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Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized
UPDATE: Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly cl...
August 01, 2014 05:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prosecutor: Peanut plant faked salmonella results
UPDATE: A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak cut corners and sent fake lab results to customers, endangering consumers nationwide, federal prosecutors said Friday as they o...
August 01, 2014 03:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming
Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst re...
August 01, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August
UPDATE: After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected.
August 01, 2014 01:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help
UPDATE: Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from wha...
August 01, 2014 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law
A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog groups who called the measure draconian and wanted it repealed.
August 01, 2014 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions
UPDATE: Hundreds of people who fled from gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the seri...
August 01, 2014 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Duke: Oconee didn't do everything to prevent leak
UPDATE: Site operators didn't take all possible precautions to prevent a radioactive water leak that led to shutdown of a South Carolina nuclear reactor, officials with Duke Energy said Thursday, a...
August 01, 2014 12:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia News Roundup
Today's headlines are: Georgia juvenile justice dept. adds ombudsman's office - Low cost carrier to begin flying between Georgia, Virginia - Attorneys to open Georgia peanut salmonella trial - Fund...
August 01, 2014 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race
Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election.
August 01, 2014 04:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings
UPDATE: One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testim...
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Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?
In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.
August 01, 2014 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean
UPDATE: Tropical Storm Bertha approached the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds.
August 01, 2014 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts
UPDATE: An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as president...
August 01, 2014 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773
Researchers said this week that a vessel unearthed four years ago at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan was made from wood cut around the year 1773 — two years before the start of the w...
August 01, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search
Against the distant backdrop of artillery blasts, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine and began the painstaking search ...
August 01, 2014 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants
Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed...
August 01, 2014 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation
Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising...
August 01, 2014 10:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds
Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds.
August 01, 2014 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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