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Marines test new beach assault vehicle

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:05am
Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it's unquestionably all cool.
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Navy's future: Electric guns, lasers, water as fuel

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:04am
Imagine ships that fire missiles at seven times the speed of sound without using explosives, or that use lasers to destroy threats at the cost of about a dollar a shot, and vessels making fuel from the very seawater in which they're floating.
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Navy's stealth destroyer

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:04am
The Navy's new super stealthy destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, has a lot in common with Hollywood's starship Enterprise, according to folks who've seen it in person.
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Former Navy carrier on final voyage

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:01am
A storied former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is on its final voyage Friday, a slow journey from Rhode Island to a scrapyard in Texas.
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Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:52am
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Should this device be banned?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:42am
You've been up since 3 a.m.
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Man pays $50, but it's worth $50,000

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:40am
A trading store owner says he bought a document with Abraham Lincoln's signature on it for $50. KBAK reports.
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Panda 'may have faked pregnancy'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:29am
A giant panda intended to be the star of the first ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role -- after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported.
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Baby trapped in car, but 911 says ...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:29am
A mother of a 10-month-old baby who was trapped in a car says 911 dispatchers did not respond to her call for help.
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We'll miss 'Chelsea Lately'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:18am
Chelsea Handler, the foul-mouthed, alcohol-swilling, cutting, irreverent and occasionally naked host of E!'s hit talk show "Chelsea Lately," is taking her act and moving it to Netflix. Later this year and in 2015, she'll create some comedy and documentary specials and then in 2016 premiere another talk show.
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Women sports pioneers

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:12am
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2 beheaded during prison riots

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:17am
Brazilian authorities say they have begun transferring inmates from a prison in the southern city of Cascavel after riots inside turned deadly -- with two inmates decapitated and two thrown off the roof of a cell block.
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Michael Brown

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:10am
Ever since it happened, race has been front-and-center in the vigorous debate over the fatal shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.
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When can police use deadly force?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:36am
That's one of the questions in the looming legal battles over the controversial Michael Brown shooting case. Here's a look at what legal analysts say could happen next.
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Can U.S. afford another $3 trillion war?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:06am
After piling up trillions of dollars of war debt during the last decade, America seemed to be on the brink of a new era -- ready to shut off the Iraq-Afghanistan funding faucet, bring its troops home and enjoy a peace dividend.
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New Jersey man missing in Israel

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:44am
Israeli police have stepped up their search for a New Jersey man who went missing while hiking in a forest outside Jerusalem.
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Dashcams: The pros and cons

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:25am
Dashcam videos have helped and hurt police in investigations. CNN's Randi Kaye reports on the pros and cons for officers.
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Woman planning for space catastrophe

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:06am
When a disaster of a mega-proportion hits a city - from a terror attack to a hurricane - there are procedures in place to deal with the aftermath. Suggest that the source of a serious humanitarian crisis could lie in outer space, however, and many will assume you are talking science fiction.
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American dies fighting for ISIS

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:19am
U.S. terrorism experts had investigated Douglas McCain before his death -- and Attorney General Eric Holder estimates that there are 7,000 foreign fighters in Syria.
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Audio of Michael Brown's death?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:41pm
Newly released audio may provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown's shooting death.
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