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Virginia Governor: 'Clearly Too Many Guns In the Wrong Hands'

Friday, August 28, 2015

"There are too many guns in America, and there's clearly too many guns in the wrong hands."

That's what Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said to reporters in front of the WDBJ building in Roanoke, Va.

The governor, who promised to introduce gun-control legislation, was speaking two days after a ...

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U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Decision That NSA Metadata Collection Was Illegal

Friday, August 28, 2015

A three-judge panel for a U.S. appeals court has thrown out a lower-court decision that sought to stop the NSA from continuing to collect metadata on phone calls made by Americans.

The lower court ruling had found that the practice was unconstitutional.

In some ways, this decision is much ...

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CEO Of Cheating Website Ashley Madison, Noel Biderman, Has Stepped Down

Friday, August 28, 2015

In the wake of a massive hacking, the founder and CEO of the cheating website Ashley Madison has stepped down.

Noel Biderman had been at the center of controversy after hackers released information on 33 million people who had used to the site to try to cheat on their ...

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Usain Bolt Jokes That American Justin Gaitlin Paid Cameraman To Take Him Down

Friday, August 28, 2015

Usain Bolt has addressed Thursday's encounter with a mobile cameraman on a Segway.

If you missed it, a cameraman lost control and ran into the elite runner just after he won the 200-meter final during the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

Bolt blamed the Americans, specifically one of ...

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Tropical Storm Erika Heads For Hispaniola, With Florida Still In Its Sight

Friday, August 28, 2015

(This post was last updated at 12:30 p.m. ET.)

After dumping heavy rain on the tiny island of Dominica, Tropical Storm Erika is now forecast to continue its northwestern track, hit Hispaniola and eventually pose a threat to Florida.

By late morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state ...

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Number Of Refugees Found Dead In Austrian Truck Rises To 71

Friday, August 28, 2015

We have two big, sad stories concerning the rush of migrants trying to make it to Europe from conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa: First, Austrian authorities said the number of people found dead in a food delivery truck, some of whom are believed to be refugees from ...

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Wal-Mart To Stop Selling Some Semi-Automatic Rifles, Including The AR-15

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The nation's largest retailer will stop selling military-style modern sporting rifles. Citing low demand, not politics, the company says it will focus on other hunting and sportsman firearms.

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Virginia Television Station Holds Moment Of Silence To Honor Slain Journalists

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Virginia television station that found itself in the news yesterday held a moment of silence during its 6 a.m. newscast to remember reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who were shot and killed during a live broadcast.

The Associated Press reports:

"During the moment of silence, ...

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Chinese Authorities Arrest A Dozen People Over Explosions In Tianjin

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Chinese authorities detained a dozen people on Thursday in connection with an explosion in the Chinese port city of Tianjin that left at least 139 people dead.

Reporting from Shanghai, NPR's Frank Langfit filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Those detained include top officials with Ruihai Logistics, ...

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2 Journalists Killed During Live Broadcast In Virginia; Suspect Has Died

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Vester Lee Flanagan allegedly shot Alison Parker, 24, and photojournalist Adam Ward, 27, at a shopping plaza Wednesday morning. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.

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Puerto Rico Under Tropical Storm Warning As Erika Gains Steam

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The National Hurricane Center has put Puerto Rico, and some surrounding islands in the Caribbean, under a tropical storm warning as Tropical Storm Erika gains strength in the Atlantic.

The warning means that residents of the island should expect tropical storm winds and heavy rain in the next 36 hours.

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Univision's Jorge Ramos: Journalists Must 'Denounce' Trump's 'Dangerous Words'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jorge Ramos, one of the most influential journalists in the United States, says he had never been thrown out of a press conference before last night, when GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ejected him.

"This is the first time," the news anchor told his network. "It's never happened ...

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Stephen Hawking: Black Holes 'Are Not The Eternal Prisons' We Once Thought

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stephen Hawking, who once stunned the scientific community by saying that black holes emit radiation, expounded on another groundbreaking theory on Tuesday.

"The message of this lecture is that black holes ain't as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," Hawking told ...

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VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Boy Trips, Rips Hole In $1.5 Million Painting

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

If you've ever been to a museum with a child, this video probably represents your worst nightmare:

It shows a 12-year-old boy in Taiwan trip and stumble onto a 350-year-old Paolo Porpora oil on canvas painting called Flowers. The boy ripped a fist-sized hole in the painting, which is valued ...

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After Days Of Talks, Tense Standoff, North And South Korea Reach Detente

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

After three days of talks and a standoff that escalated into an exchange of artillery fire, North and South Korea have come to a detente.

South Korea has agreed to stop blaring propaganda from speakers across the border and the North has agreed to lift its semi-war status.

Reporting from ...

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Chinese Markets Stumble Again, But World Markets Stabilized

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Despite another bloody day on the Chinese markets, stocks around the world stabilized on Tuesday.

The Shanghai Composite continued its slide, ending the day 7.6 percent lower and below 3,000 for the first time since December. The plunge is the biggest since 1996. The European markets, however, seemed to shrug ...

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Topless In New York: The Court Case That Makes Going Top Free Legal

Monday, August 24, 2015

Women who walk around Times Square in New York City wearing nothing but paint over their breasts have been at the center of controversy the past few weeks.

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants the women — known as "desnudas" or the naked ones — to go. He even threatened to ...

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Dow Index Closes Below 16,000 After Plunging Nearly 3.6 Percent

Monday, August 24, 2015

Led by an 8.5 percent drop in China's Shanghai composite index, U.S. and global stock markets took a dive Monday. Shortly after opening, the Dow Jones index fell by more than 1,000 points, or 5 percent. The Dow then zigzagged to close at 15,871, losing about 3.6 percent of its ...

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3 Americans Who Thwarted Train Attack Receive France's Legion Of Honor

Monday, August 24, 2015

Three young Americans, who are credited with thwarting a terrorist attack on a French train, were given France's highest honor Monday morning.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley tells our Newscast unit that French President Francois Hollande welcomed Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos to Elysee Palace in Paris and made them ...

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Yes, The U.S. Is On A Historic Lucky Streak In Dodging Major Hurricanes

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday afternoon, Danny became the first major hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, after it was upgraded to a Category 3 storm. It's still very far out in the Atlantic, and so far there's no sign it'll pose a threat to the United States.

That leads to a question: ...

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