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3-year-old wounded in Chicago shooting

The flare-up in gun violence igniting the streets of Chicago caught a 3-year-old boy in the cross fire early Saturday morning, local police said.

The child is in critical condition.

The boy was with his mother and another man, in the city's Brighton P...

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U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hour...

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Cease-fire between Hamas, Israel holds

A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas held Saturday as diplomats worked to create a longer truce in the conflict that has killed more than 900 people -- mostly civilians.

The cease-fire started at 8 a.m. Saturday (1 a.m. ET). If t...

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2 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. Army soldiers were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.

Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, 30, of Hickman, Nebraska, and Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, California, were killed by an IED in Mirugol Kalay in Kand...

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Philadelphia carjackers run over, kill 3 kids

Three children helping their mother operate a fruit stand were killed Friday when a stolen SUV plowed into a small crowd on a street corner.

Two brothers, 7 and 10, and their sister, 15, died in the wreck in north Philadelphia, police told CNN affilia...

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Ebola virus reaches Lagos, Nigeria

A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

"The patient was subjected to thorough medical tests ... which confirmed he had the Ebola virus," Chuk...

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Model Andrej Pejic is now a woman

As a male model, Andrej Pejic blazed trails with an androgynous look that saw him walking the runway in women's fashion shows.

Now Pejic is Andreja.

"I always dreamt of being a girl," Pejic revealed to People magazine about her recent gender reassignme...

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Adam West: Ben Affleck will be a great Batman

You can calm down now, Internet. Ben Affleck has gotten the original TV Batman's stamp of approval.

Adam West told People magazine at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday that he has faith in Affleck's ability to carry the role of the Caped Crusader in the...

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Report: 4 journalists detained in Iran

Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists, three of them American citizens, apparently detained in Iran this week, according to The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported Thursday that its Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, a U.S. ci...

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McCain: Prolonged execution was 'torture'

Arizona has temporarily halted executions after the prolonged death of a convicted killer during an execution described by Sen. John McCain and others as tantamount to torture.

It took death row inmate Joseph Wood two hours to die Wednesday afternoon...

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From Lyft

Lyft gets the green light in New York City

If you see a pink-mustachioed automobile or two zipping around the streets of New York City Friday, you're not imagining things.

After two weeks of sparring with New York City taxi regulators, rideshare app Lyft can start serving the five boroughs --...

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Yet another child dies in a hot car

The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kanas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch hom...

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Man's 41 Homer Simpson tattoos set world record

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Man claims his penis was mistakenly amputated

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US aims to make oil transport safer

When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47,…

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California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

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Toronto SWAT team storms plane, arrests man

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