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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:23am
From questions into the execution of an Arizona inmate to a missing Algerian plane over Africa, see the stories we're following.
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Finally Free: Christian Mom Sent to Death Row Escapes

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:06am
Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to death and 100 lashes after she refused to renounce Christianity when given the opportunity in a Sudanese court.






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Will 'Fifty Shades' Fans Want To 'See It All' On Screen?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:44am
Do women want to see bondage and sex while sitting in a public movie theater? You bet, say the experts.
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Commercial Jet Carrying 116 People Vanishes From Radar

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:27am
Aviation authorities reportedly lost contact with an Air Algerie aircraft that had been chartered by Spain's Swiftair about 50 minutes after takeoff.






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Dad Turns Hot-Car Tragedy Into Life-Saving Lesson

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:18am
Reggie McKinnon is using his fatal mistake four years ago to educate others on the dangers of leaving children in hot cars.
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Israel's Empty Border Towns 'No Place for Children'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:33am
With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled.
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Why Did the U.S. Force Afghans to Eat Soybeans?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:13am
The U.S. government spent millions of dollars trying to force Afghans to grow and eat soybeans. Guess what happened.






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Women Sent Cash to Overseas Militants: Prosecutors

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:11am
Indictment alleges that the women sent monthly payments to al-Shabaab fighters.
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Russian Cossack Leader Eyed in Malaysian Jet Shootdown

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:05am
U.S. confirms that Nikolai Kozitsyn, leader of the Don Cossacks, spoke of "plane carrying spies" in phone call intercepted after jet was shot down.






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Refugee Camps Shelled in Gaza; Six Relatives Killed

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:46am
The 16-day conflict has claimed the lives of 718 Palestinians, most of them civilians, officials say. Israel has lost 32 soldiers and two civilians.
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Finally Free: Christian Mom Sent to Death Row Escapes to West

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:25am
The mom who married an American and was spared the death penalty for converting to Christianity, was finally leaving Sudan Thursday – bound for Italy.






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Australia Sends Cops to Guard Jet Crash Scene

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:14am
Australian PM Tony Abbott has accused Russian-backed rebels who control the crash site of tampering with evidence on "an industrial scale"
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Mom Locked Two Kids in Car, Gambled at Casino: Cops

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:58am
The children weren't injured but were taken into protective custody, according to police.
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Grandfather Surrenders Over Toddler's Hot-Car Death

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:39am
The high temperature the day of "tragic event" was only 84 degrees, according to police.
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Dad Charged in 1995 Killings of Teen Daughter, Wife

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:33am
Almost 20 years after the body of a 17-year-old was discovered behind a shopping plaza, police have identified her and charged her father with murder.
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Skateboarder, Three Others Hunted in Bridge Flag Case

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:24am
The NYPD retrieved the bleached American flags on Tuesday. They also found large aluminum pans affixed over the flag lights, secured with zip ties.






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What Happened? Arizona Execution Took Nearly Two Hours

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:19am
Witnesses say Joseph Wood gasped and snorted for well over an hour.






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'I Lost Everything': Gazan Relives Strike That Killed Family

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:38am
When the war began, Hassan Al Hallaq did what any sensible parent would do, he moved his family to what he thought was the safest part of the city.






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FAA Lifts Ban on U.S. Airline Flights to Israel

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:06am
The FAA said it made the decision after reviewing steps the Israeli government was taking to mitigate risks to civilian aircraft.






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Unhappiest City in America? It Might Surprise You

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:32pm
You'd think with a sound economy, good restaurants and great entertainment, people living there would be in a fine mood, but no, a new study says.






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