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Missing Malaysia Plane
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Too Soon to Say

An Australian official has warned not to jump to conclusions about a 9-by-3-ft. piece of flotsam that washed up on the French island of Reunion, a discovery many are saying may be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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University of Cincinnati Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

Ray Tensing, 25, was indicted Wednesday in the July 19 shooting of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop. His lawyer said the police officer did not intend to kill DuBose, but the campus officer's bail was set at $1 million

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U.S. Economy Bounces Back from Weak 2015 Start

The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gross domestic product grew at a 2.3 percent annual rate in the 3 months from April to June. It also said GDP in the first quarter grew 0.6 percent instead of shrinking at a 0.2 percent pace

Jeremy Clarkson in London in 2012.

Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear Team Sign Deal With Amazon

Jeremy Clarkson and is fellow Top Gear presenters announced that they have signed a deal with Amazon to produce a new motoring show after Clarkson was fired by the BBC earlier this year following a violent drunken altercation with his producer

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton Losing Strength in New National Polling

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's poll numbers are continuing to fall six weeks after setting her candidacy into high gear, according to a new poll. Clinton has seen an erosion in public approval across nearly every key metric

Cecil the lion

Cecil the Lion’s Death May Not Have Been in Vain

The researcher who tagged and tracked Cecil the lion in 2008 has said his death may shed light on how to better conserve the wild cats in the future. The disruption to the lion's social system may be a teachable moment, said Dr Andrew Loveridge

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Washington D.C. Is Sinking Into the Ocean

According to new research conducted by geologists at the University of Vermont and the U.S. Geological Survey, the land in the Chesapeake Bay region, including the nation's capital, is sinking rapidly — fulfilling the dreams of small government types everywhere

Barack Obama

Obama Calls for U.S. to Make World's Fastest Computer

President Obama has issued an executive order calling for the United States to build the world's fastest supercomputer by 2025. The machine is planned to be capable of working at one exaflop, or one billion billion calculations per second.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Dominates in New Poll

Donald Trump sits firmly atop the Republican primary field one week before the inaugural GOP debate, according a new poll. The bombastic reality television star and real estate magnate has the support of 20% of Republicans

Mullah Omar

Taliban Acknowledges Death of Leader Mullah Omar

The statement, supposedly issued in the names of Mullah Omar's brother and son, says he died of an unspecified illness and apologizes for "any mistakes Mullah Omar (made) during his rule of Afghanistan"

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Zayn Malik Signs With Record Label RCA

The former One Direction member has signed with RCA, saying that he left the popular british boy band for the "opportunity to show you who I really am." The news comes after months of rumors about Malik’s future as an artist