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  • Police: Girl, 14, slits teen's throat in hope of first kill

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl tried to kill her brother's girlfriend, slitting her throat and telling her during the attack that she was a psychopath looking for her first kill, according to investigators.

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  • Scientists Agree This Is the Most Effective Diet for Weight Loss

    Run a Google search for the " best diet for weight loss," and you'll get 11,200,000 results. Near all of them will disagree as to what the best diet for weight loss actually is. While there are definite health pros and cons to every approach, in the end, experts and studies agree that getting hung…

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  • Fox's Van Susteren: I didn't defend Ailes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren is clarifying remarks she made about ousted boss Roger Ailes, saying she didn't intend to defend or condemn him when she gave interviews after former colleague Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

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    San Diego police officer fatally shot, another injured (11 photos)

    A police officer and father of two is dead, and another cop is injured after they were shot in San Diego Thursday night. One suspect has been taken into police custody. Police said they were searching for additional suspects. The shooting happened after the two officers, both assigned to the gang…

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  • Meet Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton's Husband

    Chelsea Clinton’s husband Marc Mezvinsky has largely avoided the spotlight but that could change come November.

  • US Military Announces Biggest Return of Land in Okinawa in 44 Years

    The United States Armed Forces in Japan announced plans today to return 4,000 hectares -- about 15 square miles -- of Okinawan land back to the government of Japan, in what will be the largest land return since Okinawa's reversion in 1972. The reversion treaty negotiated control of Okinawa back to…

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  • El Salvador strikes blow against powerful street gang

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities announced a series of raids on one of El Salvador's most powerful street gangs Thursday, saying they delivered a strong blow to its leadership and financing.

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  • He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

    Associated Press
  • Are You the Only One Not Investing in Real Estate?

    Are you the only one not making money from real estate? Not quite, but you could be missing out on an opportunity at the perfect moment. It's a unique time for real estate investment as interest rates remain near historic lows following a housing crisis that began at the close of 2007 and a…

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  • Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western US sky

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object.

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  • Court rejects Ohio law that bans police from sex with minors

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a law that made it illegal for police officers to have sex with minors simply on the basis of their profession.

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  • Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case

    DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who later died in a jail cell, was pulled over says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny.

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  • Exclusive: Billionaire Republican donors urge Kochs to back Trump

    By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of at least six wealthy Republican donors is urging the billionaire Koch brothers to step off the sidelines of the U.S. presidential election to back Donald Trump, arguing they will want influence with the New York businessman they have harshly…

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    5 best places in India to spot tigers (5 photos)

    July 29 is International Tiger Day; here are five places in India where you can spot the big cat. India’s national animal is also an endangered one. The good news, of course, is that the number of tigers is on the increase. India is home to most of the tiger population and with concerted efforts by…

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  • New Sandy Hook school reopens nearly 4 years after massacre

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The new Sandy Hook Elementary School, built to replace the one demolished after a massacre that took the lives of 20 children and six educators, features three courtyards, study spaces designed to look like treehouses and a moat-like raingarden.

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  • Tim Kaine dad jokes flood Twitter after DNC speech

    Tim Kaine kicked off his Wednesday night Democratic National Convention speech as any well-meaning family man might — by thanking his wife and children. According to Twitter, at least, Kaine’s father-figure brand stuck around throughout his speech — and long after it finished — as viewers at home…

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  • Tensions in Germany ahead of pro-Erdogan demo

    Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to rally in the German city of Cologne Sunday, as tensions over Turkey's failed coup have put authorities on edge. Since the attempted power grab on the night of July 15, skirmishes have broken out between backers and…