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Houston Cop 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

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Mt. McKinley Name Change Angers Some in GOP

Karl Rove, a William McKinley enthusiast, thinks President Obama needs to find a new way to honor the 25th President after changing the name of an Alaskan mountain. "I’m not certain he has the authority to have done what he did," he tells TIME

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Kids Need the 'Booze Talk' By 10, Docs Say

Health care professionals should be talking to children about the risks of alcoholic drinks when they are as young as nine, according to a new report. "Surveys indicate that children start to think positively about alcohol between ages 9 and 13 years," the authors write

Top-Polling GOP Candidates Participate In First Republican Presidential Debate

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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No 'Deflategate' Settlement for Brady and NFL

Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of "Deflategate." A judge said both sides tried hard to reach a deal

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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

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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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See All the Winners of the 2015 VMAs

MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards aired Sunday, and while the ceremony was overshadowed by a purported "feud" between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj over the top nominations, it was host Miley Cyrus who found a way to overshadow everyone

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Clashes in Ukraine Kill Officer After Vote

A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer. About 100 other officers were injured in the clashes, 10 seriously

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Ashley Madison: Site Is ‘Still Growing,’ Despite Hack

The Ashley Madison website could be proof that there really is no such thing as bad publicity. The adultery site says thousands of new users are flocking to use its service, despite an recent hacking scandal that compromised user data

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Hulk Hogan Apologizes for Racist Comments

An emotional Hulk Hogan apologized to fans for racist comments he made that were caught on tape. "I'm not a racist, I never should have said what I said. It was wrong. I'm embarrassed by it," he said