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Life in a Town Where Every Home Must Own a Gun

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:38am
In a symbolic gesture born of frustration, the town of Nucla, Colorado, passed an ordinance requiring the head of every household to own a firearm.






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Teen Who Survived Two Plane Crashes Achieves Dream

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:16am
Austin Hatch stepped on the basketball court for the University of Michigan this past Sunday in a moment doctors thought would never happen.
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Annual Burning Man Event Brings Big Bucks to Businesses

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:03am
Burning Man has turned into a major moneymaker for the local transportation industry in an area that's known for its high concentration of casinos.
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The Race to Save James Foley: The Inside Story

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:44am
Last November, real, true contact was made – but the conversation was over almost as soon as it began.






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Two New Ebola Cases in Nigeria Traced to Traveler

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:16am
Nigeria has confirmed two new Ebola cases, the first two to have spread beyond those who had direct contact with the ill traveler from Liberia.
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Guess Which Leader Talked to Putin the Most This Year?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:06am
Figures posted online by the Kremlin website and analyzed by NBC News show Obama spoke to Putin just five times since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
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Company Recalls Sam's Club Chicken Caesar Salad Kits

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:48am
A California company has recalled more than 92,000 pounds of chicken Caesar salad kits because they may be contaminated with Listeria.
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Flags Taken in Brooklyn Bridge Mystery Back in U.S.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:24am
Police say the two American flags grabbed from the Brooklyn Bridge as part of a flag-swap stunt by German artists are back in the United States.
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Drought Discovery: The West Is So Dry, It's Rising

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:20am
The historic drought is causing more than dry lawns and skyrocketing water bills. It's also making mountains rise.
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Why Did Ferguson Erupt? The Answer Depends on Your Race

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:58am
White and black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, tell starkly different stories about their city, its problems, and the Michael Brown shooting aftermath.






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'Happy to Be Healed': Ebola Victim's Sons Share Their Joy

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:31am
Nancy Writebol's sons, Jeremy and Brian, say that watching their mother battle, then overcome, the Ebola virus has taken them from low to high.






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Read the Final Email ISIS Sent to Foley's Parents

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:12am
The last time James Foley's parents heard from their son's captors was on Aug. 12. They received this message.






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Why Is Britain a Breeding Ground for ISIS Terrorists?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:33am
Britain’s role as a source of jihadis is under the spotlight after the beheading of American James Foley - likely by an ISIS fighter from the U.K.






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Friday's Top 7 News Stories

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:29am
From the ransom email over journalist James Foley to another calmer night in Ferguson, Missouri, see the stories we’re following.
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Crowdfunders Raise $225,000 for Cop Who Shot Brown

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:28am
A crowdfunding campaign launched earlier this week has now raised over $225,000 in support of Darren Wilson, his family and any legal fees.
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$200,000 in Crowdfunding Raised for Cop Who Shot Brown

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:28am
A crowdfunding campaign launched earlier this week has now raised nearly $200,000 in support of Darren Wilson, his family and any legal fees.
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Foley's Dad: 'I Did Not Realize How Brutal They Were'

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:20am
John and Diane Foley speak exclusively to TODAY about the death of their son, James Foley.
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Slain Journalist's Dad: I'd Hoped We Could Negotiate With ISIS

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:20am
John and Diane Foley speak exclusively to TODAY about the death of their son, James Foley.
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Ukraine: Russia's Aid Convoy a 'Direct Invasion'

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:12am
Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out.
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Hundreds of Roses Line Street Where Brown Was Slain

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:56am
While a second night of calm held in Ferguson, Missouri, about 750 roses lined the street where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police.






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