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Beach Closed, Keep Out: Billionaire Tries to Block Surfers

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:44pm
A fight between a California billionaire and surfers who want to cross his property is part of a long war over the public's right to reach the beach.

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Obama's Suit Steals the Spotlight at Press Conference

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:14pm
President Obama's sartorial choice upstaged his statements at a Thursday press conference.

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Arizona Shooting Instructor Killed by Single Shot to Head

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:13pm
The shooting range instructor killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi was struck by only one bullet, which was fatal, the coroner said.

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NASCAR's Tony Stewart to Return to Racing After Crash

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:51pm
NASCAR'S Tony Stewart will return to competition Sunday for 1st time since fatal crash.

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Obama to Chuck Todd: You're a 'Big Cheese' Now

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:32pm
President Obama acknowledged NBC's Chuck Todd's new role as moderator of 'Meet The Press' before taking questions from reporters Thursday.

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NATO Satellite Images Show Russian Military In Ukraine

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:56pm
NATO says the images, taken last week, depict a Russian military convoy moving through eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are in control.

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President Obama on ISIS: 'We Don't Have a Strategy Yet'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:51pm
President Barack Obama on Thursday announced Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Mideast to organize a regional response to Islamic militants
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Watch Live: Obama Speaks From the White House

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:51pm
President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House at 4 p.m. ET, the White House said.

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DNA Traces the Tale of Arctic's Long-Gone 'Hobbits'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:06pm
Genetic analysis reveals a previously unknown migration that brought a "hobbit"-like Arctic culture into the Americas from Siberia 4,500 years ago.
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Boston Bombing Suspect's Sister Falsely Accused: Friend

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:44pm
"She would never make a comment like that" because she believes "their phones are tapped," said friend.

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Woman Dies at Burning Man After Falling Under Bus

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:43pm
A woman died at Burning Man early Thursday morning after falling under a bus carrying attendees of the week-long gathering in northern Nevada.
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Did Ebola Outbreak Start With One 'Patient Zero'?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:21pm
The Ebola virus outbreak that’s ravaging West Africa probably started with a single infected person, a new genetic analysis shows.
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NJ Subpoenas Christie Phone Records in Bridge Jam Scandal

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:54pm
New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures have subpoenaed AT&T for records of a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie.

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'Strong Possibility' Body in Israeli Forest Is NJ Man

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:25pm
Aaron Sofer vanished a week ago in Jerusalem Forest while hiking with a friend.

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Brutal Winter? Almanac Might Be Wrong, Scientists Say

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:22pm
A NOAA meteorologist says scientists aren't seeing the climate conditions that would indicate what the Almanac calls a "record breaking winter."
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School Daze: Corinthian Colleges Students in the Dark

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:54pm
Some students at the besieged for-profit Corinthian Colleges say they haven't been informed about their school's impending closure or sale.
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It's Official: Apple Confirms September 9 Event

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:43pm
iThing fans, you can now begin your countdown.

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Body Found in Jerusalem Forest Where N.J. Man Vanished

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:07pm
A police spokesman said forensic experts are trying to determine if the body is missing yeshiva student Aaron Sofer.

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Joan Rivers Rushed to Hospital After She Stops Breathing

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:58am
Actress Joan Rivers was taken to a Manhattan hospital after she stopped breathing while having throat surgery, sources said.

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Rice Bucket Challenge? Charity Craze Spawns Copycats

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:56am
Rice buckets? Hot soup? How some are piggybacking off the success of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to promote other causes.

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