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Payday lenders spend millions in Washington

Payday lenders are spending millions of dollars in Washington in an attempt to stop the government from cracking down on the industry.

And it appears to be working.

Since the beginning of 2013, high-cost loan providers and those with ties to the indus...

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Australia police: 8 children found dead

Eight children have been found dead at a home in a suburb of the northeastern Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday.

Police said they were called to the property in the Manoora area Friday morning after reports of a woman with serious injurie...

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Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer credentials

U.S. investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a system administrator to get access to Sony's computer system, allowing them broad access, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN.

1 million Egyptian mummies

Archeologists uncover 1 million mummies

A remarkable discovery in Egypt has opened a new window to the ancient past.

Wisconsin stabbing

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Girls charged in stabbing deemed competent

Two girls accused of stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman have been found competent to stand trial.

Big Lebowski

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'Big Lebowski': Now preserved for all time

"The Big Lebowski," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Saving Private Ryan" have long been national treasures, but the Library of Congress just made it official.

Military tests for Ebola

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Spanish Ebola woman sues over dog's death

It's a long road to recovery for Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos.

Army-'Blimp'

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Army to launch 'blimp' that detects missiles

The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary "blimps" at 10,000-feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington, D.C. area from cruise missiles and other possible air attacks.

It's part of a three-year test by the North American Aerospace ...

Pakistani boy with toy gun

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Toy guns look too real, NY AG says

The difference between a toy gun and a real one is very blurry sometimes and that has led to unintended deaths.

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Dow jumps 421 points, best day since 2011

The Dow shot up 421 points Thursday for its best day in more than three years. The S&P 500 experienced its biggest gains since January 2013.

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