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Vacation's Over: Welcome Back to Washington, Mr. President

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:02am
President Obama is now back at the White House, but events -- especially international ones -- are still dictating his presidency.
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Former Cellmate of Freed Syria Captive: 'Tears of Joy'

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:46am
A photographer held six months in Syria with Peter Theo Curtis, says the day “will go down as one of the happiest of my life.”
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Danger Beneath: 'Fracking' Pipes Threaten Rural Residents

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:27am
Pipelines built to carry explosive substances to storage facilities run past homes, but often don't have to meet federal or state safety rules.

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'Lizard' Hackers Force Sony Exec's Flight To Divert

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:56am
Hackers reportedly forced an American Airlines plane to make an emergency landing over a threat linked to a top Sony executive onboard.

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American Writer Held Captive in Syria Freed After Two Years

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:54am
An American writer was freed in Syria and was "safe," U.S. officials said Sunday.

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Monday's Top 6 News Stories

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:18am
From a funeral that will draw thousands to the hunt for a killer, see the stories we're following.

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650 Homes in Danger as Blaze Nears Gold Rush-Era Town

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:41am
A fast-growing wildfire near Weaverville, California, forced the evacuation of about 150 homes and is threatening about 500 additional residences.

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Ranks of Terror: Who Is the Leader of ISIS?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:05am
Columbia University Assistant Professor and former RAND Corporation analyst Austin Long discusses the few details known about the leader of ISIS.

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Have It Your Way, Eh? Could Burger King Become Canadian?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:54am
Burger King reportedly may soon announce a deal aimed at lowering its taxes by moving its base outside the U.S., according to a new report.

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India Shows Off New Warship Amid Rivalry With China

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:45am
The Indian navy adds another warship to its expanding fleet as it aims to counter China’s growing supremacy on the high seas of the Indo-Pacific.

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Suspect Detained in 'Random' Los Angeles-Area Killings

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:56am
A person of interest has been detained in connection with the "random" fatal shootings of three people.

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See the Best, Worst and Wildest From the VMAs

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:53am
The VMAs put some serious star power up front, blasting audiences with a opening medley including Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj.

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Defenses Dominate as Bengals Beat Cardinals

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:31am
Terence Newman returned an interception 54 yards for the only touchdown by either team's starters and the Bengals went on to a 19-13 preseason.
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Let Them Sleep In: Docs Want Later School Times for Teens

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:08am
Your teenager wants to sleep later and now his doctor agrees.

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E-Cigarettes Should be a Last Resort, Heart Doctors Say

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:06am
E-cigarettes should only be used as a last resort to quit smoking and they should be outlawed for minors, the American Heart Association says.

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Britain IDs Man They Believe Killed Journalist James Foley

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:04pm
British intelligence officials have identified the man they believe killed American journalist James Foley in Syria, sources told NBC News on Sunday.

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This Year's Weather May Be Most Unusual on Record

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:03pm
Climate researchers say this year is unlike anything they've seen going back to 1900.
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Coast Guard Finds Four Bodies Off Florida Coast

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:29pm
Coast Guard crews discovered 4 bodies in the water off Hollywood Beach Sunday morning.
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Miley Drops Fresh VMAs Wisdom: 'It's Not About the Twerking'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:46pm
The MTV Video Music Awards hadn't even started Sunday night when Miley Cyrus let loose a little wisdom for all performers to live by.
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Man Climbs to Top of Brooklyn Bridge, Gets Arrested

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:09pm
Police say a 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he climbed a cable beam to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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