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CHARLESTON (AP) — The rape of a 16-year-old girl by two football players in eastern Ohio – a case brought to light by social media — is being used by a federal prosecutor to educate athletes in West Virginia about being responsible when texting and making posts on the Internet. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld […]

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Fortune magazine’s annual listing ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Edward Jones debuts on this year’s list at No. 491, with more than $5 billion in revenue for 2012. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from […]

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The ongoing revelations of the National Security Agency’s large set of domestic surveillance programs – including the collection of telephone metadata, internet traffic, search requests, email, satellite communications, and domestic mail tracking – now present us with a defining issue. The outcome of the struggle over this issue will be defining for the course of […]

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I’d like to thank readers for the feedback I received regarding last week’s column. It is great to know that there is concern regarding the National Security Agency and its proper role. There certainly is a divergence of opinion as to whether Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor. While I hope that he […]

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Acts of kindness  alive and well    A few weeks ago I noticed a man feeding stray cats behind a grocery store. I went over and talked with him and thanked him for his kindness. He said he feeds them every morning. I was happy because there are so many homeless, stray cats here in […]

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A boost for babies
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Readers’ feedback delivers good news We heard from a number of Spirit readers in response to our recent column on how the U.S. Postal Service’s shift of distribution tasks from Martinsburg to Baltimore was affecting which day the latest edition of the paper arrived in subscribers’ mailboxes. And woo-hoo, much of the news is good! […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney who was arrested last week on federal charges of selling prescription narcotics had been under surveillance by law enforcement agencies for more than a year. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again […]

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Around the State

CHARLESTON — West Virginia has entered into a concealed handgun reciprocity agreement with Idaho. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey made the announcement Friday. Under the agreement, each state will honor a valid concealed carry permit issued by the other. Morrisey says West Virginia now has full reciprocity agreements with 25 states. Seven additional states […]

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