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Dow Drops By More Than 200 Points

Posted: 08/15/2013 - U.S. stocks were dragged down by disappointing earnings from Wal-Mart and Cisco, which outweighed more encouraging economic news.

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Study: All 107 U.S. Nuclear Reactors Vulnerable To Terrorists

Updated: 08/15/2013 - Every commercial nuclear reactor in the United States is insufficiently protected against "credible" terrorist threats, according to a new report (PDF) from the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project at the University of Texas at Austin.

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'New' Mammal Found Hiding In Plain Sight

Updated: 08/15/2013 - Imagine a raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it's hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did — until now.

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Prowling Ninja Says He Was Trying To Help Cops

Posted: 08/15/2013 - A 19-year-old western Pennsylvania man who dressed up as a ninja and lurked near homes says he meant no harm and was just trying to help police catch bad guys.

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UPS Cargo Plane's "Black Boxes" Still In Wreckage

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Investigators seeking the cause of Wednesday's crash of a UPS cargo plane in a field near the Birmingham airport Wednesday were waiting to retrieve the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders because the tail of the aircraft was still smoldering, a member of the National Transportation safety Board said.

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Three Cans Of Pop A Day Could Be Toxic To Your Health

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Researchers discovered that when mice consumed a diet that consisted of 25 percent added sugar -- which would be the equivalent to three added cans of soda a day for a healthy human -- females died at twice their normal rates.

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$241K To Raise A Child? Families Struggle With Rising Cost

Posted: 08/14/2013 - A new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says middle class parents of a baby born in 2012 will spend about $241,000, raising their child from birth to age 18 - and that's just for the basics.

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Coroner: James DiMaggio Was Shot 5 Times

Posted: 08/14/2013 - An exact cause of death will not be formally determined until toxicology tests have been completed on the man who abducted a California teenager.

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Jesse Jackson, Jr. Lands 2 1/2 Years In Prison

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is sentenced to 30 months in prison. Jackson and his wife misspent about $750,000 in campaign funds to finance lavish living. His wife pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns; She gets a year in jail; weeps at sentencing.

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Louisiana Bank Standoff Ends With Gunfire

Updated: 08/14/2013 - A man who took three hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot two remaining hostages, killing one of them, before being shot and killed by police, authorities said.

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Heavy Drinking Costs U.S. $223.5B A Year

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A new CDC report shows alcohol-related health woes take a heavy financial toll on the U.S., to the tune of $223.5 billion a year -- and some states' wallets fared worse than others.

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Actresses Urge Support For California Paparazzi Bill

Posted: 08/13/2013 - Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner testified Tuesday before the California Assembly Judiciary Committee on a bill would change the definition of harassment to include photographing a child without the permission of a legal guardian.

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