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Texas Executes Woman for Death of Boy, 9

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:47pm
Lisa Coleman is scheduled to die Wednesday evening. She would be the 15th woman executed in the U.S. since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.
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Fog of War: Should Obama Put Boots on Syrian Soil?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:31pm
Mike Breen (Executive Director, Truman National Security Project) and Steven Bucci (Director, Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy) debate a ground war with ISIS.
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Rob Ford Has Rare and Aggressive Cancer: Doctor

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:00pm
The Toronto mayor will have intense in-patient chemotherapy to treat the malignant liposarcoma.

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Texas Set to Execute Second Woman This Year

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:47pm
Lisa Coleman is scheduled to die Wednesday evening. She would be the 15th woman executed in the U.S. since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

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Wild Planet: See the Natural Disasters Happening Right Now

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:14pm
A quick look at today's natural disasters that are happening at this moment.
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Gene-Swapping Bacteria Are Making New Superbugs

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:53pm
Bacteria appear to be having the microbial equivalent of inter-species sex in hospital sinks, swapping genes that help them resist antibiotics.
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Could Brain Injuries Be Behind NFL Domestic Violence?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:21pm
With a growing number of NFL players involved in domestic abuse grabbing headlines, some are starting to wonder about a concussion connection.

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Cops Use Bloodhounds in Search for Missing Student

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:09pm
The police chief asked Charlottesville landowners to inspect their properties for the missing girl, and said more than 100 tips have been sent in.
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Money Talks: Will NFL Sponsor Wrath Force League to Change?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:40pm
The corporate blowback might not dent the league's pocketbook anytime soon but it could be a factor down the road.
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U.N. Stops Syria Vaccine Campaign After 15 Children Die

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:40pm
The United Nations says it has stopped a vaccination campaign in northern Syria after at least 15 young children died.

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Panthers Announce Greg Hardy Takes 'Voluntary Leave'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:40pm
“The Panthers have announced that DE Greg Hardy will take a voluntary leave of absence from team,” a brief statement from the team read.

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Vote on Obama Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels Heads to Senate

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:34pm
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House voted to give Obama authorization to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to combat ISIS militants.
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Ka-Ching: Dow Sets Record High

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:05pm
Dow sets a record close, after the Federal Reserve reiterated it would not hike interest rates for a 'considerable' period.
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Whiskey Worries: Scotch Industry Frets About Vote

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:00pm
Members of Scotland's best-known industry are watching the vote for independence with serious trepidation.

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Trooper Slay Suspect Pretending He's a Soldier: Cops

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:55pm
Eric Frein allegedly gunned down one Pennsylvania cop and wounded another in Friday's shooting.

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Basketball Relents on Religious Headgear Rule

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:53pm
After a flurry of protests and a #LetSikhsPlay campaign, the International Basketball Federation shifts their policy on religious headgear.
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EXCLUSIVE: Iran's President Says ISIS Wants to 'Kill Humanity'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:31pm
In an interview with NBC News' Ann Curry, the Iranian president denounced the extremists' beheading of innocents.

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Do Violent Movies Cause Aggression? Depends, Study Shows

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:05pm
Can violent movies contribute to real-world mayhem? The answer may lie in the brain of the beholder, new research suggests.
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'Mass Murder' at Sea? Survivor Reveals Shipwreck Horror

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:03pm
Khamis is one of few survivors of the "Malta Shipwreck," the deadliest migrant boat disaster in European history that saw 500 people lose their lives.

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Bachelorette Party Missing in Mexico After Hurricane

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:47pm
The bachelorette party of eight from Fresno, California, became stranded after Hurricane Odile slammed the Baja California peninsula over the weekend.
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