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An airplane sits after crash landing at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California on March 5, 2015.

Harrison Ford Injured in Crash

The 72-year-old actor was hospitalized — "Battered, but O.K.!" his son said — after his small plane crash-landed on a golf course near Santa Monica Airport


300 GOPers for Gay Marriage

More than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage

Passengers leave the Delta plane after the aircraft skidded off the runway, March 5, 2015, at LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Reopens After Scare

A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York City skidded off a runway and crashed through a fence, coming to rest just feet from the waters of an icy bay. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending an investigator

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New Report Maps ISIS Support on Twitter

A new analysis of Twitter accounts that support ISIS provides a deep look at the militant group's online success in spreading its message, estimating its sympathizers in the tens of thousands and examining how they disseminate propaganda while drawing in support

Chelsea Manning is pictured dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph obtained on August 14, 2013

Chelsea Manning Cannot Be Called 'He'

The U.S. military is now required to refer to former soldier Chelsea Manning with a feminine pronoun or the gender-neutral Private First Class Manning, according to a new court order. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks

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Ferguson Police Look to Rebuild Department

The Department of Justice has recommended reforms so extensive that it’s as if the troubled police force in Ferguson, Mo., would be best served by tearing the whole thing down and starting from scratch. Here's how they could do it

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Vince Wilfork Says Patriots Won't Pick Up His Option

The New England Patriots decided not to pick up the option on defensive tackle Vince Wilfork's contract, he announced on social media on Thursday. Willfork will become a free agent and is eligible to sign with any team

A family member cries as she and other relatives pray during a candlelight vigil for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Beijing

MH 370: For Chinese Families, Fading Hope and Little Help

Many of the families that gathered in Beijing after MH 370's disappearance held firm to the belief that their loved ones were out there, alive. One year on, the relatives of Chinese passengers face plenty of harassment and grief, but few answers

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Suicide Rate for Young Women Rises in U.S.

The suicide rate among young women has risen in the U.S., leading to an overall uptick in cases, despite a falling number for young men taking their own lives. However, young men are still three times more likely to commit suicide than women