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'Vacancy of Power': Cheers as Burkina Faso Chief Quits

1 hour 10 min ago
Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation and called for a 90-day transition to "free and transparent" elections.






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Shazam for the Birds: New App Names That Tweet

1 hour 41 min ago
Can't tell the difference between a mistle thrush and a chaffinch, a parakeet and a pigeon? A mobile app is in the works that can identify bird songs.






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Relief: Poconos Breathe Easy as Eric Frein Manhunt Ends

1 hour 46 min ago
Halloween is back on in eastern Pennsylvania as besieged residence are able to breathe again.






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Captured Ambush Suspect Eric Frein Appears in Court

1 hour 55 min ago
Frein,31, was found hiding out in an abandoned hangar Thursday in the Pennsylvania woods, about seven weeks after allegedly killing a state trooper.
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Exhausted by Partisanship? The Candidates Hear You

1 hour 57 min ago
Candidates are trying to talk to voters exhausted by polarization and partisanship -- even if these same candidates have contributed to it.
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Ex-SEAL Probed Over Best-Selling Book on Bin Laden Raid

1 hour 59 min ago
A former member of SEAL Team Six who wrote a best-seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation.






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Halloween Trick: Bone-Chilling Weather Brings Shivers

2 hours 24 min ago
An arctic blast swept into the eastern U.S. Friday, bringing a deep chill to Halloween festivities from the Midwest to the East Coast.






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Maine Nurse Ordered to Stay Three Feet Away From People

2 hours 34 min ago
Kaci Hickox, who has tested negative for Ebola and has no symptoms, maintains that her rights are being violated.
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Giant Drill Bit Pierces Queens Subway Tunnel, Scrapes Train

2 hours 37 min ago
A giant drill bit being used in a construction project pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train.
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Captured Ambush Suspect Eric Frein Appears in Court

2 hours 43 min ago
Frein,31, was found hiding out in an abandoned hangar Thursday in the Pennsylvania woods, about seven weeks after allegedly killing a state trooper.






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Ax-Wielding Man Attacks Officer, Escapes Capture

2 hours 44 min ago
The assailant smashed an occupied patrol car in Washington, D.C., then got away after a struggle.
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Muslims Pray in Rain Outside Closed Jerusalem Mosque

2 hours 58 min ago
Muslims prayed on a rainy street in the Old City Friday as Israeli authorities continued to restrict access to the Al Aqsa mosque.






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'People Are Worried': Have Ebola Controversies Hurt the Fight?

3 hours 32 min ago
Some aid organizations say people are more hesitant to sign up.






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Party On! TODAY Takes On Classic 'SNL' for Halloween

3 hours 34 min ago
Live from Rockefeller Plaza, it's Saturday Night Live! TODAY hosts reveal their 2014 Halloween costumes.
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North Korea's Top Gun? Kim Tries Fighter Jet for Size

4 hours 5 min ago
Kim Jong Un took charge of a flight drill conducted by North Korea's air force Thursday and praised the pilots for demonstrating the "high art of aviation."
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Mourning Kids Sue Malaysia Airlines Over Missing Jet

4 hours 34 min ago
Two children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight MH370.
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Trick or Treat, or Shop 'Til You Drop?

4 hours 38 min ago
Halloween weekend is shaping up to be a big event for retailers—just not for the reason you might think.
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Friday's Top 6 News Stories

4 hours 42 min ago
From the showdown between Maine officials and a nurse over an Ebola quarantine to the Giants’ World Series win, see the stories we're following.






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Hanging Around: Daredevil Dangles From Tower for Hours

4 hours 54 min ago
A base jumper dangled 150 feet in the air after attempting to parachute off a communications tower in Missouri on Thursday.






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How Much Do We Spend on Halloween? It's Scary

5 hours 30 sec ago
Americans will spend an estimated $7.4 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations this year.
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