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Report: Executions rose in 2013

4 hours 58 min ago
Virtual "killing sprees" in Iran and Iraq led to a spike in the number of executions globally last year, according to Amnesty International, at odds with a steady decline in the use of the death penalty around the world over the last two decades.
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'I don't know how I took these pictures'

5 hours 19 sec ago
The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.
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NIgerian families: Who has our girls?

5 hours 2 min ago
Families of girls kidnapped from school by suspected Boko Haram militants are accusing the Nigerian military of lying. Despite the military's claims that nearly all the girls are now free, nearly all of them are still being held, the families said Thursday.
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Boko Haram: 'Western education is sin'

5 hours 5 min ago
Boko Haram's lethality is indisputable.
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Oil in Flight 370 search not from plane

5 hours 12 min ago
If no traces of MH370 are found in the south Indian Ocean, officials plan to review the operation and decide a way forward, Malaysia's acting transport minister said Thursday.
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How deep is Indian Ocean?

5 hours 13 min ago
Just how hard is it to find a plane at the bottom of the ocean?
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Racism isn't just the GOP

5 hours 14 min ago
Ruben Navarrette says today, you'll find anti-Latino elements in the Democratic Party as well.
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Wife accuses 'Scandal' actor of violence

5 hours 15 min ago
Columbus Short's wife swears the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill her and himself with a knife last week.
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Galaxies, planets and stars

5 hours 48 min ago
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Earth-sized planet may sustain life

5 hours 56 min ago
It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet the size of Earth that could be habitable.
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Kerry: Jews told to ID themselves

6 hours 24 min ago
Jews in one Ukrainian city were were sent notes "indicating that they have to identify themselves as Jews," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
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Diplomats agree on a way forward

6 hours 24 min ago
Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S. and the EU issued a statement calling for illegal armed groups to be disarmed and for seized buildings to be returned to their owners. Secretary of State Kerry says now the words must lead to action.
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Some may be alive on capsized ferry

6 hours 31 min ago
There are 276 people -- many of them high school students -- trapped inside the capsized five-story ship, authorities believe. Some could still be alive, they say.
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What victim's mother did next is shocking

6 hours 40 min ago
The murderer was seconds from death, a noose around his neck. Then the mother of his victim climbed up on the gallows. A photographer talks about what happened then.
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See boy age 11 years in 4 minutes

6 hours 46 min ago
Frans Hofmeester made a time-lapse video by filming his son Vince every week, from birth until 11 years old.
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Town united year after plant blast

7 hours 6 min ago
One year ago, death and devastation came to the town of West, Texas, when a fertilizer plant exploded. Today the town is more united than ever.
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Why you love the Windy City

7 hours 18 min ago
Despite its long list of wrongs, Chicago's residents say there's still a lot that's right with the city.
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50 years, 50 Mustangs

7 hours 37 min ago
The Ford Mustang was introduced 50 years ago at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964.
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Passenger text: 'We are not dead'

7 hours 41 min ago
A passenger describes women screaming in the darkness. A father learns his child is trapped. A son, fearing death, tells his mother he loves her.
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Miley Cyrus faces long recovery

8 hours 42 min ago
Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.
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