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'Breaking Bad' Inspired Student to Make Ricin in Dorm

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:46am
A former Georgetown University student accused of making ricin in his dorm room pleaded guilty Monday.

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Risky Rides: One in Five Parents Endangers Kids in Cars

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:03am
One in five parents of young children admits “bending the rules” when carpooling, letting children ride without car seats and even seatbelts.

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Aid Surge: Obama to Pledge Millions to Fight Ebola

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:01am
President Barack Obama will announce a major surge in U.S. aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa later Tuesday.

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Activists Alter CoverGirl Model to Protest NFL

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:46pm
CoverGirl recently debuted a series of advertisements encouraging female fans to "Get Your Face On" with makeup matching their favorite team's colors.

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Belgian Rapist and Murderer Granted Right to Die

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:22pm
Belgian murderer and rapist serving a life sentence is to be allowed to have doctors end his life following a ground-breaking ruling.

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Want to Go to Space? Astronauts Launch Contest

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:09pm
An astronaut-led group has launched a contest to give away trips to space in return for the impact those who go can make to the world.
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Live Follow: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:42pm
Week 2 of Monday Night Football kicks off with a match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts.

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U.S. Launches Strikes Against ISIS Near Baghdad

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:14pm
A defense official said the U.S. was going after ISIS militants rather than just protecting sites.

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Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Two Vietnam Heroes

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:07pm
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins, 80, and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat, who died in combat were awarded the Medal of Honor Monday.

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On Defense: Can Four Women Save the NFL From Itself?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:01pm
The league has put a female executive in charge of "social responsibility" and hired three women who are domestic violence and sexual assault experts.

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'Unbreakable' Brand: How Long Can the NFL Stay So Popular?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:45pm
The NFL is scrambling for good-news daylight like a frantic quarterback, but as a brand, America’s game appears indestructible, experts agree.
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One in Five Men Admits Hitting His Wife or Girlfriend

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:20pm
Close to one in five men admits he has hit, slapped, kicked or otherwise attacked a wife or girlfriend, researchers say.

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LAPD Defends Tactics Used on 'Django' Actress

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:48pm
Los Angeles Police Department officials believe that an officer who handcuffed Daniele Watts did the right thing, sources told NBC News.
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Brace Yourself for More 9.0 Megaquakes in the Pacific

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:42pm
Seismologists say no one should be surprised if a magnitude-9 megaquake crops up almost anywhere around the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire."

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Brian Williams: Hillary's 'I'm Baa-aaack!' Heard Loud and Clear

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:39pm
In the latest installment of will-she-or-won't-she run for president, Hillary Clinton's visit to Iowa this weekend is stirring 2016 speculation.
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How a Laughing Fish Could Lead to Medical Breakthroughs

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:44pm
Michael Bell, the head of the New Devices Group at Intel, is trying to shake things up at the semiconductor behemoth. Surprisingly, he's doing that by encouraging the researchers to address public needs, even if they're silly.
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Socialite in Petraeus Scandal Can Sue U.S., Judge Rules

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:26pm
A judge has ruled that a Florida woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over David Petraeus.

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'Demolished Paradise': Hurricane Slams Celebrity Resort

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:23pm
Hurricane Odile is the strongest storm ever to hit Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula.

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Pope's Marriage Celebrations Hint at Coming Changes

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:41pm
Popes rarely preside over public marriage ceremonies, but when they do, they tend to be linked to moments when the Church is trying to make a bigger point.

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Nice Catch: Bank Heist Suspect Nabbed at Frisbee Tourney

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:27pm
Ultimate Frisbee might be the one of the last things Jahson Marryshow does as a free man for a long time.

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