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Tears as Witness Describes Alleged Chlorine Attack at U.N.

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:57pm
U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks in Syria came forward.






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Hear Panicked 911 Call of Man Trapped in Jet's Baggage Hold

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:37pm
The man who was trapped in an airborne jet's baggage compartment told a 911 operator: "Can you please tell somebody stop it? ... I can't breathe!"






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Why Does an Octopus Walk Funny? Scientists Are Amazed

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:53pm
Octopuses move with a simple elegance, but they have no rhythm, according to new research.
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Sleep Apnea May Speed Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Onset: Study

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:47pm
Sleep apnea may hasten memory declines, leading to earlier diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's, suggests a study out Thursday.






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Star QB Jameis Winston Sued Over Alleged Rape

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:47pm
Winston was never charged, but the woman's attorney said she is determined that the former FSU star be held accountable for his alleged actions.
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Putin: Russia Will Build Its Own Space Station by 2023

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:14pm
During an hours-long national call-in program, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country would create its own space station by 2023
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No Lingerie: New Kansas Law Limits Welfare Spending

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:07pm
A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance to attend concerts, go swimming, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie.






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Manhunt on for L.A. Gunman Who Shot Four, Killing One

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:47pm
Police were searching for a gunman after several shootings in the Palms area of Los Angeles killed one person and injured three other people.






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E-cig Use Spikes as Traditional Smoking Falls Among U.S. Youth

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:46pm
E-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled in 2014 while cigarette use fell to record lows, health officials reported Thursday.






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From Spain to James Bond: The History of the Gyrocopter

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:33pm
This week wasn't the first time a gyrocopter (a.k.a. an autogiro) made a stopover in Washington, D.C.
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Photo of Boy's Scars After Twelfth Surgery Goes Viral

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:11pm

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'Hunger Games' Star: 'Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows'

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:03pm
"Hunger Games" star Amandla Stenberg doesn't hold back when defining cultural appropriation.






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Colossal Ancient Galaxies Died From the Inside Out

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:28pm
The most massive galaxies from about 10 billion years ago have stopped forming stars in their centers while formation continued on the outskirts.
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'I Had to Get Him Out': Rescuer Describes Saving Driver

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:22pm
Jason Warnock ran up a highway and over a pedestrian bridge to reach a driver who crashed his SUV and was dangling on the edge of a cliff in Idaho.






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'Gyrocopter' Reignites Debate Over Capitol Security

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:08pm
How did a brazen pilot got so close to the U.S. Capitol? He heads to court Thursday. NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander reports.
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Mystery Man Who Saved Driver From Cliff Identified

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:43pm
Warnock, 29, of Lewiston, Idaho, pulled the driver to safety after his SUV stopped short of a 30-foot drop, police said.






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Tennessee Plan to Make Bible 'Official' Book Derailed

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:40pm
The bill to make the Bible the state's "official" book was sent back to committee, killing it for this year's legislative session.
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Suge Knight in Hospital After Judge Orders Murder Trial

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:37pm
The Death Row Records co-founder was hospitalized Thursday after a Los Angeles judge said he must stand trial in a fatal hit-and-run in January.






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Feds: Syria-Trained Ohio Man Wanted To Kill Cops, Soldiers

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:22pm
Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud allegedly returned to the U.S. to target police and soldiers.






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Pilot to Be Charged With Violating Restricted Airspace

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:15pm
The most serious charge carries a penalty of three years.






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