Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation and World Briefs

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Carter hospitalized for dehydration

Former president Jimmy Carter was taken to a hospital Thursday for dehydration while in Winnipeg, according to a news report. Carter, 92, was in Canada helping build a Habitat for Humanity home when he "collapsed," a volunteer told CBC News, triggering a rush of paramedics and firefighters to assist him. An ambulance took Carter to a hospital.

Missing New Jersey girl found dead * An 11-year-old girl from Keansburg, N.J., who was reported missing, was found dead near her apartment complex Thursday, and police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

Abbiegail Smith's body was found about 10:45 a.m., Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said. There was no immediate information available about suspects, and the investigation was ongoing.

Investment group buys Chicago Sun-Times * ST Acquisition Holdings, which includes a former Chicago alderman, has acquired the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader, a website and production studio. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The investment group, which includes Chicago-area unions, said the newspaper would operate independently.

Oil spills from Texas pipeline * Authorities say about 50,000 gallons of crude oil spilled after a contractor accidentally cut an underground pipeline in central Texas. A spokesman for Magellan Midstream Partners, Bruce Heine, said the contractor was conducting maintenance Thursday morning when he struck a fitting on the Longhorn pipeline system, causing the spill at the rural site near Bastrop, about 30 miles east of Austin. About 1,200 barrels of crude spilled. Magellan, of Tulsa, Okla., has shut off the pipeline, and cleanup has begun.

NAACP seeks removal of Confederate statue in Tennessee * A Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is urging officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general from in front of a county courthouse, echoing similar efforts throughout the South.

Elenora Woods, president of the NAACP's Chattanooga chapter, said Wednesday that the group will write letters to local leaders asking for the statue of Alexander P. …

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