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Hot air balloon with 16 aboard crashes in Texas; no survivors

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) A hot air balloon carrying 16 people crashed in central Texas after catching fire in the air on Saturday morning, the FAA said.
Officials believe no survivors in Texas hot air balloon crash
Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash: How Safe is the Aerial Activity?
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In Humayun Khan and his family, a complex portrait of patriotism

CNN - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
(CNN) Humayun Khan knew he was walking toward danger. He must have known. The 27-year-old Army Captain had ordered those around him to take cover as soon as he saw a taxi barrel through the gates of his base in Baquba, Iraq.
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3 dead, 1 wounded as gunman opens fire at Mukilteo house party; suspect arrested

KOMO News - ‎1 hour ago‎
MUKILTEO, Wash. - Three people were killed and one was wounded in a shooting at a house party in Mukilteo early Saturday morning. The gunman fled the scene but a suspect was arrested about two hours later in Lewis County, according to Mukilteo police ...
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In final 100 days, Clinton and Trump to chart different paths to White House

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday enter the final 100 days of an extraordinary presidential campaign, with the former on a methodical march to energize the Obama coalition and appeal to the broad mainstream and the latter charting an ...
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Prosecutor: 1 charged in Belgium terror probe

CNN - ‎2 hours 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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Scores of families leave besieged Aleppo under Russia-Damascus plan

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
BEIRUT More than 150 civilians, mostly women and children, left besieged eastern parts of Aleppo through a safety zone that Moscow and its Syrian ally say they have set up to evacuate people trapped in opposition-held areas.
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Saints' Blood and Bones Inspire Catholic Pilgrims in Poland

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Embedded in a gray memorial stone, a story below the altar where Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday in a shrine dedicated to St. John Paul II, is a glass bubble filled with blood drawn from the Polish pontiff shortly before his death in 2005.
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Armenia police officer killed amid hostage crisis

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A police officer has been shot dead in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, during a stand-off with an armed group holding hostages inside a police station.
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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Requirement

New York Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
Election workers checked voters' identification in Asheville, N.C., in March. Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times. A federal appeals court decisively struck down North Carolina's voter identification law on Friday, saying its provisions ...
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Wildfire sparks decline in tourism business in Big Sur

KRQE News 13 - ‎51 minutes ago‎
AP-Western Wildfires The remains of a staircase destroyed at a hilltop home is viewed in Big Sur, Calif., Friday, July 29, 2016. Lodge managers and cafe owners along California's dramatic Big Sur coast were looking Friday at a summer of jittery guests ...
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Clinton, Kaine rally supporters at start of post-convention tour

Meadville Tribune - ‎8 hours ago‎
HARRISBURG - Hillary Clinton told supporters here Friday night that, if elected president, she'll fight to implement the biggest job creation program the country has seen since World War II.
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Donald Trump and RNC attack presidential debate schedule

CNNMoney - ‎1 hour ago‎
Donald Trump says the fall debate schedule is "unacceptable," raising the specter that he may try to skip them. In a tweet on Friday night, Trump incorrectly said that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are "trying to rig the debates.
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Why Trump Supporters Think He'll Win

The Atlantic - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Perhaps the hardest thing to do in contemporary American politics is to imagine how the world looks from the other side. I've made no secret of why, as a Republican, I oppose Donald Trump and what he stands for.
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S&P 500 Caps Fifth Monthly Gain as Rally Shows Signs of Fatigue

Bloomberg - ‎21 hours ago‎
Bulls keep squeezing gains out of the U.S. equity market, sending the S&P 500 Index to its longest streak of monthly gains since 2014 just two weeks after reaching a record.
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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 - ‎11 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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Oil Giants Find There's Nowhere to Hide From Doomsday Market

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc this week reported their lowest quarterly profits since 1999 and 2005, respectively. Chevron Corp.
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Instagram To Launch Features To Fight Back Against Online Harassment

Tech Times - ‎7 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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Tesla's Elon Musk Unveils a Factory He Hopes Will Change the World

Fortune - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel talk about the new gigafactory to an invite-only crowd. Few people have the ability to get a room full of people pumped up—and so overcome with excitement that they shout out affirmations of “Yes!
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SMS two-factor authentication isn't being banned

Engadget - ‎22 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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Guess how much AT&T is raising the data caps for U-Verse and GigaPower next month

Digital Trends - ‎20 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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HBO's New Chief Talks Jon Stewart, 'Vinyl' Demise, Violence Problems and 'Thrones' End

Hollywood Reporter - ‎1 hour ago‎
Casey Bloys first visit to the TCA also touches on returns for 'Deadwood' (maybe), 'Curb Your Enthusiasm (eventually) and 'True Detective' (possibly without Pizzolatto).
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Indie stalwart James Schamus makes his directorial debut with 'Indignation'

Chicago Tribune - ‎2 hours 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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Sources: DeAndre Hopkins seeks new deal, holds out from camp

ESPN - ‎3 hours ago‎
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is holding out of training camp as he seeks a new contract, sources told ESPN. Hopkins, who is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, did not report for the start of the Texans' camp ...
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NFL notebook | Cardinals' Carson Palmer not ready to act his age

Columbus Dispatch - ‎6 hours ago‎
Carson Palmer will turn 37 before the coming football season is over and he sure doesn't look or act like someone closing in on the end of his career.
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The trouble with the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎19 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 - ‎16 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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South Sudanese refugee knocked out of Olympics a week before Games begin

The Guardian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Mangar Makur Chuot - the South Sudanese refugee who rose from a refugee camp to qualify for the Olympic Games - has been controversially de-selected by the South Sudan team, without explanation a week before the Games begin.
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Black Holes' Cosmic 'Choir Singers' Finally Identified - ‎21 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 - ‎4 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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America's lone wolf: Scientists say US has just one true wolf species

Christian Science Monitor - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eastern wolves, red wolves, gray wolves, and coyotes are all members of the same species, says a new study - a claim which could affect lupine conservation status.
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SpaceX Test-Fires Recovered Falcon 9

Fortune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Reusable rockets, and cheaper space flight, just got much closer. On Thursday, SpaceX conducted a full-duration test-firing of a Falcon 9 rocket.
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Four Zika Cases in Florida Likely Spread by Mosquitoes

New York Times - ‎18 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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No human West Nile cases so far in DuPage, Will

Chicago Tribune - ‎19 hours ago‎
While there have been West Nile-carrying mosquitoes found in Will and DuPage counties, no humans have been infected with the virus so far this year, health experts said.
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1.7 million-year-old cancer challenges common theory

Tribune-Review - ‎15 hours ago‎
A 1.7 million year-old fossil with a cancerous growth. MUST CREDIT: Patrick Randolph-Quinney, University of Central Lancashire. Photo by Patrick Randolph-Quinney, University of Central Lancashire.
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