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Joe Biden: Senate tie-breaker?

For Joe Biden, an evenly divided Senate would be a BFD.

If Tuesday's midterm elections result in a Senate split, the vice president will suddenly find himself in one of his favorite places: the spotlight. Biden would become a crucial player in the Sen...

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Kevin Smith ready to film 'Clerks III'

The news about "Clerks III" just keeps getting better.

Writer and director Kevin Smith recently gave an update on the project while speaking with "Clerks" star Jeff Anderson (aka "Randal") on his podcast, saying that if all goes well, "Clerks III" wi...

Georgia Tech

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Lawsuits: Fraternity had culture of misogyny

Two lawsuits say the national chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity allowed a culture of "violent misogyny" after an internal email from the Georgia Tech chapter leaked last year instructing fraternity members on how to lure "rapebait."

The lawsuit...

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Budweiser profits pinched by Russia

Russia was a major buzz kill for the brewer of Budweiser and other well-known beers.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer company, reported earnings and sales that badly missed analysts' expectations on Friday.

Russia was one of the biggest ...

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Mexico frees jailed U.S. Marine reservist

Mexico freed U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who'd been held in a prison there for seven months.

"It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm that Andrew was released today after spending 214 days in ...

Thanksgiving sales

From Walmart

What's open on Thanksgiving, and what isn't

Whether or not to shop on Thanksgiving is a controversial issue, and several major retailers are already taking sides.

For the folks who can't wait for their dinners to digest before they kick off their holiday shopping spree, Macy's and Kohl's will b...

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Americans pay more for slower Internet

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.

That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, which looked at the cost and speed of Internet access i...

Map of SpacecraftTwo crash

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1 pilot dead in Virgin's spaceship failure

The first sign there was a problem Friday with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after the spaceplane separated from the jet-powered aircraft that carried it aloft, officials said.

It wasn't something overt wi...

Two girls after Washington school shooting

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3rd victim dies from Washington school shooting

A third victim of last week's shooting at a Washington state high school has died, according to the hospital that treated victims.

SpaceShipTwo debris close-up

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A 'hard,' deadly day for space tourism

With the same peril that the Wright Brothers faced in becoming the first men to fly planes, mankind's quest for space tourism is also fraught with deadly trial and error.

FAMU campus

CNN

Former band member guilty in hazing death

The alleged ringleader of a group of Florida A&M University marching band students who beat drum major Robert Champion Jr. in a 2011 hazing incident was convicted Friday of multiple charges related to Champion's death, according to CNN affiliate CFN13.

Ferguson Chief Thomas Jackson

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Ferguson chief may be rethinking future

The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, may be considering whether to step down after months of protests following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.

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Virgin Galactic failure: What happened?

A Virgin Galactic space plane crashed to the ground Friday. Here's what happened.

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Accused cop killer appears in court

Accused cop killer Eric Frein makes his first court appearance after 48 days on the…

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Debris litters desert after space plane crash

Debris littered California's Mojave Desert following the crash of Virgin Galactic's…

Pumpkin could be here to stay

Pumpkin: Seasonal trend or here to stay?

Orange is the new green. As pumpkin products become more popular each year, some…

Frein taken to barracks he allegedly ambushed

Terrified residents of northeastern Pennsylvania heaved a sigh of relief Thursday…

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Midterm elections: 5 reasons to pay attention

Election Day is less than one week away, and even if your ballot isn't cast in one…

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Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 2. Learn more about Daylight Saving Time here.

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Calculate your candy intake

Do you ever wonder how much sugar, fat and calories are in your Halloween candy…

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Halloween game: catch the candy

Not quite in the Halloween mood just yet? We know what will get you there. How about…

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Halloween by the numbers

Between pumpkins, costumes and sugary treats there are a lot of numbers surrounding…

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Halloween history quiz

Halloween is approaching. How much do you know about this candy-filled holiday? Test…

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New frog in New York

New species of frog found in ... NYC

New York is famous for its singular residents: Loudmouthed taxi drivers. Hirsute…

Smog masks, China

Unmasking a new trend: Stylish smog masks

High fashion isn't often inspired by environmental hazards, but as air pollution…

Illinois teen wins lottery

Teen wins $4M on lotto tickets given as birthday gift

A Chicago teen wins $4 million on lottery tickets her father gave her as a birthday…

Entertainment Headlines

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Kevin Smith ready to film 'Clerks III'

The news about "Clerks III" just keeps getting better.

Writer and director Kevin…

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NBC is developing a reality show with Virgin Galactic

NBC is developing a reality TV series called "Space Race" with Virgin Galactic,…

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Chelsea Handler's topless photo fight

Comedian Chelsea Handler often aims to spark controversy, and one of her latest…

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New frog in New York

New species of frog found in ... NYC

New York is famous for its singular residents: Loudmouthed taxi drivers. Hirsute…

Smog masks, China

Unmasking a new trend: Stylish smog masks

High fashion isn't often inspired by environmental hazards, but as air pollution…

Shrimp

Study: 30% of shrimp products misrepresented

You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it and saute it, but one of America's…

Travel Headlines

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Sistine Chapel gets AC, lights makeover

High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece…

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Suspect ID'd in national park vandalism

It's a bad idea to deface national parks. It's even dumber to tag your vandalism…

Alla Shubina

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

It all started when she kissed the Great Sphinx of Giza. Bored with taking the same,…

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