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Syrian toddler, family died seeking safe home

Two-year-old Aylan Kurdi was born into a country eaten up by war. His parents, Abdullah and Rehen, only wanted a better life for Aylan and his 4-year-old brother, Galip, than they had in Kobani, Syria.

They wanted what anyone does -- what hundreds of...

Debris found on Reunion Island

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Reunion debris was from MH370, France says

Now even French investigators are convinced: The airplane debris found on Reunion Island in July belonged to vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a top French prosecutor said Thursday.

Investigators learned Thursday that a series of numbers found in...

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

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Trump signs RNC loyalty pledge

Donald Trump has signed the pledge.

The Republican presidential front-runner met privately with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday afternoon, and soon after, came out to the lobby of Trump Tower to declare that he has sign...

Samsung Gear s2

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Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch for watch lovers

The Samsung Gear S2 will probably make both gadget lovers and watch lovers happy.

BauBax travel jacket

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Kickstarter campaign that needed $20,000 got $9 million

Hiral Sanghavi needed $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund his BauBax travel jacket.

Kentucky clerk denying licenses

GOPers rally in defense of Kim Davis

Republican presidential candidates rallied around the Kentucky clerk taken into custody Thursday for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Kim Davis protesters, supporters

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Judge orders defiant Kentucky clerk to jail

A federal judge Thursday ordered Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis to jail for refusing heed a U.S. Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage, and she will stay there until she complies with the ruling.

During the hearing, one witness tol...

Dylann Roof in court

Death penalty sought in Charleston killings

A prosecutor in Charleston, South Carolina, will seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine people during a prayer meeting at a historic African-American church, according to court documents filed Thursday. Roof has been char...

King cobra

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King cobra on the lam in Orlando

A word of advice to the people of Orlando: Before you step outside Thursday or send your pet out into the backyard, take a little extra time to look around first.

Especially if you live near the 4800 block of North Apopka Vineland Road.

There's a king...

Brady on Aug 31

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Judge nullifies Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

A federal judge on Thursday vacated the four-game suspension the NFL imposed on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the "Deflategate" scandal.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman issued a 40-page ruling Thursday morning, saying he found "seve...

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