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16 feared dead after hot air balloon crashes in Texas

Fox News - ‎33 minutes ago‎
DEVELOPING--Sixteen people were feared dead Saturday after a hot air balloon caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, officials said.
Texas hot air balloon crash: 'No survivors' among 16 on board
16 Dead in Texas After Hot Air Balloon Caught Fire, Crashed
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3 killed in shooting at party in Washington, police say

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
(CNN) A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of three people at a gathering early Saturday in a small town in Washington state, authorities said.
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Prosecutor: 1 charged in Belgium terror probe

CNN - ‎10 minutes ago‎
(CNN) One of two brothers arrested by Belgian police Friday is being charged with two terror-related counts, the country's federal prosecutor's office reported Saturday.
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Politics|Trump's Russia Reset Ideas Alarming Allies, Many in US

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - Donald Trump's flurry of offhand remarks and abrupt zingers on Russia - praising Vladimir Putin, dismissing NATO - have jolted the world, not to mention the U.S.
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Fighting Between Turkish Forces, Kurdish Rebels Kills 43

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISTANBUL - Authorities say fighting between Turkish forces and Kurdish rebels in the restive southeast of the country has killed eight Turkish soldiers and 35 Kurdish fighters.
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Amid South China Sea tensions, Chinese army training hard under Xi Jinping to win wars

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
BEIJING: Undergoing radical transformation to increase its combat capability amid rising tensions over the disputed. BACKGROUND X. Explained: The South China Sea dispute.
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Former KKK member convicted in deadly bombing up for parole

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a bomb ripped a hole in the side of 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four black girls during the civil rights movement.
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The Latest: Wildfire near Big Sur destroys 57 homes

Washington Post - ‎24 minutes ago‎
BIG SUR, Calif. - The Latest on the wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 9 a.m.. Fire officials say a wildfire burning near California's dramatic Big Sur coast has destroyed 57 homes.
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Here's what was surprising about the protesters at the Democratic convention this week

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Protests at last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland were notably smaller and less contentious than expected. By contrast, protests at this past week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia were significantly larger than those ...
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Who will play Donald Trump in Hillary Clinton's debate prep? Here are 6 ideas.

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Democratic and Republican conventions are over, which means the next big events on the presidential campaign calendar are the debates.
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As Trump lavishes Colorado with attention, he faces resistance in GOP enclave

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
COLORADO SPRINGS - This conservative enclave at the foot of the Rocky Mountains should be a stronghold for the Republican presidential nominee, with its robust military presence and strong evangelical Christian tradition.
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Dollar falls, bonds gain on Fed bets; US stocks edge higher

SCNow - ‎12 hours ago‎
(Bloomberg) -- The dollar tumbled and Treasuries rose after data showing tepid U.S. economic growth dimmed the prospects for higher interest rates this year.
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Union chief says American pushing pilots to speed up flights

USA TODAY - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
DALLAS (AP) - The pilots' union president said Thursday that American Airlines is reducing its safety margin by "manipulating" flight plans with tactics that include faster speeds.
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Pound Set to Extend Decline as Investors Anticipate BOE Rate Cut

Bloomberg - ‎10 hours ago‎
The pound looks set to extend its decline next week, when traders and economists predict the Bank of England will cut interest rates for the first time in more than seven years.
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Instagram To Launch Features To Fight Back Against Online Harassment

Tech Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Instagram will soon launch tools that will allow users to filter comments or turn them off completely. High-profile accounts will be the first ones to receive the new features.
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Guess how much AT&T is raising the data caps for U-Verse and GigaPower next month

Digital Trends - ‎18 hours ago‎
AT&T's Cheryl Choy, VP of data and voice products, announced on Friday that the company will be dishing out 1TB of data a month to U-Verse Internet customers with plans zipping along at up to 300 megabits per second starting August 21.
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SMS two-factor authentication isn't being banned

Engadget - ‎20 hours ago‎
Another week gone by, and the place is in cybersecurity shambles again. A years' old hacking issue, unencrypted wireless keyboards, being featured in an upcoming Defcon talk mystifyingly became a hot new Internet of Things threat.
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Justin Bieber Turns Down GOP Offer to Perform at Republican Event - ‎8 hours ago‎
0728-justin-bieber-gop-convention-tmz-getty-01 Justin Bieber got a $5 million offer to perform at a Republican event during the GOP Convention, but turned it down after his manager considered quitting and LeBron James urged him to reject it ... sources ...
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Indie stalwart James Schamus makes his directorial debut with 'Indignation'

Chicago Tribune - ‎55 minutes ago‎
James Schamus, director and screenwriter of the new film "Indignation." (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times). Mark Olsen. It really is quite a resume: Head of the prestigious studio Focus Features for 13 years, an Oscar-nominated producer, screenwriter and ...
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The trouble with the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎17 hours ago‎
In July 2005, a few days after London was awarded the 2012 Olympic Games, I took the Docklands Light Railway to Pudding Mill Lane.
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Australian Rio 2016 athletes evacuated as a FIRE erupts in Olympic Games village

Daily Mail - ‎14 hours ago‎
Australia's chef de mission Kitty Chiller has slammed Olympic officials after it emerged smoke alarms were switched off when a fire broke out at the games village. The fire is believed to have started in the second underground floor of the building ...

Revealed: the biggest threat to the future of the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Bach was not referring to Russia's state doping regimen, or Rio's readiness for the 31st Summer Games which begins a week on Friday, but another problem entirely, one that, to the International Olympic Committee's hive mind, felt altogether more pressing.
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CORPSES at Rio Olympic venues: Viruses and murders spark fears for 2016 Games - ‎7 hours ago‎
The sailing and windsurfing venue for the Games is at the centre of a major clean up mission - despite there being only a week until the athletes arrive.
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Black Holes' Cosmic 'Choir Singers' Finally Identified - ‎19 hours ago‎
The blue dots in this field of galaxies, known as the COSMOS field, show galaxies that contain supermassive black holes emitting high-energy X-rays.
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Healthy and unhealthy things to do in the 'Game of Thrones' off-season

Mashable - ‎2 hours ago‎
Look, we can't wait for the next season of Game of Thrones, either. But it ain't coming soon. The news broke this week that Season 7 will not air until the summer of 2017, which will make the off-season a bit tougher as you stew on this season's twists ...
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It turns out the United States has just one true species of wolf

Washington Post - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
According to research published Thursday in Science, red wolves and eastern wolves aren't truly wolves at all - they're coyote-wolf hybrids.
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Gullies on Mars Likely Not Carved by Liquid Water, NASA Says - ‎4 hours ago‎
Top: A region of the Martian landscape taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that features a series of gullies.
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Four Zika Cases in Florida Likely Spread by Mosquitoes

New York Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said there would most likely be additional isolated cases of mosquito-borne Zika, and offered preventive measures.
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Consumer Reports says dietary supplements can make you sick, or kill you

STGIST - ‎4 hours ago‎
The multimillion dollar dietary supplement business is being 'attacked' by a striking report from Consumer Reports, claiming that their panel of experts have identified fifteen supplement ingredients that can make anybody sick, or even kill them.
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12 New Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile in Suffolk - ‎2 hours ago‎
BREAKING: Samples from across the county have tested positive for the virus. Check out all of the locations. By Ryan Bonner (Patch National Staff) - July 30, 2016 10:17 am ET.
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Bone cancer dates back to old ancient times

Pulse Headlines - ‎31 minutes ago‎
An antique foot fossil has been found by researchers, containing a common form of cancer of an ancient human ancestor. The discovery might prove that cancer is not only related to modern day diets and exposures.
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