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Dam breach leads to mandatory evacuation in SC

A mandatory evacuation was ordered downstream from the Overcreek dam after a breach Monday, said a spokeswoman for the city of Columbia, South Carolina.

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South Carolina flooding: Not over yet

The rain may finally be subsiding in South Carolina, but the danger is far from over.

Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday that more evacuations are likely as floodwaters rise in spots, and authorities warned of the danger of roads that look OK on the surface...

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U.S. sees Russia readying Syrian ground campaign

The latest U.S. assessment of Moscow's activity in western Syria indicates Russia has moved several ground combat weapons and troops into the area to potentially back up Syrian forces in the field planning to attack anti-regime forces.

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Brady group calls for Oregon sheriff to resign

A famous gun control advocate organization wants an Oregon sheriff to resign, questioning his ability to conduct a fair investigation into last week's mass shootings at a community college there, The Oregonian reported on its website.

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Brick by brick, Lego builds top 100 brand

Everything is awesome for Lego.

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Russia says Turkish airspace violation 'a mistake'

Turkey said it intercepted a Russian jet that violated its airspace over the weekend.

The country called in the Russian ambassador and lodged a strong condemnation of the violation, Turkey's foreign ministry said in a statement Monday.

"The Russian F...

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Search for ship focuses on survivors, not vessel

The U.S. Coast Guard is focusing on the search for survivors after concluding the missing cargo ship El Faro sank at its last known location with Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on it.

Ninety-six hours after the cargo ship lost contact, the Coast Guar...

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Caffeinated peanut butter meant to cure hangovers

A trio of foodies claim to have come up with an answer to the binge drinker's lament, "When is somebody going to invent a hangover cure?" What they came up with is a caffeinated peanut butter called Steem.

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Amtrak passenger train derails; 7 injured

An Amtrak passenger train derailed Monday in Northfield, Vermont, injuring seven people, officials said. There were no fatalities.

Dana Huoppi, a spokeswoman with the Montpelier Fire Department, said at least two cars went off the track and over an e...

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Pilot dies during American Airlines flight

The pilot of an American Airlines passenger jet died during a flight from Phoenix to Boston on Monday, an airline official said.

The official did not specify the cause of death but said it was from "illness."

The flight, an A320 with 147 passengers and...

Record rainfall wreaks havoc on South Carolina

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