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Dominican death toll rises as 'Erika' reaches Hispaniola
UPDATE: Heavy rain and strong winds from Tropical Storm Erika began to bear down Friday on the Dominican Republic as authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica warned that the death to...
August 28, 2015 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast
An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.
August 28, 2015 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea
UPDATE: Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 peopl...
August 28, 2015 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teen gets more than 11 years for helping Islamic State
A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and for providing other aid to the militant group.
August 28, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier
Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water c...
August 28, 2015 11:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone
A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air.
August 28, 2015 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a boy! National Zoo's surviving newborn panda is male
The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son.
August 28, 2015 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Authorities: Man charged after dog tests positive for meth
A Jackson County man has been charged after authorities say his dog tested positive for methamphetamine.
August 28, 2015 08:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bush campaign raffling off ticket to Colbert debut
Jeb Bush isn't just going to be a guest on Stephen Colbert's late-night debut on CBS. He's turned it into a fundraising opportunity.
August 27, 2015 02:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study can't confirm results of many psychology experiments
A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results.
August 28, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message
In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.
August 28, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bodies of 71 migrants who died in truck taken to morgue
UPDATE: Death was in the air Friday, its stench overpowering as workers on Austria's border with Hungary unloaded the bodies of some of the 71 migrants who perished trapped in a truck they hoped wo...
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Gunman in TV killings remembered as 'professional victim'
Vester Flanagan constantly saw himself as the target in his conflicts with WDBJ-TV colleagues, leading his former boss to describe him as a "professional victim."
August 28, 2015 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina
Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on t...
August 28, 2015 11:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast
Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the western coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people t...
August 28, 2015 11:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and together
Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids' shoes. The 51-year-old is raisi...
August 28, 2015 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP's Walker promises to aggressively confront terrorism
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism."
August 28, 2015 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states
New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday — but only in some states.
August 28, 2015 08:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama says New Orleans is 'moving forward' after hurricane
UPDATE: President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow.
August 27, 2015 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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