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More Security for Parade

Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan

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8 Rescued After U.S. Navy Aircraft Crash

The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The Japan-based 7th Fleet says a search and rescue operation was launched from the carrier

Verdict Announced In Ratko Mladic War Crimes Trial

Ratko Mladic Sentenced for Bosnian War Crimes

The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war

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Cinnamon Has a Surprising Health Benefit

If you love cinnamon, add an extra shake to your next meal: new research shows that the popular spice boosts metabolism in mouse and human fat cells. But it's still unclear exactly how much cinnamon is an effective dose

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North Korean's Dramatic Defection Caught on Video

A new video shows a North Korean soldier making a dash to freedom, being shot at as he crossed the border. North Korea's actions during the defector's escape violated the armistice agreement ending the Korean War, the U.S.-led U.N. command said.

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Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes After Nude Photo Surfaces

Rep. Joe Barton has apologized after an anonymous user posted a nude photo of him on social media earlier this week. "While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women," Barton said

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Worsening Light Pollution Has Health Costs

New research of satellite imagery reveals the nighttime face of the planet is getting brighter and brighter, and that may be doing significant harm to the health of human beings, animals and the ecosystem as a whole

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Gabby Douglas Says Team Doctor Abused Her

Gabrielle Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist, said that national team doctor Larry Nassar had abused her. Douglas addressed victim-shaming and recent sexual abuse reports by her teammates

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President Trump Stands By Roy Moore

President Donald Trump is discounting accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, telling voters not to support his "liberal" rival. "We don't need a liberal person in there," Trump said

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House Dem Reportedly Settled Sexual Harassment Claim

Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers on Tuesday denied settling a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. A report said his office paid the woman over $27,000

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Uber Hack Jeopardized Info of 57 Million Users

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation