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Virginia Television Station Holds Moment Of Silence To Honor Slain Journalists

August 27, 2015 - 4:25am

The station paused at 6:45 a.m. to remember reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who were killed during a live broadcast.

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Abortion Foes Scour Clinics' Trash For Discarded Records

August 27, 2015 - 4:03am

Garbage has become an unlikely battleground in the abortion debate, as anti-abortion groups seek evidence of privacy violations in clinics' dumpsters.

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Exactly What Kind Of Socialist Is Bernie Sanders?

August 27, 2015 - 3:03am

Socialists are a rare breed of political animal in this country. There's just one in Congress — Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

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Chinese Authorities Arrest A Dozen People Over Explosions In Tianjin

August 27, 2015 - 2:55am

The explosion killed at least 139 people. The people detained worked for the company where the explosions happened and center around potential corruption.

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Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales

August 27, 2015 - 1:08am

While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set an all-time record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.

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Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

August 27, 2015 - 1:07am

More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.

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Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

August 27, 2015 - 1:05am

For some insects, sound waves or vibrations are the real social media — high-speed rumbles sent through the air and along leaf stems to help the bugs claim territory, send warnings and find mates.

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Why Shooters Record Themselves In The Act

August 27, 2015 - 1:03am

The Virginia shooter who murdered two TV journalists allegedly recorded the attack himself. Experts say wearable cameras will become a regular part of the toolkit for killers who want attention.

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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

August 27, 2015 - 1:02am

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.

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In Britain, Who's Tormenting The Queen's Swans?

August 27, 2015 - 12:56am

Wild swans — which all belong by law to the queen — are among Britain's most cherished birds. But there's been an uptick in incidents of neglect and cruelty. Some swans are even being eaten.

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Despite Policy Allowing Gay Leaders, Mormon Church Keeps Ties With Boy Scouts

August 26, 2015 - 4:59pm

The church implied it might leave the Scouts when they changed the policy. Now, the church says as long as it can use its own criteria for appointing leaders, it will go on sponsoring troops.

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Biden, Considering Presidential Bid, Says Family Is Weighing On Him

August 26, 2015 - 4:55pm

Vice President Joe Biden said in a conference call with Democratic National Committee members that he's considering whether he has the "emotional fuel" to mount a 2016 presidential campaign.

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