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Poverty Cops: America's Finest Struggle on Meager Salaries

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 6:05pm
Around the U.S., some police officers earn comfortable middle-class wages while others scrape by on poverty or near poverty pay.
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Bioethicist: 7 Reasons Ebola Quarantine Is Bad Idea

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:50pm
In the fight against Ebola some government officials in the U.S. are now managing fear, not the virus.
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'Confusing': School Shooter's Friends Hunt for Answers

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:09pm
Compounding the tragedy of the Marysville shooting is the fact that many in the small community are connected to both the attacker and the victims.

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More Latinos Are Graduating. What's Changed?

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 4:56pm
There are many reasons why Latino dropout rates have fallen drastically, experts say.

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Ukraine President Hails Support for Pro-West Plan

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 4:52pm
Poroshenko thanked voters for backing a "democratic, reformist, pro-Ukrainian and pro-European majority."

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Officer Shared Nude Photos of Arrested Women: Documents

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 4:02pm
A California Highway Patrol officer is suspected of taking photos taken from cellphones of women arrested on DUI charges, court documents say.
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New Home Test Could Help Fight Colon Cancer

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:42pm
Starting Monday, people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a home test that doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

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Kim Jong Un Inspects Hello Kitty Set at Orphanage

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:40pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toured the Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage and took a special interest in a Hello Kitty place setting.

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Neighbor Allegedly Shot 13-Year-Old Nine Times for Mocking Burglary

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:09pm
The person of interest was enraged after his house was broken into, and allegedly shot a teen who got into a "verbal altercation" with him.

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Raw Video: Thousands of Lanterns Light Up Thai Sky

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 2:56pm
Thousands of lanterns are released into the night over a Buddhist center in Chiang Mai. The event is part of the Yi Peng festival.
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Hazing Trial to Start for Four Marching Band Members

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 1:40pm
The trial is scheduled to start Monday on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter, almost three years after a drum major was beaten on a bus.

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Toronto Police Drill for Disaster After Deadly Attack

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 1:22pm
About 100 police, firefighters and other emergency workers held a disaster-response drill in downtown Toronto's deserted financial district on Sunday.

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Sweet! Special Cocoa Drink May Reverse Memory Loss

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 1:20pm
A concentrated cocoa drink seems to help middle-aged people ace memory tests, researchers reported on Sunday.
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Local Fighters Help Push Back ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:35pm
Meanwhile, the U.S. military conducted five airstrikes in Syrian and 12 in Iraq on Saturday and Sunday.

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Polls Show Neck-and-Neck Senate Races in Key States

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:29pm
Races in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas and North Carolina are neck-and-neck, though GOP candidates have momentum.

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Midterm Countdown: GOP Advantage Solidifies, Poll Shows

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:41am
According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll, a majority of likely voters say they would like to see Capitol Hill controlled by Republicans.

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