The Two-Way
9:20 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Rappelling Work Begins At Washington Monument

At 555 feet above Washington, the work begins.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 27, 2011 3:03 pm

There's live video now from CNN and Washington's NBC-4 as work begins to have engineers rappel down the sides of the Washington Monument to inspect for damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake that shook much of the eastern U.S.

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The Salt
9:09 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Caffeinated Women May Be Fighting Depression With Every Cup

See that sparkle? It could be the caffeine
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For many of us, coffee is the first thought of the day. Just thinking about it gives us the buzz, the energy and the power to ask ourselves the next question, do I make it at home or shell out another $4 at the local Starbucks as I race to work?

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Shots - Health Blog
9:06 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Washington State Raises Bar For Parents To Skip Kids' Vaccinations

Saying no to vaccines is getting harder in Washington state.
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The vast majority of parents get their kids vaccinated, but a persistent minority decline to do so.

Their reasons vary: Some continue to worry about a link with autism even though research supporting a connection has been completely discredited. Others are concerned about side effects, or they say they don't believe that the diseases the vaccines prevent are really all that serious.

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The Two-Way
9:00 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Texas Turns Down Cook's Offer Of Free 'Last Meals'

Originally published on Tue September 27, 2011 4:42 pm

Last week the state of Texas said it would no longer let condemned prisoners order practically anything they want for their last meals before execution.

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Middle East
8:54 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Israel Approves 1,100 New Homes In East Jerusalem

Israel's government has given the final go-ahead for the construction of 1,100 new housing units in east Jerusalem.

The move is sure to heighten tensions, which are already high following a Palestinian move last week to seek U.N. membership.

Israel's Interior Ministry announced Tuesday that it had given the final approval for the new homes to be built in Gilo, a sprawling Israeli enclave in southeast Jerusalem. It said construction could begin after a mandatory 60-day period for public comment.

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-Local News
8:52 am
Tue September 27, 2011

One dead, another injured in alleged family dispute

LAMAR COUNTY - Jerry Lee Griffith has been identified as the man shot to death Sunday evening following an altercation with his stepson in northern Lamar County.

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-Local News
8:51 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Deadly wreck along rural Kaufman County road

KAUFMAN COUNTY - A Hunt County man was killed Monday night in a single vehicle wreck north of Terrell.

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-Local News
8:50 am
Tue September 27, 2011

No injuries, structure damage from 30 acre fire

BONHAM - Several homes were threatened in Bonham and residents evacuated after a grass fire broke out just before 3 p.m. Monday.

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-Local News
8:48 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Davila-Rodriguez now awaits February trial

GREENVILLE - Trial has been postponed for a Mexican national, alleged to have fired upon Greenville Police last summer, due to a lack of prospective jurors.

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The Two-Way
8:30 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Home Prices Edged Up In July, Report Says

A "sale pending" sign outside a home in Bath, Maine, in July.
Pat Wellenbach AP

Originally published on Tue September 27, 2011 8:52 am

July marked a fourth consecutive month of slight gains in home prices in its surveys covering major cities across the nation, researchers who put together the widely watched S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

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