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Passion Project: George W. Bush Pens Dad's Biography

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:46am
Former President George W. Bush has been quietly completing a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
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Targeting Tunnels: Israel Vows No Cease-Fire Until Network Is Destroyed

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:45am
“We will not agree to a cease-fire without completing the neutralization of the tunnels,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.






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Forget Cat Cafes: Japan Gets Hoot Out of Owls

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:55am
Visitors to an 'owl cafe' in the Japanese capital are lining up to drink coffee, tea or even a beer with more than 20 of the birds.






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Security 'Black Hole': Libya Is on Brink of Collapse

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:46am
Libya is engulfed in its deadliest fighting since 2011, pushing it close to collapse and to what experts say could become a "failed state."






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Germans Flock to Mysterious Crop Circle

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:20am
Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's wheat field to check out ornate design.






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Failure Is 'Not an Option': Ebola Sparks Emergency

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:20am
Sierra Leone’s president declared a state of emergency Wednesday over the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history spread of the deadly virus.






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David Stern Predicts Sterling Saga Will 'End Well'

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:01am
Stern said his successor, Adam Silver, has been "forceful" but also "demonstrated a compassionate side" in his reaction to Sterling's racist remarks.






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San Diego's Freeney Says He's Shaking Off the 'Rust'

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:53am
Freeney is back at practice for the Chargers in training camp but fully admits he has some ground to cover before he feels he’s back to himself.






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Nyet! Russia Rejects U.S. Claim of Treaty Violation

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:33am
Moscow calls accusations that it violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty "unfounded," and says it had its own complaints against the U.S.






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Hate Crime? Transgender Teen Stabbed on Metro Train

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:20am
The suspect - who allegedly insulted the victim's appearance - was arrested could face the possibility of enhanced penalties for hate/bias motivation.






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Not So Flush: Leaky Toilet Owner Handed $3,000 Fine

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:16am
The man, who was not identified, was able to avoid the hefty penalty by deciding to attend “water school.”






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Military Might: Israel Calls Up 16,000 Reserves

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:53am
Thursday's move gives the military the ability to substantially widen its 23-day-old Gaza offensive.






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'Internet of Things' Devices Vulnerable to Attack: Report

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:10am
A new study finds that the "Internet of Things" often lacks common security features, leaving devices and possibly your home open to attack.






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Bank of America Hit With $1.3 Billion Penalty

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:30pm
The company said it was exploring an appeal, saying it bought the Countrywide division after the fraud ended.






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'Sharknado 2': The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:30pm
Wednesday night's sequel to 2013's goofy summer hit, "Sharknado," reunited Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and a whole mess of storm-flung sharks.
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'Sharknado 2' Had Bite: The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:30pm
Wednesday night's sequel to 2013's goofy summer hit, "Sharknado," reunited Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and a whole mess of storm-flung sharks.






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Toddler Dies After Becoming Trapped in Hot Car

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:18pm
The 3-year-old boy climbed into a Toyota Camry in the Sylmar section of Los Angeles, and couldn't escape, police said.






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In the Spotlight: Athletes Take On Commonwealth Games

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:13pm
Lights flare as Harry Owen of Wales performs on the rings during the Men's All-Around gymnastics competition during the Commonwealth Games.






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20M Gallons of Water Lost in UCLA Main Break

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:09pm
Up to 20 million gallons of water gushed onto Sunset Boulevard after pipes ruptured and blew open a 20-foot wide, 10-foot deep sinkhole in Westwood.






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One Dead in California Parking Lot Plane Crash

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:53pm
The small plane crashed into a busy parking lot outside a San Diego shopping center, killing one of two people inside the craft.
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