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Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano hits Pacific

The Big Island of Hawaii is getting a little bigger as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the Pacific Ocean.

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Police officer deaths from guns up 72% from July 2015

The shooting deaths of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this month pushed the number of law enforcement fatalities past a tragic benchmark.

As of July 20, 32 law enforcement officers were shot to death in the United States, according to the N...

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Trump, Clinton to receive intel briefings

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will receive their government intelligence briefing within days, even as each party argues the other's nominee is not worthy of receiving sensitive information, a US intelligence official familiar with the process con...

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Harry Reid: Donald Trump is 'dumb'

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that Donald Trump wasn't being "sarcastic" when he suggested Russia hack into Hillary Clinton's campaign, but instead, "he's being dumb."

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Charges dropped in Chandra Levy murder

Prosecutors have dismissed murder charges against a man accused in the death of Chandra Levy, a Washington, D.C., intern whose 2001 disappearance created national headlines.

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FBI: Success against ISIS means more terror

Battlefield success against ISIS may produce more terrorism for the West, FBI Director James Comey warned this week.

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Chelsea Clinton embraces role in her mother's campaign

From a shy teenager growing up in the glare of the political spotlight to reluctant campaigner in her mother's 2008 presidential run -- Chelsea Clinton is now embracing her role in her mother's quest to win the White House.

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Key truths about the Obama economy

As Hillary Clinton takes the baton from President Obama tonight, she has to acknowledge two key truths about the "Obama economy":

1. Americans are vastly better off than they were 8 years ago.

2. But most are worried. They feel they should be a lot bet...

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Trump: Russia hacking comments were 'sarcastic'

Donald Trump said Thursday that he was being sarcastic when he appeared to suggest that Russia should use espionage to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.

But he's finding out that presidents -- and by extension, presidential nominees -- don't get ...

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Melania Trump's website taken down amid controversy

Melania Trump announced Thursday that she took down her website, acknowledging that it contained inaccuracies.

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Hillary Clinton's challenge: Igniting excitement

Hillary Clinton's allies did everything in their power to set up her big moment Thursday night. Now it's up to her to deliver.

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Dr. Dre will not face charges after Malibu incident

Rapper, producer and business mogul Dr. Dre will not face misdemeanor gun charges stemming from an incident that happened outside his Malibu home earlier this week, a Los Angeles District Attorney spokesperson told CNN.

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Co-owner of bridal shop stood naked in store window

Three Pennsylvania women reported a man standing naked in the window of a local…

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Dunkin' Donuts employee sprays donuts with bleach

Police are investigating an incident in which an employee of the fast food chain…

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A Czech man was able to settle his bill at a local pub after leaving his clothes…

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Keshia Knight Pulliam on messy marital split

Pregnant "Cosby Show" star Keshia Knight Pulliam is speaking out about the end of…

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Dr. Dre will not face charges after Malibu incident

Rapper, producer and business mogul Dr. Dre will not face misdemeanor gun charges…

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'Sesame Street' vets axed, actor says

A veteran star of "Sesame Street" is saying today's story is brought to you by the…

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Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.

Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a…

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DiCaprio, friends raise $45M for environment

Not surprisingly, Leonardo DiCaprio has some wealthy, famous friends. As it turns…

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Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute the world. What if they could be turned…

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A third of this city's inhabitants are millionaires

Want to hang out with millionaires? Move to Monaco.

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Man wins island resort in $49 raffle

An Australian man has won the raffle of a lifetime, taking home an entire Pacific…

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JetBlue eyes flights to Europe

At a time when some discount airlines are leaving the U.K., at least one American…

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