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Clinton Says Biden Has 'Very Difficult' Decision About 2016

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:24pm
Hillary Clinton said Vice President Joe Biden has a "very difficult decision" to make about a 2016 presidential run and pledged to continue her campaign as normal in spite of speculation about another potential Democratic opponent.









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Smaller Newborn Panda Twin Dies at National Zoo

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:17pm
The smaller of twin panda cubs born over the weekend to giant panda Mei Xiang died on Wednesday afternoon.









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Prep School Rape Defendant Denies Sex With Accuser

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:54pm
The defense rested after Owen Labrie testified that he never raped the younger student — contradicting her allegations that he became aggressive.









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Hillary Clinton Pledges to Take on Gun Violence

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:48pm
Hillary Clinton said mass shootings are "stalking our country" and pledged to take on the issue of gun control Wednesday after a reporter and cameraman were fatally shot on live television in Virginia.









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One of National Zoo's Newborn Panda Cubs Has Died

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:25pm
One of Mei Xiang's tiny newborn panda cubs has died. The smaller giant panda cub died shortly after 2 p.m., the National Zoo said.









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Bush on Trump: 'This Guy Doesn't Have a Plan'

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:20pm
"He's appealing to people's angst and their anger," he said at an event in Pensacola.









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Gunman Kills Two on Live Morning TV Broadcast

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:08pm
A gunman killed a WDBJ7 reporter and cameraman during a live television broadcast in Moneta, Virginia.









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StarKist Suit Offers Shoppers Choice of Cash or Tuna

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:00pm
If you've bought StarKist tuna in the past six years, you can get $25, or $50 in tuna, in a new class action settlement.









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Josh Duggar Checks Into Rehab, Family Says

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:23pm
"As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son's decisions and actions," his family's statement said.









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James Holmes Formally Sentenced to Life in Prison

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:12pm
"It is almost impossible to comprehend how a human being is capable of such acts," Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said.









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Mormons Keep Affiliation With Scouts Despite Gay Leaders

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:59am
Boy Scouts of America announced on July 28 it would lift its ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to continue excluding gay adults.









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Warnings for Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Bears Down

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:32am
Forecasters said Erika could be a low-grade hurricane by the time it reaches or brushes close to Florida on Monday.









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China's Market Losers Lick Their Wounds as Stocks Plunge

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:44am
While the decline of China's stock markets slowed slightly, investors who lost thousands of dollars were left licking their wounds Wednesday.









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9/11's Iconic 'Dust Lady' Dies After Cancer Battle

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:41am
A woman whose iconic photograph as the "Dust Lady" became one of the enduring images of 9/11 has died after a battle with cancer, her brother said.









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Nazi Treasure Train Hunt: 'Something' Found, But What?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:40am
A military train of historical significance has been found in southwestern Poland.









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Train Hero Should Be Called 'Captain America': Commander

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:30am
American servicemen who disarmed a suspected terrorist on a Paris-bound train are "heroes, plain and simple," a U.S. Air Force commander said.









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Donald Trump's Constantly Moving Targets

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:16am
First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.









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This Dog Smelled What People Can't to Help Bust Jared Fogle

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:02am
Bear is one of only five dogs in the country trained to sniff out electronic data storage devices like thumbs drives and SD cards.









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Gunman Kills Two on Live Morning TV Broadcast

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 9:56am
A gunman killed a reporter and cameraman during a live television broadcast in rural Virginia.









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