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Lightning struck on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, killing one man and injuring several people

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Lightning struck on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, killing one man and injuring several people. The lightning struck amid a rare summer thunderstorm,...

The average US price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted nine cents a gallon over the past two weeks

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The average US price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58, the largest drop this...

The Sarah Palin Channel bills itself as a direct connection between the former Alaska governor and her supporters

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a...

Two fast-moving wildfires in California are threatening homes and could result in the evacuation of hundreds of people

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Two wildfires that hit California threatens homes and could result in the evacuation of hundreds of people, US officials say. In the Sacramento region, a...

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Over 3 million people are currently incarcerated within the United States’ justice system, and while billions in taxpayer dollars go toward their confinement, rehabilitation...

The huge sandstorm covered the Greater Phoenix, knocking out power to 12,000 residents, and delaying flights

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A huge sandstorm that completely covered the Greater Phoenix, knocked out power to 12,000 residents, and delayed flights at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport...

Californian authorities are searching for fugitive homeless Eduardo Rosas Cruz, who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious

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Californian authorities are searching for fugitive homeless Eduardo Rosas Cruz, who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious. An arrest warrant has been...

John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins

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Former President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins. JFK's profile debuted on the half dollar 50 years ago,...

San Francisco city has approved the soda tax for the November ballot

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San Francisco city has approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages. San...

Joseph Wood was convicted of the 1989 murders of his estranged girlfriend Debra Dietz and her father Eugene Dietz

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Death row inmate Joseph Wood has died after an execution in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him. Joseph Wood, a double murderer, was...

Sarah Palin was issued a speeding citation in her hometown of Wasilla

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Sarah Palin was issued a speeding citation in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, court records showed on Wednesday.The July 16 citation carries a potential...

The FAA ordered three US carriers to halt Israel flights for 24 hours

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European and US airlines have suspended flights into Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport after a rocket landed one mile away. The US Federal Aviation Administration...

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has thrown out a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of ObamaCare

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has thrown out a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature...

Texas Governor Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the US border with Mexico

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Texas Governor Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the US border with Mexico to protect against what he described as criminals,...

Dr. Nikita Levy reportedly used cameras in pens and key fobs to tape patients

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Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190 million after some 8,000 women joined a legal case claiming a gynecologist had secretly recorded them. Dr....

Azamat Tazhayakov was convicted of impeding the investigation into Boston Marathon bombing

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Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into Boston Marathon bombing. Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction...

John Kerry appeared to criticize Israel in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews

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John Kerry appeared to criticize Israel in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews Sunday. The secretary of state was heard talking...

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the US has fallen by a third over the past decade

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According to a new study, the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the US has fallen by a third over the past decade. After examining...

RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company has been ordered by a Florida court to pay $23.6 billion to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer

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RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company - America's second largest cigarette company – has been ordered by a Florida court to pay $23.6 billion to the...

California Department of Water Resoucers has announced it may for the first time be unable to deliver water to local agencies

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Drought is the lack of rain over a long period of time, which also affects the wellbeing of both plantation and animals. Drought will...

The US Army will begin treatment for document leaker Chelsea Manning for her gender-identity condition

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The US Army will begin treatment for document leaker Chelsea Manning for her gender-identity condition.Defense secretary Chuck Hagel has approved gender treatment for Private...

Fourteen police cars and an unknown number of homes along the robbers' path were peppered with gunshots during Stockton shootout

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Three women were taken hostage in a California bank robbery. Two of the hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV, as the bank robbers fired...

Shannon Richardson posted ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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Actress Shannon Richardson, who posted ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has been given an 18-year prison term.Shannon...

President Barack Obama said the US sanctions were imposed because Russia had failed to fulfill it promises to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine

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The US has announced it is increasing sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, targeting major banks, defense and energy companies. Among those on the list are...

California officials have approved fines of up to $500 a day for residents who waste water

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California officials have approved fines of up to $500 a day for residents who waste water, as the state faces its worst drought in...

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