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Shot Escapee Spills the Beans on Who Helped Jailbreak

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:57am
David Sweat told investigators after his capture that only prison seamstress Joyce Mitchell was in on the plot.









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Obama to Expand Overtime Pay to Nearly 5 Million Workers

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:56am
The rule change would raise the threshold for people who earn overtime pay from $23,660 to $50,440 by 2016.









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'Fifty Shades' Author Endures Painful Twitter Q&A

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:52am
Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James endured some pain of her own when Twitter users took advantage of a Q&A to make fun of her erotic fiction.









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Army Burned Girls Alive in World's Newest Nation: U.N.

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:39am
"Some of the most disturbing allegations... focused on the abduction and sexual abuse of women and girls, some of whom were reportedly burnt alive in their dwellings."









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Pope Francis Boosting Souvenir Sellers' Bottom Line

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:35am
More than a million people are expected to converge on Philadelphia this fall to see Pope Francis — but if you can't make the trip, don't fret. For just $20, you can have the pontiff over for dinner.









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Bomber Launches 'Barbaric Attack' on NATO Convoy

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 7:05am
A car bomb struck a NATO military convoy in central Kabul on Tuesday, according to the country's interior ministry.









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'World First': Orphaned Kangaroo Raised by Wallaby

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:56am
An orphaned infant tree kangaroo has been saved by using a wallaby as a surrogate mother in what an Australian zoo says is a world first.









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Drone Footage Shows Fire at Historic Oregon Stadium

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:36am
Fire engulfed the Civic Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, forcing the evacuation of people within a two-block radius.









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Two Dead After Man Sets Himself Ablaze on Bullet Train

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:29am
Kanagawa Prefecture Police confirmed to NBC News that in addition to the self-immolation, a female passenger died after suffering cardiac arrest.









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'Tragic Loss': Historic Oregon Stadium Engulfed in Flames

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:17am
Onlookers sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" as 78-year-old Civic Stadium went up in flames as in Eugene.









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Confederate Flag Clash Ends With Statehouse Arrest

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:29am
A confrontation between dozens of protesters with competing views on the Confederate flag ended with one demonstrator arrested, officials said.









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'We Lost Everything': ISIS-Fleeing Syrians Reveal Despair

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:15am
Hundreds of northern Syrians attempt to find refuge in neighboring Turkey after fighting between Kurdish-led militia and Islamic State intensifies. Some 13,000 Syrians have already crossed into Turkey in the past week.









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'Dysfunctional' FEC Has Gone 2 Years Without a Top Lawyer

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:00am
Republicans and Democrats can't agree on a candidate for general counsel at the Federal Election Commission.









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Israel Will Build 16-Foot-High Wall Along Jordan Border

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:45am
Israel said it will build a 16-foot-high wall along its eastern border with Jordan.









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Backseat Driver? Enrique Iglesias Tried to Dupe Us: Cops

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:27am
Singer Enrique Iglesias is facing misdemeanor charges of obstruction and driving with a suspended license, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.









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Trooper Had Law on His Side When He Shot Escapee

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:07am
State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer believes the suspect poses a significant threat.









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Girl, 10, Dies After Losing Consciousness Playing Soccer

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:04am
A 10-year-old girl died after becoming unconscious on a soccer field Monday, police said.









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Reward Doubled Amid Fears of Ohio Serial Killer

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:31am
Authorities in Ross County, Ohio, county doubled the reward for information in the deaths of four women and the disappearances of two others.









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Inmates Riot in Australia Prison Takeover

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 1:51am
Aerial footage from Channel 7 News showed prisoners running in the yard with covered faces, lighting fires and using weapons to attack the prison.









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