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    • 12:19 AM, Jul. 31, 2014

    Israel shells U.N. school filled with Gaza refugees

    Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,360 in more than three weeks of fighting.

    • 7:43 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Peace Corps pulls volunteers in W. Africa as Ebola spreads

    The Peace Corps is removing more than 300 of its volunteers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as an Ebola outbreak that has left hundreds dead worsens in West Africa.

    • 12:11 AM, Jul. 31, 2014
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    Husband shot dead after killing 2 people, wounding several cops in N. Carolina

    Fayetteville, N.C. An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday.

    • 3:38 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    California crews work to keep Yosemite fire from giant sequoias

    Yosemite National Park, Calif. Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

    • 10:35 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.

    • 12:19 AM, Jul. 31, 2014
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    UCLA flooding reflects aging pipe issues many cities face

    Los Angeles The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles

    • 12:11 AM, Jul. 31, 2014
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    China corruption probe reaches higher

    Beijing China announced Tuesday that its powerful former security czar is under investigation, confirming the hushed whispers that have been circulating over the last year.

    • 2:58 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Florida mom charged for letting son, 7, go to park alone

    Port St. Lucie, Fla. A Florida woman is charged with child neglect after police say she let her 7-year-old son walk to a park alone.

    • 10:10 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Heavy rains flood roads, strand cars in Colorado

    Windsor, Colo. Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.

    • 11:16 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

    Phoenix Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency.

    • 11:35 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

    New York The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.

    • 11:23 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

    Donetsk, Ukraine Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in mids

    • 11:58 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Florida mother charged after baby left in hot minivan

    Orlando, Fla. A Florida mother is facing a felony charge after leaving her 2-month-old baby in a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office for about an hour.

    • 10:55 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17

    New Delhi Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.

    • 9:41 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed in New Mexico

    Albuquerque, N.M. A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.

    • 8:32 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Russia counts cost of new US, EU sanctions

    Moscow Russia was counting the potential cost of Western sanctions targeting its key energy and finance sectors on Wednesday, with the central bank promising ...

    • 8:10 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    South Korea says North Korea fires 4 projectiles

    Seoul, South Korea North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and ...

    • 7:54 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Man drives Camaro off New York bridge; drag race tie probed

    New York Police in New York are investigating whether a man was drag racing when he drove his Camaro off a bridge and died.

    • 7:24 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede

    Conakry, Guinea Hospital officials say at least 33 people are dead following a stampede at a rap concert in the capital of Guinea.

    • 7:24 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Ohio cops: Man tries to smother ill dad, who later dies

    Brecksville, Ohio Police in a Cleveland suburb say an intoxicated man tried to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home, and the ...

    • 7:07 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Fence aims to curb George Washington Bridge jumps

    Fort Lee, N.J. The George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey is getting a fence to help curb suicides as the number of deaths there ...

    • 7:06 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Germany: 1 killed, 5 injured as dare spreading on Facebook goes awry

    Berlin German authorities say a man was killed and five others injured when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called Cold Water ...

    • 6:54 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

    New York New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators Times Square costumed characters who ...

    • 6:44 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
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    Maine officer stops driver for speeding, saves his life

    Kennebunk, Maine Not many people can say they owe their lives to a near speeding ticket.

    • 7:02 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    Gaza takes pounding as truce talks wane

    Gaza City, Gaza Strip Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only ...

    • 8:05 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    U.S., Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    Washington Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, ...

    • 3:26 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    Freetown, Sierra Leone A leading virologist who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a ...

    • 6:48 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

    Oak Ridge, Tenn. Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, ...

    • 3:04 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    U.S. appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

    • 2:32 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
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    3 sites make shortlist for new FBI headquarters

    Washington The headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a storied building named after the agency's first director, would be relocated out of the nation's ...

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Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

Costumed street performers receive tips from the public after posing for pictures in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesNew York New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. -- Read More

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