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Vandal targets poorly parked cars

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:49pm
WCBS reports on a series of vandalized cars, seemingly targeted for their poor parking prowess.
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What to know on Russia sanctions

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:46pm
The United States and its allies in Europe are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine -- but will they do anything more about it?
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Audit: NASA shortfall threatens projects

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:38pm
NASA's staggering budget shortfall has put its rocket program at "high risk" of missing the planned 2017 launch date for its $12 billion deep-space rocket, a federal watchdog said.
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Opinion: A dangerous world foretold

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:33pm
The Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster is a poignant reminder of the randomness of fortune and misfortune. But it also serves as a prelude to an emerging security environment marked by irregular warfare, proliferated high-end technology and complex economic and energy dependencies that will complicate decision-making among allied nations and confound coherent approaches to grand strategy.
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100 minutes to execute Arizona man

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:32pm
Convicted murderer Joseph Wood snorted and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour lethal injection, his attorney said.
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10-foot gator bites golf ball diver

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:22pm
A 10-foot alligator took a bite out of a golf ball diver at a course in Florida. CNN affiliate WSVN reports.
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'Whirling Dervishes:' Music, rhythm, belief

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:02pm
Some call them a secret brotherhood, others refer to them as a spiritual mystery.
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A big hole in the heart of Obamacare

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:56pm
John Shapiro says if a recent court ruling is correct, and he thinks it is, millions of people are receiving health care subsidies for which they aren't eligible.
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U.S. lifts ban on flights to Israel

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:50pm
The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns.
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Space pics show explosions

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:50pm
European astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted a photo from space showing explosions over Gaza and Israel.
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Opinion: Flying into Israel risky?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:47pm
Checking the weather display for our departure from JFK Airport in New York to London's Heathrow Airport, an awkward blob of green, yellow, and red is sprawled diagonally across most of the New England coastline. Studying the computer in Operations, the routing filed with ATC (air traffic control) appears to navigate through the least intense area of a very wide storm system. I pick up the company phone, taking a rare opportunity to consult with our dispatcher located in a central location at our main hub almost 1,400 miles away.
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Air Algerie flight

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:40pm
An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board appears to have crashed early Thursday in a remote area of Mali after dropping off the radar, officials said.
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Condemned woman leaves Sudan

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:40pm
Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.
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Israel and Hamas

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:24pm
In the third week of a bruising conflict between Israel and Hamas, there were some positive signs as the intensity of the fighting seemed to dip a bit even as diplomatic efforts ramped up.
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Step 1: Education

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:07pm
In a region where many doubt its existence, the first step in fighting Ebola is education. ITN's Dan Rivers reports.
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I survived; now I'm shunned

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:03pm
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground, with the WHO reporting 844 cases including 518 deaths since the epidemic began in March.
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Rare glimpse inside clinic

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:02pm
A drop of bodily fluid can infect a person with Ebola. ITN's Dan Rivers takes you inside a deadly Ebola clinic in Guinea.
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The world's coolest bookstores

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:24pm
From Maastricht to Melbourne, these itineraries make bookish travelers look stylish.
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Germany's super auto museums

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:23pm
In the automotive world, good things often come in fours.
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'Scammers' won't leave Airbnb house

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:10pm
If the old saw about houseguests being like fish is true -- after a few days they begin to stink -- imagine what it must smell like in poor Cory Tschogl's 600-square-foot condo in Palm Springs, California.
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