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Hagel Says ISIS Threat 'Beyond Anything We've Seen'

33 min 31 sec ago
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. military involvement in Iraq isn't over because ISIS "clearly poses a long-term threat."






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The Race to Save James Foley: The Inside Story

54 min 16 sec ago
Last November, real, true contact was made – but the conversation was over almost as soon as it began.






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Robin Williams' Ashes Scattered Over San Francisco Bay

1 hour 55 min ago
Oscar winner and legendary comedian Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered over San Francisco Bay, his death certificate shows.






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Cop Was Taken to Hospital After Shooting Michael Brown

2 hours 29 min ago
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was taken to a hospital after he shot Michael Brown, a source told NBC News.






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Cop Was Taken to Hospital After Shooting Michael Brown

2 hours 31 min ago
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was taken to a hospital after he shot Michael Brown, a source told NBC News.






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Pope Francis Calls James Foley's Family

3 hours 9 min ago
Pope Francis called the family of James Foley, a Vatican spokesperson said






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Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

3 hours 31 min ago
A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.






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What Cured the American Ebola Patients?

3 hours 40 min ago
What cured Ebola patients Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly? Probably not the experimental drugs they got, doctors agree.






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Teen Gets 11 Years for Carving Swastika on Boy

3 hours 40 min ago
In a Portland courtroom Thursday, 16-year-old Blue Kalmbach told the victim in a barely audible voice that he was "very sincerely sorry."
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'Million-Dollar Question': Will Calm Last in Ferguson?

3 hours 49 min ago
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says continued improvement of the security situation prompted his withdrawal order.






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Hamas Admits to Kidnapping and Killing Israeli Teens

4 hours 8 min ago
A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June.
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'Thrilled to Be Alive': Ebola Patients Not Contagious

4 hours 25 min ago
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were was working with Christian aid organizations in West Africa when they were infected with Ebola.






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Robin Williams' Ashes Scattered Over San Francisco Bay

4 hours 36 min ago
Oscar winner and legendary comedian Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered over San Francisco Bay, his death certificate shows.
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Life Lessons From One of the World's Oldest Men

4 hours 40 min ago
Charlie White, who died at 109, was able to separate the things he could control from the things that he could not.
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Friend of Boston Marathon Suspect Pleads Guilty

4 hours 41 min ago
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.
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When Nature Reigned: 'Genesis' Recalls Earth as It Was

4 hours 44 min ago
Sebastião Salgado's new series of photos, opening in New York in September, attempts to show what the world looked like before humans transformed it.
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State Legislatures Move to Stomp Out Federal Gun Laws

4 hours 51 min ago
Nine states have adopted laws to curtail federal authority over firearms, relying on two constitutional arguments.






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British Militants Dubbed 'The Beatles' Brutalized Syria Hostages

5 hours 33 min ago
Three Islamist militants with British accents have been dubbed "The Beatles" by hostages taken in Syria.






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ISIS Demanded $132 Million for James Foley's Release

6 hours 58 min ago
The U.S. tried and failed to rescue Foley in 2012.






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Thousands Still Risk Torture For Helping U.S. in Vietnam

7 hours 4 min ago
The Vietnam War might seem like ancient history, but thousands still risk arrest and torture for helping the U.S.
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