Band of Brothers

Austin Rich speaks in a drawl that makes one think of the Deep South. His voice has a twang to it that matches the vocal notes found is parts of Texas or Georgia that masks his Muncie heritage. Rich takes pride in his heritage, and his family. On his wrist, crawling up part of his forearm is a tattoo of flames. And on his shoulder is a tattoo of a firefighter talking to his son while walking into heaven.



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75 attend Unity March

Despite rainy weather, students and staff joined together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by participating the annual Unity March.


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Miss Wisconsin wins Miss America pageant in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A 23-year-old beauty queen from Kenosha, Wis., won the Miss America pageant Saturday in Las Vegas after singing opera and strutting in a white bikini and black beaded evening gown.



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Indy tests its snow-removal plan for Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS — A light snowfall that blanketed Indianapolis gave the city a chance to test its snow-removal strategy for the Super Bowl — a plan intended to prevent a repeat of the traffic snarls that plagued last year's game in Dallas.


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Judge: John Edwards has serious heart condition

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a serious heart condition that will require a medical procedure next month and his illness limits his travel including for an upcoming court case over possible campaign violations, his doctor told a judge, who delayed the trial.



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Indiana Democrats: Voters should decide right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Democrats want voters to decide the fate of a right-to-work bill or else they'll continue stall tactics designed to derail the contentious legislation, the House minority leader said Friday.


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Get ready - winter is here

Thursday's dusting of snow, and the forecasted two to three inches by Friday morning, is just the beginning of the delayed season for winter weather.


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Study Abroad Fair offers alternative study

After going to school day in and day out, some students are looking for a little more excitement. Thankfully, Ball State offers a wide variety of options to study abroad.


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Van der Sloot pleads guilty to killing Peru woman

LIMA, Peru — Joran van der Sloot pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the 2010 murder of a young Peruvian woman he met at a Lima casino who was killed five years to the day after the unsolved disappearance in Aruba of an American teen in which he remains the main suspect.



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Iran sentences ex-Marine to death in CIA case

TEHRAN, Iran — A former U.S. Marine interpreter arrested while on a trip to visit his Iranian grandmothers has been sentenced to death as a CIA spy, state radio reported Monday, in a case likely to become a new flash point in the escalating tensions between Tehran's defiance over its nuclear program and Washington's efforts to impose more crippling sanctions.


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Top budget aide to Gov. Daniels steps down

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels' top budget official is stepping down after being part of the Indiana governor's administration since he took office seven years ago.






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