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Cell transplant sees paralyzed man walk again

A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.

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Canada shooting raises fears of ISIS tie

In recent days, Canada has become more involved in the global fight against ISIS.

Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

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UNC report: 18 years of academic fraud

For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

Fresno man, fire rescue

Humble Calif. man becomes reluctant hero

It is sheer panic in the woman's voice on the cell phone video as the flames shot out of the windows of the wood frame home: "There's a man in there!"

New White House fence jumper

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White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before he was subdued as he fought two police dogs.

"Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said.

The Secret Service identified the man as Dominic Adesany...

Royals game 3 win ALCS

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Royals ride five-run inning to Game 2 rout

Salvador Perez hit a two-run double and Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

Canadian PM Harper briefed on attacks

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Canada PM: Soldier slain 'in cold blood'

First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada's capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country's Parliament minutes later.

Former Blackwater guard Nick Slatten CENTER

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq shooting

After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square.

Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team's sniper, was found guilty of...

Kevin VIckers CAN Sgt at Arms

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Canadian official hailed as 'hero'

As sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons, Kevin Vickers is accustomed to being in the middle of big things.

But never before like this.

Members of parliament, the press and the public hailed the 58-year-old Vickers on Wednesday after he reporte...

Canada War Memorial crime scene

REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian victim remembered for smile, heart

Nathan Cirillo was the strong, smiling type.

The Canadian army reservist could look the part of intimidating soldier, the way that his abundant muscles filled out his uniform. But his Instagram and Facebook page and recollections shared online suggest...

Michael Brown

Ferguson protest tense; autopsy info leaked

Ferguson police and protesters clashed on Wednesday night after tensions escalated during a scheduled demonstration, part of the Ferguson October movement.

Between 100 and 150 protesters marched from the corner of Canfield Drive and Florissant Avenue...

Deadly Jerusalem wreck

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Baby dies after car hits people in Jerusalem

A Palestinian man rammed his car into commuters waiting at a light rail stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding several other people, Israeli police said.

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A corrections officer in Chicago is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into jail…

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Katniss fights on in new 'Mockingjay' trailer

The battle continues. A new preview for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1"…

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Partial solar eclipse on Thursday at sundown

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Beijing Marathon competitors brave smog

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DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

What do you get when you combine gorillas, Leonard DiCaprio and Netflix?

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