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Sydney Siege Highlights Danger Posed by 'Lone Wolves'

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:11pm
Each attacker may be driven by his own circumstances, personal frustrations or mental instability, but the results are often tragically the same.






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Your All-Electric May Not Be as Green as a Gas Guzzler

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:59pm
People who own all-electric cars in places where coal generates the power are actually making the air dirtier, according to a new study.
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Bill Cosby's Wife Defends Him From Sex Assault Claims

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:47pm
Camille Cosby, the wife of comedian Bill Cosby, on Monday defended her husband from accusations brought by more than a dozen women.






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Catastrophic and Deadly: What Causes Landslides?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:40pm
Landslides are one on nature's deadliest and most catastrophic events.
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Mom of Three Children Slain in Sydney Siege

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:30pm
A mom of three children and a barrister in New South Wales died in the cafe siege in Sydney, the state bar association said.
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New Test Detects Heart Disease Risk for Black Women

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:22pm
A new test makes it easier for doctors to measure a fairly new indicator of heart disease risk - one especially helpful for African-American women.
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Senate Finally Approves Surgeon General Nominee

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:19pm
The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general after fierce opposition from the National Rifle Association and gun-rights advocates in Congress.






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'Unity': Donations Pour Into Ferguson Library After Unrest

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:59pm
The Ferguson Public Library stayed open during the chaos following the grand jury decision in the death of Michael Brown.
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Sony Hackers Threaten to Leak 'Christmas Gift' of Data

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:58pm
As hackers threaten to release more data, award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin is slamming news outlets for "helping" disseminate stolen information.
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Less Support From Latinos on CIA Interrogation Tactics

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:22pm







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One-of-a-Kind Gift: A Sea Lily's Name Goes Up for Sale

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:08pm
What do you buy the person who has everything? How about getting a new species of sea lily named after that person? There's an auction for that.
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Kings' Voynov Punched, Kicked and Choked Wife: Police

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:57pm
Slava Voynov's wife said the Los Angeles defenseman struck her, pushed her to the ground and kicked her, police said at a court hearing.






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Meteors Photobomb Views of Northern Lights

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:43pm
What's cooler than pictures of the northern lights, or pictures of the Geminid meteor shower? How about getting both in one picture?
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Jeb Bush: You Don't Need to Follow Parents' Footsteps

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:41pm
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, son of President George H.W. Bush, told college graduates on Monday not to choose their careers based on what their parents did for a living.
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Not Just Skin Cancer: Indoor Tanning Sends Hundreds to ERs

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:30pm
Indoor tanning beds and sunlamps may eventually cause skin cancer and wrinkles, but they can also cause burns bad enough to send people to emergency rooms, researchers reported Monday.






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Three Dead, Including Gunman: Sydney Siege Ends in Violence

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:27pm
Gunfire erupted as police stormed a chocolate shop where a self-professed sheik was holding hostages in Sydney on Monday.






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Police Arrest 20 Protesters in Oakland

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:10pm
About 250 protesters surrounded Oakland police headquarters on Monday morning, scaling poles and blocking the entrance.






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Sydney Siege Suspect Was Accused of Sexual Assaults

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:53pm
The gunman thought to be behind a 16-hour hostage standoff in Sydney has been on authorities' radar for some time.






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'Frozen' Director Says Sorry for 'Let It Go'

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:47pm
Tired of hearing your kids sing all those "Frozen" tunes? The director knows. And she's really sorry.






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Bad News, Florida: Greenland Melting Models Could Be Off

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:43pm
Existing computer models may be severely underestimating the risk to Greenland's ice sheet from warming temperatures, according to two new studies.






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