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6:35am

Wed October 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Lance Armstrong Stepping Down As Livestrong Chairman

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 2:43 pm

Lance Armstrong competes in the Rev3 Half Full Triathalon Sunday in Ellicott City, Md. Armstrong joined other cancer survivors in the event, which raised funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
Steve Ruark AP

Cyclist Lance Armstrong is stepping down from his role as chairman of the cancer-awareness charity Livestrong, the organization said in a press release today. (Update at 8:34 a.m. Separately, Nike dropped its sponsorship of Armstrong.)

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6:26am

Wed October 17, 2012

5:59am

Wed October 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Rare Earthquake Rattles New England

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 6:37 am

A map from the USGS. The yellow represents the areas that felt the earthquake the most.
USGS

A rare 4.0 magnitude earthquake rattled New England, last night. While some of our readers on the West Coast would barely even blink with such a shake, it caused confusion and consternation for many around the epicenter about 30 miles outside of Portland, Maine.

The Bangor Daily News reports that the largest earthquake to strike the region measured 5.1 and it happened in 1904.

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5:19pm

Tue October 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Federal Investigators Search Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 5:42 pm

"The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts on Tuesday said federal agents raided the New England Compounding Center, the pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people and sickened more than 200 others," Reuters writes.

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3:35pm

Tue October 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Court Reverses Conviction Of Bin Laden's Driver

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 5:01 pm

Salim Ahmed Hamdan, with his attorney, in a courtroom sketch from 2007.
Janet Hamlin AFP/Getty Images

Today's decision by a federal appeals court to overturn the conviction of a former driver for Osama bin Laden is unlikely to affect the high-profile cases against the accused architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks or other suspected terrorists who face multiple charges, NPR's Dina Temple-Raston said earlier on All Things Considered.

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