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Dried Up Lake San Antonio Shuts as Summer Kicks In

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:06pm
Four years of drought have reduced Lake San Antonio to only 5% of maximum capacity. The lake closed indefinitely on July 1.









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How to Keep Cool Without Going Broke

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:23am
Eleven tips for keeping both your room temperature and your air-conditioning bill low.









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Aetna to Buy Humana for $37 Billion

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:50am
Health insurer Aetna Inc. said Friday it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc. for about $37 billion in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry.









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Thousands Can Return Home After Fiery Train Derailment

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:34am
"We are ready to begin the process — it will be a process — to develop plans for repopulation, removing the evacuation in phases," City Manager Greg McClain said Friday.









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The Owl and the Pussycat: An Unusual Friendship Develops

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:26am
Five-year-old owl Fuku-chan and two-month-old kitten Marimo have become an internet sensation after sparking a friendship at coffee shop in Osaka, Japan.









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France Rejects Assange's Birthday Bid for Asylum

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:24am
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made an apparent appeal for asylum in France on Friday, only to be immediately rejected by the French government.









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Donald Trump's Big Mouth Is Chewing a Hole in His Wallet

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:08am
Donald Trump's anti-immigrant tirade produced a bump in the polls, but public relations and brand strategists say he has tarnished his personal brand.









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6 Sharks That Could Be Behind N.C. Attacks

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:07am
After a spike in attacks, the director of the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries named the sharks that could be responsible.









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Terror Fears Cancel July 4 Party at U.S. Base in U.K.

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:05am
Annual 4th of July Celebrations at Britain's largest U.S. Air Force base have been cancelled amid heightened fears of a terrorist attack.









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Friday's Top 7 News Stories

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 7:50am
From a new system used on the Internet to an old friend leaving a beloved show, see the stories we're following today.









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Crude Business: Luxury Spa Offers Customers Oil Baths

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 5:36am
Visitors to the Naftalan health center in oil-rich Azerbaijan pay good money for a bath that leaves them needing several showers to get clean.









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Families 'Appalled' by Germanwings Compensation

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 5:28am
The families of passengers killed when a jet was deliberately crashed in the French Alps are "appalled" by a compensation offer, their lawyers say.









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The Nightmare Moment Shark Pulls Fisherman Into Water

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 5:06am
A Florida man was pulled from his kayak by a shark that took a bite on his fishing line.









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'The Nicest Guy': Judge Brings Old Classmate to Tears

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:48am
A judge and one of her old middle school classmates had an emotional reunion in court after he was arrested.









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9/11 First Responder Hits $5 Million Lottery Jackpot

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:03am
An FDNY firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terror attacks just hit the jackpot.









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Paper Trail: Feds Go Old-School After Massive Hacks

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:14am
America's spies and HR offices are going back to pen and paper after last month's two big data breaches.









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Kerry: Iran Negotiators Making Progress on Nuclear Deal

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 2:41am
Secretary of State John Kerry said negotiators working to craft a deal with Iran to keep it from developing nuclear weapons were "making progress."









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Body Found in Wall May Be Woman Missing Since 2009

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 2:16am
The identity of the body and a cause of death were not immediately determined, but family members Raven Joy Campbell used to live at the apartment.









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Gunman Shot Dead by Ex-CNN Reporter ID'd as Parolee

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 1:14am
Albuquerque police identified the man killed in a shootout as Tomorio Walton, 27, and said he was a parole absconder from Memphis.









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Washington Woman Is First U.S. Measles Death in 12 Years

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 12:44am
A woman living in rural northwestern Washington has died from measles, state health officials said Thursday. It's the first U.S. death in 12 years.









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