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What elephants teach us about cancer prevention

Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.

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Girl Pulls Sword From Legendary Lake Of King Arthur's Excalibur

England’s got a new Queen ― that is, if Excalibur’s legend is true.

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Firefighters Face Largest Fire In Los Angeles History

A historic brush fire ravaged almost 5,900 acres of land in California as over 1,000 firefighters continued to push back the flames, KABC, a Los Angeles-based ABC affiliate reports Sunday morning.

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Archaeological find in Jerusalem ‘proves Bible passage is historically true’

Archaeologists excavating in Jerusalem have found burned artifacts dating from 2,600 years ago – which prove that a passage in the Bible is true. Researchers uncovered charred wood, grape seeds, fish scales, bones and pottery while digging in the City o

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Supreme Court: Rejecting trademarks that ‘disparage’ others violates the First Amendment - The Washington Post

The outcome is likely to affect the legal case of the Washington Redskins, whose trademark registration was revoked in 2014 under the same disparagement clause.

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'Back to the Future' fan gets 'dream ticket' after hitting 88 mph in his DeLorean - LA Times

“Back to the Future” ultra-fan Spencer LaGrand White got a speeding ticket after reaching 88 mph in his DeLorean on a Southern California freeway.

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Could Breast Milk Be the Next Cancer Treatment?

The health benefits of breast milk have long been touted, but experts are now testing whether a compound found in mother’s milk could help treat cancer.

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Exclusive - Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said.

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Eugene Cernan

Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017), He traveled into space three times: as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.

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Scientists say they may have new evidence in D.B. Cooper case

A band of amateur scientists selected by the FBI to look for clues in the world’s most infamous skyjacking may have found new evidence in the 45-year-old case.

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John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was

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Science may have solved the Amelia Earhart mystery

Legendary aviator Amelia Earhart was attempting to become the first female pilot to fly around the world when her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Last month, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) proposed the t

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'Shark stepping on a Lego' photo goes viral; here's the real story

A toothy tweet takes a bite out of social media, but did you know the photo was taken by a shark-attack survivor?

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Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities

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Huge movement detected near San Andreas fault - AOL

A worrisome new analysis of GPS data has shown new areas of motion near the San Andreas Fault system.

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The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking - The New York Times

The Germans had vastly more work camps and ghettos than anyone knew.

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Weizmann institute develops groundbreaking prostate cancer treatment - Israel News, Ynetnews

News: Professor Avigdor Scherz and Professor Yoram Salomon of the Weizmann Institute develop treatment for prostate cancer patients that targets tumor without damaging healthy tissue.

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The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever | TIME

There’s growing evidence that whole fat dairy products may be better for our health than low fat versions. The latest studies find some surprising effects of full fat milk and cheese on diabetes and weight

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LA Parking Restrictions Also Confusing To City Parking Engineers

A parking management engineer says they do not have a "comprehensive database" of which parking restrictions correspond with which streets.

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Knife Found Buried on OJ Simpson's Estate Years Ago Finally Turned Over to LAPD

The bloody knife reportedly found on O.J. Simpson's estate was stored in a police officer's house for years.

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Apple says investigators ruined best way to access terrorist data - CNET

A backup feature might have provided the FBI with a way to access data from the iPhone of a San Bernardino terrorist. But a change to the Apple iCloud password foiled that idea.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Explains The Power of Negative Thinking

The Canadian is the best-known astronaut since Neil Armstrong. He explains how failings can motivate.

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30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself : The Two-Way : NPR

Bob Ebeling, an anonymous source for NPR's 1986 report on the disaster, tells NPR that despite warning NASA of troubles before the launch, he believes God "shouldn't have picked me for that job."

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Letters from a serial killer: Inside the Unabomber archive

From his prison cell, Ted Kaczynski — the “Unabomber,” who terrified the nation in the 1980s and early 1990s — has carried on a remarkable correspondence with thousands of people all over the world. As the 20th anniversary of his arrest approaches

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Dubai hotel fire: Flames shoot out of Address hotel - CNN.com

A fire breaks out in Dubai at the high-end Address hotel. The city's New Year's fireworks show went on as scheduled.

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Los Angeles schools closed after electronic threat

Los Angeles police and the FBI were notified of the threat, which is being investigated, officials said. The electronic threat came via a message, Ramon Cortines, the superintendent of Los Angeles schools, said.

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At least 35 reported dead, 100 hostages taken in Paris attacks | Fox News

The death toll in multiple Paris terror attacks rose to at least 35 late Friday while at least 100 hostages were reported held at Paris Bataclan concert hall, the Associated Press reported. 

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Spruce Goose flies - Nov 02, 1947 - HISTORY.com

On this day in History, Spruce Goose flies on Nov 02, 1947. Learn more about what happened today on History.

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Consumer Reports Cuts Tesla From Its Recommended List Over Reliability

The best car ever tested by Consumer Reports—the all-electric Tesla Model S—is no longer recommended by the magazine after owners reported a litany of bugs and defects. Last year, Consumer Reports had ranked the Model S as “average” in reliability

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The Internet is flipping out over this photo that purportedly shows the Jersey Devil

Halloween is fast approaching, which is why we aren't surprised to see a rise in monster-related hoaxes. A New Jersey resident on Monday sent NJ.com a photo that purportedly shows the Jersey Devil,...

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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars | NASA

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

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Frankenvirus emerges from Siberia's frozen wasteland

Scientists said they will reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus unearthed in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, and warned climate change may awaken dangerous microscopic pathogens. Reporting this week in the flagship journal of the US N

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Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented 'nuclear war' on Earth | Fox News

From “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “E.T.,” pop culture is filled with stories about friendly, curious extraterrestrials visiting Earth to learn more about mankind. For Apollo 14 veteran Edgar Mitche

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30 years ago today Coca-Cola fixed a mistake that could have destroyed the company

The most iconic American soda company once pulled a stunt that infuriated masses and nearly drove...

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Moptwo | Jlife

Many people still think of social media as being for “the kids.” Believe it or not, social media has already been around for a decade! As its audience matures, the needs and preferences of that audience that is also maturing.

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People can fight traffic tickets without paying fine first, Judicial Council says - LA Times

California court leaders voted unanimously Monday to bar courts from charging drivers bail before they can challenge traffic tickets.

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Study Shows How Contact Lenses Can Affect Your Appearance Over Time

This study involving identical twins found that wearing contact lenses can cause an unintended side effect that changes how you look.

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How a gang member’s ‘butt dial’ helped solve a Valley murder case

RESEDA >> In the anatomy of solving a Los Angeles homicide, nothing helped break the case for West Valley Division police detectives better than the “butt call” from a fleeing gang member. It was a cool, cloudy afternoon loo

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John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.

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People with Purpose: Debbie Haspel | Observer Media Group

In 2009, Debbie Haspel moved to Sarasota to retire and play golf. Since then, she’s become involved in a variety of causes and serves on the board of three organizations — but she hasn’t golfed in a year.

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Robotic probe releases new video from Fukushima plant - CNN.com

A robotic probe into the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has retrieved crucial information on conditions inside the damaged reactor.

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The Difference Between Being Really Smart ... And Being A Genius

Most people tend to think of high IQ and genius as virtually the same, but they’re far from it.

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Researchers just recently photographed this extremely cute, endangered mammal for the first time in 20 years

This furry ball of cuteness is an endangered mammal closely related to rabbits and hares. The species was first discovered in 1983 and individuals have rarely been seen since.

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Paris Apartment unlocked After 70 Years!!

This Paris Apartment Was Left Untouched For More Than 70 Years…Come Take A Look Inside

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Watch Tony Stark present a fan with his own bionic arm · Great Job, Internet!

The Internet isn’t all mashups and putting cats into things. It’s mostly mashups and putting cats into things, but there still remains that small portion of truly heartwarming moments where pop culture is able to help elevate people’s experiences. Such is the case with this video in which a child gets presented his new bionic arm by the world’s foremost (comic book) authority on such things.

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Exclusive: The New Owner of Norms Reveals His Plans For the Legendary Site - Los Angeles Magazine

Jason Illoulian is open to the chain restaurant staying put. His architect would rather say goodbye

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Nearly Frozen Waves Captured On Camera By Nantucket Photographer

A photographer on Nantucket found something most of us have never seen – nearly frozen waves.

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Boston area hit by howling blizzard; New York gets off easy

BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where bus

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Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83

View the Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83 photo gallery on Yahoo Sports. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.

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Rare Look Inside North Korea's Capital City

Explore the North Korean capital of Pyongyang in this intriguing time-lapse of a city rarely seen by foreigners.

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He Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust… And He Doesn’t Know They’re Sitting Next To Him.

Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

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WWII veteran, 98, dons uniform for final salute

From Yahoo News: GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — On Veterans Day, Justus Belfield donned his Army uniform one more time, even though he was too weak to leave his bed at an upstate New York nursing home.

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Scientist who developed CorningWare dies in NY

S. Donald Stookey was a young scientist researching the properties of glass in 1952 when he put a glass plate into an oven to heat it. But the oven malfunctioned. Instead of heating to about 1,100 degrees ...

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The Future of Plutonium

On November 6, 1944, researchers at the Hanford Site in Washington first created weapons-grade plutonium, the radioactive element used less than a year later in the Fat Man, the atomic plutonium implosion-type bomb dropped on Nagasaki,

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Spaceship's descent device deployed prematurely - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Virgin Galactic's experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft's descent prematurely deployed, federal investigators said Sunday. National ...

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Researchers Identify Fragment of Amelia Earhart’s Plane — History in the Headlines

New research into Amelia Earhart’s 1937 disappearance yields a breakthrough with the positive identification of a piece of the famed aviator’s plane.

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Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight

From Yahoo News: By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said.

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Mini Sphinx Statue Found On Mars? - YouTube

A remarkable artifact, which resembles a miniature Egyptian statue, has been photographed by the curiosity rover. The object, which appears artificial, can e...

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CVS Follows Rite Aid, Shuts Off Apple Pay

Source: Courtesy of Apple Inc.Last Thursday drug store chain Rite Aid Inc. (NYSE: RAD) reportedly stopped accepting payments made through the just launched Apple Pay system from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). On Saturday, CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) was repo

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World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

From Yahoo News: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air o

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Samsung Knox security for Android found to be 'Completely' Compromised

Samsung's Knox security layer for Android generates weak encryption keys, stores passwords locally and gives users login hints in a fatal

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Apple Sold 39.3M iPhones During The iPhone 6 Launch Quarter, 12.3M iPads And 5.5M Macs | TechCrunch

Apple's earnings for the final quarter of its fiscal 2014 year are out, and boy did they sell a lot of iPhones. The hardware quarter saw 39.3 million iPhones..

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I'm a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here's What No One Is Telling You About Ebola

You can't just expect any nurse or any doctor or any health care worker or layperson to understand the deconning procedures by way of some kind of pamphlet or 10-minute training video. Not only is it mentally rigorous, but it's physically exhausting....

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iPad 2014 | BGR

ROUNDUP: Here's everything Apple just announced!

APPLE FALL 2014 EVENT

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Identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper finally revealed

Vital DNA evidence has finally uncovered the identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.

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Magic Mountain’s Colossus Roller Coaster Catches Fire; Peak Collapses | KTLA

Firefighters responded to a blaze that damaged the iconic Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain Monday afternoon, a little over three weeks after the ride closed for renovation.

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Iceland Volcano Blasts Back to Life

The crack feeding the lava flow has also expanded to the north and south, and is now almost 1 mile (1.5 km) long. The volcanic activity kicked off Aug. 16, when thousands of small earthquakes underneath the Bardarbunga volcano signaled fresh magma (molten

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Scientist transmits message into mind of colleague 5,000 miles away using brain waves

Researchers led by the University of Barcelona used EEG headsets (pictured) to record electrical activity in the brain, and convert the words ‘hola’ and ‘ciao’ into binary.

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The Top 5 Most Brutal Cyber Attacks Of 2014 So Far

In 2014, cyber attacks and data breaches don’t look like they’re going to slow down. We’ve seen high-end data breaches of large companies, with data, personal records and financial information stolen and sold on the black market in a matter of days.

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Google, Microsoft claiming Apple's crown, albeit from 1994

Google is riding high, with a peak stock valuation and an army of devoted fans ready to explain why none of the problems the company is facing (including its clumsy transition to mobile) are actually problems. Companies that make money never stop making money, right?

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Rare lightning storm at Venice Beach kills 1, injures 13 - LA Times

Angelica Roquemore made the long drive from Bakersfield to Venice Beach on Sunday, planning to frolic in the waves with relatives during her first visit to the famed beach town's white sand and eclectic shops.

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How the 25 Richest Americans Failed Miserably

Resilience may be more important than luck to your success. One thing these multimillionaires have in common is the ability to bounce back.

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U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said on Sunday. The new measure is part of the TSA's ef

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Small Fire Breaks Out at Disneyland

A small fire broke out at Disneyland on Sunday afternoon, but there were no injuries or damages, fire officials said.

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    Apple's iPhone 5c ate up Android while Google's Moto X flopped: why everyone was wrong

    Last fall, Google's Motorola group unveiled its Moto X and Apple released its middle-tier iPhone 5c. Across the board, pundits and reporters portrayed the 5c as a grave mistake that got everything wrong while lavishing Google's Moto X with praise. Why were they so incredibly wrong?

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      CityDig: When Santa Monica Airport Was Clover Field

      Before “Cloverfield” was a monster, it was an airfield. As early as 1917, aviators were landing on a grassy runway perched atop a mesa just

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      Quarter of Americans Convinced Sun Revolves Around Earth, Survey Finds

      National Science Survey Reveals Dismaying Results.

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        5,001 killings in 120 seconds; L.A. County homicides since 2007

        The number of those slain in Los Angeles County is stark: more than 5,200  killed since The Times began the Homicide Report seven years ago.

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          Save the Culver Ice Arena

          Insiders, If you grew up in Los Angeles playing hockey – or even if you’ve played hockey and are not from the area – there’s a good chance you’ve set skate-on-ice at the Culver Ice Arena on Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City. As it stands, there

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            Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

            I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring fro...

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              ‘Polar vortex’ puts Midwest in deep freeze; heads to D.C.

              Temperatures plunge below zero in Chicago, Minnesota. In D.C., the worst is expected on Tuesday.

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                10 Cars That Probably Should Not Have Hit the Road

                Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right. No one knows this more than the auto industry, so here's a list of some of the greatest flops.

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                  102-year-old toy catalog shows what rich children did for fun

                  FAO Schwarz was founded in 1862, making it the oldest toy retailer in the US. Now, thanks to the Internet Archive, a brochure published in 1911 by the company's New York store — the inspiration...

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                      A Ghost-Guided Look at Miami Beach: What to see & Where to eat

                      When someone asks if you maybe would like to fly first class to Miami to test-drive a Rolls-Royce on a road-trip to suss out...

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                        '80s Stars in Their 50s | Gallery | Wonderwall

                        By Stacie Anthony Everything about the '80s was totally radical -- the hair, the clothes, the movies and the tunes. And as quickly as you could make a mix-tape for your best bud on your boom box, hot ...

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                          Everything You Know About Your Personal Hygiene Is Wrong

                          Heads up, you're probably covered in bacteria and fecal matter right now. Pretty much all aspects of your daily routine tend to be disgusting and your hygiene habits are way worse than you think.

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                            Rare Zapruder footage: Multiple JFK assassins

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                            Scott Carpenter, Mercury Astronaut Who Orbited Earth, Dies at 88

                            Mr. Carpenter’s flight into space was in May 1962. Before the first mission to orbit the Earth, in February that same year, he famously told another astronaut, “Godspeed, John Glenn.”

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                              25 Celebrities Turning 50 This Year That Will Blow Your Mind - Babble

                              Keep calm. Coolio is turning 50. You may need to sit down and phone a friend before you embark on this journey of other celebrities turning 50 this year.

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                                Apple iOS 7 Already Downloaded To 40% Of iDevices

                                Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, already has been adopted by nearly 40% of iDevice users, roughly 24 hours after it was released.

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                                  10 Peanuts Characters You’ve Probably Forgotten

                                  Everyone knows Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus. But do you recall these less-celebrated members of the Peanuts gang?

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                                    JFK assassination: Docudrama examines if Secret Service agent's bullet hit President Kennedy

                                    Weeks before the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination this fall, ReelzChannel will take another look at the killing in a docudrama that suggests a Secret Service agent fired one of the bullets that felled Kennedy.

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                                      Ossie Schectman, who scored the first basket in NBA history, has died

                                      The NBA suffered a loss on Tuesday morning, as related by Ian Begley of ESPN New York: Benjamin

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                                              Dreams Do Come True! A Talk Show Staffer Meets Bethenny

                                              After fantasizing about meeting and working with Bethenny — and tweeting her many times — newly hired talk show staffer Perry finally got his dream job as a ...

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                                                The Walt Disney Story at Yesterland

                                                A look at the “Free Shows and Exhibits” section of the Fall/Winter 1973-73 Disneyland Guide (below) confirms that The Walt Disney Story is about Uncle Walt, not Honest Abe.

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                                                  Security flaw opens all modern Android devices to

                                                  A newly discovered flaw in Google's Android security model enables rogue apps to gain full access to the Android system and all installed apps, read all data on the device, harvest passwords and create a botnet of

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                                                  Diver's rare encounter with 'unicorn of the sea' | GrindTV.com

                                                  Daniel Botelho recently embarked on a mission to locate and photograph the legendary “unicorn of the sea”: the narwhal. It was a North Pole adventure [...]

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                                                    The Statue of Liberty comes to America

                                                    View the The Statue of Liberty comes to America photo gallery on Yahoo! News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.

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                                                      'How the Other Half Lives': Photos capture New York slums in 1890

                                                      View the 'How the Other Half Lives': Photos capture New York slums in 1890 photo gallery on Yahoo! News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.

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                                                        Texting hands-free while driving still dangerous, study finds

                                                        With Siri on the iPhone and Bluetooth in dashboards, it is a lot easier for drivers to talk or text on their cellphones -- but a study released Wednesday found these hands-free technologies could be even more dangerous than hand-held devices when used