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Major Fail: Watch As Steve Harvey Announces The Wrong Miss Universe Winner

Monday, December 21, 2015

We'll get back to the real news in a bit. But first, what everyone is talking about this morning: Comedian Steve Harvey really messed up last night.

During the Miss Universe pageant, Harvey crowned Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo, as the night's big winner. She smiled and waved and reveled ...

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Woman Hits Crowds With Her Car On Las Vegas Strip

Monday, December 21, 2015

A woman drove onto the sidewalk on a busy part of the Last Vegas Strip to mow down pedestrians on Sunday night, police say.

One person was killed and at least 30 others were injured.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, said video showed Lakeisha Holloway intentionally ...

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As Fighting Continues In Yemen, Negotiators Pause Peace Talks

Sunday, December 20, 2015

As fighting continued in Yemen, negotiators said they were temporarily suspending peace talks. The parties are scheduled to come back to the negotiating table on January 14.

In a statement, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said that parties made progress during the ...

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Massive Landslides Leave More Than Two Dozen Missing In China

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A massive landslide in China's Guangdong Province has injured three people and left 27 missing.

The official English-language state agency Xinhua reports:

"A nearby section of the West-to-East natural gas pipeline exploded after the landslide struck the Hengtaiyu industrial park at around 11:40 a.m., causing more than 100,000 ...

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60 Percent Of Syrian Rebels Are Islamist Extremists, Think Tank Finds

Sunday, December 20, 2015

About 60 percent of rebel fighters in Syria hold an Islamist extremist ideology, a British think-tank has found. About a third of them hold the same ideology as the Islamic State.

The Centre on Religion and Geopolitics, an initiative of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, warns that's why wiping out ...

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The Third Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And 4 Video Clips)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The third Democratic debate began with an apology from Sanders over news his staffers had improperly accessed Clinton campaign data. With the hatchet buried, a tepid debate ensued. On foreign policy, Sanders said he didn't support regime change like Clinton does. O'Malley, who tried and tried to interject, joined ...

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Ending Mystery, Adelson Family Says It Bought The 'Las Vegas Review-Journal'

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The mysterious new owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal was revealed in a statement printed on page 2 of Thursday's edition: "We are proud to announce that the Adelson family has purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal through a wholly-owned fund, as both a financial investment as well as an ...

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LISTEN: Voices Of Baltimore Protesters In The Wake Of A Mistrial

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The sun had set long ago, and hours after a jury found itself deadlocked in the first Freddie Gray case, the cold had started to settle.

Only about 20 protesters had lasted this long. They had marched from the courthouse to City Hall to the City Juvenile Justice Center ...

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Use Of Death Penalty Continues Its Decline In The United States

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The death penalty is in decline no matter the measure, a new study released by the Death Penalty Information Center has found.

The report found that 28 people were executed this year, the lowest since 1991. The number of death sentences dropped by 33 percent.

Only six states executed ...

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Los Angeles Schools Will Reopen After Threat Is Deemed Hoax

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The second largest school district in the country will be back in business this morning.

The Los Angeles Times reports that officials worked through the evening to inspect more than 900 schools in the district and found them to be safe.

As we reported, an emailed threat caused ...

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The Fifth Republican Debate In 100 Words (And 4 Video Clips)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

With the backdrop of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, the fifth Republican presidential debate was the most serious to date. Led by a more spirited Jeb Bush, it was still fiery because of the numerous attacks on Donald Trump. But, highlighted by exchanges between Ted Cruz and Marco ...

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LA Schools To Reopen Wednesday After Threat Spurs Daylong Search

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Los Angeles public schools will reopen on Wednesday after an emailed threat caused officials to cancel classes on Tuesday.

Authorities haven't given details of the threat but school Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the text referred to "backpacks, talked about other packages."

School Board President Steve Zimmer said at a news ...

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Peace Talks Begin In Switzerland As Cease-Fire Kicks Off In Yemen

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Just as a cease-fire kicked off in Yemen, the warring parties were meeting in Switzerland to try to bring an end to a conflict that has lasted nine months and left thousands dead.

The BBC reports:

"At least 5,700 people — almost half civilians — have been killed ...

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In Russia, Secretary Kerry Looks For 'Real Progress' Over Syria

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Laying the groundwork for planned Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State John Kerry is in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov.

The big topic of conversation will be the future of Syrian President Bashar Assad. If a political transition is agreed to, ...

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Lawsuit Sheds Light On How A Texas Plumber's Truck Ended Up In Syria

Monday, December 14, 2015

You might remember a story from about a year ago of a plumber from Texas whose used truck ended up in hands of Islamist militants in Syria.

A photo of the truck posted on Twitter showed the Ford F-250 being used by jihadis. Last week, the plumber filed a ...

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Texas Plumber's Old Truck Ends Up In Hands Of Syrian Militants

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Texas plumber who traded in his old F-250 pickup is suing the dealership because the truck ended up in Syria — in the hands of Islamist fighters, still emblazoned with the plumbing company decals.

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Shell Plans To Cut 2,800 Jobs After It Takes Over BG Group

Monday, December 14, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell says it plans to cut 2,800 jobs after it completes the takeover of the BG Group.

The news comes on the same day that China gave the deal the final go-ahead.

NPR's Jeff Brady reports for our Newscast unit:

"The cut of 2,800 positions accounts for ...

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Egypt Says Investigators Found No Sign Of 'Terrorist Act' In Russian Plane Crash

Monday, December 14, 2015

In a preliminary report released on Monday, Egyptian investigators say they have found no evidence that a Russian passenger plane flying over the Sinai was downed by terrorist or criminal action.

NPR's Leila Fadel filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"The Russians say it was a bomb. The ...

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4 Pieces You Should Read About The Global Climate Deal

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A day after representatives from 196 countries signed an agreement that aims to curb climate change, it's time to start assessing its import.

Yesterday, Camila broke down the basics. Today, we've rounded up four pieces that help you understand the deal — and the politics around it — ...

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Russian Destroyer Fires Warning Shots At Turkish Ship In Aegean Sea

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Russian destroyer in the Aegean Sea fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing ship that got too close on Sunday, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

Of course, this news comes during a time when relations between the two country are strained over Turkey's downing of a Russian war ...

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