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  1. 2 convicted in 1983 North Carolina murder are freed after DNA tests

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    LUMBERTON, N.C. — Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly repudiated and said were coerced, two mentally disabled half-brothers were declared innocent and ordered to be released Tuesday by a Robeson County …

    Henry McCollum soaks in the applause Tuesday at a courtroom in Lumberton, N.C., after a judge overturned his conviction.
  2. Uzi 'too much' for girl who accidentally shot instructor, report says

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    When the police arrived, the shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi last week was still breathing, lying on the ground and moaning as a colleague tried to stanch the bleeding from a bullet wound to his head, according to a police report released on Tuesday.

  3. White Sox 6, Twins 3, 10 innings

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    White Sox 6, Twins 3

    10 innings

    MINNEAPOLIS — Tyler Flowers' first career multihomer game lifted the White Sox. Dayan Viciedo broke a tie at 3 in the 10th with a solo homer off reliever Lester Oliveros. Flowers later hit his second two-run shot of the night.

  4. Cubs 7, Brewers 1

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    Cubs 7, Brewers 1

    CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings and the Cubs handed the Brewers their seventh straight loss, tying their worst skid of the season. Since owning a 21/2-game NL Central lead Aug. 19, Milwaukee has lost 10 of 12.

  5. Astros 8, Angels 3

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    Astros 8, Angels 3

    HOUSTON — Jose Altuve had four hits for the second straight night and Brad Peacock pitched 61/3 solid innings for the Astros. Altuve became the first Astro to accomplish that feat since Lance Berkman did so in May 2008. Altuve's homer in the third was his sixth straight plate appearance …

    Times/BayNews9/Graham Center poll: Rick Scott 41%, Charlie Crist 36%

    Republican Gov. Rick Scott has opened up a 5-point lead over Democratic rival Charlie Crist as a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/UF Bob Graham Center poll finds Florida voters mostly optimistic about the state's economic direction but decidedly sour on their gubernatorial choices....

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    Fox sends out seriously ill-timed 'Sleepy Hollow' release

    A firm's plan to drum up interest in the show’s Sept. 16 digital, Blu-ray and DVD release turned into a PR nightmare for the network....

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    USF wanted to be like UF and FSU

    No "major" football school in America has had a steeper decline in student attendance over the last five years than USF. After I posted that the other day, I heard on Facebook from Michael Sokolove, who way back in 2002 wrote a piece for the New York Times Magazine called Football Is A Sucker's Game. What struck me reading it is how much it's somehow simultaneously dated, prescient and evergreen....

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