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Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency a departure

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears has begun her early retirement in Las Vegas with a show that looks strikingly like the eye-popping Cirque du Soleil productions found elsewhere on the Strip. The debut of Spears’ long-term casino gig Friday kept an audience of about 4,500 on their feet for ...

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Crews restore segregated railcar for museum

Associated Press   STERNS, Ky. (AP) — Work crews are putting the finishing touches on a restored Southern Railways “Jim Crow” car that will be moved to the Smithsonian. The Lexington Herald Leader (http://bit.ly/1aAGQlU) reports work by Wyoming-based Wasatch Railroad Contractors was done in a warehouse maintenance facility in southern ...

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Stock indexes hit milestones before slipping back

Associated Press   NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock market indexes are hitting major round-number milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 16,000 for the first time early Monday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose past 1,800, then dipped slightly. At midday, the Dow was up 40 points, or 0.3 ...

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Mystery graveyard emerges in man’s yard

BEN BENTON Chattanooga Times Free Press Associated Press NORMANDY, Tenn. (AP) — It was like a scene from a horror movie as Ricky Greene slipped his hand into the darkness under a concrete slab that had been pried up from his yard in Coffee County. Reaching into the space beneath, ...

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