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Drunk teens terrorize Jewish kids

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:14am
Five teens have been arrested for threatening Jewish children on a school bus in Sydney. Seven Network reports.
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Russian laser show mocks Obama

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:12am
A racially charged laser show of Barack Obama eating a banana was projected on the U.S. embassy in Moscow.
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Could your plants eavesdrop on you?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:21am
Before you spill your deepest darkest secrets, or plans for world domination, look around you. Is there a gossipy potato chip bag or leafy green houseplant nearby picking up your conversation?
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Sources: Big change for 'The View'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:18am
ABC's reconstruction of "The View" involves not just new co-hosts like Rosie O'Donnell but a new producer, too, sources say: Bill Wolff.
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Quake death toll hits 615 in China

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:15am
The death toll has risen to 615 after Sunday's earthquake in southwest China's Yunnan province, China's state-run CCTV reported Thursday evening, citing the earthquake relief command.
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Final arguments in Pistorius trial

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:29am
On Valentine's Day last year, track star Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. With a verdict in his murder trial coming due, he could either walk free or land behind bars -- perhaps for the rest of his life.
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Spacecraft catches a comet

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:02am
After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft made history today as it became the first probe to begin orbiting a comet on its journey around the sun.
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Why worry about the measles outbreak?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:33am
The worst measles outbreak in 20 years continues to grow. Most recently, there was a new case in Ohio, where there are already 377 cases. So far this year, measles has infected 593 people in 21 states.
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Ex-judge calls own ruling racist

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:30am
A former judge says his racial bias led him to convict an innocent man of murder. Frank Barbaro sent Donald Kagan to prison 15 years ago. On Thursday, a new judge could overturn that verdict.
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CDC issues highest-level alert

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:12am
The Centers for Disease Control has issued the highest response level for Ebola. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
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Serial stowaway

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:08am
Three times Marilyn Jean Hartman attempted to slip past airport security checkpoints to stowaway on airplanes.
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Cops: Boy stabbed playmate to death

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:05am
"One of the children, for an unknown reason, pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed one of the other children," police said. The two boys had just met on the playground.
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Prince William goes back to work

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:01am
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is going back to work, taking on a new role as an air ambulance pilot.
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State cops to help fight Chicago violence

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:57am
In yet another sign of the gravity of Chicago's violent crime problem, 40 Illinois State Police officers will soon hit the streets in beleaguered neighborhoods.
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Hypocrisy of 'condemn Israel' campaign

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:53am
When Israel is forced to defend its citizens from Palestinian terrorism originating from Gaza, we've come to expect outrage around the world. Critics are quick to condemn Israel's military actions -- some with such heavy-handed charges as "war crimes," "atrocities" and even "genocide," while remaining silent about the terrorists who started the conflict.
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See typewriter stump these kids

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:47am
The series "Kids React" by The Fine Bros. takes on the typewriter. The video has nearly one million views on YouTube.
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Otter victim: 'It started biting on me'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:27am
Lelani Grove pulled her grandson away from an aggressive river otter, almost losing her eye in the process.
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Guy has HUGE party, may face charges

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:23am
A party host could face charges after one of the 2,000 attendees says she was sexually assaulted. WXMI reports.
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10 of the world's best hotels

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:23am
For 19 years and counting, Travel + Leisure magazine has asked readers to vote for their favorite hotels and resorts. Here are the top 10.
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Brazen woman poses with stolen card

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:20am
Cops are looking for a woman who used a stolen credit card to buy over $400 in hair products. CNN affiliate WKMG reports.
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