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Only Enough for One: Experimental Serum Used on U.S. Woman
A dose of “experimental serum” arrived in Liberia to be tried on a U.S. charity worker struggling for her life — but there was only enough for one.
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'Coming for You': American Suicide Bomber Warned West
"You think you're safe where you are, in America or Britain,” he says. “You think you are safe, you are not safe."
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Worst Ever: California's Drought Hits Record Level
The newest U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that more than half of the state is under an "exceptional drought" level.
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Ebola Warning: CDC Warns Against Travel to West Africa
Black Eye: GOP Leaders Nix Border Vote After Tea Party Revolt
Attorney General: Cops Should Carry Heroin Antidote
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Cantor: 'I Have Truly Lived the American Dream'
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Month in Space: Photos Show Cosmic Joys and Sorrows
Get long-distance views of the cosmos and our glorious Earth, as well as cosmic perspectives on our planet's tragedies.
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Our 'Do Nothing Congress' in One Infographic
Breaking down the numbers behind the 113th U.S. Congress.
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One Seattle Cop Wrote 80 Percent of City's Pot Tickets
A Seattle officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014.
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'Destroy Them All': Tunnels Terrify Israelis on Gaza Border
“You can live with rockets, but not with tunnels. Israel must destroy them all,” mother of three Shuli Schneider says.
Ray Rice: I Let My Mother, Wife and Daughter Down
NFL running back Ray Rice apologizes for his actions that led to a February domestic violence arrest.
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Chilling Message Looms Over Hunt for Murdered Teen
The body of Millsap, 14, was found by two joggers on a trail on July 24. The FBI had searched the home of two possible suspects but they were cleared.
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Is This the Death of Passwords?
If you hate trying to fill out those CAPTCHA forms with impossible-to-decipher characters, a new security strategy might give you some hope.
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Giraffe Dies After Smashing Head on Highway Bridge
Several horrified eyewitnesses tweeted pictures of the open-air flatbed truck carrying two giraffes with their necks jutting far out of the vehicle.
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'My Children are Hungry': Gazans Line Up for Food
Ayman Mohyeldin is outside one of Gaza’s busiest bakery where tensions are high and people wait for hours for a bag of bread.
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Indiana Community Remembers Record-Seeking Teen Pilot
A funeral will be held Thursday for an Indiana teenager who was killed while attempting to fly around the world, accompanied by his father.
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GOP Hopeful Goes Homeless to Highlight Poverty
California’s GOP nominee for governor says he went homeless for one week and could not find a job in an effort to discredit claims that the state has seen an economic comeback.
Doctor: Africa Ebola Outbreak Is 'Dangerous, Scary'
Drought Expert: 'We Are Past the Point of Recovery'
Thieves Crash Into Beauty Store to Steal Expensive Hair Weaves
First Lady Says Her Story Is of the 'Impossible Getting Done'
Small Cars Fall Short in New Crash Tests
Water Main Break Traps Drivers in Vehicles
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Good Deal? Sox-A's Swap Could Work for Both Clubs
Jon Lester was shipped to Oakland with Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes.
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That's a Lot of Bathtubs: L.A. Flood by the Numbers
A by-the-numbers look at Tuesday's water main break in Los Angeles.
Security 'Black Hole': Libya Is on Brink of Collapse
Libya is engulfed in its deadliest fighting since 2011, pushing it close to collapse and to what experts say could become a "failed state."
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Kid Going to College? Have the 'Money Talk'
The average American teenager is probably more savvy about things like alcohol abuse than they are about debt, credit cards, taxes and fraud prevention.
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How Virtual Therapy Could Help the Military Fight PTSD
Meet Ellie, the virtual therapist that could one day help diagnose everyone from soldiers to cancer patients.
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Longest Laugh: Minister Mocked for Pole-Dance Rant
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç previously urged women not to laugh in public to "protect moral values."
'Star Wars' to Film in Protected Bird Habitat
The jagged slopes of Skellig Michael, an island 7 miles off the coast of Ireland, might be abuzz with all sorts of imagined creatures as a filming location for Star Wars Episode VII -- but concerns over the island's rare, real-life inhabitants have some conservationists feeling a bit on the dark side. Produced by weather.com.
Facebook's New Internet.org App Launches in Africa
Mark Zuckerberg's mission to expand free web access in Africa starts with the Internet.org app in Zambia.
One of FBI's 10 Most Wanted Surrenders in Mexico
Of the 502 fugitives put on the list since it was established in 1950, 471 have been caught, the FBI said.
Why Is the Moon Shaped Like a Lemon?
The moon is not round. A new study explains how it got its oddball shape.
Alicia Keys Reveals She's 'Blessed With' Baby No. 2
The Grammy-winning singer revealed the happy news on Instagram Thursday, along with a photo of the the couple cradling her growing bump.
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Germans Flock to Mysterious Crop Circle
Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's wheat field to check out ornate design.
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Same As It Ever Was: Both Parties Fight Old Battles
The Obama wars are coming to an end, but the candidates on the 2014 trail have decided to continue to the fight.
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Retail Therapy? Kerry Buys Rugs After Gaza Strain
John Kerry indulged in a some retail therapy Thursday, buying three rugs during a visit to India after failing to secure a cease-fire deal in Gaza.
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A Voice for India's 'Untouchables'
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One man's quest to give his fellow dalit community members, shunned and oppressed for generations, a voice in the world's largest democracy.
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Passion Project: George W. Bush Pens Dad's Biography
Former President George W. Bush has been quietly completing a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
Look, Ma! No Hands! Ready for Driverless Cars
Most of us are ready to hand over control to self-driving vehicles, as long as we maintain a bit of control, a survey finds.
Forget Cat Cafes: Japan Gets Hoot Out of Owls
Visitors to an 'owl cafe' in the Japanese capital are lining up to drink coffee, tea or even a beer with more than 20 of the birds.
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Devastating Delicacy: Shark Population Threatened by Finning
China is one of the world's biggest markets for shark fins, where the delicacy is commonly served as a soup during wedding banquets and parties.
Does Buying Under Armour Count as Feminism?
Don't burn your bra. Buy a sports bra.
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Tweet Talk: What Does 'Trending' Actually Mean?
Trending is a term often used for popular viral topics. But what exactly earns a topic this label on Twitter?
Girl's Harrowing Slide Down Cliff Caught on Camera
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Pyongyang Park Life: North Koreans Escape Summer Heat
Along with its towering monuments to socialism and sprawling plazas for military parades, North Korea's showcase capital is a city of parks.
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