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  • Here’s Why The 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Could Make History

    The 2016 Republican primary is on course to become the most crowded in modern presidential history. The GOP now has 17 major contenders for the nomination -- former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore announced on Wednesday -- breaking the record previously held by the 16 candidates who sought the…

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  • Special Forces Soldier Paralyzed After Trying to Save a Drowning Girl

    A heroic act to save a drowning girl last Saturday left a Special Forces soldier paralyzed. Sgt. First Class Tim Brumit was responding to screams that a girl was drowning in the waters of Crab Island in Destin, Florida, amid a storm. A member of the 7th Special Forces group who had been deployed…

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  • NYC Doctor, Who Survived Ebola, Says Experimental Vaccine Could Be 'A Way Forward'

    A New York City doctor, who made headlines after he was diagnosed with Ebola, said he hoped an experimental vaccine could be “a way forward” for a region decimated by the deadly virus. Craig Spencer, an emergency room physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, made…

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  • Hillary Clinton Emails: 1,300 Messages From Private Account Released

    The State Department released a third batch of highly sought after emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial private email account today. Posted on the State Department's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website, the collection includes just over 1,300 emails all dated…

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  • Record Heat: How the Body Reacts to Soaring Temperatures

    Officials in both Iran and Iraq declared a mandatory holiday this month after temperatures soared far into the triple digits. In Iraq, temperatures reached a sweltering 126 degrees and officials declared a mandatory holiday to try and protect people from succumbing to the heat. In Iran, the…

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  • Photographer Searches for Owner of Stunning Vintage Photos Found at a Thrift Shop

    It’s no secret that you can find hidden gems in thrift shops. Meagan Abell, 24, was searching through boxes of vintage photographs when she found four transparency strips in a Richmond, Virginia, thrift shop and now she’s using social media to unravel the mystery behind them.

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  • Hillary Clinton Challenges Jeb Bush On His Home Turf

    Without mentioning Bush by name, Clinton sunk her teeth into a phrase that has become synonymous with the Bush campaign. “This city has become a home and a refuge to thousands and thousands of Castro’s victims.

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  • Car Crashes Into Barricade at US Capitol Building

    A motorist ignored calls to stop and smashed his car into a security barricade at the U.S. Capitol building Friday morning, putting the US Capitol on high alert. The maroon Nissan Altima, which had Florida plates, hit a security barricade at Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue Southeast, at…

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  • GOP Candidates Smash Cellphones and Wield Chainsaws To Make First Debate

    Cell phones, chainsaws and "cancer": Some Republican candidates are pulling out all the stops in an effort to make the cut for the first presidential debate just one week from today. Fox News says that the top 10 candidates in an average of the five most recent national polls will get into the…

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  • Canary in Coal Mine: Trouble Ahead for Poll Leaders Trump and Clinton

    The two presidential candidates rated as least favorable, most untrustworthy, and least likely to care about the needs and problems of regular folks are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and they are leading their respective party primaries. Understanding that this is only one national poll and…

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  • Sales of Body Camera Type Worn by Cop Indicted for Death of Samuel DuBose on the Rise

    The type of body camera worn by the Cincinnati police officer accused of murder is seeing robust sales, according to the company, which released its earnings report today. Officer Ray Tensing was arraigned today for the murder of Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop on July 19. Tensing's body…

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  • Why John Boehner Doesn't Like Golfing With President Obama

    "The president has suggested, 'Hey, do you think it would be too much trouble to play golf again?' I have to look at him and say, 'Yes,'" Boehner, R-Ohio, said in an interview with the Golf Channel, scheduled to air Monday evening. Boehner, who held a "golf summit" with Obama in 2011 during budget…

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  • Mystery Oil Sheen Discovered Off California Coast

    An oil sheen showed up in the Pacific Ocean, leaving officials baffled as to what caused it. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to strong smells of gas just before 10 a.m. yesterday at Goleta Beach and quickly found a large sheen of what appeared to be oil in the ocean, captain…

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  • Donald Trump on Debate: May Do 'Terribly' or 'Great'

    On an unofficial trip to Turnberry, Scotland, Donald Trump told reporters his sole focus was running for president. Turnberry is the location of one of Trump's most lucrative golf courses, where the women's British Open of golf is taking place this week. Regarding his earlier comments on Mexicans…

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  • Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Sickens 46 in NYC

    An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease has infected at least 46 in New York City and health officials said the bacteria has already been found in cooling units on top of at least two buildings. Two patients with Legionnaire's disease died during the outbreak, but officials stressed that the two…

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  • Police Officer Involved in Deadly Cincinnati Shooting of Samuel DuBose Indicted for Murder, Dismissed from Force

    "I'm treating him like a murderer," prosecutor Joseph Deters said during a news conference when describing the warrant out for a police officer who killed Samuel DuBose, 43, earlier this month. Footage released today from a police officer's body cam lasts about 10 minutes and shows the shooting. …

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  • MH370? Debris Found in Indian Ocean Appears to be Boeing 777

    A source familiar with the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 tells ABC News the airplane part that washed ashore on La Reunión Island, a small French isle near Madagascar, appears to be from a Boeing 777. MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared over…

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