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Flying Above It All: Wedding Photos Go to the Drones

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:52am
Anyone can order traditional wedding photos, but it takes a little creativity to hire a robotic photographer that can fly above it all.






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Tony Bosch to Plead Guilty to Steroid Distribution

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:51am
Federal authorities say the owner of a defunct Florida clinic accused of providing steroids and other banned substances to MLB players.






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This Toddler Looks Just Like Rap Mogul Jay Z

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:43am
Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter takes after mom. But if you want to see a tyke who looks like dad, you're in luck — if you look outside the family.
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Foreclosure Suicides Spiked When Bubble Burst

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:31am
Some of the grimmest human carnage of the housing crash is emerging as a new federal study shows foreclosure-related suicides spiked by 253 percent.






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Plane Escorted by Fighter Jet After 'Hoax Bomb' Threat

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:12am
A Qatar Airways plane was escorted by a fighter jet as it approached a British airport after the pilot received information about "a possible device."
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Passenger Jet Escorted By Fighter After 'Device' Threat

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:12am
A Qatar Airways plane was escorted by a fighter jet as it approached a British airport after the pilot received information about "a possible device."






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D.C.'s Polarization Trickles Down to State Capitals

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:00am
What's the matter with Kansas? The state is deeply polarized even though it's solidly Republican.
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Young Boy Goes Viral With Adorable TV Interview

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:59am

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Cupcake Ban: Schools Crack Down on Sweets

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:38am
Ask most any kid, birthdays are synonymous with cupcakes. But sweet treats are banned in a school district in a suburb of Seattle.
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NATO Troops Shot Dead at Afghanistan's 'West Point'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:26am
The International Security Assistance Force confirmed it had sustained fatalities in "a shooting incident involving ISAF and Afghan troops."






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Israel Pulls Troops Out of Gaza as Truce Kicks In

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:18am
Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt.
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Second Ebola Patient Heads for U.S. Aboard Special Jet

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:59am
Nancy Writebol will be treated at a special isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.






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Flash Floods Slam Las Vegas

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:50am

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Wealth Gap Has Slowed Economic Recovery, S&P Says

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:43am
"A lifeboat carrying a few, surrounded by many treading water, risks capsizing," the ratings agency argues.
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A Fine 'Bromance': Scrabble Adds 5000 New Words

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:43am
New entries include texter, vlog, chillax, hashtag, dubstep and selfie.






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Two Years Today: Gets Ready for Rio's Olympic Party

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:39am
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin Aug. 5, 2016 – exactly two years from today. And countries around the world should get ready for a party.






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Hawaii Faces 'Unprecedented' Double-Whammy of Storms

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:15am
It is extremely rare to have such major storms in such quick succession, according to Weather Channel lead meteorologist Kevin Roth.






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Tuesday's Top 6 News Stories

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:01am
An Ebola patient, tropical weather threatening Hawaii and a truce in Gaza are among the stories making news.
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Like an 'Earthquake Zone': Gazans Return Home

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:05am
Some of the half-million people displaced by fighting in Gaza began to return home Tuesday as Israel and Hamas began to observe a 72-hour truce.






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AR-15 at Airport Suspect: I'm a 'Political Activist'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:35am
Peter Steinmetz, a neurological researcher arrested carrying an AR-15 rifle inside Phoenix's main airport, said he was making a political statement.






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