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Man-Date: Putin and Medvedev Pump Iron, BBQ, Drink Tea

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 8:08am
The photos are reminiscent of previous photos showing Putin shirtless on a horse, flying a supersonic jet and hunting a tiger.









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Remnants of Deadly Erika Threaten Flash Floods

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 8:05am
Parts of the Southeast were braced for flooding Monday as the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika brought drenching downpours.









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Mount McKinley, America's Tallest Mountain, Renamed

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:58am
For more than a century, the continent's tallest mountain was named after the 25th U.S. president. Now, it's officially being changed it to Denali.









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Monday's Top 7 News Stories

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:56am
A presidential first and a wild night at the VMAs are among the headlines.









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40,000-Mile Yacht Race Pits 'Human Will Against Nature'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:45am
Around 700 sailors — including many amateurs — will face wild weather hazards during the year-long trip across the world's most treacherous seas.









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Poison Sprayed in Class? Dozens of Afghan Girls Fall Ill

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:45am
Nearly 1000 Afghan schoolgirls fell sick, prompting officials in the western city of Herat to investigate whether they were poisoned by militants.









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Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump Surge in New Iowa Poll

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:31am
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump — the two biggest anti-establishment candidates in the Democratic and Republican presidential primary fields, respectively — have seen their support surge, according to a new survey of voters likely to participate in the Iowa caucus.









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Teen Charged in Tennessee Triple Slaying

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:26am
Robert Seth Denton, 19, has been charged with fatally shooting two women and a man at a home in Bristol, Tennessee.









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Obama Seeks to Cement Climate Change Legacy

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 6:46am
The president's trip to the Alaskan Arctic — the first by a sitting president — is part of an increasingly forceful climate change policy push.









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Driver Takes Selfie, Crashes Into Tree: Cops

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:42am
Police in Maine issued a distracted driving summons to a man they say crashed into a tree while taking a "selfie" with his passengers.









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How the Truck Refugees Met Their End

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:09am
Forensic examiners in Vienna have performed autopsies on 16 of the 71 bodies, police said Sunday. Initial tests indicated they had suffocated.









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Planes Collide While Taxiing at Airport

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:46am
A minor collision between two airplanes Sunday night at Oakland International Airport damaged at least one wing tip.









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Family of Fallen Braves Fan: 'He Was Doing One of His Favorite Things'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:32am
"The night Greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things — watching the Braves," Gregory Murrey's family said in a statement.









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Colorful Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel Dies at 95

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 1:07am
Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, a Democrat and one of the most colorful and consequential governors in his state's history, dies at 95.









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Have the 'Booze Talk' By Age 9, Pediatricians' Group Advises

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:18am
Parents and doctors need to talk to kids about drinking before the children try their first sip, the main pediatricians' group says.









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Self-Help Pioneer Wayne Dyer Dies: Family

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:58pm
Dyer wrote "Your Erroneous Zones," a best-seller for 64 weeks, and claimed to have treated his own leukemia through remote "psychic surgery."









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Hundreds Turn Out to Honor Slain Texas Sheriff's Deputy

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:41pm
More than 1,000 people returned to a Texas, gas station Sunday night to honor the sheriff's deputy who was gunned down seemingly at random last week.









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Kanye for Pres in 2020? MTV VMA Winners and Highlights

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:30pm
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are full of fireworks as Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj bury their "Bad Blood" as Miley Cyrus' outfits entertain.









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Slasher Maestro Wes Craven Dies at 76

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 10:25pm
Craven, who haunted the nightmares of two generations of teenagers, was 76 and had brain cancer, his family and representative said.









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After Missing for 9 Days, Calif. Hiker Is Recovering

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 8:41pm
Miyuki Harwood, 62, was recovering Sunday in a Fresno hospital after she was found alive Saturday.









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