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Hurricane Warnings Placed Along Coast as Storm Grows

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Arthur is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane by Thursday, according to The Weather Channel, and hit the coast the hardest late Thursday into Friday.

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Palestinian Father: Slain Son's Body Unrecognizable

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:53pm
East Jerusalem resident Hussein Abu Khader criticized police for responding too slowly to his report that his son Mohammed had been kidnapped.

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Case Closed: NTSB Refuses to Reopen TWA Crash Probe

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:50pm
The National Transportation Safety Board turned down a request from a group that believes the jet was shot down by a missile

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New Home: 1,000 Gain Citizenship at Braves Stadium

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:27pm
1,094 new citizens from 81 countries participated in a naturalization ceremony at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
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Unruly Passenger Forces American Airlines Flight to Divert

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:19pm
The plane bound for Dallas made an unscheduled landing after the passenger caused a disturbance on board, officials said.
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Feds Try to Scare Migrants Away From Border

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:45pm
The federal government is trying to change the message that Central Americans are getting about what awaits them if they journey to the U.S. border.

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'You Can't Wait': Tourist Towns Brace for Storm

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:30pm
The Outer Banks, which stretches from southeast Virginia Beach to North Carolina, is threatened to get hit by Tropical Storm Arthur.

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Thor's Hammer! Lightning Bolt Strikes New York City

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:52pm
Check out this video of a lightning bolt striking a building in New York City.
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Sending a Message: Both Sides Dig In Over Migrant Bus Unrest

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:48pm
The city is poised for another showdown as more immigrants could arrive as soon as Friday, after a transfer was called off Tuesday amid protests.
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'Disrespectful': Missouri Gov. Vetoes 72-Hour Abortion Wait

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:44pm
Gov. Jay Nixon called the bill, which would have extended a wait period for abortions from 24 hours to 72 hours, "disrespectful" to rape victims.
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U.S. Wants 'Enhanced' Security at Foreign Airports

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:19pm
The U.S. is rolling out "enhanced security measures" at airports overseas due terrorism concerns, officials said on Wednesday.

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Styx and Foreigner Tour Buses Catch Fire

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:14pm
Two tour buses belonging to two classic rock bands — Styx and Foreigner — caught fire this afternoon.
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U.S. Wants 'Enhanced' Security at Foreign Airports

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:42pm
A potential threat linked to extremists in Syria has prompted the U.S. to ramp up security at overseas airports with direct flights into the country.
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Growing Wildfire in California Forces Evacuations

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:40pm
A wildfire burning near the popular tourist area of Napa Valley, California, has devoured more than five square miles.
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NBC News Crew Caught in Middle of Clashes in Jerusalem

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:35pm
Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin and his team were caught in the crossfire in Jerusalem when Israeli forces fired at Palestinian protesters.
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How a Password Changed One Man's Life For The Better

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:30pm
Mauricio Estrella, an associate creative director in Shanghai, developed a unique way to create and remember passwords. He used a goal.
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Mothers on The Border: 'If We Don't Leave They Will Kill Us'

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:11pm
Some of the mothers who have crossed the border into the U.S. talk of why they made the dangerous and at times almost deadly crossing.

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Building Blocks: Who Will Make 2018 World Cup Team?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 5:49pm
Now that the U.S. soccer team is going home, let’s look forward to the 2018 World Cup.

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Tibetans Thrive at Heights Thanks to Extinct Cousins

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 5:24pm
Genetic mutations from an extinct human lineage help Tibetans and Sherpas live at high altitudes, researchers say.
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For Sale: Washington State's First Legal Pot Business

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 5:24pm
The first licensed legal marijuana business in Washington state is for sale to the highest bidder—and the bidding has begun.
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