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2 dead, dozens hurt after tornado hits campground

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:14
Two people are dead and dozens were injured at a Virginia campground Thursday where a tornado toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.
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Family of 17 to share $20 million lottery jackpot

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:02
The Endreson family lottery pool -- a tradition born out of their mother's long-term dreams -- finally paid off when the 17 siblings won a $20 million jackpot, New Jersey lottery officials said Thursday.
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Audit: NASA short of funds for deep-space rocket

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:01
NASA's staggering budget shortfall has put its rocket program at "high risk" of missing the planned 2017 launch date for its $12 billion deep-space rocket, a federal watchdog said.
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'Professional scammers' refuse to leave Airbnb host's house

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:10
A California homeowner's nightmare has become a cautionary tale for those who rent their homes to strangers.
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Military required base on the moon?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:25
The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week.
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Student expelled after marrying

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:38
An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state.
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Botched? He took 2 hours to die

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:16
Joseph Wood "gasped and struggled to breathe" during his execution, his attorney says. Arizona, the state that executed him, says he was sedated and "snoring."
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More stores affected by listeria fruit recall

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:32
If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.
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Girl, 11, shot in head at sleepover

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:28
An 11-year-old girl was shot in the head by a stray bullet during a sleepover in Chicago. CNN affiliate WGN reports.
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Men rob restaurant while half-naked

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:27
Several men broke into a Florida restaurant and stole food while wearing nothing but their underwear. WFTX reports.
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Buzz Aldrin: After moon, Mars

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:19
Back in July 1969, I stood on the talcum-like lunar dust just a few feet from our home away from home, Eagle, the lunar module that transported Neil Armstrong and me to the bleak, crater-pocked moonscape.
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Shift U.S. priorities closer to home

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:17
Rudy Ruiz says that, as the U.S. has focused on the Middle East, the problems of Latin America have grown -- and are being felt on this side of the border
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Walmart shoplifting vigilante goes viral

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:16
Caught on cell cam: He "just stole this stuff." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a confrontation over a loaded cart.
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Mom survives prescription drug abuse

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:14
Cynthia Scudo is a portrait of an all-American mom of eight and grandmother of 18 who survived an extraordinary journey lasting a decade: She became addicted to prescription painkillers and then to heroin.
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Do we need to go back to the moon?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:13
"Neil Armstrong is going to walk on the moon on Monday, July 21st."
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The best selfies from space

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:12
"Gee whiz! Look at that horizon. It's curved a little bit and the clouds are way down there. I wonder what the picture's going to look like?" recalls famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
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Comic-Con: Who wore it best?

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:02
The annual San Diego Comic-Con, mecca of all things pop culture, began on Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, July 27. The massive convention -- known for giving fans a first look at the latest "geek-friendly" TV, film and of course, comics -- is also a major gathering for cosplayers (that is, fans who wear costumes of their favorite characters).
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Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:40
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. An aerial endeavor that would take 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, around the world in just 30 days and into the record books.
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Answering a different call: Americans who fight for Israel

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:06
Daniel Flesch, then a college student at the University of Illinois, had heard too much anti-Israeli sentiment.
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9/11 Commission a decade later: 'Terrorism not going away'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:57
America's longest war. Much more National Security Agency surveillance. An alphabet soup of new government departments and agencies. Long security lines at airports.
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