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Happy Asteroid Day! Rocks could destroy Earth

The threat of deadly asteroids hitting our planet is real, according to Asteroid Day, an organization hoping to stop a future catastrophe.

Scientists worldwide are observing Asteroid Day on Thursday, June 30.

The day falls on the anniversary of the Tu...

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EgyptAir 804: Wreckage, recorder show signs of smoke

The flight data recorder on doomed EgyptAir Flight 804 indicates possible lavatory and avionics smoke before the plane plummeted into the Mediterranean Sea, the nation's civil aviation ministry said Wednesday.

Additionally, wreckage from the Airbus A...

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Obama denounces immigration 'demagogues'

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he believes the United States will continue to be a "nation of immigrants" despite attempts to exploit "anti-immigration sentiment" -- a thinly-veiled swipe at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald T...

Donald Trump in Louisville

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Trump: Rivals who don't support him shouldn't run

Donald Trump on Wednesday said his former Republican primary rivals who have refused to support him in November should be barred from running for public office again.

"They signed a pledge saying they will abide, saying they will back the candidate of...

China's Lu Wei

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China's internet czar steps down in surprise move

China's powerful internet czar, Lu Wei, has unexpectedly stepped down.

Lu will be replaced by his deputy, Xu Lin, as the head of the Cyberspace Administration, an agency created by President Xi Jinping in 2014, state media reported on Wednesday.

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Redstone's illegible signature looms over Viacom drama

Sumner Redstone will almost certainly not be in a Massachusetts courtroom on Thursday when his attorneys and those representing Viacom convene for a hearing that may shape the future of his media empire.

Public appearances by the 93-year-old Redstone,...

Istanbul airport reopens

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What you need to know about the Turkey attack

It's happened again: another terror attack. The scene this time: Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk Airport, one of the busiest airports in Europe.

At least 42 people died and 239 were injured when three attackers armed with firearms and explosives arrived at ...

Body part on Copacabana Beach

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Olympics: Body parts wash up on volleyball beach

With just 38 days to go before the Rio Olympics kicks off, the situation in the host city just went from bad to worse.

A beach goer Wednesday discovered mutilated human body parts that had washed up on the shore, right in front of the Olympic Beach Vo...

Romney in Ohio

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Romney: My family still wants me to run for president

Mitt Romney's family is still pleading for him to mount an independent bid for the presidency, the 2012 Republican nominee said Wednesday.

Romney, speaking to CBS News' John Dickerson at the Aspen Ideas Festival, said a son asked him as recently as Tu...

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Academy promotes diversity with expanded roster

Seeking to reaffirm its commitment to diversity in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 683 new members, which would grow the organization by roughly 10 percent.

A breakdown p...

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College grads are getting nearly all the jobs

Got a college degree? Then it's much more likely that you could land a job in the economic recovery.

Of the 11.6 million jobs created after the Great Recession, 8.4 million went to those with at least a bachelor's degree, according to a new report fro...

Hong Kong skyline from the Peak

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Brexit ambition: Could Hong Kong leave China?

Hong Kong has its own legal system, government, currency, flag and Olympic sports team.

So could the city -- officially a Special Administrative Region of China -- ever become fully independent? That's what an increasing number of people, frustrated ...

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Mayor tours devastated West Virginia town

Martin Savidge reports on the mayor holding one flood devastated West Virginia town…

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Trump opener mocks Warren with Native American stereotype

A conservative radio host opening for Donald Trump on Wednesday during a rally…

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Obama: Withdrawing from trade deals is wrong medicine

President Barack Obama spoke in Ottawa today as part of a North American leaders…

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Facebook CEO builds wall around property

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's new wall is stirring controversy in Hawaii.

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Tool tips: Find your dad's inner Mr. Fix-it

Help your dad get in touch with his inner Mr. Fix-It this Father’s Day by helping…

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Graduation gear-up

Study time is over and that diploma is close at hand -- time to celebrate! Get a few…

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May is National Hamburger Month

May is National Hamburger Month. Find out all you need to know about this backyard…

Mothers Day

Create your own Mother's Day card

Show your mom how much you care about her by giving her a personalized Mother's Day…

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National Nurses Day: ER tips

May 6 marks National Nurses Day, a chance to celebrate nurses and their…

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Car flips after slipping on snail slime

A German motorist walked away unscathed after a snail caused him to flip his car and…

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Man loses 140 pounds on Chick-fil-A diet

When Denver, Colorado, resident Alton Ward was at Texas A&M University four years…

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Man shoots Taco Bell over missing sour cream

Police are searching for a man who shot at a Taco Bell because sour cream was…

Entertainment Headlines

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Academy promotes diversity with expanded roster

Seeking to reaffirm its commitment to diversity in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite…

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Is there Harry Potter-style magic in America?

Think of it as Hogwarts, American style. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has…

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Lisa Marie Presley divorcing fourth husband

Lisa Marie Presley is reportedly ending her 10-year marriage to musician Michael…

Environmental News

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Unsafe lead levels found in House office building

Congressional staff and others are having to drink bottled water around the Capitol…

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Scientists: Coral reef decay in Florida

The most terrifying thing lurking under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean may not…

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President Obama tours Yosemite, says climate change happening now

President Barack Obama spoke in front of one of Yosemite National Park's picturesque…

Travel Headlines

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Istanbul attack aftermath: Where are airports' weakest links?

Istanbul Ataturk Airport has much tighter security than many other airports around…

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Istanbul airport attack: A fresh blow to tourism in Turkey

Turkey's crucial tourism industry was in crisis even before suicide bombers killed…

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