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Fliers Rush to Flush After Sniffer-Dog Announcement

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:13pm
A budget Australian airline apologized after a crew member told passengers to flush away "anything you shouldn't have" before landing.






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Watch Otters Ride a Waterslide? Yes, Please.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:58am
Otter-ly adorable video shows the river variety of the species enjoying their enclosure's water slide at a zoo in Japan.






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Raging Yosemite Wildfire Threatens Giant Sequoias

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:56am
Crews backed by an extensive aerial fleet have increased the El Portal wildfire's containment from 19 to 34 percent.






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Paramount Apologizes for 9/11 'Ninja Turtles' Gaffe

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:48am
The poster showed four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with a Sept. 11 release date.
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Miami Non-Profits Work Overtime to Help Border Kids

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:37am
In Homestead and Miami, Florida, nonprofits are working overtime to assist families whose children have recently crossed the border.






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Surf's Up! Water Main Break Floods UCLA Campus

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:34am
A water main broke at UCLA on Tuesday, making raging rivers of the streets and sending millions of gallons of water across the school's campus.






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Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:30am
Starting a healthy colony beyond our solar system is going to take at least 20,000 to 40,000 people, according to a new study.
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What the SPF?! Debunking Three Myths About Your Tan

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:28am
Dr. Nancy debunks three myths surrounding sunscreen.






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Mom Battled Cancer While Baby Waited For a New Heart

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:49am
Riki Graves and her infant daughter Juliana fought dual medical battles and won.






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Instagram Hopes to Shock Snapchat with Bolt

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:47am
Bolt, the new ephemeral messaging app from Instagram, lets users send self-destructing photos and videos with a single tap.
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The 'Fattest' Meal of 2014 Is...

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:47am
If you're watching your waistline, avoid ordering anything with "monster," "bottomless" or "big" in its name.






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Israeli Airstrike Topples Minaret of Gaza Mosque

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:46am
Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Gaza sites on Wednesday, including five mosques.
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Which Bank Hires the Most Attractive People?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:43am
Which finance house hires the most attractive people? According to one dating app, it's Goldman Sachs.
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'Die Hard' Actor James Shigeta Dies at 85

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:36am
The actor broke barriers as a 1950's Asian-American male lead in "The Crimson Kimono," and went on to star in blockbusters like "Die Hard."
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Deadly Highways: Truck Accidents Surge, Few Notice

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:28am
Truck-crash fatalities have surged since 2009. Why isn't anything being done about it?






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Allison Williams Is Peter Pan! (In NBC's Live Musical)

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:25am
Allison Williams, star of HBO's "Girls" and a classically-trained singer, has been cast as Peter Pan in NBC's telecast of "Peter Pan Live!" coming this winter.






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Fast and Furious: Iraq's Stunt Drivers Dodge Cops

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:23am
In an empty Baghdad lot ringed by old tires, young men watch souped-up cars intentionally spin out and skid: a dangerous sport called “drifting.”
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Jimmy Fallon Pranks Roots With 'Fifty Shades' trailer

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:03am
"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon may be a bit of a jokester with his guests, but that doesn't mean he never aims his target at his crew.
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Netflix Inks Paid Connection Deal With AT&T, Too

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:03am
Add AT&T to the list of Internet providers that now have a paid connection, or peering, deal with video streaming giant Netflix.
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Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel Headed to Court Again

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:00am
Michael Skakel, a cousin of Ethel Skakel Kennedy, Sen. Robert Kennedy's widow, was granted a new trial in the case of the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley.
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