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Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses during an interview in Hong Kong

CEO Of Ashley Madison Parent Company Stepping Down

A week after hackers first published stolen data from the infidelity website Ashley Madison, parent company Avid Life Media's chief executive officer Noel Biderman has resigned. The hacking scandal publicized personal information for more than 30 million users

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Florida Declares State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Erika

Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears Florida. The storm could hit the peninsula Monday, and Scott made his declaration shortly after forecasters predicted the Erika could go through the middle of the state

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Buzz Aldrin Wants to Colonize Mars Before 2040

The second man on the moon is teaming up with the Florida Institute of Technology to develop a master plan to colonize the red planet in less than 25 years. Aldrin chose 2039 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

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Teen Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Prison for Helping ISIS

A Virginia teenager was sentenced to over 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join ISIS and for providing other aid to the militant group. The judge said he considered the teen's age and lack of a criminal record

Here’s Your Guide to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2015 Video Music Awards will air on MTV this Sunday evening. Here's a rundown of what you need to know, from slated performers and key categories to nomination controversies and the most important moments to watch out for

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Death Toll in Truck of Migrants Hits 71

Austrian police say three people have been arrested in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a food struck on an Austrian highway. The toll includes eight women and four children, one of them an infant

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Gunman Remembered as a 'Professional Victim'

The man who shot and killed a reporter and a cameraman on live television this week was a "professional victim" who constantly saw himself being victimized by others, the station's former news director said

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Jorge Ramos: Reporters Need to Get Tougher on Trump

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos tells TIME that the media needs to start demanding real answers from Donald Trump. "He can't and he should not get away with empty promises," says Ramos. "At stake is the future of this country"

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Student Killed in Shooting at Savannah State University

Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school. A statement posted on the university's website identified the victim as Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area

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Eric Cantor Endorses Jeb Bush for GOP Nomination

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Jeb Bush, spurning several rivals who were aggressively courting the former GOP No. 2. "America needs a President that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness," he said