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Is Iceland's largest volcano about to erupt?

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 7:09am
The Icelandic Meteorological Office is on alert for a possible eruption from the country's largest volcano, Katla, after two earthquakes rattled the region.
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Watch this tot's dramatic rendition of the ABCs

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 6:39am
This video of Violet Ogea's passionate performance has been viewed more than 3 million times on Facebook since her mom Christina posted it on August 25, 2016.
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What a shot! 30 amazing sports photos

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 6:38am
Take a look at 30 amazing sports photos from August 23 through August 29.
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Baby simulators not effective in preventing pregnancy

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 6:07am
Baby simulator programs, designed to teach teenage girls how difficult it is to take care of a baby and deter them from getting pregnant, may actually backfire.
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Spike Lee blasts Trump

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:18am
Filmmaker Spike Lee said Monday Donald Trump was trying capitalize on the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Chicago Bulls player and NBA star Dwyane Wade.
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The world's biggest flying observatory

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:03am
Some people chase celestial bodies. I chase airliners.
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Stanford rape case inspires new law

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 4:13am
California is one step closer to making prison time mandatory for anyone convicted of sexually assaulting a person who is unconscious or too intoxicated to consent -- a measure inspired by former Stanford University student Brock Turner's sentence.
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Mother Teresa: How hard is it to become a saint?

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 2:20am
She dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, performed several miracles and won a Nobel Peace prize in 1979.
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Is 2016 the year of celebrity deaths?

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:59am
Enough already, 2016.
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$360M US Navy combat ships damaged

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:15pm
For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy's $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems.
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Opinion: America's justice system: 'The Night Of' nails it

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:32pm
HBO's "The Night Of" concluded Sunday night, with a perfect true-life resolution to a criminal prosecution: There were winners, and losers, but, like the criminal justice system, the winners and losers are hard to identify, and winning isn't all that much different from losing.
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Opinion: Gene Wilder was a new kind of Hollywood star

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:22pm
Gene Wilder, who died Tuesday at 83 after a long illness, was the kind of movie star who could have only come into being during the 1970s when movies themselves were in flux, writes Gene Seymour
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John Lennon's killer denied parole

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:19pm
Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon 36 years ago, was denied parole for a ninth time on Monday, on the grounds that his crime was premeditated and celebrity-seeking in nature, the New York State Board of Parole said.
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Astronauts released from year in isolation

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:14pm
A crew of intrepid astronauts have emerged after a year on Mars... kind of.
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