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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Frenchman Marc Kopp, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2001, traveled on horseback to reach the heliport where he took off to make his leap -- an exhausting process for the man who often uses a wheelchair. (10/27/2013)
The next state to legalize same-sex marriage may be Hawaii, where the state's Legislature will begin a special session on the issue Monday. The governor called the session so that lawmakers could consider the Marriage Equality Act, which would allow same-sex couples to wed. (10/27/2013)
Mandy Matula
Eden Prairie Police say they're received confirmation from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner that human remains found Saturday are those of Mandy Matula. (10/27/2013)
The resort has been in owner Bruce Kerfoot's family for more than eight decades. The 74-year-old says he has no one to pass the business on to. He and his wife hope to find a buyer who will pay an asking price of $6.7 million and be willing to preserve the resort's traditions.
A study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 9 in 10 workers who are age 50 or older say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their job. Older workers reported satisfaction regardless of gender, race, educational level, political ideology and income level.
Lou Reed epitomized New York City's artistic underbelly in the 1970s. Reed died Sunday morning on Long Island of complications from a liver transplant earlier this year, his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said.
In the 2009 stimulus, Congress increased the amount of money each household gets in food stamps. The temporary hike was intended to help those affected by the economic downturn. That hike expires Friday, Nov. 1.
Police are looking into the discovery of human remains found in a river park near Rice, Minnesota. They could be those of a 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman missing since May.
President Barack Obama has defended America's surveillance dragnet to leaders of Russia, Mexico, Brazil, France and Germany, but the international anger over the disclosures shows no signs of abating in the short run.
The hobby of building and flying drones has grown rapidly over the last few years, as technology has gotten cheaper and open source autopilot software has been smoothed out by thousands of users. With such rapid growth comes the growing pain that most nascent hobbies run into -- when to come up with rules.
New York City police pressed forward Sunday in investigating the deaths of four children and a 37-year-old woman who were stabbed at a Brooklyn residence, saying a person of interest had been taken into custody.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to allow freedom to a woman who received a life sentence when she was a teenager for killing her former pimp.
The gathering will help companies navigate the range of laws tied to gay and lesbian issues, said Selisse Berry, executive director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the San Francisco-based nonprofit sponsoring the conference.
Workers, executives, and human resources officers will convene this week in Minneapolis for a major conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in the workplace.

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