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Manson associate

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:48pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board decision and denied the release of Bruce Davis -- a former associate of Charles Manson and a convicted murderer himself.
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Ebola

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:47pm
Like the other American who volunteered to help others in Africa and ended up with Ebola, Nancy Writebol is driven first and foremost by her fervent faith.
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ISIS

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:45pm
The U.S. air strikes carried out Friday against ISIS are likely to have one unintended consequence: immediately increase the terrorist threat in Europe and the United States, Western counter-terrorism officials tell CNN.
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Rain scrubs run at land speed record

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 3:50pm
Nobody ever said clinching a land speed record would be easy. Danny Thompson knew that when he started going for the spot in racing history's record book that had always eluded his father, Mickey, the famous Speed King.
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Anthony Weiner to open a restaurant

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 3:42pm
Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is hoping to open a restaurant and create jobs, a year after his failed bid to become the city's next mayor.
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Where's my orgasm?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 2:16pm
According to studies, 43% of women have experienced some form of sexual dysfunction. Here's what you need to know.
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Police list man as 'dark negro'

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 2:01pm
The Police Department of Lockport, New York described a suspect as "dark negro" to the outrage of civil rights groups.
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Fossil treasure trove in Wyoming cave

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 1:57pm
Look inside Natural Trap Cave
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ISIS, Hamas, Boko Haram: They mean it

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 1:31pm
Newt Gingrich says ISIS, Hamas and Boko Haram want to impose Islam by force on the world
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Death penalty facts that may surprise you

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 1:11pm
2014 has been an eventful year for several of America's death row inmates.
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5 ways to improve the U.S. death penalty

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 1:10pm
In a perfect world of course, there would be no serious predatory crime, and thus no need nor call to respond to it.
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Couple has wedding WHERE?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:25am
A Minnesota couple 'took the plunge' at the Sea Life Aquarium in front of 70 guests and sharks.
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'Apparently' kid steals live news

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:18am
Noah Ritter, known as the "apparently" kid, stole the show during a live interview and has now become a national star.
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Why Obama decided to attack

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:14am
This escalation marks a turning point in a foreign policy that had avoided direct military action in Iraq and Syria.
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Hurricanes: Hawaii gets all-clear

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:24am
Whew, that was close.
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NCAA athletes could profit from ruling

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:12am
A federal judge on Friday ruled in favor of a former UCLA college basketball star who sued to end the NCAA's control over the rights to college athletes' names, images and likenesses.
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Bear sees drowning bird, and then ...

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:06am
A visitor at the Budapest Zoo records a gentle bear rescuing a crow from drowning.
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A mother's 'desperate' choice

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:04am
Shanesha Taylor tells Kelly Wallace why she left her two young children in her car during a job interview.
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Why monkey seflie belongs to us all

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:56am
Selfies are everywhere. Even Indonesian macaques are getting into the game. In 2011, two of these Old World monkeys borrowed photographer David J. Slater's camera and reportedly snapped some pictures of themselves. One of the selfies by a female macaque has since gone viral, making its way to Wikipedia's free-to-use website.
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450 mph: Just add salt flats

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:26am
Danny Thompson wants to top 450 mph, and win a place in the record books. What drives a man like Danny to go so fast?
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