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Monday's Top 7 News Stories

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 8:29am
A deadly biker brawl and the fight for Ramadi are among our top stories.







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Baby Boom: This 'Baby Powder' Was Really Bomb Chemical

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 8:26am
The Afghan intelligence agency said the large quantity of potassium chlorate — a key component in bomb making — was hidden in 384 cans of baby powder.







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Security Expert Says He Took Control of Airplane From Seat

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 8:18am
A computer security expert told the FBI he hacked into a plane's computer system and briefly took over the controls, causing it to pitch sideways.







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Will Ireland Be First Country to Vote for Gay Marriage?

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 8:15am
Ireland will become the first country in the world to vote on same sex marriage Friday in a referendum.







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Nine Dead as Bikers Unleash Chaos at Texas Sports Bar

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 8:11am
A brawl-turned-shootout between rival biker gangs left nine people dead and 18 injured outside of a crowded sports bar in Waco, Texas.







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Help Wanted: Global Companies Face Talent Shortage

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 7:56am
More than one-third of employers around the world are experiencing difficulty filling job positions, a new survey shows.







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Gas Prices Up 22 Cents Over Past Three Weeks

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 7:38am
The average price per gallon, which has now jumped 35 cents since April 10, is the highest seen by the survey since late November.







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Marine Killed When Chopper Goes Down Over Hawaii

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 7:32am
A Marine was killed when a military helicopter carrying 22 people went down Sunday at Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii, the Marine Corps said.







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Husband Shoots Pal After Finding Him With Wife: Cops

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 7:22am
An angry husband fatally shot a friend after discovering him with his wife in their home in Chesapeake, Ohio,, police said.







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Bombing is Back: Airstrikes Resume as Yemen Truce Ends

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 6:32am
Air strikes by Saudi-led forces hit Houthi rebel positions in and around the southern Yemeni city of Aden overnight after a truce expired.







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Fiery Plane Crash Kills 1, Injures 3 in Nevada

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:30am
One person was killed, three other people were injured when a small plane crashed near Las Vegas.







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Fiery Plane Crash Kills 1, Injures 3 in Nevada

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:14am
One person was killed, three other people were injured when a small plane crashed near Las Vegas.







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Odor Triggers Evacuation at World Trade Center Memorial

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 4:30am
Sightseers were cleared from the World Trade Center Memorial while hazardous material specialists investigated a strong odor at the site.







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'Mad Men' Ends But Memory Lives On In These Stocks

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:45am
After seven seasons delving into New York's advertising industry and American culture in the 1960s and 1970s, "Mad Men" aired its final episode.







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Extreme Athlete Dean Potter Dies in BASE Jumping Accident

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:04am
Extreme athlete Dean Potter and another man have died in a BASE jumping accident in Yosemite National Park, California, a park spokesman said Sunday.







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Bear Mauls, Buries Woman Alive in Forest

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:40am
A Russian woman was attacked and severely wounded by a bear that covered her in earth and leaves, possibly planning to come back and eat her later.







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Kerry: I'm Confident About Fight Against ISIS Despite Loss

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:55am
Kerry says that he's long said the fight against the terrorist group would be a long one.







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Taylor Swift Takes 8 Billboards While Kanye Gets Booed

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:36am
Swift won top Billboard 200 album for "1989" and top female artist at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. Rapper Kanye West got booed for his performance.







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Family Struggles to Get Amtrak Victim's Body Home to Italy

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 11:44pm
The family of Giuseppe Piras, who was killed in last week's Amtrak derailment, says they face a bureaucratic nightmare getting his body home to Italy.







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Nine Killed as Bikers Unleash 'Chaos' in Texas Restaurant

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 11:29pm
Nine people were killed in a biker shootout in Waco, Texas, police said Sunday.







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