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Congress Finishes Some Work, But Fails to Act on Border

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:29pm
Congress proved able to address at least some of the nation’s most urgent problems before leaving town on Thursday.

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Ebola Victim's Wife: Kids and I 'Are Physically Fine'

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:13pm
Amber Brantly said she and her two children are physically fine and had left Liberia before Dr. Kent Brantley was exposed.
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Series of Gas-Fueled Blasts Ignite Huge Fires in Taiwan

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:01pm
The fatalities included five firefighters and the search for survivors was being hampered by a power outage.

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Obamacare Challengers Urge Quick Supreme Court Review

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:38pm
Two federal courts reached opposite conclusions on that issue last week.

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Eerie Clinton Tape Surfaces: I Could Have Killed Osama

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:24pm
The day before September 11, 2001, Bill Clinton was in Australia saying he had a chance to take the former al-Qaeda leader out — but passed.

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Happy Birthday, Game Boy! Nintendo Gamechanger Turns 25

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:11pm
The handheld gaming console that started it all, Game Boy, turned 25 years old Thursday, as difficult as that may be to believe.

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Jailed American in North Korea Feels 'Abandoned'

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:57pm
The American tour guide, jailed in North Korea for two years, allegedly told a newspaper he feels like the case to free him is going nowhere.
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Bromance Over: Time for Boehner and Cantor to Part

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:55pm
The dramatic working relationship of top House Republicans John Boehner and Eric Cantor ends as Cantor steps down after a shocking election defeat.

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CIA Boss Apologizes for Hacking Senate Computers

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:53pm
CIA Director John Brennan has privately apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders now that the spy agency's inspector general has found that its employees did act improperly when searching Senate computers earlier this year.

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'Wish It Was Over': Israeli Reservists Hope for End to Conflict

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:52pm
The Israeli military on Thursday announced it had called up an additional 16,000 reservists, as Netanyahu vowed the attacks would not stop until Hamas' tunnels are destroyed.
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NBC Reporter Gets Rare Look Inside Hamas Tunnels

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:50pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy all the Hamas tunnels in the Gaza Strip “with or without a cease-fire.”
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CIA 'Improperly Accessed' Senate Computers, Agency Finds

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:48pm
CIA director John Brennan apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders amid calls for his resignation.
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Edward Snowden's Temporary Asylum Set to Expire in Russia

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:47pm
Snowden has applied to extend his one-year asylum in Russia, according to his lawyer.
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Eerie Clinton Tape Surfaces: I Could Have Killed Osama

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:45pm
In a newly-released audio tape, Bill Clinton discusses why he passed on the opportunity to kill Osama bin Laden.
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Pot Brownies Are About to Get Weaker in Colorado

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:36pm
Edible marijuana producers say they'll comply with the rules by making milder products.
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Cease-Fire: Israel and Gaza Agree to 72-Hour Pause

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:35pm
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced an "unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in Gaza.

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Julia Roberts Has a Ball With Jimmy Fallon

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:53pm
The Oscar-winning actress visited "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and had beach balls thrown at her famous face.
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USDA Revamps 50-Year-Old Poultry Inspection Rules

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:49pm
Poultry inspectors will focus more on food safety than on quality, potentially resulting in fewer foodborne illnesses each year.
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Peace Corps' Ebola Evacuation Disappoints Volunteers

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:39pm
"It’s scary to think that they might not be able to finish what they started,” says one volunteer awaiting flight out of Guinea.
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Slowing Demand: Dallas Drops Plan for Undocumented Kids

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:32pm
Dallas County had offered to host 2,000 undocumented immigrant children, but federal officials said fewer crossings means offer is not needed.
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