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City Tries to Ban Border Kids. Civil Rights Groups Fight Back.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:21pm
The effort by a Texas city to keep immigrant children from being sheltered is being challenged as a Civil Rights violation.






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Killed or Captured? Israel Tries to ID Soldier

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:15pm
Hamas claims it captured the soldier, officially named on Tuesday as 21-year-old Sgt. Oron Shaul, but this has been flatly rejected by Israel.






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GOP Investigators: Lerner Hard Drive Was Only 'Scratched'

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:14pm
Lerner's hard drive is the most recent focus of the GOP investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the tax-exempt office of the IRS.
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Google Offers $1 Million for Smaller Power Inverter

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:12pm
Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers are sponsoring a contest to build a much smaller power inverter.
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China Meat Scandal Spreads to Starbucks, Burger King

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:56pm
A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King, and spread to McDonald's in Japan.
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Clippers CEO Due to Step Into Battle of Billionaires

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:49pm
The NBA banned Donald Sterling for life for making racist statements after the release of recorded conversations.






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Michigan Jail Ditches Trendy 'Orange' Uniforms

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:39pm
Sorry, stylistas: You won’t get your fashion fix by committing a crime in Saginaw County, Michigan, and landing yourself behind bars. Not anymore.






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Sleeping San Fran Man Dumped Into Recycling Truck

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:31pm
A man who fell asleep in a dumpster woke up in the back of a garbage truck. San Francisco firefighters had to rescue the man.






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Evicted: Residents Moved Out of World's Tallest Slum

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:30pm
The Tower of David, an abandoned building intended to be a bank center, has housed 3,000 Venezuelans since 1994.






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Palestinian Survivor Pulled Out From Destroyed Home

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:19pm
A member of a Palestinian family is rescued from under the wreckage of a house destroyed by a reported Israeli airstrike In Gaza.
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'Skyscraper Slum' Squatters Evicted From Home

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:14pm
Venezuelan soldiers began moving hundreds of families out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline.
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X-Ray Telescope Celebrates Birthday With Fireworks

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:24pm
NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory went into orbit 15 years ago, and to mark the occasion, scientists are showing off a fresh batch of X-ray fireworks.






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'Simpsons World' to Put Every Episode Online

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:47pm
Embiggen your 'Simpsons' knowledge with a new streaming service that will make every single episode available online or through an app.
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Dad Says Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:43pm
The Florida dad who pummeled a man who was allegedly molesting his 11-year-old son now admits he wanted to kill the suspect — but his kid stopped him.






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Apollo 11 Plus 45: President Obama Hails Astronauts

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:35pm
For the first time, a major anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing was marked at the White House without the mission's commander, Neil Armstrong.
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Summer Programs Aim to Hack Tech's Diversity Problem

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:29pm
Across the country, summer programs are aimed at addressing what companies call a “pipeline problem” in science, technology, and math.






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Who Planted White Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:18pm
Police are investigating who replaced the Stars and Stripes with white flags on the iconic span.






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Missile Fears: Feds Ban Airlines From Flying to Tel Aviv Airport

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:11pm
Notice issued after a rocket strike that landed about one mile from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.






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Block Party: Legoland Recreates Prince George's First Birthday

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:59pm
Legoland Windsor recreates Britain's Prince George's birthday celebration.
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Boy Finishes Triathlon With Disabled Brother

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:44pm
Noah Aldrich didn’t want his brother — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a triathlon, so he pulled and pushed him the whole way.






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