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A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015.
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Possible Match

Debris found on a French island in the Indian Ocean appears to belong to a Boeing 777, the same kind of aircraft as a missing Malaysian jet, according to a U.S. official. The parts were found on Reunion, about 380 nautical miles off the coast of Madagascar

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U.S. Government Investigating Death of Cecil the Lion

The federal agency charged with enforcing wildlife-protection laws in the U.S. said it will investigate the highly publicized death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, following accusations that an American citizen killed the animal illegally

File Photo Of 1993 Mumbai Serial Bomb Blasts Case

India Hangs 1993 Mumbai Bomb Plotter Yakub Memon

Yakub Memon, convicted for the 1993 terrorist attacks in India's western metropolis Mumbai that killed more than 250 people, was hanged early Thursday morning. Memon was executed on his 53rd birthday at a prison near Nagpur, about 14 hours from Mumbai

Ray Tensing

Campus Cop Indicted in Killing of Unarmed Black Man

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been indicted for the shooting of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop on July 19. "I'm treating him like a murderer," said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters

Trevor Noah at 2015 Summer TCA event in Beverly Hills, Calif. on July 29, 2015.

Trevor Noah Plans Big Daily Show Changes

One big switch off the bat: Noah says he’ll focus less on Jon Stewart’s favorite source of outrage, Fox News. The show will also have a new set and Noah will do more impressions than his predecessor. "I have an affinity for picking up on accents and tones," he said

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on Nov. 24, 2014.

UVA Grads Sue Rolling Stone Over Retracted Rape Article

Court documents show that three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story are suing the publication and the article's author

Carl Hodges, of Stuart, Fla., right, reads a prayer during a vigil for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen on July 28, 2015, in Stuart, Fla. The teenagers have been missing since last Friday when they went out on a boat to go fishing from Tequesta, Fla. A search continues for the boys from the Atlantic waters off Daytona Beach, Florida, north through Savannah, Ga.

Search for Missing Florida Teens Stretches Into Sixth Day

Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone on Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival, six days after 14-year-old fishermen Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos disappeared

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How Mullah Omar's Death Could Disrupt Afghanistan

The Afghan government said the Taliban leader died in 2013, hoping that the news might pave the way for consensus in ongoing peace talks. But news of Omar's death could fracture the Taliban, and even embolden ISIS as it seeks to broaden its territory

Robert Kraft, owner of the New Englad Patriots, at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho on July 9, 2015.

Patriots Owner Blasts NFL for Brady Suspension

Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he was wrong to trust the NFL in the deflated-footballs case and that he regrets not appealing the penalties against the team. "This was never about doing what was fair and just," said Kraft

Israeli military bulldozers demolish the Dreinoff buildings under an Israeli High Court ruling, in Beit El, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on July 29, 2015.

Israeli Begins Demolishing West Bank Settlement

Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement

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Scientists Discover What Makes T-Rex Teeth Deadly

Researchers have found that the saw-like internal tooth structure of carnivorous dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus Rex were especially useful for grasping and tearing at prey, playing an important role in their success as predators