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Jewish Center Killer Guilty

The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites was convicted of murder and other charges, shortly after he told jurors he hoped to "die a martyr" for the shootings. Frazier Glenn Miller could face the death penalty

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Hungary's Border Fence Isn't Stopping Syrian Migrants

Hungary wants to impose prison terms against refugees who sneak across the border on their way to the E.U. Despite the measures, desperate migrants are making the dangerous trip to Europe, hoping to find a better life in the country

Miley Cyrus at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, Aug. 30, 2015.

Miley Cyrus's Antics Can't Save VMA's Ratings

The pop singer got MTV some headlines as the 2015 VMAs host, but Sunday night’s telecast of the Video Music Awards delivered 9.8 million viewers across 10 Viacom-owned networks — a 5 percent drop from last year's figures

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Obama Focuses on Climate for Alaska Trip

President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display

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VICE Journalists Charged With Aiding 'Terrorists' in Turkey

Turkish authorities on Monday charged three Western news reporters in southeastern Turkey with working for a "terrorist organization," said their employer VICE News on Monday, days after the journalists' detention caused an outcry among human rights groups stock health sleep alarm clock

Lack of Sleep Makes a Cold More Likely

According to the new results of a new study, people who slept six hours a night or less were four times as likely to get sick after being exposed to the cold virus compared with those who got more sleep

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Ambushed Houston Sheriff's Deputy Was Shot 15 Times

A man charged with killing a Houston sheriff's deputy first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, authorities said. Shannon J. Miles is charged with capital murder and appeared briefly in court

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Family and Friends Celebrate Life of Slain TV Cameraman

The scene inside a Virginia high school auditorium sounded more like a celebration of Adam Ward's life than a visitation after a death as the family of a cameraman who was slain on live TV greeted mourners at a hometown reception

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Auschwitz Caretakers Defend ‘Showers’ At Museum

The caretakers of the Auschwitz concentration camp museum in Poland have defended their use of a misting hose to keep visitors cool in the intense August heat, after being criticized for evoking memories of Nazi-era gas chambers disguised as showers

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Ben Carson Tied With Donald Trump in New Iowa Poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson tied real estate mogul Donald Trump for the top slot in a new poll, the first time another contender has matched Trump's lead in the state. The poll showed a groundswell of support for outsider candidates

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Google Opens a New Front in its Battle With Apple

Most shoppers aren't yet convinced they need a smartwatch—but that isn't stopping Google from stepping up its fight for wrist-based supremacy against Apple. iPhone users will be able to sync their smartphones with various Google-platform watches