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Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

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New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim

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Woman who escaped Las Vegas shooting left helpless watching her home burn down

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Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensioner

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IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines: govt

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Khizr And Ghazala Khan Denounce Trump's 'Selfish And Divisive Actions'

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'Very unusual' mistrial in woman's burning death

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In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars

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Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever Return

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Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandal

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Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

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Anthony Scaramucci's media project asks how many Jews died in the Holocaust in online poll

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Mandalay Bay Security Guard Shot By Gunman Appears To Have Gone Into Hiding

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Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months Ago

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Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect 

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Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. Bush

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Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape 

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Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused Killer

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Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

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Bob Weinstein Accused Of Sexual Harassment

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Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting death

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The Latest: Napa Valley school remain closed until Monday

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Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen

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North Korea tells UN will not negotiate with a 'hostile' US

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Trump Refuses To Blame Himself For GOP 'Not Getting The Job Done'

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Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

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These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler

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The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New Rules

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America Ferrera Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted When She Was 9

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Hamas says unity deal at risk if Abbas does not end sanctions

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Woman Steals Credit Card of 7-Eleven Clerk Who Was Having a Seizure: Cops

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Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020

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130 Years in Prison Recommended for Okla. Parents Convicted in ‘Worst Case of Child Abuse’ Seen by Police

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Murder charge filed in case of missing Nebraska student

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'Did Mike make you pray?' Trump reportedly mocks Pence's 'religiosity'

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Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

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How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long

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Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

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Mandalay Bay Security Guard Shot By Gunman Appears To Have Gone Into Hiding

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Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensioner

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IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines: govt

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Anthony Scaramucci's media project asks how many Jews died in the Holocaust in online poll

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Trump sets internet ablaze with his new nickname for George H.W. Bush

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Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever Return

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Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused Killer

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Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

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Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

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How A New Technology Could Help Find The Next Harvey Weinstein

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Woman who escaped Las Vegas shooting left helpless watching her home burn down

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North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'

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Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying

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These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler

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Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passes

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Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting death

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Buy These Popular Toys Now -- Before They Sell Out This Holiday Season

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IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines: govt

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Trump Refuses To Blame Himself For GOP 'Not Getting The Job Done'

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Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

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These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler

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The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New Rules

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Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020

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Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

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New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim

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Woman who escaped Las Vegas shooting left helpless watching her home burn down

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Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensioner

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IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines: govt

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'Very unusual' mistrial in woman's burning death

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Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

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Bob Weinstein Accused Of Sexual Harassment

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Ex-deputy pleads guilty in his neighbor's shooting death

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Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

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The Latest: Napa Valley school remain closed until Monday

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Bill Cosby Accusers Demand Academy Kick Out Cosby And Polanski Too

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Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen

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North Korea tells UN will not negotiate with a 'hostile' US

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Trump Refuses To Blame Himself For GOP 'Not Getting The Job Done'

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Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a car

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Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

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These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler

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The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New Rules

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Hospital delays life-saving kidney transplant for toddler after his donor father violates parole

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America Ferrera Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted When She Was 9

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Hamas says unity deal at risk if Abbas does not end sanctions

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Woman Steals Credit Card of 7-Eleven Clerk Who Was Having a Seizure: Cops

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Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020

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Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

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130 Years in Prison Recommended for Okla. Parents Convicted in ‘Worst Case of Child Abuse’ Seen by Police

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Murder charge filed in case of missing Nebraska student

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