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Defense Rests in Trial Against Colorado Theater Shooter

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 2:11pm
Holmes' public defenders presented two weeks of testimony that featured a pair of psychiatrists who examined the gunman and found he was insane.









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U.S. Women's Soccer Stars Honored in NYC Celebration

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 1:47pm
The festivities included floats featuring the members and marching bands, and ended with a celebration at City Hall Park.









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The Most Evil Plane Seat Design Ever?

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:40pm
Flying in economy class could get a whole lot worse if one company's seating design is adopted.









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Confederate Flag Lowered Forever at South Carolina Capitol

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:37pm
The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse to the cheers of thousands on Friday.









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Ana's Story: The Face of Colombia's Refugee Crisis in Ecuador

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:31pm
Ana is just one of thousands of refugees fleeing the violence of Colombia who is hoping for a chance at a better life in neighboring Ecuador.









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'Courage': Flag Removal Stirs Hearts Online

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:29pm
Obama called it "a signal of good will and healing." Read more reactions from politicians and others to the historic event.









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Crowd Cheers as Battle Flag Removed from S.C. Capitol

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:55am
Cheers of "USA!" were heard as an emblem of Civil War and Southern pride, which is also widely viewed as a symbol of racism, was taken down.









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Iran Nuclear Talks Extend Until July 13

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:38am
Talks between world powers on crafting a deal aimed at keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons will extend through Monday.









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Iranian Hardliners Vow in March: U.S. Will Be Destroyed

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:36am
Huge crowds chanted anti-Israel and U.S. slogans in Iran's capital on Friday, an indication of the power that hardliners still hold.









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Teen Who Flew to Morocco to See Boyfriend Is Safe

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:19am
Federal authorities are helping local police search for a 17-year-old girl from Clinton, Connecticut, who is missing after flying to Morocco.









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'Lawrence of Arabia' Actor Omar Sharif Dead at 83

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:27am
Legendary actor Omar Sharif, who rose to international fame for his roles in "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago" has died. He was 83.









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Explore Mars With NASA's Google Earth-Like Map

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:20am
Ever dream of walking on Mars? Well, that probably won't happen, but thanks to NASA, you can explore it from your phone or desktop.









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First Read: Jeb Bush's Very Good Month

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 9:47am
First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.









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S.C. Governor: I'll Think of Church Victims as Flag Comes Down

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 9:29am
The Confederate battle flag will be taken down Friday after South Carolina lawmakers voted for its removal this week.









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Friday's Top 7 News Stories

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 8:29am
From the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse to a government data breach, see the stories we're following today.









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'Long in the Tooth' Bush, Clinton Bond Over Grandkids

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 7:50am
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton traded anecdotes on aging, politics and, of course, the joys of being a grandparent.









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Markets Crisis Sparks 'Soul Searching' for China's Rulers

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 6:05am
China's main stock markets closed up for a second day in a row Friday, a welcome respite after three weeks of plunging prices.









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Issue Gay Marriage Licenses or Quit, Governor Says

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 5:58am
A county clerk who refuses for religious reasons to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said he has been ordered to do his job or quit.









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In Cars, Old Technologies Are New Again

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 5:05am
Many "new" technologies showing up in today's most advanced vehicles have a long history dating back decades and, in some instances, centuries.









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Battle Over Confederate Symbols Doesn't End in South Carolina

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:45am
The flag debate may be over in South Carolina, but across the country, politicians and regular citizens alike are clamoring to remove similar icons.









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