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Mom Accused of Naked Twister With Daughter's Pals

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:33am
A mother of five who had sex with an 18-year-old after playing naked Twister with her teenage daughter has lost custody of her children, police said.
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MH370 Search Zone Will Double if Jet Isn't Found

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:45am
The search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be doubled if the wreckage of the jet is not found, it was announced Thursday.

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'Girls' Star Opens Up About College Abortion

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:32am
"Girls" star Jemima Kirke opens up about a personal and controversial subject in a new PSA.

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Toys Shine Light on Holocaust's Youngest Victims

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:14am
The exhibit "Stars without a Heaven: Children in the Holocaust" tells the catastrophe's story through the eyes of the youngest victims.

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Egypt Ramps Up Crackdown on LGBT Community

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:44am
The Egyptian court's decision comes amid the harshest crackdown on the country's LGBT community in years.

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Parasite Treatment Kills Aquarium's Sharks, Stingrays

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:59pm
A final count has not been done, but the Texas State Aquarium said dozens of animals died during a treatment for parasitic flatworms.

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Family Wanted Tsarnaev to Fire Lawyer

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:55pm
Relatives of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the convicted Boston Marathon bomber, tried to persuade him to fire his lead attorney, Time magazine reports.
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National Guardsmen Accused of Selling Weapons to 'Cartel'

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:53pm
Two men were arrested in a sting and accused of selling dozens of weapons and stolen military ammunition to what they thought were cartel members.
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Inside the Mind of the Mailman Who Flew on the Capitol

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:46pm
The 61-year-old piloted his small open-cockpit gyro-copter from Pennsylvania, to Washington, D.C., through restricted airspace and a no-fly zone.

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Texas Executes Cop Killer Who Shot Officer

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:53pm
Manuel Garza Jr. said he was sorry for causing pain to his family, friends and "especially police officers" before he was put to death Wednesday.
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Woman Swept Off Cliff by Giant Wave

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:38pm
The area is popular with tourists who come to see the so-called "Worm Hole" — a natural rectangular pool at the bottom of the cliffs off Galway.

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'Disturbing': Possible TSA Groping Victims Come Forward

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:07pm
Denver police have reactivated the investigation into a male screener at Denver's airport who allegedly hatched a scheme to grope attractive men.
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New Details on 2012 Kidnapping of NBC News Team in Syria

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:56pm
Here is what we found based on facts gathered from dozens of sources inside and outside of Syria.

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Padres Still Paying Sick Pitcher 20 Years After His Last Throw

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:40pm
Every year the San Diego Padres sign Matt LaChappa to a minor league contract, a deal that began nearly 20 years ago.

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Gyro-Copter Lands on Lawn of U.S. Capitol, Pilot Arrested

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:37pm
Capitol Police have arrested a single occupant of a gyro-copter that landed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

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Chris Christie: Clinton Won't Be Handed 2016 Nomination

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:02pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told TODAY's Matt Lauer that Hillary Clinton will not simply be handed the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
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Third Student Charged in Gang-Rape on Florida Beach

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 6:19pm
George Davon Kennedy of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was arrested on a charge of sexual assault by multiple perpetrators, officials said Wednesday.

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'Creative' or Excessive? Cop Who Ran Down Gunman Sparks Debate

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 6:18pm
The police chief in Marana, Arizona, defended an officer who ran over a suspect, saying it was "outside-of-the-box kind of thinking."
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Fliers May Soon Feel Squeeze as Airbus Adds Extra Seats

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 6:13pm
The new design, which is set to be featured in the economy section of the A380 Superjumbo is likely to leave more passengers wrestling for elbow room.

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Death-Row Inmate Loses Bid for Hip Replacement

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:57pm
Robert Foley, who murdered six people, claimed he was being denied the operation because it would be politically unpopular.
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