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Pistorius' Defense Set to 'Close the Case'

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:24pm
The end of testimony signals a new phase in the Olympic sprinter's months-long trial.

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Aerial Video Shows Israeli Airstrikes

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:21pm
Video released by Israeli officials shows an aerial operation carried out overnight in which 14 Hamas-controlled locations in Gaza are targeted.

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Water of Life: Texas Rancher Offers 'Agua' Near Border

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:15pm
Lavoyger Durham refills the station with jugs of water weekly for the undocumented immigrants who make the treacherous trek from Mexico.
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NASA Satellites Help Predict Floods Early

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:09pm
Researchers have figured out a new way to predict which rivers are most at risk of dangerous flooding.
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Reps Urge USDA to Shut Down Foster Farms Plants

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:07pm
Two members of Congress are demanding that USDA close Foster Farms chicken plants until a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 600 is over.
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Historic: Pope Begs Forgiveness for Church Sex Abuses

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:58pm
"I ask for the grace to weep, the grace for the Church to weep and make reparation for her sons and daughters ... who abused innocent persons."

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Mom of Slain Israeli Teen Decries Revenge Killing

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:41pm
“No mother or father should go through what we are going now,” said Rachel Fraenkel, whose son was among three teens murdered in the West Bank.
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Dallas Bracing for Impact of Immigration Influx

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:08pm
A Catholic charity is holding informational sessions for people interested in becoming a foster parent to unaccompanied immigrant children.

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Political Chaos: Iraq Parliament Won't Meet for Weeks

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:54pm
The office of the acting speaker said parliament will meet next on Aug. 12.
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'Once in Decades' Super Typhoon Heads for Japan

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:49pm
"I can't stress enough how dangerous this typhoon may be when it hits Okinawa," U.S. Brigadier General James Hecker warned Sunday.

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Advocates Urge Obama to Help Immigrant Families

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:44pm
Immigration Activists gather in Washington, D.C. to condemn the President’s response to the waves of undocumented immigrants who that crossed the border.
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Remote-Controlled Contraception Chip Nears Trials

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:38pm
Scientists are coming closer to testing an implanted microchip that could provide birth control for up to 16 years.
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NASA Readies Smartphones for Orbital Spaceballs

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:37pm
Google smartphones are about to blast into orbit to become the brains and eyes of ball-shaped hovering robots on the International Space Station.
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Fake Star Wars Footage 'Leaked' In Viral Video

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:17pm
Fun and fake "leaked footage" from "Episode VII" does a realistic job of showing Imperial craft taking off and moving about in Frankfurt.
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Tornado Gives 'Dream' Wedding Photos Scary Backdrop

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:11pm
A Canadian couple caught in front of a tornado stayed calm in the face of the storm, leading to a series of breathtaking images.

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Fatal Ferrari May Fetch Auction Record $50M

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:50am
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, in which a race driver was killed, could fetch $50 million at auction, setting a world record for an automobile.
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Washington State Braces for First Legal Pot Shops

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:42am
On Tuesday, Washington's first legal pot shops will open for business. But no one knows which stores will be ready or where they'll get their supply.

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Cyclists Combat Selfie Outbreak at Tour de France

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:27am
Cyclists are furious fans are risking life and limb to snap a selfie at the 2014 Tour de France.
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Small Plane Crashes in New York, Killing One

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:22am
The aircraft, a single-engine, fixed wing Raven, was found in the Long Island Sound around 10 a.m. on Monday.
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Inside Google's Big Plan to Race Amazon to Your Door

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:17am
Amazon is the big dog in the online retail world. Google is reportedly spending $500 million to try and change that.
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