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Army Challenges Older Recruits, and Vice Versa. The pace of over-35 enlistment in the Army jumped sharply in the first months of this year. Rising unemployment is a major reason, say Army officials, recruiters and training officers.

A Short-Term Fix for Transportation. With plans to adopt a $450 billion transportation bill hung up over the question of financing it, the Obama administration wants to delay the thorniest questions.

ArtsBeat: Curtains for 0August: Osage County0. The play, which opened in 2007, won the Pulitzer Prize for drama as well as the Tony Award for best new play.

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9,200 uncounted vials found at Army biodefense lab. HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- An inventory of deadly germs and toxins at an Army biodefense lab in Frederick found more than 9,200 vials of material that was unaccounted for in laboratory records, Fort Detrick officials said Wednesday....

Calif. girl and boyfriend arrested in mom's murder. EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- A 14-year-old girl and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday as suspects in the murder of the girl's mother, who was found stabbed in her northern California home, authorities said....

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