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Facebook's First Big Investor Cashes In

Posted: 08/20/2012 - Peter Thiel sold about 20 million Facebook shares through various investment funds, in sales worth a total of $395.8 million.

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Tuskegee Airman George Hickman Dies at 88

Posted: 08/20/2012 - George Hickman, who died last weekend, was an original Tuskegee airman, who served in Europe during World War II as a flight mechanic.

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Apple: Most Valuable Company Ever

Posted: 08/20/2012 - As Apple's stock rose to new high on Monday, the technology giant set another record: It became the most valuable public company in history.

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Condoleezza Rice Invited To Join Augusta National

Updated: 08/22/2012 - Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore become Augusta National's first female members. Opting to admit women marks a "significant and positive time" for the club, its chairman says.

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"Legitimate Rape" Comments Bring Akin Into the Crossfire

Updated: 08/22/2012 - Calls mount for the Republican candidate to drop out of Missouri Senate race. The chairman of the RNC says he hopes Rep. Akin won't be at the national convention. Akin apologizes: "I never told anybody I was perfect."

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Dominican Republic Teen At Center Of Abortion Debate Dies From Leukemia Complications

Updated: 10/18/2012 - A pregnant Dominican Republic teenager who was at the center of the country's abortion debate passed away on Friday. Dr. Antonio Cabrera, the legal representative for Semma Hospital in Santo Domingo, told CNN that the 16-year-old teenager died from complications from acute leukemia. She is not being named for privacy reasons.

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Doctor Uses Salons To Encourage Healthy Living In The African-American Community

Posted: 08/20/2012 - In took years before Dr. Reed Tuckson worked up enough courage to cross the imaginary boundary that separated the men and women at his community's beauty shop. But, in his desire to find out how to help African American women live fitter and healthier lives, he knew taking these steps was necessary.

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Calif. Wildfires Threaten Thousands Of Homes

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Posted: 08/20/2012 - Thousands are fleeing from their homes in Northern California this morning, as a fast moving wildfire continued to rage throughout the night. The Ponderosa fire is one of twelve wildfires ravaging California and the and has burned more than 12,000 acres of land across the "Golden State."

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Lightning Kills Boy, 9, At Minnesota Beach

Posted: 08/20/2012 - A 9-year-old Wisconsin boy died from a lightning strike, one of eight boaters who were trying to seek shelter at a Lake Superior beach, Minnesota authorities said Sunday.

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Low Mississippi River Creates 97-Boat Jam

Posted: 08/20/2012 - The U.S. Coast Guard says 97 boats and barges are waiting for passage along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed because of low water levels.

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Low Mississippi River Creates 97-Boat Jam

Posted: 08/20/2012 - The U.S. Coast Guard says 97 boats and barges are waiting for passage along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed because of low water levels.

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Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95 In Los Angeles

Updated: 08/20/2012 - Phyllis Diller, the housewife-turned-comedienne with the cackling laugh who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home. She was 95.

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Akin Apologizes For Rape Comments; Obama Says "Rape Is Rape"

Updated: 10/18/2012 - Republican Rep. Todd Akin on Monday apologized for the controversial remarks he made over the weekend about abortion and rape, but he said he has no plans to drop out of the Missouri Senate race despite building pressure from within the GOP.

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14-Year-Old Swims Solo Across Lake Ontario

Posted: 08/20/2012 - A Canadian 14-year-old completed a nearly 27-hour, 31.6-mile solo swim across Lake Ontario on Sunday, becoming the youngest person ever to make the trek.

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Kansas Congressman Apologizes For Skinny Dipping

Updated: 08/19/2012 - A Kansas lawmaker has apologized for an incident that occurred during a congressional trip to Israel where, after a night of partying and drinking, sources say he took off all of his clothes and jumped into the Sea of Galilee, a Christian holy site where, in the Bible, Jesus is said to have walked on water.

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