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Unprecedented Crime Wave Fills Taliban's Coffers

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 5:50am
Businessmen in some areas say extortion increased five-fold before the long-awaited military offensive began.
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Two Critical, Eight Others Hurt as Storm Hits Resort

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 5:07am
"[The storm] came in fast loud," Virginia Beach resident Reese Goldstein told NBC station WAVY. "All the sudden the glass shattered on the door."






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Cyborgs Among Us: Human 'Biohackers' Embed Metals in Body

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:45am
Biohacking is a niche community at the literal bleeding edge of body modification, where man and machine become one.






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Highs and Lows: Should America Legalize Marijuana?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:33am
Kevin A. Sabet, from Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and Allen St. Pierre, from NORML, debate the health effects of widespread marijuana use.






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'House of Horrors' Snake Hoarder Banned from Animals

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:23am
William Buchman, 53, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service. He also can't have a pet for five years and is paying $17,000 in restitution.
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Couple, Three Kids Among Seven Killed in Blaze

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:26am
Five family members are among those who died in a Lowell, Massachusetts, apartment building fire Thursday morning that killed seven people.






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Decisions, Decisions: Where Will LeBron End Up?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:04am
In 2010, LeBron James left Cleveland in favor of Miami. PBT’s Kurt Helin breaks down LeBron’s options as his final decision looms.






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Bambi Wants Booze? Deer Races Through Liquor Store

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:28am
Employees and customers at Quick 6 Liquors in Weymouth, Massachusetts, got a surprise when an unexpected guest came barging in.






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Clooney Rejects Apology From 'Worst Kind of Tabloid'

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 2:00am
The actor says in op-ed that the wording in the Daily Mail's mea culpa shows the tabloid can’t be trusted.






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LeBron James Decision Could Come This Weekend: Reports

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:03am
LeBron has plans to fly to Brazil for the World Cup final on Sunday and the Heat and Cavs reportedly expect his decision before he leaves.






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Clayton Kershaw's Scoreless Streak Ends After 41 2/3 innings

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:31am
The Dodgers pitcher's streak was the longest since the Mets’ R.A. Dickey went 44 2/3 innings in a row in 2012 and the third longest since 1990.






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Ukrainian Troops Take Advantage of Sun -- and Sunflowers

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:03am
Ukrainian government soldiers sit on an armored vehicle as they take up a position in a sunflower field around 12 miles south of Donetsk on Wednesday.






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Hemp-ployed! Man's 'Firing' for Legal Pot a Big Mix-Up

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:38pm
A Spokane, Washington, man who said he lost his job after he was seen buying legal pot was reinstated, and the company said it was a misunderstanding.






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Seized Dinosaur Bones Return to Mongolia Home

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:36pm
Enough 80 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum were turned over to the Mongolian government from the U.S. on Thursday.
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How Big Are Refugee Groups Compared to U.S. Cities?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:30pm
There are more Vietnamese refugees in the world than there are people living in Greenbay, Wisconsin. How do other groups compare to U.S. cities?
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Kerry in Afghanistan Amid Disputed Election

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Kerry will press for a thorough review "of all reasonable allegations of fraud," which would entail doing significant additional audits.
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Pot Enthusiasts: Proud To Be Part of History

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:54pm
Pot enthusiasts outside Spokane Washington's first legal marijuana store say the high from being the first people to buy legally is just as good as the one from the drug itself.  KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus reports.






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Shelly Sterling: 'I Never Ever Thought This Would Happen'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:11pm
Shelly Sterling declared that despite being estranged in many ways she loves her husband of 58 years and still acts as his principal caretaker.






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Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Still Uncertain, Stuck on Bulls

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:07pm
Multiple outlets are reporting he’s shifted into uncertain territory and unable to get the Bulls out of his head.
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410 Million-Year-Old Spider Walks Again, Virtually

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 9:52pm
An ancient ancestor to spiders was able to creep again, sort of, in a new video that recreates the walk of the 410-million-year-old beast.
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