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'Erratic,' Destructive Wildfire Forces Thousands to Flee

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 8:14pm
Thousands of people were ordered out of their homes Monday as wind-whipped wildfires raged across northern California.









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With One Year Until Olympics, Will Rio's Waters Be Safe?

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 8:07pm
Independent testing has found the water at some Brazilian Olympic venues could be considered hazardous.









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Senate Votes Down Bill to Strip Planned Parenthood of $500M

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 6:50pm
There were not enough votes in the Senate Monday to advance a bill that would take away more than $500 million in funding from the organization.









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New York Legionnaires' Outbreak Kills 7, Sickens 81

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 6:49pm
The number of people sickened in at outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City has risen to 81, and seven of them have died.









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FDA Approves First 3-D Printed Pill

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 6:45pm
The FDA has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.









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Pentagon Can't Account for Nearly $1 Billion

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 5:03pm
The Marine Corps thought it had successfully accounted for all the money it spent -- until an auditor found an $800 million discrepancy.









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Puerto Rico Defaults On Debt for First Time

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:42pm
Puerto Rico defaulted on its full payment of its bonds for the first time in the commonwealth government's history.









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Jury Keeps Death Penalty Option for Aurora Gunman

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:40pm
The same jury rejected an insanity defense and convicted Holmes of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 more.









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Mom Drives Drunk With Daughter, 8, Clinging to Car

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:40pm
The girl was trying to stop her mother from driving to the liquor store. Cops said the woman's blood-alcohol content was four times the legal limit.









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U.S. Drones Defending Syrian Rebels From Militants

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:44pm
American military drones armed with hellfire missiles began flying out of Incirlik Air Base in Turkey on Monday to provide combat air support for Syrian rebels.









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Jimmy Carter Has Small Mass Removed From Liver

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:21pm
The Center Center says he's expected to make a full recovery.









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Ex-Cop Who Killed Michael Brown: Ferguson Isn't Racist

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:03pm
"I'm not going to keep living in the past about what Ferguson did," Darren Wilson told the New Yorker.









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Jury Decides Whether to Rule Out Death for Aurora Gunman

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 1:35pm
The same jury rejected an insanity defense and convicted Holmes of murder earlier this year.









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Severe Storms Push East After Ripping Through Midwest

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 1:15pm
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Cleveland are among the cities at risk.









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'Unprecedented' Wildfire Forces 12,000 to Flee Homes

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:26pm
Thousands of people were ordered out of their homes Monday as wind-whipped wildfires raged across northern California.









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Defendant Fatally Shot Outside Mississippi Courthouse

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:12pm
Madison County sheriff Randy Tucker says a suspect has been arrested and is in custody in the Madison County jail.









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Island Storm Might Help (or Hinder) Hunt for MH370 Clues

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:00pm
High winds will whip across the Indian Ocean island of Reunion where a suspected MH370 wing component washed ashore, raising the prospect that more debris could be found.









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Poll: American Public Divided on Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:59am
The American public is divided on the Iran nuclear deal, with 35 percent supporting it and 33 percent against it.









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Why Mullah Omar's Family Isn't Happy With the Taliban

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:38am
The Afghan Taliban was locked in a tense leadership battle on Monday, raising the specter of violent clashes within the group.









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What It's Like to Share a Name with Accused Lion Killer

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:11am
Walter J. Palmer of Minneapolis wants people to stop calling his home to tell him how much they hate him.









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