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Elusive Llamas Run Their Way to Social Media Stardom

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:26am
The llamas managed to evade police for about an hour before their run for freedom finally came to an end. KPNX's Tram Mai reports
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Candidate for Governor Dies of Apparent Suicide

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:04am
Tom Schweich, who had recently announced plans to seek the GOP nomination for governor, is believed to have shot himself at his St. Louis home.

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Housekeeper Kidnapped, Burned, Beaten, Police Say

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:28pm
A New York couple allegedly kidnapped and tortured their housekeeper inside their home when they thought she was stealing from them.

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'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, But Not in Chimps

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:56pm
A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of neurons found in a key brain region.

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Three Arrested in California Sex Slavery Case

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:33pm
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said a 22-year-old woman was held captive and raped for weeks before she escaped last week.

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Injured Student Stays in School... as a Robot

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:37pm
A student in Mercer County, Pennsylvania is using a robot to attend high school while he recovers from injuries suffered in a car accident. WFMJ's Derek Steyer reports.
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$37 U.S. Package Labeled 'Art Craft' is Picasso Stolen in Paris

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:30pm
The feds plan to return "La Coiffeuse," which is worth millions, to France.

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Ouch! Watch Some of the Best Zingers From CPAC

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:28pm
Everyone from Sarah Palin to Ted Cruz had harsh words for Hillary Clinton and President Obama.
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Why Naming Jihadi John Could End His 'Super-Villain' Status

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:37pm
Experts said putting the ISIS executioner's name in the public domain could actually weaken ISIS propaganda and might even help track him down.

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Naomi Campbell 'Sorry' for Grabbing Camera in Havana

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:06pm
The supermodel angrily confronted a camera operator and demanded he stop filming her outside a Havana hotel Thursday.

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Man in Norfolk Questioned in Connection to NYC ISIS Plot

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:45pm
He was arrested on immigration charges, not terrorism, but he is being questioned for any links to a plan by three NYC men to wage jihad for ISIS.
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Priceless Iraqi Artifacts Destroyed by ISIS

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:13pm
ISIS fighters are destroying symbols of pre-Islamic culture, including artifacts from the Assyrian Empire that are over 2,000 years old.
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Jihadi John Deserves 'Bullet Between the Eyes': Victim

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:42pm
The daughter of an ISIS hostage slain by 'Jihadi John' said she was happy to learn the identity of the militant, but it would be nicer if he was dead.
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The Conservative Case for Legalizing Marijuana

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:23pm
American conservatives haven't always opposed legalizing pot.

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The Senate, a Snowball and a Climate Change Skeptic

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:13pm
Sen. Jim Inhofe used a snowball on the floor of the Senate as a prop to demonstrate his skepticism of human contributions to climate change.

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Someone Stole Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars Dress

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:04pm
The all-pearl dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday was reported stolen.

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New HPV Vaccine Will Prevent More Cancer: Panel

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:02pm
Children and young adults should get Merck's new HPV vaccine to prevent various forms of cancer, including cervical cancer, federal advisers say.
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How Facebook Is Trying to Prevent Suicides

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:08pm
People struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm often drop hints of those thoughts to friends in conversation, in emails — even on Facebook.

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Bin Laden Confidant Convicted in 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:07pm
The trial featured tales of al-Qaeda in its infancy, when it plotted attacks that eventually got the attention of investigators a world away.
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Video Purports to Show ISIS Smashing Ancient Artifacts

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:55pm
The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in northern Iraq.
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