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Meijer Gardens reports busiest summer in its 20-year history

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan says it had its busiest summer season for attendance in its 20-year history. Read more

Peak cinema: 'Everest' kicks off Venice Film Festival

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke lead the cast but the mountain is the star of "Everest," a high-altitude thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. Read more

Self-published sensation is acquired by Penguin Random House

A Swedish psychologist's self-published picture book about a sleep-deprived rabbit has been acquired by Penguin Random House after becoming a word-of-mouth sensation. Read more

US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security

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U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal. Read more

Festival of laughter in western Michigan set for 6th season

An annual festival of laughter in western Michigan is set for its sixth season. Read more

Chicago protests featured in photo exhibit at Roosevelt U

Roosevelt University will present a photo exhibit this fall featuring images of protest movements in Chicago from the 1940s to the 1970s. Read more

California man recounts tackling gunman on Paris-bound train

France Train Attacks Americans

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One of three Americans who foiled an attack on a Paris-bound train said he and his friends did whatever they could to disarm the gunman. Read more

Documentary to educate Tennesseans on emergency planning

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Public Television Council are teaming up to educate Tennesseans on emergency planning. Read more

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

More Tenn. lawmakers come out against gas tax hike in 2016 Read more

Jets' Maccagnan goes from behind scenes to sudden celebrity

Jets Maccagnan the Celebrity Football

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The shouts from the stands kind of caught Mike Maccagnan off-guard. Read more

Tuesday Sports In Brief

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Today in History

Today is Thursday, September 3, the 246th day of 2015. There are 119 days left in the year. Read more

Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church receive ACM Honors

Country star Luke Bryan may have one of the most popular albums in the country, but Loretta Lynn made his day when she gave him a kiss. Read more

'Concussion' director says no compromises were made for NFL

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A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film "Concussion" is already sparking controversy. Read more

Serena faces No. 110 Bertens at US Open in Slam pursuit

Serena Williams swung through her service motion with no ball to hit. Read more

Man faces mandatory life sentence for fatal home invasion

A former MTV reality show contestant is facing a mandatory life sentence for a fatal South Florida home invasion. Read more

Biden to appear on Colbert's 'Late Show'

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Vice President Joe Biden will be among Stephen Colbert's inaugural guests on "The Late Show." Read more

Oversight group approves Capitol restoration guidelines

The date for the start of construction on the planned restoration of the Wyoming Capitol continues to move back as a new project manager takes stock of the work ahead. Read more

Facebook post costs newly hired Neb stadium announcer job

A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced. Read more

CBS to stream some regular-season NFL games for 1st time

CBS will stream some regular-season NFL games online for the first time. Read more

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