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Facebook makes games reveal charges

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:57pm
Facebook games will have to reveal any in-app charges and will no longer be allowed to give players bonuses for "liking" their pages under new rules rolled out for developers this week.
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What's at stake in 2014 midterms

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:51pm
The primaries are mostly over and the general election races are falling into place. All 435 seats in the House and a third of the Senate are up for election on November 4 in what's expected to be a difficult year for Democrats.
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Man indicted in death of Alfred Wright

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:48pm
A Jasper, Texas, man has been indicted in connection with the death of Alfred Wright, a 28-year-old father of three whose mysterious disappearance and death sparked protests, controversy and allegations of a law enforcement cover up.
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Russia arrests

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:19pm
A Russian court authorized Friday the arrest of five Ukrainian servicemen on what the state-run RIA Novosti news agency described as suspicion of war crimes.
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Tommy Hilfiger's 'shagadelic' digs

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:17pm
The great American graphic designer Milton Glaser once declared, "There are three responses to a piece of design—yes, no, and wow! Wow is the one to aim for." Tommy and Dee Hilfiger apparently endorse that notion. The fashion mogul and his wife have planted their flag on a glorious stretch of beachfront just north of Miami with a home defined by spectacular moments, whimsical flourishes, and astonishing coups de théâtre. In this case wow! might be an understatement.
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Iselle weakens

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:27pm
Hawaiians hunkered down overnight as Tropical Storm Iselle whipped the island chain with winds and heavy rains.
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Thrill seekers go 'subway surfing'

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:24pm
New York City authorities try to put a halt to the dangerous practice of "subway surfing."
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This week: Thayne Smika

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:05pm
Thayne Smika is wanted for the 1983 slaying of his roommate, who was dating Robert Redford's daughter at the time.
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James Brady's death ruled a homicide

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:57pm
Former White House press secretary James Brady's death this week was directly related to wounds he sustained in the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, and authorities are now investigating it as a homicide, police told CNN on Friday.
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Israel-Gaza cease-fire ends

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:57pm
Israel reported rocket fire from Gaza on Friday as a three-day cease-fire in the region came to an end without an agreement to extend it.
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Mounties' murder suspect pleads guilty

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:11pm
With three police officers dead and two others wounded, Justin Bourque had finally admitted "I'm done" and given up.
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'Ninja Turtles': What's the verdict?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:40pm
When it comes to the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, critics have found one begrudging silver lining: At least it's better than "Transformers."
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Our freaky obsession with THESE

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:34pm
As Shark Week begins, CNN's Lisa France explains why everyone is completely obsessed.
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'Saved by the Bell' co-star drama

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:27pm
Sorry, Screech, but Zack thinks you are wrong.
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What Vladimir Putin is really up to

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:58pm
The killing of 298 innocent people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a crime, a consequence of the war against Ukraine that Vladimir Putin started, and which he supplies, directs and controls. The Russian President bears full responsibility for this war, including the downing of the Malaysian airliner.
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'Outlander' and other historical dramas

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:02pm
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Airstrikes: Why now?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:49pm
Is it a response to a potential genocide or an opening to take on the Sunni Islamic extremists rampaging through Iraq?
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End of college sports as we know it?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:45pm
How will college athletics change after the NCAA approves for the five power conferences to write their own rules?
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Tsunami victim found 10 years later

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:49pm
An Indonesian girl is reunited with her family 10 years after being swept out to sea by a tsunami.
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Who can resolve Gaza crisis?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:11pm
Israel's monthlong assault on the Palestinians has taken a heavy toll, with some 2,000 Palestinians killed and 10,000 more wounded. Most of these victims were civilians and many of them children, representing just the latest bloody chapter in a tragic history.
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