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Slain Journalist Made Friends Wherever He Went

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:10am
Steven Sotloff could "walk into a room with strangers ...[and] come out of the room with two or three really good friends," former teammate says.
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Dreadnoughtus: A New Giant Joins the Dinosaur Parade

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:00am
There's a new contender for the "biggest dinosaur" title, called Dreadnoughtus, but even its discoverer says size isn't everything.
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Bad Dog! Great Dane Gulped 43 Socks, Surgery Reveals

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:30am
You've heard of dogs eating socks. In Oregon, it actually happened.
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'Knee Defender' Passenger: 'Not Proud' but I'd Use It Again

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:05am
James Beach, 48, caused uproar on a United Airlines flight to Denver on Aug. 24 when he employed the "Knee Defender."

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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:25am
From reaction to the death of journalist Steven Sotloff to the Ukraine crisis at NATO, see the stories we're following.

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This British 'Bedroom Radical' Became ISIS Bride

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:10am
The parents of Aqsa Mahmood, a Scottish woman who went to Syria to marry an ISIS militant, said they were “betrayed” by their "bedroom radical" daughter.

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Teens Attack Guards in Riot at Nashville Jail

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:47am
A disturbance broke out late Wednesday at the same Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped earlier this week.

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Back to School, Barack! President Meets Kids in Wales

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:36am
Barack Obama kicked off his visit to Wales for the NATO summit Thursday with a trip to a local school alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Terror Wannabes: Feds Grab Americans Devoted to ISIS

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:58am
U.S. makes it a priority to stop American Muslims from joining the fighting in Syria and Iraq, fearing they could become terrorist threats at home.

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Russia Warns Ukraine Against Joining NATO, Slams U.S.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:57am
Russia's foreign minister warned NATO not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance as it gathered for a summit on Thursday.
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Burger Wars: Fast Food Workers Set for Arrests at Strikes

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:47am
Fast food workers plan to walk off the job in an estimated 150 cities on Thursday, with employees in many locations planning civil disobedience.

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Actress Perez, Ex-Bush Aide Wallace Join 'The View'

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:36am
The pair will join Whoopi Goldberg and comedian Rosie O’Donnell on the show during its 18th season.

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'Black Magic Cult' Eyed After Animal Decapitations

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:16am
The SPCA calls in an occult specialist to assist in their investigation.

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Chemical Mishap During Tornado Demo Burns Museum-Goers

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:25am
A demonstration about the science of tornadoes went awry at a Reno museum, injuring 13 people, most of them children.

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