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265 hours of watergate tapes released

The Nixon Library released 265 hours of Watergate tapes Thursday, according to CNN.

Most of the tapes have long been made public, but these White House recordings from Nixon's tenure in 1973 were only recently released.

Also released from the California library were 140,000 pages of documents, and 75 hours of recording. In addition to Watergate information, the tapes include discussions about a ceasefire in Vietnam, according to ABC News.

Canned chicken salad recalled

72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad was recalled due to the discovery of hard plastic inside some of the containers, according to CNN.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service released a statement Sunday saying the Suter Company recalled both the "Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run Chicken Salad Complete Lunch Kit" and the "Bumble Bee Chicken Salad with Crackers."

The packages in question were assembled between Aug. 14 and Aug. 28, according to Chicago Breaking News.

Johnson wins unheard of fifth straight cup

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson won his fifth straight Sprint Cup on Sunday, according to the AP.

Johnson became the first driver in NASCAR history to overcome a points deficit on the final day of the circuit and take down the cup, when he finished second Sunday.

Johnson overcame points deficits to former leader Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick in the Ford 400, which is the final race of the season, according to USA Today.

Medical marijuana approved in Arizona

A medical marijuana bill was passed in Arizona by 4,300 votes, according to CNN.

With all precincts reporting, proposition 203 had a 50.1% backing according to unofficial poll results.

14 other states and the District of Columbia have approved medical marijuana use.

Minnesota will likely propose its own version of a medical marijuana bill next session, according to the Minnesota Daily.

Over 1.6 million people voted, according to the Associated Press.

Two jockeys brawl after Breeder's cup

Two jockeys got in a shoving and shouting match after Friday's Breeder's Cup after a near collision, according to CNN.

World famous and noted closer Zenyatta fell just short of finishing her career with a perfect 20-0 mark, according to USA Today. As is typical, she started the race in the back of the pack and made a mad dash to the finish, ultimately falling just short.

During the race, one jockey cut another off as his horse nudged for position. Afterwards, the two exchanged heated words and sparred briefly before officials broke the two up.

Man arrested after bomb scare

A man was arrested in relation to a bomb scare at Denver International Airport, according to CNN.

He has been charged with interfering with public transportation when the flight had to be delayed for an hour while authorities searched his luggage.

He told authorities that he had a bomb in his bag and was reportedly upset after missing his connection flight, according to Short News.

U.S. congressman calls for Youtube removal

A congressman from New York has asked that the videos of known terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki be removed from Youtube, according to CNN.

Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, pleaded that the man dubbed "the 'bin-Laden of the Internet,' has been using YouTube to promote his extremist ideology and recruit a new generation of terrorists. I am asking that you remove all videos featuring Anwar al-Awlaki from your website and set up safeguards to prevent future videos of from being posted," in a letter to Chad Hurley, YouTube's chief executive.

This just two years after Michelle Bachman attacked Liberals for being "un-American" in a similar Youtube debacle.

Two dead in Arizona bus crash

Two people were killed and several other were injured when a bus rolled over in Kingman, Ariz. Sunday, according to CNN.

The single-vehicle accident involved the 11 passengers in the vehicle, according to the report.

The tour bus was leaving Las Vegas westward toward the Grand Canyon, according to Arizona-area Action News.

Moss traded to Vikings

Randy Moss was traded to his former team Thursday, according to ESPN.

The New England Patriots traded away the disgruntled star and a future seventh round draft pick for a third round pick.

"Who woulda ever thunk it?" the team's quarterback, Brett Favre, told ESPN.

The move was spurred in part by the team's lack of early season success, that some suggest can be attributed to No. 1 receiver Sidney Rice missing time with a hip injury, Pro Football Weekly reports.

PFT also said that the possible contract restructuring is further complicated with a move to Minnesota. Moss' contract is up at the end of this year.

The NFL and the Player's Association are currently at a stand still in the Collective Bargaining Agreement extension. The current CBA extends to the end of this year, and many people feel the two sides won't reach an agreement and the NFL will be forced into a lockout, ESPN reports.

Sick child delays plane

A sick child believed to have hand, foot and mouth disease caused a flight to remain grounded in Denver, Colorado, CNN reports.

The 23-month-old was reported sick and paramedics boarded Frontier flight 64 at Denver International Airport, Frontier spokesperson Lindsey Purves said.

The CDC asked passengers to fill out contract information, according to CNN.

The child's parents claimed he had a fever, and the 127 passengers were asked to remain on board until paramedics cleared the scene,

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