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Garth Brooks Promises 'Cowboy Songs' on New Album

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:26am
In a loose, lengthy and at times emotional press conference, Garth Brooks confirmed his expected comeback, announcing a new album and world tour.
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Remember Last Winter's 'Polar Vortex'? It's Baaack

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:24am
Remember last winter's cold spot, which turned "polar vortex" into a phrase that sent chills through Americans east of the Mississippi? It's baaaack.

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Typhoon's Wrath: Town Devastated by Landslide

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:20am
Torrents of rainfall set off by Typhoon Neoguri triggered a landslide that devastated the Japanese town of Nagiso, injuring up to 50 people.
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Border Patrol Stops Sending Immigrants to San Diego

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:11am
The U.S. Border Patrol said it has stopped sending Central American children and families to San Diego after they’re arrested in South Texas. The experiment sparked backlash when protesters forced busloads of immigrants to reroute.
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Shelton: New 'Voice' Coaches Will Nice Each Other to Death

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:08am
Blake Shelton and Adam Levine employ some sneaky tricks to keep their rivalry alive, but don't expect that from Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.
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Forced Smile? Bergdahl Pictured With Taliban Commander

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:56am
Tweets posted late Wednesday that accompany the photo claim the former prisoner of war was treated well during his five years in Taliban hands.

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Deported: U.S. Sends Migrants Back to Guatemala

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:51am
A flight carrying 126 deported Guatemalans, including 90 women, landed in Guatemala City Thursday.
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Lebanon Shelled as Militants Fire Rockets at Israel

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:51am
The Lebanese military said three rockets were fired by militants and the Israelis retaliated by firing about 25 artillery shells on the area.
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Tears in Texas for 'Beautiful Kids' Executed by Gunman

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:48am
The community of Spring is in mourning after a man tied up a family and shot dead a couple and their four children Wednesday. A fifth child survived.

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Gaza Rocket Hits Israeli Gas Station

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:27am
One person seriously injured in attack on Ashdod.

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Five Dead as Mortars Hit Bus in Ukraine

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:26am
At least four Ukrainian servicemen and five coal miners were on Friday reported killed in the latest violence in the east of the country.

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Friday's Top 6 News Stories

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:26am
From Obama's request for more financial aid for the border to revelations in the shooting deaths of a Texas family, see the stories we're following.

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Who Is the Prostitute Charged in Google Exec's Death?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:01am
The case of an alleged prostitute charged in the death of a Google executive has shined a light on the darker regions of the technology capital.

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'Patient Incident' Triggers Hospital Lockdown

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:53am
The hospital lockdown in Merrillville, Indiana, is the second in as many days in the Chicago area.
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Civil Rights Groups Protest Spying on Muslims

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:13am
South Asian American groups are speaking out after a report this week named five American Muslims who were allegedly spied on by the U.S. government.

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Hot-Car Dad Was 'the Ferris Bueller of Tuscaloosa'

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:04am
A friend of Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia father who left his toddler son in a hot car to die, says he liked being the center of attention.

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Unprecedented Crime Wave Fills Taliban's Coffers

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 5:50am
Businessmen in some areas say extortion increased five-fold before the long-awaited military offensive began.
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Two Critical, Eight Others Hurt as Storm Hits Resort

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 5:07am
"[The storm] came in fast loud," Virginia Beach resident Reese Goldstein told NBC station WAVY. "All the sudden the glass shattered on the door."

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Cyborgs Among Us: Human 'Biohackers' Embed Metals in Body

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:45am
Biohacking is a niche community at the literal bleeding edge of body modification, where man and machine become one.

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Highs and Lows: Should America Legalize Marijuana?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:33am
Kevin A. Sabet, from Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and Allen St. Pierre, from NORML, debate the health effects of widespread marijuana use.

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