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'Islam Over Everything': American Extremist Killed Fighting for ISIS

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:13pm
Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of San Diego, was killed over the weekend while fighting for ISIS, according to the Free Syrian Army.






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60,000-Year-Old Mammoth Skeleton Found in North Texas

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:52pm
Marty McEwen was working on a gravel pit when when he hit something unusual with his excavator. It turned out to be a mammoth tusk.






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Should Local Police Have Access to Military Gear?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:47pm
In the latest Make the Case, Tim Lynch, Director of CATO Institute Project on Criminal Justice, and Eugene O’Donnell, a professor at John Jay School of Criminal Justice, debate the use of military equipment by local police departments.
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FBI Probing Alleged Audio of Michael Brown Shooting

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:44pm
The recording appears to capture a series of gunshots, followed by a pause and then a second set of shots.






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Crowdfunded Space Elevator Experiment Is Coming Up

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:17pm
The idea of riding an elevator into outer space is still a giant leap, but a crowdfunded experiment could soon take one small step toward that goal.
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What's Behind the King-Sized Price for Tim Hortons

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:59pm
Burger King Worldwide is paying a royal premium for Canada's Tim Hortons. It will probably take much more than tax loopholes to make the deal pay off.






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ISIS Is Holding 26-Year-Old American Woman Hostage

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:24pm
Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham militants are holding a 26-year-old American woman, who was taken as a hostage August 4, 2013, NBC News has learned.






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Drugs, Alcohol Not Factors in Ex-FBI Chief's Crash

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:20pm
The Vermont state police said the investigation would continue.






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Show Me the Money: S&P 500 Hits All-Time High

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:15pm
Stocks climbed, with the Dow touching an all-time high and the S&P 500 closing at a record above 2,000 after a report of strong orders for durable goods.






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Israel Accepts Open-Ended Cease-Fire to End Gaza Fight

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:22pm
Israel has accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire plan to end a seven-week war against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.






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How Nora Lum Became Unfiltered Rapper Awkwafina

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:20pm
She plays the trumpet. She loves Pokemon. Her grandmother is her best friend. And other things you never knew about rapper Awkwafina.
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VA: No Proof Delayed Medical Care Caused Deaths

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:58pm
Inspector general's report finds delays and other problems in care, but says there's no "conclusive" proof the delays caused up to 40 patient deaths.






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Arkansas Senator Links Opponent to Ebola Outbreak

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:51pm
Incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor (D) is attacking opponent Tom Cotton (R) on Ebola, marking the first time the virus has become a campaign issue since the outbreak in West Africa.






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Evidence in Hernandez Trial to Be Thrown Out

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:48pm
Bristol County, Mass., will suppress iPhone 5, iPads, iPad minis as evidence.
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Gazans Flood Streets to Celebrate Ceasefire With Israel

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:45pm
Gazans filled the streets to celebrate after an "unlimited" ceasefire agreement facilitated by Egypt was reached between Israel and Hamas on Tuesday.
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Big Handshake: Putin Meets Ukraine Leader Face-to-Face

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:16pm
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist east.






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Four Students Killed in Ohio Small Plane Crash

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:50pm
The Cessna Model 172-R crashed shortly after taking off from Cuyahoga County Airport in Ohio at around 10 p.m. ET on Monday.
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Instagram's 'Hyperlapse' App Shoots Time-Lapse Video

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:43pm
Get ready for lots of time-lapse videos of boozy brunches and pairs of feet on the beach.






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Some Napa Winemakers Must Absorb Quake Losses

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:41pm
Winemaking and tourism were both affected by the quake, and experts say it’s still too early to tell how far the economic aftershocks will ripple
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Obama Warns Defeating ISIS Won't Be Quick

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:01pm
President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that destroying “a cancer” like the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham will not be easy.






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