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Downed Russian bomber threatens NATO

The cool, calm, clear thinking that kept the NATO alliance intact as it weathered the Cold War with the Soviet Union has been shattered.  

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Man pleads guilty to stealing brain samples, other tissue

A man who admitted to stealing human brain samples has been sentenced.

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Darth Vader robs Florida store

An armed would-be robber dressed as Darth Vader was arrested shortly after an altercation with a convenience store clerk Sunday night.

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Scientist's 'clock boy' tweets draw ire

Eminent British scientist Richard Dawkins has drawn criticism on social media for what some say is an unfair comparison between Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager whose school project was mistaken for a bomb, and a young ISIS killer.

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Newborn found in Nativity scene at New York church

A baby with an umbilical cord still attached was discovered this week in a Nativity scene at a New York church, according to church staff.

Jose Moran, a custodian at Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill in Queens, found a baby boy wrapped in towe...

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Marines to spend $225M on amphibious vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps is spending $225 million as it takes another stab at replacing its aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles.

The Marine Corps on Tuesday awarded two contractors -- BAE Systems and SAIC -- contracts to develop 13 prototypes of ...

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Human error led to MSF strike, general says

A U.S. airstrike that mistakenly killed 30 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last month was, in part, the result of military personnel inadvertently aiming at the wrong target -- the hospital compound -- instead of ...

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Paris financial district could have been targeted

French authorities working to dismantle the terrorist network behind the Paris attacks say another attack could have been hours away when police closed in on the suspects' hideaway last week.

Suspected ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud and another man wer...

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Chicago on edge over police shooting video

Wednesday had been marked as the day by which Chicago officials had to release graphic dashcam video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's final moments and -- because of that -- the day the city could erupt.

It didn't happen quite that way, though the cit...

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Russia putting anti-aircraft missiles in Syria

Tensions in the Middle East ratcheted up dangerously Wednesday, a day after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, with the Turkish President accusing Russia of deceit and Russia announcing it would deploy anti-aircraft missiles to Syria.

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