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Mom Kills 4 Kids, Self In Port St. John

15/05/2012
Mom Kills 4 Kids, Self In Port St. John

A mother and four children are dead after a SWAT standoff at a home in Port St. John, Brevard County deputies confirmed Tuesday. Deputies said Tanya Thomas, 33, shot her four children, ages 12 to 17, before turning the gun on herself. Lt. Goodyear said Thomas shot her four children, and then killed herself....
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Colorado Civil Union Bill Killed

15/05/2012
Colorado Civil Union Bill Killed

A bill that would have allowed same-sex couples equal rights as married couples was killed on Monday night in a special legislative session. Although the bill had been likely to pass the state’s House of Representatives, Republicans rejected it, claiming the Democrats are trying to use it as an issue before the November elections....
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Aimee Copeland Likely To Survive Flesh-Eating Bacteria Battle

15/05/2012
Aimee Copeland Likely to Survive Flesh-Eating Bacteria Battle

The father of flesh-eating bacteria victim Aimee Copeland says a “miracle” is behind the progress his 24-year-old daughter is making in recent days. His latest update in a blog post Saturday said that, while the necrotizing fasciitis infection forced on several amputations, Aimee’s life may be spared. Andy Copeland has provided blog updates daily...
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25-Year Veteran Of The FBI Accused Of Trading Child Porn

15/05/2012
25-year veteran of the FBI accused of trading child porn

A Indiana man who spent 25 years with the FBI specializing in counterterrorism and bombing investigations has been charged with distributing and possessing child pornography, Fox 59 reports. Authorities say 54-year-old Donald J. Sachtleben openly traded child porn using the e-mail address “pedodave69@yahoo.com.” Fox 59 reports in one instance, Sachtleben allegedly sent someone an...
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Poll: Romney Leads Over Obama

15/05/2012
Poll: Romney Leads Over Obama

Mitt Romney lept ahead of President Obama in a new nationwide poll Monday. The New York Times/CBS poll showed Romney at 46 percent and Obama at 43 percent. Last month the poll had found the two tied at 46 percent. 26 percent of respondents said that they were less likely to vote for Obama...
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Rebekah Brooks Charged

15/05/2012
Rebekah Brooks Charged

Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s onetime deputy, as chief of News International, was officially charged on Tuesday with “perverting justice” in the wide-reaching phone-hacking scandal. Also charged was her husband, Charlie Brooks; the two issued a statement calling the charges a “weak and unjust decision.” Brooks, 43, was editor of the now-defunct tabloid News of...
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‘Swamp People’ Cast Member Mitchell Guist Dies

15/05/2012
'Swamp People' cast member Mitchell Guist dies

A cast member of the reality TV show “Swamp People” died Monday, a Louisiana sheriff said. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Mitchell Guist was pronounced dead at a hospital. He had fallen while aboard his boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part. History, which produces the reality show with Original Media, said...
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Romney Apologizes After Bullying Incidents In High School Revealed

11/05/2012
Romney Apologizes After Bullying Incidents In High School Revealed

A Washington Post investigation into Mitt Romney’s years at the Cranbrook School in Michigan, which included a disturbing account of Romney bullying a student who later turned out to be gay, earned an unusual apology from the presumptive GOP presidential nominee Thursday morning. The incident came to light one day after President Barack Obama...
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Advocates: HIV Prevention Pill Could Save Lives

11/05/2012
HIV Prevention Pill Could Save Lives

(AP) A pill to prevent HIV infection is already being given to some healthy people, but without government approval, it remains out of reach and too costly for many who need it. Doctors, patients and advocates say that would change if the Food and Drug Administration takes a landmark step and allows the pill,...
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Iraq Oil Production Beating Iran Ends Saddam Legacy

11/05/2012
Iraq Oil Production Beating Iran Ends Saddam Legacy

Iraq, seeking to more than double oil output by 2015, is poised to overtake Iran as OPEC’s second- largest producer by the end of the year as sanctions hobble crude production in its Persian Gulf neighbor. Iraq is pumping at the highest rate since Saddam Hussein seized power in 1979, supported by foreign investors...
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Rebekah Brooks Testifies At UK Hacking Hearing

11/05/2012
Rebekah Brooks Testifies At UK Hacking Hearing

It was a lesson in text-speak for Britain’s most powerful man from one of its most powerful women. “LOL” didn’t mean what Prime Minister David Cameron thought it did, said former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks, who regularly received text messages from him. “He would sign them off ‘DC’ in the main,” Brooks said, referring...
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Eduardo Saverin Facebook Co-founder Renounces U.S. Citizenship

10/05/2012
Facebook co-founder renounces U.S. citizenship

Eduardo Saverin, one of four co-founders of Facebook, has renounced his U.S. citizenship. The move may reduce his tax bill following the initial public offering that values the social-network powerhouse at as much as $96 billion, according to Bloomberg. Facebook expects to raise as much as $11.8 billion through the IPO. Saverin’s stake in...
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Kidnap Suspect Thought Girls Were His

10/05/2012
Kidnap Suspect Thought Girls Were His

A man who is suspected to have killed a Tennessee woman and her eldest daughter before kidnapping her two younger daughters apparently believed the younger sisters were his daughters, a relative said on Thursday. Adam Mayes, last seen two weeks ago, and his wife, Teresa, have been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths...
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Damascus, Syria: Twin blasts killed more than 40, over 170 injured

10/05/2012
Twin Damascus Blasts Kill 40

Twin explosions rocked Damascus on Thursday, killing at least 40 people and injuring 170, according to Syrian state television. The blasts occurred near an intelligence building for the security forces, and they ripped the façade off the building although the structure of the building remained intact. There were reports of bodies strewn in the...
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Style Icon Vidal Sassoon Dead At 84

10/05/2012
Hair stylist Vidal Sassoon dead at 84

Vidal Sassoon, hair stylist and fashion world pioneer who created a natural look in the 1960s and built a multimillion-dollar business on his name, died on Wednesday after a long battle with leukemia. He was 84. Sassoon died at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones and his wife of 20 years,...
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Google Files For New Trial On Copyright Claims In Android Suit

09/05/2012
Google files for new trial on copyright claims in Android suit

Google is seeking a new trial on copyright claims in Oracle’s intellectual-property lawsuit over the Android mobile OS, according to a filing made late Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Oracle sued Google in August 2010, claiming Android violated patents and copyrights that Oracle holds on the Java programming...
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Obama Expected To Speak On Gay Marriage

09/05/2012
Obama Expected To Speak On Gay Marriage

President Barack Obama is expected to speak about his views on gay marriage in an interview Wednesday afternoon, following days of increasing pressure to clarify his “evolving” position on the issue. Obama is scheduled to sit down with ABC News’s Robin Roberts at the White House for a hastily scheduled interview just a day...
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Blast Targets Syrian Military; 6 Soldiers Wounded

09/05/2012
Blast targets Syrian military; 6 soldiers wounded

A roadside bomb struck a Syrian military truck Wednesday, wounding six soldiers just seconds after a convoy carrying the head of the UN observer mission passed by. An Associated Press reporter who was traveling in the UN convoy said the explosion blew out the military truck’s windows and caused a plume of thick, black...
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Russian Aircraft Vanishes From Radar During Promotional Flight

09/05/2012
Russian Aircraft Vanishes From Radar During Promotional Flight

The demonstration airplane for a new model of Russian passenger jet vanished from radar screens and lost contact with ground controllers Wednesday during a flight in Indonesia for airline representatives and journalists that was meant to promote sales of the aircraft. Russian and Indonesian authorities confirmed the loss of contact with the crew of...
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Delta Pulls ‘Daily Show’ Ads

09/05/2012
Delta Pulls ‘Daily Show’ Ads

Delta Airlines said Tuesday that it pulled its advertising from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart in response to an April skit that featured a picture of a manger between a woman’s legs. In the skit, Stewart joked that women should use “vagina mangers” to “protect their reproductive organs from unwanted medical intrusions.” Since...
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Google’s Driverless Cars Approved For Use In Nevada

08/05/2012
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Google which has embarked on an extensive testing programme of the cars secured the approval of the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Motor manufacturers have been working on taking human error out of driving for more than a decade with innovations such as lane departure warning, self applying brakes and cars which park themselves....
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North Carolina Gov: Gay marriage ban ‘hurts our brand’

08/05/2012
N.C. Gov: Gay marriage ban ’hurts our brand’

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) said Tuesday the proposed gay marriage ban is “bad for business” and “hurts our brand.” Perdue told MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” host Chuck Todd that she considers her state’s vote on Tuesday “our Rosa Parks moment in North Carolina because it’s about taking away civil rights.” “This is a...
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FBI Scrutinizes Al Qaeda’s Latest Bomb

08/05/2012
FBI scrutinizes al Qaeda's latest bomb

FBI experts are studying an unexploded bomb created by al Qaeda which was intended to blow up an airliner bound for the United States around the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. A covert CIA operation in Yemen thwarted the suicide mission. The would-be suicide bomber, based in Yemen, had not yet picked a...
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Matthew Fox Arrested for DUI

08/05/2012
Matthew Fox Arrested for DUI

Lost actor Matthew Fox was arrested Monday in Oregon for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. According to police, Fox was pulled over after allegedly failing to maintain his lane and to signal. He was arrested on the scene after the officer decided he was intoxicated. He was taken into custody and...
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Dinosaurs’ flatulence influenced global warming, study suggests

07/05/2012
Dinosaurs’ flatulence influenced global warming, study suggests

In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era. Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on...
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32 Yemeni Troops Killed In Al Qaeda Attack

07/05/2012
At least 32 Yemen troops killed in militant attack

Islamist gunmen killed at least 32 government soldiers on Monday when they stormed a military position in southern Yemen where militants control broad swathes of territory, a military official said. Yemen has a seen a surge in violence in the south since President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi took office in February, prompting the government to...
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Actor George Lindsey, “Goober Pyle,” dies at 83

07/05/2012
Actor George Lindsey, "Goober Pyle," dies at 83

George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw,” has died. He was 83. A press release from Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsay died early Sunday morning after a brief illness. Lindsey was the beanie-wearing Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” from...
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Al Qaeda Video Shows U.S. Hostage

07/05/2012
Al Qaeda Video Shows U.S. Hostage

A video showing Warren Weinstein, a 70-year-old American citizen who was kidnapped in Pakistan last year, surfaced on Islamist websites Sunday. “My life is in your hands, Mr. President,” the al Qaeda captive said in the video, addressing President Obama. “If you accept the demands, I live. If you don’t accept the demands, I...
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Tornado Hits Tokyo Japan

07/05/2012
Tornado hits Tokyo Japan

A suspected tornado struck about 40 miles north of Tokyo on Sunday. It tore through Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. A 14 year old boy was killed and forty other people were injured. More than 100 homes were damaged in the storm. Telephone poles and damaged cars were also left destroyed in its path. Over...
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Army: No Bullet Wound in Soldier Who Died During Skype Chat

07/05/2012
Army: No Bullet Wound in Soldier Who Died During Skype Chat

Army investigators say they found no bullet wound and no foul play in the death of a soldier who died during a Skype video chat with his wife. Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark’s wife says her husband fell forward and she saw a bullet hole in the closet behind him, raising the question of whether...
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