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12:01am

Wed April 20, 2011
Around the Nation

Indie Truckers: Keep Big Brother Out Of My Cab

Terry Button is a fifth-generation farmer from upstate New York who also works as a long-distance trucker, hauling hay and produce up and down the East Coast.

He's proud of his truck and likes it just the way it is. Inside, the cab is homey and low-tech, with a bed behind the two seats and a CB radio. There's no cruise control and no GPS telling him where to go.

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5:07pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Religion

Beyond Bunnies: The Real Meaning Of Easter Season

This is the season of high holy days: Passover, Pascua, Holy Friday and Easter Sunday. For many Christians, the ritual of this Easter weekend will be punctuated by bursting pink and yellow dresses on little girls, and magnificent hats on their mothers and grandmothers. There will be Easter baskets filled with chocolate eggs and plush bunnies.

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6:38pm

Wed April 13, 2011
The Two-Way

First Guilty Plea In Mine Disaster Criminal Probe

A former foreman for Massey Energy has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the federal criminal investigation of last year's deadly coal mine disaster in West Virginia.

Thomas Harrah, 45, admits in a plea agreement (see below) to faking the foreman's credentials he used at the Upper Big Branch mine and then lying about it to federal agents.

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7:48am

Sat April 9, 2011
Mine Safety In America

Questions Remain Year After W. Va. Mine Explosion

One year ago tonight, mine rescuers discovered the remains of the last four missing coal miners deep inside Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.

There had been hope that the four had made it to refuge chambers and were still alive. Optimistic rescuers carried four sets of breathing apparatus with them, hoping they would be used to bring the miners safely to the surface. The bodies of 25 other miners were found four days earlier.

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6:57am

Tue April 5, 2011
Strange News

Population Of Lost Springs, Wyo., Surges To Four

A new highway sign in Lost Springs, Wyo., reveals a demographic shift. Drivers on Route 20 will notice the town's population seems to have quadrupled — from one person to four. Residents told the Casper Star-Tribune that the original sign — reading "POP 1" — was actually inaccurate. When it was put up, there were a full five people living there. So Lost Springs is actually living up to its name.

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