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    The Beach Boy who bonds father and son

    The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" is acclaimed as one of the finest albums of the last 50 years; it has a particularly special place in my heart, as the CD was on repeat in our Brighton apartment while my partner Fiona was in the final throes of labor, about to deliver our first son.
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    Lady Chablis dies

    The Lady Chablis, the unabashed Savannah, Georgia, transgender queen who became a gay icon after finding fame in the 1990s through the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" book and movie, has died. She was 59.
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    Facebook co-founder gives Dems $20M to help beat Trump

    In a late and likely consequential move, a co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a bid to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
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    Giant petri dish shows how bacteria mutate

    Scientists built a giant petri dish to see how bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
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    The 2017 incredible world records

    From the tallest female dog to the biggest chair in the world, the 2017 Guinness book includes many intriguing world records.
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    Murder suspect's escape caught on camera

    Police surveillance video shows a suspect in a North Las Vegas murder breaking out of his handcuffs and escaping from an interrogation room.
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    Trump tells voters he opposed Iraq war from start -- but he didn't

    Donald Trump on Thursday once again sought to convince the public that he opposed the Iraq War by pointing to statements he made after the US had already invaded the country.
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    Officials: Hostage rescue try in Afghanistan came up empty

    A few days after a US and Australian professor were kidnapped from American University in Kabul last month, US Special Operations Forces from SEAL Team 6 attempted to rescue them but failed to find them at the location they went to, according to three administration officials.
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    Zika doubled birth defects in Brazil

    The pictures from Brazil are heartbreaking: baby after baby born with a small head and damaged brain after an attack by the Zika virus during pregnancy. The official numbers are equally disturbing: The rate of birth defects involving the nervous system nearly doubled across Brazil after Zika arrived.
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    Hepatitis A outbreak sickens 89 people in 7 states

    A continuing outbreak of foodborne hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries has sickened 89 people in seven states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. No deaths have been reported, though 39 patients have been hospitalized.
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    What is Aleppo? Take a look

    It wasn't the best look for a presidential candidate. Libertarian Gary Johnson was on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday when he was asked a simple question with an ever-so-complicated answer.
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    Is Apple's decision harmful to your health?

    Apple's new iPhone 7 will ditch the ubiquitous headphone jack, senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller announced Wednesday at the company's keynote event in San Francisco.
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    Abducted woman calls from car trunk before being found dead

    As her kidnapper drove toward Washington state, Montana resident Rita Maze called her husband from the trunk of her car, where she was locked by her captor, authorities say.
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    Starbucks CEO endorses Clinton

    Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Wednesday.
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    Fewer teens pregnant, but not because of less sex

    Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effective, use of contraceptives.
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    Wait, math is racist?

    It's no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.
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    Trump and Clinton spar on national security

    Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump as inexperienced. Trump called Clinton a failed foreign policy leader.
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    Highlights from Comedy Central's roast of Rob Lowe

    Peyton Manning, David Spade, and others take shots at "West Wing" actor Rob Lowe.
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    Survivor of horrific car crash speaks

    Agnes Kim is speaking for the first time since crashing her car in an accident that claimed the lives of four University of Georgia students.
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    Protesters, security clash near North Dakota oil pipeline

    Native American protestors and others stormed the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site located near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation in North Dakota.
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    Chicago police head opens up on city's violent year

    CNN's Ryan Young goes on patrol with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was born and raised in the city that is now facing a spike in violent crime.
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    Erykah Badu lends her voice to Detroit rape victims

    Seven years after the discovery of 11,341 abandoned and unprocessed rape kits in a Detroit police warehouse, Shahida Mausi-Johnson sought out ways to somehow bring justice to the victims.
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    Chevy Chase enters rehab

    Chevy Chase has checked into rehab, according to a rep for the actor.
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    Dallas Morning News breaks GOP endorsement streak

    The Dallas Morning News editorial board said Tuesday they would not give their blessing to Donald Trump in 2016, ending a streak of endorsing every Republican presidential nominee since 1968.
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    Vandals topple iconic landmark

    Video shows several people pushing over an iconic rock landmark at Cape Kiwanda in Oregon.
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    Hillary Clinton opens up about Monica Lewinsky

    Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton opens up about her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
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    New video of WWII shipwrecks off North Carolina coast

    WWII came closer to home than many Americans realize. NOAA is conducting an expedition to better understand the battlefields off our coast.
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    Lost space probe found

    Philae, the little space robot that has captured hearts around the world, was thought to be forever lost. But delighted scientists announced Sunday that the European Space Agency's comet lander has come back from the cosmic dead.
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    What a shot! 27 amazing sports photos

    Take a look at 27 amazing sports photos from August 30 through September 5.
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    FluMist is off flu season guidelines

    With flu season just around the corner, parents face a difficult moment with their kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its annual flu season guidelines today, withdrawing its recommendation of the child-friendly FluMist for this year. The reason? This summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deemed FluMist subpar, leaving only one option for parents and pediatricians: a flu shot.
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    Cosby expected in court for case

    Bill Cosby's lawyers are expected to ask a judge today to throw out two key pieces of evidence in the sexual misconduct case against the comedian: a deposition Cosby gave in a 2005 lawsuit by accuser Andrea Constand and a recording of a phone call between Cosby and Constand's mother.
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    Car bomb explodes outside NGO in Kabul

    One person has been killed and six others wounded after a car bomb exploded outside the gates of the CARE NGO in Kabul Monday around 11:30 p.m. local time, Afghan Ministry of the Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqi told CNN.
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    Obama announces $90M to clear Laos' unexploded bombs

    A $90 million package to clear tens of millions of unexploded US bombs in Laos is expected to be announced by President Barack Obama during his visit this week, senior administration officials tell CNN.
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    'Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp' star dies

    Actor Hugh O'Brian, best known for his portrayal of the title role in the 1950's TV Western "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," has died. He was 91.
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    Opinion: We're Republicans for Clinton. Here's why

    Steve Moore has unleashed a wild jeremiad against fellow Republicans who have said they can't back Donald Trump and want to defeat him by voting for Hillary Clinton this year.
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    A picture guide to stopping street harrassment

    If you saw someone being harassed in a public space, you tell yourself you'd intervene on behalf of the victim, or report it.
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    Opinion: Clock runs out on Obama at G20

    Behind the forced smiles and obligatory handshakes that mark what could be President Barack Obama's final encounters with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin this Sunday at the G20 lurks one undeniably inconvenient reality: These days, more divides Russia and Turkey from the United States than unites them.
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