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Nobel Prize Disrupter Returns to Hero's Welcome

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:41am
Adan Cortes, the student who disrupted last week's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, was greeted by cheering crowds after being deported from Norway.
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Kids Shot 'One by One': At Least 84 Dead as Taliban Attack School

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:36am
Uniformed militants attacked a public school, killing at least 84 students and taking hostages on Tuesday.






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Australia Reflects: How Did Extremist Avoid Detection?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:11am
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the "absolutely appalling and and ugly incident" has been "testing, taxing and troubling" for the people of Sydney.






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Taliban Militants Kill 84 Kids at School, Take Hostages

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:32am
Uniformed militants attacked a public school, killing at least 84 students and taking hostages on Tuesday.






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Superhero and Rape Survivor: Meet a New Type of Heroine

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:08am
India's newest heroine is a rape survivor, breaking the country's taboos about speaking out from the pages of a comic book.
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Militants Take Hostages, Kill Three Kids at School

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:14am
Uniformed militants attacked a school for children of Pakistani army personnel, killing at least three students and taking hostages on Tuesday.






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Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises to 42

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:05am
At least 42 people have died and 58 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switche






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'Monopoly Money': Teen Lied About Earning $72M in Stocks

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:38am
A New York teen came clean Monday after fabricating a story to New York Magazine that he had earned $72 million trading stocks.






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'Hero' Manager and Mom of 3 Both Slain in Sydney Siege

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:28am
The shop's "perfectionist" manager and a lawyer mom of three children in New South Wales are the hostages who died in the Sydney cafe siege.






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Ancient Horse DNA Reveals What Makes a Champion

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:45pm
Scientists have identified the DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today's Secretariats.
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Sydney Sheikh Was Charged in Ex-Wife's Torching Murder

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:20pm
Her godfather is angry he was free on bail at the time of the hostage siege.






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Sydney Siege Highlights Danger Posed by 'Lone Wolves'

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:11pm
Each attacker may be driven by his own circumstances, personal frustrations or mental instability, but the results are often tragically the same.
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Sydney Siege Highlights Danger Posed by 'Lone Wolves'

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:11pm
Each attacker may be driven by his own circumstances, personal frustrations or mental instability, but the results are often tragically the same.






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Your All-Electric May Not Be as Green as a Gas Guzzler

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:59pm
People who own all-electric cars in places where coal generates the power are actually making the air dirtier, according to a new study.
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Bill Cosby's Wife Defends Him From Sex Assault Claims

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:47pm
Camille Cosby, the wife of comedian Bill Cosby, on Monday defended her husband from accusations brought by more than a dozen women.






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Catastrophic and Deadly: What Causes Landslides?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:40pm
Landslides are one on nature's deadliest and most catastrophic events.
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Mom of Three Children Slain in Sydney Siege

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:30pm
A mom of three children and a barrister in New South Wales died in the cafe siege in Sydney, the state bar association said.
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New Test Detects Heart Disease Risk for Black Women

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:22pm
A new test makes it easier for doctors to measure a fairly new indicator of heart disease risk - one especially helpful for African-American women.
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Senate Finally Approves Surgeon General Nominee

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:19pm
The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general after fierce opposition from the National Rifle Association and gun-rights advocates in Congress.






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'Unity': Donations Pour Into Ferguson Library After Unrest

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:59pm
The Ferguson Public Library stayed open during the chaos following the grand jury decision in the death of Michael Brown.
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