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Blue Bell to cut salaries and 37 percent of workforce

Blue Bell Creameries said it would lay off about 750 full-time and 700 part-time employees, nearly a month after the ice cream maker voluntarily recalled all its products and stopped production due to bacterial contamination.

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George Zimmerman shot in face during road rage incident

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, suffered a minor wound in a road-rage shooting incident on Monday.

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Blue Bell recalls all products over Listeria

Blue Bell Creameries announced on Monday a voluntary recall of all its ice cream and frozen treat products from store shelves due to continuing problems with the Listeria bacteria.

Baby food recalled over fear of glass contamination

Federal food inspectors have announced the recall of 1,920 pounds of sweet potato and chicken baby food made by Beech-Nut Nutrition, saying it may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.

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Ex-Gator, NFL star Aaron Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sen. Johnny Isakson argues for trade promotion authority passage

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for March 8, 2015.

Feds want Gwinnett to repay Georgia some funds from assistance grant

Audit says state officials made mistake, overpaid the county

Federal auditors say Gwinnett County should repay $871,129 state overpaid for public assistance after 2009 floods.

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US military Twitter account hijacked by ISIS supporters

The Twitter feed for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East was hacked on Monday by people claiming sympathy to the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids.

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Paul Revere, Sam Adams 220-year-old time capsule opened | PHOTO GALLERY

Brass box contained coins, newspaper articles, documents and other artifacts from 1795

Items from the brass box, which includes a piece of silver engraved with the signatures of Paul Revere and sam Adams, will be on display at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts before being returned to the state house cornerstone.

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ESPN anchor Stuart Scott dies of cancer at 49

Stuart Scott, one of ESPN's best-known "SportsCenter" anchors, has died at 49 after battling cancer for several years, the sports programmer announced Sunday.

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Keurig recalls more than 7 million brewing machines

Keurig said it would recall about 7.2 million hot beverage-brewing machines that could overheat and cause injury by spraying hot liquids on users.

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Musician Joe Cocker dead at 70

Joe Cocker, the British singer who had numerous hits in the 1970s and '80s including a barrel-throated rendition of "With a Little Help From My Friends," has died.

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Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell shot and killed; arrest made

Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.

U.S. adds 321,000 jobs in Nov., most in nearly 3 years

A burst of U.S. hiring in November — the most in nearly three years — added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.