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  • Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video

    With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs. A certain grouper clearly didn't think so. In this video, which was featured on the front page of…

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  • Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.

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  • Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video

    On Tuesday night, Islamic State released a video of its fighters beheading James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago. The black-clad executioner, who spoke English with a British accent, also produced another American journalist and said his fate depends on President Barack…

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    The peaceful side of the Ferguson protests (13 photos)

    Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here's a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News) Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr.

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  • Man Fakes Own Death to Avoid Upcoming Wedding

    Wedding season is upon us. It's understandable that some people get cold feet, but this guy went to extremes to avoid getting married — by faking his own death. Tucker Blandford, 23, met his bride-to-be, Alex Lanchester, in August 2012 at a college in Connecticut. They hit it off and quickly fell…

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  • Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

    It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment," Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema,…

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  • Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic testimony

    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Graphic grand jury testimony reveals details of the abuse suffered by an 8-year-old Los Angeles County boy allegedly battered to death by his mother and her boyfriend.

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  • A Brief History of President Obama Not Having Any Friends

    Once again, we're reminded that President Obama is aloof and hasn't made friends in Congress, even with his fellow Democrats, thanks to a new story from The New York Times. The Times story interviews several Democrats, including Sen. Harry Reid's chief of staff, Sen. Joe Manchin and others, most of…

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  • Father of Texas 'affluenza' teen arrested for impersonating police officer

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The father of the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk and claimed his family's wealth was partially to blame has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, legal documents showed. Frederick Anthony Couch was arrested on Tuesday for…

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  • Heavy pot use in teen years may predict later-life disability

    By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A long-term study of Swedish men finds that those who smoked marijuana at age 18, especially the heaviest users, were more likely to end up on the nation’s disability rolls by age 59. “There is reason to believe that the associations found in our study…

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  • Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics.

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    Chicago hostage standoff (17 photos)

    Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage. Four of the children had been released after hours of talks…

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  • HUSBAND WHO RELIVES HIS PAST SHOULD FOCUS ON HIS PRESENT

    DEAR ABBY: I'm married to the love of my life. I can't imagine loving a man more than I love "Wayne," and I know he feels the same about me. The problem is, he's always telling stories about things he has done, including past relationships, in graphic detail. I have heard all of them repeatedly,…

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  • Militants use British killer as propaganda

    LONDON (AP) — Islamic militants are using a beheading video to send a chilling message — not just through the gruesome act, but also by the choice of messenger.

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  • Democrats Thank Mitch McConnell for His Shutdown Gift

    The only thing that would make congressional Democrats happier than a Republican attempt to impeach President Obama is if Republicans force another government shutdown. So when Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) raised the specter of a government shutdown fight if Republicans retake the Senate in…

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  • UK 'urgently investigates' suspected British executioner in Foley video

    British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond says that the government is "urgently investigating" the identity of the apparently British executioner of US reporter James Foley, whose death was shown in a video released by members of the self-declared Islamic State in Syria. The video published overnight…

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  • Ronaldo injured as Atletico deny James dream start

    A Raul Garcia equaliser two minutes from time denied James Rodriguez a dream home debut for Real Madrid as Atletico Madrid salvaged a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday. Rodriguez had surprisingly started on the bench, but replaced Cristiano Ronaldo at half-time when the…

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