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Mark Memmott

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Was North Korea's No. 2 Killed For Not Clapping Hard Enough?

Friday, December 13, 2013

One reason North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed, some analysts say, is that he felt disrespected. The uncle, Jang Song Thaek, allegedly failed to applaud with enough enthusiasm when Kim was given a key post. It's also thought that Kim wanted to send a message: Don't mess with me.

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For Friday The 13th, Say It With Us: Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Friday, December 13, 2013

If you can pronounce that long word, you'll be cured of any Friday the 13th fears, according to some. NPR's Korva Coleman offers an audio pronunciation guide.

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Obama's 'You Can Keep It' Promise Is 'Lie Of The Year'

Friday, December 13, 2013

The nonpartisan PolitiFact has given the president's claim about his health care program a dubious honor. Obama said that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it." When it became clear that wasn't correct, the White House tried to "rewrite his slogan," the fact checkers say.

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Probation For Teen Who Killed 4: Here's The Judge's Thinking

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The 16-year-old from a rich family got drunk and got behind the wheel of a pickup truck. There's been a lot of reaction to the news that he wasn't sentenced to prison, but will instead enter treatment and be on probation. Was his "affluenza" defense justified?

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What's Blocking Bertha, Seattle's 5-Story Tunneling Machine?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The giant cutter is designed to bore through rock and soil without a problem. But it has hit something that has brought work on a highway tunnel to a stop. Officials say it may take a couple weeks to figure out what's going on. Theories, anyone?

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Hawaiian Official Who Released Obama's Birth Certificate Dies In Crash

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Loretta Fuddy was director of Hawaii's Health Department. In 2011, she verified the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate. So-called birthers had questioned where he was born. Fuddy was killed Wednesday in the crash of a small plane off the island of Molokai.

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Must-Cry Video? Watch WestJet Airline's 'Christmas Miracle'

Thursday, December 12, 2013

See what happens when the Canadian airline makes passengers' wishes come true by surprising them with gifts at baggage claim. You just may tear up.

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Asiana Pilot Was 'Very Concerned' Before California Crash

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Three people were killed and more than 150 were injured when the South Korean passenger jet crashed at San Francisco International Airport last July. As the NTSB holds an all-day hearing, there's word that the pilot was worried about making a visual approach to the runway.

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'Fake' Sign Language Interpreter Marred Mandela Memorial

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

As a man stood next to President Obama and other world leaders at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela he only pretended to do sign language, many in the deaf community say.

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Pope Francis Is Person Of The Year, 'Time' Says

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The new pope has pulled the papacy "out of the palace and into the streets," Time says. The 2013 runner-up is NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Was Francis the right choice?

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'Something For Everyone To Dislike' In Budget Deal

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The bipartisan plan would head off any more budget battles for two years. But it also doesn't cut spending as much as some Republicans want or restore some of the funding that Democrats favor. Both sides being disappointed may be the key to the plan's success, though.

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Seahawks Fans Cause Earthquake, Set Noise Record

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

During Seattle's 34-7 win over New Orleans, the home team's fans went wild. They stomped so hard that a nearby seismometer's needle moved. Meanwhile, the noise at CenturyLink Field was louder than a jet engine.

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Train Engineer 'Nodded At Controls,' Official Says

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Four people were killed and more than 60 were injured when the commuter train derailed Sunday. Investigators say they've found no problems with its brakes. They reported earlier that it entered a curve going 82 mph — more than 50 mph more than the speed limit.

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Dead Mice Update: Tiny Assassins Dropped On Guam Again

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Brown tree snakes came to Guam aboard ships and planes decades ago. Since then, they've devastated the local bird population. Federal researchers continue to experiment with a unique way to kill the invaders: Drop mice laced with poison into the trees where the snakes hang out.

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Comet ISON Is No More, NASA Says

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

There were hopes over the weekend that ISON might have survived its close encounter with the sun. But "with more than a little sadness," the space agency says, "we have to declare the comet lost."

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'TipsForJesus' Is Leaving Thousands Of Dollars For Servers

Monday, December 02, 2013

At a restaurant in Indiana, three men added $10,000 to their bar bills. In other places, hundreds and thousands have been added to checks. In recent months, the anonymous benefactors have given away about $54,000. They say they're doing the Lord's work, "one tip at a time."

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Amazon's Drone Has Many Asking 'What Could Go Wrong?'

Monday, December 02, 2013

The online giant says it someday may fly small packages right to customers' homes. That's got many worrying about the potential dangers. So, does this sound like a good or a bad idea?

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VIDEO: Eagle Snatches Camera, Flies Away, Takes Great Selfie

Monday, December 02, 2013

Watch what happens as a bird in western Australia lifts off with a camera and then pecks away at the lens after carrying the device about 70 miles. It's the latest in a series of fascinating scenes from eagle cams.

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NYC Commuter Train Was Well Above Speed Limit Before Crash

Monday, December 02, 2013

The Sunday morning derailment killed four people and injured at least 60. Investigators say the train was moving at 82 mph when it entered a curve where the speed limit was 30 mph. The throttle was cut and brakes were applied "very late in the game," an NTSB official says.

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Who Knew? Seahorses Are Stone Cold Killers: VIDEO

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanks to the shape of their heads, the inch-long creatures can creep up on their prey. Then they strike with lightning speed. Researchers have captured the way they attack on video.

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