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Happy Feet: Kim Jong Un Inspects Socks at Factory

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:28am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took a hands-on approach when he toured the Pyongyang Hosiery Factory, personally inspecting the legwear.
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Missing Oregon Mom Committed Suicide: Police

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:18am
Jennifer Huston, whose body was found 17 days after she vanished, died of asphyxiation with an empty box of sleeping pills near her, police said.

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Student Loan Debt Can Lead to Middle-Age Malaise

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:59am
People saddled with big college loans are more likely to suffer from poor health and have a less upbeat attitude to life in middle age, a poll shows.
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Final Journey: Slain General Arrives Back in U.S.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:53am
The body of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was flown to Ramstein Air Base in Germany late Wednesday.

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Friendliest U.S. City? Southern Hospitality Reigns

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:45am
Southern hospitality reigns supreme in a recent survey of America's friendliest cities. Meanwhile, two New Jersey cities were voted least amicable.
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Final Journey: Slain General Heads Back to U.S.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:40am
The body of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was flown to Ramstein Air Base in Germany late Wednesday.

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Tea Party on Verge of Being Shut Out in Senate Primaries

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:10am
Tonight in Tennessee, most expect Sen. Lamar Alexander, who voted for immigration reform last year, to triumph.
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Healing 'Butterfly Children': Treatment Brings New Hope

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:05am
Epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, is a genetic disorder in which layers of the skin don’t anchor together properly, causing friction that leads to massive, painful blistering.

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Time Running Out on Talks to Extend Gaza Truce

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:58am
Mediators worked against the clock on Thursday to extend a Gaza truce as the three-day ceasefire went into its final 24 hours.
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Hunt for Man Suspected of Killing Wife Ends in Suicide

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:09am
A Pennsylvania man suspected of killing his wife and fleeing with his two young sons before dropping them off at a CVS has killed himself.
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Selfie Monkey Was 'My Assistant,' Photographer Says

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:56am
A photographer whose camera was used by a monkey to take a selfie told Thursday of his anger at the copyright battle with over the image.

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Snowden Secures Three-Year Stint in Russia: Lawyer

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:49am
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer reportedly said Thursday.

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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:20am
From a heightened Ebola alert to the end of a gripping trial, see the stories we're following.
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Husband Hunted After Killing Wife, Taking Sons: Cops

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:25am
Police launched a multi-state manhunt overnight for a Delaware County man and two boys after officers found his wife fatally stabbed and shot.

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Where's the U.S. Beef (and Fruit)? Not in Russia

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:43am
Vladimir Putin ordered a ban or limit on food imports from countries that imposed sanctions on Moscow for its support of rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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'No Leads': Cops Hunt Teen Who Vanished on Bike Ride

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:31am
A search was underway in Snohomish, Washington for Elizabeth Harwood, a 14-year-old developmentally disabled girl missing since noon Wednesday.
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Slain General Begins Journey Back to U.S.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:14am
Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was flown to Ramstein Air Base in Germany late Wednesday.

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I Was 'Very Stupid,' Jet Stowaway Admits

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 4:25am
Marilyn Hartman, who has a history of trying to get on flights without a boarding pass, did not reveal how she managed to bypass security.

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'Horrifically Tragic' Tubing Accident Kills Teen

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:58am
A 16-year-old Connecticut girl was killed after she fell while tubing on Long Island Sound and was struck by the boat towing her, police said.

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Last Chance: Pistorius' Lawyers Make Final Pitch for Innocence

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:43am
Over the last five months, Oscar Pistorius' past has been on display. This week, when closing arguments are held, the focus switches to his future.

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