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Billionaires Have Doubled Since the Financial Crisis

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:45am
Hundreds of millions of people live in abject poverty, while the super-rich amass wealth they may never be able to spend, new study says.
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Alleged Would-Be Assassin Slain by Israeli Cops

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:42am
Jerusalem was on high alert after the attempted assassination of an Israeli activist followed by the fatal shooting of the Palestinian suspect.

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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:42am
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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Nurse Steps Outside, Vows to Fight Ebola Quarantine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:41am
Kaci Hickox, the nurse who returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa, said she will fight Maine officials seeking a mandatory quarantine order.

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Mob Sets Parliament Ablaze in Burkina Faso: Reuters

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:15am
Thousands of protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament on Thursday and set fire to the building, witnesses told Reuters.

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This Taxi Will Take You Home at Over 200 MPH

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:09am
Daniel Wolfs drives the fastest taxi in Germany, a Mercedes MC 660 Loaded that can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour.

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NATO Sees 'Unusual' Spike in Russian Military Flights

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:17am
NATO said it has conducted more than 100 intercepts of Russian aircraft so far this year — "about three times more" than it conducted in 2013.

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Did Race Play a Role in Sayreville Hazing Case?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:53am
Some in Sayreville, N.J., are wondering: would seven white teens have been so swiftly arrested and charged with assault and sexual abuse?

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Husband, 71, Fatally Shoots Would-Be Robber

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:25am
A 71-year-old man fatally shot a would-be robber who knocked down his wife and tried to steal her necklace in a grocery store parking lot, police say.

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Washington Tribe Reports Threats After School Shooting

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:22am
"Many of our kids are fearful to return to school," the Tulalip Tribes said after a member of the tribes shot five friends, killing two of them.

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Mother Bear, Three Cubs Shot Dead Near Airport Runway

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:15am
A family of black bears was shot and killed near a Pennsylvania airport because they posed a threat to incoming flights and customers, officials say.

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Dynasty: Giants Win Third World Series in Five Years

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:12am
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner came out of the bullpen after four innings and, on two days rest, absolutely dazzled in Game 7 of the World Series.

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World Series Mayhem: One Person Shot in Giants Party

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:20am
One person was shot in as San Francisco burst into celebrations following the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory, police said.

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True State of Afghan Military Kept Secret: Report

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:29am
A U.S. government watchdog is "deeply troubled" by the allied military's decision to classify the summary of its report on Afghan forces.
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Poison Likely Killed Utah Family of Five: Police

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:38pm
The five people were all found last month in the same room with cups next to their bodies in Springville, Utah.

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Pilot Dies in Military Jet Crash in California

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:39pm
The small single-seat jet crashed just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, near Point Mugu in Ventura County.

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100 Feet Away: National Guard Called as Lava Nears Homes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:38pm
Lava from the Kilauea volcano flow inched to within 100 feet of a home in the Hawaiian town of Pahoa on Wednesday, civil defense officials said.
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