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  • Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach as String of Attacks Rattle Nerves

    Amid a string of shark attacks in North Carolina, two beach-goers turned the tables on one shark that got a little bit too close for comfort today.Two men were fishing in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, this morning when they caught a shark, witness Chloe Finlay told ABC News. ...

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  • Boy Who Survived Indonesia's Tsunami Signs Pro Soccer Contract

    An Indonesian teenager, who bravely survived a deadly tsunami as a young boy, is now fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional soccer player. When Martunis was just seven years old, a devastating tsunami struck Indonesia on Boxing Day 2004, killing his mother and two siblings, according to…

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  • City in Drought-Stricken California Forced to Dump 550,000 Gallons of Water

    Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water went to waste in California at a time when water conservation efforts are more serious than ever for the drought-stricken state. The mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, defended the decision to dump 550,000 gallons of drinking water into a nearby…

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  • Richard Nixon Biographer: Hillary Clinton Has 'Nixonian Attributes'

    Yet to Evan Thomas, the author of a new Nixon biography who also covered the Clinton White House, comparing Hillary Clinton to Nixon works -- to an extent. “Mrs. Clinton does have some Nixonian attributes. Thomas’ book, “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” captures the contradictions of the 37th…

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  • Top ISIS Leader Killed by US Drone Strike in Syria

    A U.S. drone strike has killed a top ISIS leader in charge of the terror group’s foreign fighter operations and moving people and supplies into Syria and Iraq. The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Tariq bin Tahar-Al-Awni-al-Harzi was killed in an airstrike in Syria on June 16, the day after his…

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  • Possible Link Between Eye Color and Alcoholism Risk Revealed in New Study

    There's a new potential clue in the ongoing effort to understand the genetic links to alcoholism: eye color. People with lighter eye colors appear to be more likely to develop alcoholism, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The study, published this…

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  • The Quest for the World's Best BBQ: Intestines, Blood Sausage and Slow-Cooked Steak

    Anya Fernald had been traveling for days, making the trip from her home in northern California to a place three hours outside of Montevideo, Uruguay, all for a taste of what she believes is the best barbeque in the world. Fernald, a butcher, rancher and restaurateur, travels to Gaucho country, the…

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  • Investigation Launched After Robot Kills Worker at Volkswagen Plant

    An investigation has been launched into the death of a 22-year-old contractor this week at a Volkswagen plant in Germany after an industrial robot grabbed him and crushed him against a metal plate, officials said. "Earlier this week a contractor was injured while installing some machinery in the…

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  • New Embassies Open Door to Cuba's Health Care Triumphs

    As President Obama proclaimed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba for the first time in 50 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) was simultaneously celebrating Cuba Wednesday as the first country ever to eliminate mother-to-child transmissions of HIV/AIDS and congenital…

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  • Georgia Teens Ransack a Walmart Caught on Video

    The Bibb County Sheriff’s office released surveillance footage of the group ransacking the store in Macon, Georgia, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. The group of 40 to 50 teens went down the store’s main aisle, pulling merchandise off the shelves, before turning around and running out, Bibb…

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  • Sunburn 'Art' Makes Experts Cringe

    This summer some sunbathers are getting a little creative by trying their hand with “sunburn” art. “This is where popular culture is clashing with medical advice,” said Dr. Barney Kenet, a New York-based dermatologist. Kenet said that if people were really aiming to have a good clean example of…

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  • President Obama: 'New Chapter' Begins as US, Cuba Will Open Embassies

    President Obama today hailed the start of a "new chapter" as he announced the U.S. and Cuba are opening embassies in their respective capitals later this month and formally reestablished diplomatic relations between the two countries for the first time in more than 50 years. "More than 54 years…

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  • As New Ebola Cases Emerge in Liberia, Officials Race to Halt Outbreak

    Confirmation of new Ebola infections in Liberia this week have brought back fears that another outbreak could run rampant in the West African country, but experts caution that the government and aid organizations are far more prepared now to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Officials from…

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  • Hillary Clinton: What It Took For Her to Raise $45 Million in Just 3 Months

    The Democratic presidential candidate has raised more than $45 million in donations in just the first three months of her campaign alone, according to a Clinton campaign official familiar with the campaign’s second-quarter FEC filings. Since April 28 -- the very first day Hillary Clinton hosted a…

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  • Greece: What Could Happen If Country Leaves the European Union

    If Greece and its 11 million people left the European Union, it would be an unprecedented move within the monetary system that gave birth to the currency known as the euro.A referendum, which has already been criticized as confusing and illegal, scheduled on Sunday will help determine whether a…

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  • Texas Farmer Killed After Tractor Disturbs Bee Hive

    A third-generation Texas farmer was killed by a bee attack after he disturbed an enormous hive. Rogerio Zuniga was on his tractor in Lozano, Texas on Sunday when he hit an 18-inch diameter pipe enraging the bees inside. The bees swarmed from the abandoned irrigation pipe and killed him, an…

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  • Military: Don't Worry If F-35, Most Expensive Fighter Jet Ever, Can't Dogfight Well

    The report in question, posted on the national security news website War Is Boring, was based on an internal five-page brief in which an F-35 test pilot wrote a scathing criticism of the next-generation jet’s abilities in a January dogfight with an F-16, one of the planes the F-35 is designed to…

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