-Baptiste said. Students at…

New Jersey Residents Cry Foul Over Smell Coming From Morris County Landfill

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ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey landfill that had been closed for decades has caused new trouble in an upper middle class neighborhood in New Jersey. Roxbury Township residents have begun protesting the pungent problem that they told CBS 2′s John Slattery they can smell from their homes. “Eyes burning, gagging, nauseousness, all…