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Postal Worker Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Single Sick Day
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Postal Worker Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Single Sick Day

As the famous motto goes, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" stops dedicated postal workers. And as far as Deborah Ford is concerned, who retired from the USPS after more than four decades on the job without taking a single sick day, nothing else does either.

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Teacher In Hot Water After Facebook Photo Surfaces of Students With Mouths Duct-Taped Shut

It's a Facebook photo middle school math teacher Melissa Cairns wished she never posted. The snap, which has since been removed from her page, showed several of her students with duct tape over their mouth. "Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!," read the caption.

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Obamacare Equals Reduced Hours For Some Wendy’s Employees

Apparently they weren't empty threats.  When The Obama administration pushed for the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act, some of the nations largest employers said that the costs associated with the new mandate would force them into reducing hours, a cut-back on hiring, or worse

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Sandy Hook School Shooter Adam Lanza Wore EAR PLUGS During Massacre

Investigators in the Sandy Hook shootings have revealed that Adam Lanza, the kid who entered the school and began his shooting spree was found with ear plugs in his ears. One can speculate but there are more questions than answers. Here is was is bothering authorities.

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Source: Tyrone Warner via flickr
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Fiscal Cliff And Milk Prices; Deal Reached To Avert Prices Doubling

An update on a post from two weeks ago:  Congress has passed a deal to extend the 2008 Farm Bill that heads off rising milk prices in 2013.

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Hillary Clinton Hospitalized with Blood Clot

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 65, has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained a few weeks ago, according to an Associated Press report.

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President Bush Moved to Intensive Care Unit

Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved to the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital in Houston, due to a fever that is not responding to treatment.

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Gun Control Battle Results In Massive Ammo Sales; More Than Three Years Worth Sold In 72 Hours By Brownells

No matter which side of the gun-control issue you're on, the recent sales figures released by ammunition supplier Brownells is both staggering and telling.  The store has disclosed that in a recent 72 hour period, they sold more ammunition than they do in an average three year period.

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How Much Does It Cost To Make A Penny Or A Nickel? Congress Makes Plans As Production Costs Double

It seems silly and almost like it's the answer to a riddle:  How much does it cost to make a penny?  ...Or a nickel?  With production costs mounting, Congress is re-addressing the issue again - in hopes of finding a economical solution.

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Paul Simon Performs At Sandy Hook Teacher Victoria Soto’s Funeral

The often outspoken political activist, singer, songwriter Paul Simon paid tribute to the heroic deeds of Sandy Hook teacher Victoria Soto at her funeral on Wednesday.  The 27-year old Soto died protecting her first grade class from the gunman who ravaged the Sandy Hook School last week - by making sure they got into a closet before stepping in front of the gun that took her life

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One Town Shares The Agony Of The Newtown Tragedy More Than Any Other

Many messages have been shared on Facebook, Twitter, people sending video messages, and pictures to Newtown, but only one town can know the full extent of the emotions that the people and children are feeling. Dunblane, a small Scottish town that still bears the scars of Britain's worst school massacre in the school's gym.

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Junior Men’s and Women’s State Curling Championships Move To Duluth

The Minnesota Junior Men's and Women's Championships have been moved to Duluth, MN. The dates of the competition remain the same (Dec 27-30).

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