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Phenom Slams Game-Winning Homer in Big League Debut

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:58am
Javier Baez homered in the 12th inning in his major league debut and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Tuesday night.

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Alternate Reality: How All-College Team USA Might Look

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:47am
What would Team USA look like if the best college superstars played internationally in place of the professionals?

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First Killer Put to Death Since Botched Execution

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:09am
Missouri executes convicted killer and rapist Michael Worthington early Wednesday morning, the first lethal injection since one went awry in Arizona.

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Death Toll in China Earthquake Rises to 589

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:07am
More than 2,400 people have been injured in Sunday's 6.1 magnitude quake in the rural Yunnan county of Ludian.

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Diving into Summer: Cairo Youths Cool Off As Temps Rise

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:54pm
Summer made its first real effort to heat up Cairo on Tuesday, as temperatures in the region soared to 104 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in 2014.

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Teens Indicted in Brutal Killings of Homeless Men

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:33pm
A 15-year-old and 16-year-old will be tried alongside an 18-year-old in the two murders, in which the victims were beaten with a cinder block.

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Durant Could Get $30M Per Year in Shoe Deal: Report

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:19pm
The big question: What would this contract mean for Durant’s 2016 free agency?
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America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits New Low

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:03pm
More than 70 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction; and nearly 80 percent are down on the political system.

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Batten Down: Hawaiians Stock Up for Brush with Two Powerful Storms

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:02pm
Hurricane Iselle was about 1,000 miles away from the main Hawaiian islands Tuesday.
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Giant Panda Gives Birth to Twins in China

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:11pm
Su Lin, who was born at the San Diego Zoo and is now at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Chengdu, gave birth Saturday.
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Ancient Discovery: Fox-Sized Ancestor of Triceratops

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:47pm
The 200 million year old fossil of a two-legged, fox-sized dinosaur relative of both Stegosaurus and Triceratops, has been discovered in Venezuela.
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Trump Sues to Get Name Off Atlantic City Casinos

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:35pm
The two casinos still bear Trump's name five years after he gave up anything to do with running them.
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Family Under Fire: Missing Girl Given Too Much Freedom?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:11pm
The normally tight-knit neighborhood started to wonder: had the Wrights done all they could to keep their daughter safe?

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Man Who Gave Steroids to Alex Rodriguez Arrested

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:06pm
A Florida man who admitted supplying performance-enhancing drugs to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez was arrested in Miami Tuesday.

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Epic 2,000-Person House Party Turns to Chaos

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:03pm
A Michigan house party turned into a 2,000-person rave after being advertised on social media.

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'America Has Lost a True Hero': General Killed in Ambush

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:44pm
The U.S. Army general gunned down in Afghanistan on Tuesday was identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, sources told NBC News.

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How Big Tobacco and the Military Are Treating Ebola

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:42pm
Big Tobacco and the U.S. military have harvested a possible Ebola treatment — tobacco plants raised to generate antibodies and later used to treat two infected Americans.

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