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Tennis on Ice: Federer, Vonn Face Off on Glacier

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:03am
Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn scale new heights as they play tennis atop an Alpine glacier.






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Biden, Warren Audition In Case Hillary Doesn't Run

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:51am
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren will try to ramp up enthusiasm among liberals offering a preview of a potential Democratic presidential contest if Clinton doesn't run.
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Typhoon Takes Aim at China After Killing Dozens

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:38am
The strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year destroyed about 7,000 houses and damaged 19,000 others.






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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:24am
From continued fighting in Gaza to the U.S. increasing sanction against Russia, see the stories we're following.






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Is Crowdfunding Making Us More Generous?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:23am
Crowdfunding sites displaying faces of the seriously ill are fueling millions of dollars a day in donations, nudging Americans to help strangers.






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How Israelis Feel About the Gaza Boys' Beach Deaths

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:22am
The real effect of the killing of the four Palestinian boys will be felt in growing pressure on Israel to halt the fighting, analysts say.






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Tourists Shot as Greece Nabs 'Most Wanted' Fugitive

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:21am
Nikos Maziotis was a member of Revolutionary Struggle, a group known for firing a rocket-propelled grenade into the U.S. Embassy.






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Poll: Not Everyone Is Ready for Hillary

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:17am
Democrats are overwhelmingly ready for Hillary Clinton to run for the White House in 2016. But is the general electorate ready? Well, not as much.






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Bus Blunder: Politician Mistakes Campers for Border Kids

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:09am
An Arizona House Republican tweeted out he saw "fear in the eyes" of a busload of migrant children - except they turned out to be YMCA camp kids.






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Archie Comic Banned Over Gay Marriage Storyline

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:08am
"Archie: The Married Life Book Three" was taken off book store shelves following a complaint to Singapore's Media Development Authority.






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Mortars Fired During Five-Hour Truce, Israel Says

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:05am
Three mortars were fired from Gaza into Israel two hours into the five-hour humanitarian cease-fire, the Israeli military said Thursday.






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WATCH: Israel Strikes Militants Tunneling From Gaza

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:41am
The Israeli military released footage that it says shows an airstrike on Palestinian fighters who entered Israel through a tunnel.
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Is Crowdfunding Making Us More Generous?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:19am
Crowdfunding sites displaying faces of the seriously ill are fueling millions of dollars a day in donations, nudging Americans to help strangers.






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Temporary Truce: Five-Hour Break Stalls Gaza Conflict

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:01am
A break for five hours in 10 days of fighting was requested by the United Nations to allow Gaza residents to gather supplies.






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Israel 'Does Not Target Civilians,' Official Says

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:50am
Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. Peter Lerner tells ITN's John Ray an investigation is being carried out into the killing of four boys on a Gaza beach.
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Romanian Princess Ran Cockfighting Ring in Oregon

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:42am
The couple initially held the contests outside at their Oregon ranch but later built a barn-like structure "used as an arena."
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The Young Kurdistan Musicians Shaping a New Nation

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:40am
In the rapidly transforming oil-rich region, two musicians navigate the divide between Western culture and Islamic traditions.






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Is This Vagina-Inspired Kayak Obscene? Japan Thinks So

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:27am
Megumi Igarashi, 42, was arrested for distributing indecent material and faces up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.






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Patio Furniture Theft 'Epidemic' Rocks Historic Area

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:19am
"Frankly it's a real short jump between stealing patio furniture and stealing something inside a house," one victim says.






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Baseball's Next Half: Division Races Are Beautiful Mess

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:54am
The All-Star Game is over, which means it's back to real games, real races and a very interesting trade deadline.






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