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1 hr ago | In These Times

Four Degrees of Literary Separation

With the 'free market' increasingly predatory toward poor and working poor people, seeking to turn poverty itself into a profit center, Jessica Gordon Nembhard's book couldn't be more timely.

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5 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

John D. Wright

Amherst Manor Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. He was born April 19, 1936 in Chester,West Virginia.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

BBC News

Crew tells of helicopter 'fireball'

A crew flying in front of a US helicopter brought down by geese over the English countryside have told how it disappeared into a "fireball".

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The Wichita Eagle

Textron now a stronger defense-work contender

Textron AirLand's new Scorpion, a tactile military jet, is now part of a suite of aircraft the company can offer for defense missions.

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National Public Radio

Sold! Harrier Jump Jet Bought At Auction

A 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 Jump Jet sold at the Silverstone Auctions Saturday for the equivalent of $179,611.

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Fox News

US Evacuates Embassy in Libya with F-16 Support

More than 100 U.S. State Department staff members including the Marine guards were evacuated safely Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Libya by convoy to Tunisia as Air Force F-16 fighters flew cover overhead.

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The Island Packet

Chaplin, Pridgen

Crystal Chaplin of St. Helena Island, S.C., and Morris Pridgen of Edgefield, S.C., were married July 12, 2014, at Ebenezer Baptist Church on St. Helena Island with Pastor Leonard Ritter Sr., officiating.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Wright brothers' mechanic gets recognition at Air Force museum

The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

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Martinsburg Journal

Thomas R. Creamer

Thomas Robert Creamer, affectionately known as Scrum, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Berkeley Medical Center.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Weirton Daily Times

Emelio Conchel

Born on February 16, 1932, in Weirton, WV, Emelio was the son of the late Joseph and Christine Lougi Conchel.

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Star-Telegram.com

Silver Star awarded to pararescue jumper from Watauga

After 10 years or so of performing reconnaissance missions in the Marines, Roger D. Sparks told his wife that he wanted to do something a little more family friendly, a job that would allow him to be home more.

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WLUK-TV Green Bay

The US Air Force Thunderbirds opposing solos fly mirror formation.

The Thunderbirds are expected to draw an unusually large crowd to eastern Wisconsin next weekend for the Navy jets' first full performance at the nation's largest convention of pilots.

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WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

Thunderbirds to perform at Wisconsin airshow

The Thunderbirds are expected to draw an unusually large crowd to eastern Wisconsin next weekend for the Navy jets' first full performance at the nation's largest convention of pilots.

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Aerotech News And Review

Raptors, Falcons fuel up in desert skies

Three U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash., during Red Flag 14-3, July 17, 2014, over the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Families can beat the heat at Water Follies

Friends Zackery Meed, right, 15 of Kennewick, and Chris Figgins, 14, of Richland, play video stimulators Friday in the U.S. Air Force trailer during the 2014 HARPO Columbia Cup.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily World

Vet's remains buried 62 years after plane crash

It seems a lifetime ago that Col. Eugene Smith was declared missing after the Air Force transport plane carrying him to his new command in Alaska went down in a violent storm.

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MassLive.com

C-5 Galaxy from Westover Air Reserve Base refuels over New England [photos, video]

An Air Force C-5 Galaxy from Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee hooks up with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the Maine Air National Guard for mid-air refueling training over New England.

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Aerotech News And Review

Air Force photograph by A1C Thomas Spangler

The sun sets behind a row of F-16 Fighting Falcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Matthews takes command of 919th SOG

The most decorated Air Force Reserve unit welcomed their new operations group leader in a ceremony here July 12. Col.

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The Star Press

Air Force chief gives his service top ethics marks

The Air Force's top officer gives his service top marks for personal behavior, saying he is "very happy with the ethical fabric of the United States Air Force," despite problems that include a cheating scandal at its nuclear missile sites and a general's drunken binge on an arms control mission.

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