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Chelsea Manning to Begin Gender Treatment

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:10pm
Manning remains in military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she is held in a men's facility.
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Alabama Fan Confesses to Potential Damage at Kyle Field

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:00pm
To this point no structural damage or concerns have been discovered.
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Biden Touts Liberal Credentials at Netroots Nation

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:58pm
Vice President Joe Biden appealed to liberal activists Thursday ahead of a potential run for president in 2016 should Hillary Clinton opt out.
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Get a Grip With This Robotic Hand Extender

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:38pm
Researchers at MIT have created a robotic hand that, rather than simply replacing one's grip, enhances its reach with two extra fingers.
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Alibaba IPO Likely Pushed to September

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:08pm
Alibaba has pushed its highly anticipated IPO until after the Labor Day holiday, a source with knowledge of the matter tells Reuters.
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It's Here! First Local Chikungunya Case Hits Florida

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:04pm
Chikungunya has been reported in a Florida man who had not recently traveled, the first indication that the painful virus has taken up U.S. residence.






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Watch Live: NBC Nightly News Covers Ukraine Plane Crash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:00pm
Brian Williams anchors an expanded one-hour broadcast of NBC Nightly News to cover the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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How Satellites Give Clues About Malaysia Jet Attack

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:52pm
A family of infrared-sensing satellites was probably key to determining that a surface-to-air missile hit the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine.
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Can a Plane's Black Box Be Destroyed?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:48pm
An unconfirmed report states pro-Russian separatists have obtained the "black box" flight recorder.
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Malaysia Jet Shot Down by Surface-to-Air Missile: U.S. Officials

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:17pm
A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, according to reports.






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'Sopranos' Star's Ex, Others Accused of Stock Fraud

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10pm
Authorities accused seven people, including a banking executive once married to a star of "The Sopranos," of running a stock manipulation scheme.
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Facebook Adds 'Buy' Button for Online Purchases

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:01pm
Now you can do more than 'Like' a product; you can purchase it, thanks to Facebook's new 'Buy' button.
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Video Shows Malaysian Jet's Moment of Impact

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:43pm
Video shows a fireball erupt after Malaysian jet crashes into ground.
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Climate Scientists See 'Very Rapid Declines' in Report

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:26pm
The report, titled the "State of the Climate in 2013", was led by the NOAA and incorporated input from 425 researchers around the world.
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Smoky Skies: Video Reportedly Shows Plane Crash Site

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:16pm
Amateur video reportedly shows smoke from the site of the Ukraine crash site.
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Malaysia Airlines Wreckage Litters Ukrainian Landscape

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:13pm
Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing 295 people aboard






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Hail and In Hiding: The Week in Pictures

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:13pm
Hailstorm hits on a beach day, World Cup closes, Israel-Gaza conflict escalates, Dutch duke it out, Paris celebrates Bastille Day and more.
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'Meet the Press' Flashback: Echoes of 1983 Plane Crash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:03pm
Today’s reports of a passenger plane crashing and possibly being shot down over Ukraine calls to mind another tragic incident...
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Expect to Spend More on Back-to-School This Year

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:58pm
Longer school supply lists and larger demand for electronics are expected to drive back-to-school spending higher this year.
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Scene-Stealing Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:56pm
Elaine Stritch, the actress known for her brash personality and fearless performances has died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. She was 89.






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