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Posted: 2:18 PM - The difference between life and death for a troubled soul who jumps over the tall yellow bridge that spans Tampa Bay can rest in the hands of a group of students on the Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team.

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  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
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  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed....
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  • Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon
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  • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results
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