US Marine Found Guilty Of Killing Transgender Filipino Woman

U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton has been convicted of homicide by a Philippine court for the murder of a transgender woman.

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The Best Viral Stories Of 2015

We picked our six favorite virals of the year. Because five just wasn't enough.

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Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq

Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq to combat Islamic State militants

Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption

Kenya police tear-gas demonstrators protesting against corruption in the country

The Weirdest Viral Stories Of 2015

Some ... let's call them "interesting" ... things happened this year. Here are our top picks.

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J.J. Abrams Literally Broke His Back Filming 'Star Wars'

Director J.J. Abrams wasn't willing to let something like a broken back stop him from working on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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House considers requiring search warrant to get old emails

Lawmakers take up government's ability to get old emails without a search warrant

German court declares Auschwitz suspect fit for trial

German court declares Auschwitz suspect fit for trial, overturning lower court ruling

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Announce Police Task Force

Protests in Chicago are ongoing as the investigation into police officer Jason Van Dyke's fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald continues.

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Police Investigating Death Of Juneau, Alaska's Newly-Elected Mayor

Mere weeks after being elected in October, Juneau, Alaska's mayor, Greg Fisk, was found dead inside his home. He was 70 years old.

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Report: Drug maker was focused on profits, not patients

Senate investigation: Maker of breakthrough drug for hepatitis C sought to maximize revenue

Obama urges lower tensions between Russia, Turkey

Meeting with Turkish leader, Obama calls for lowering tensions with Russia after plane downing

How Republicans Talk About Islam: Then vs. Now

Post-9/11, President Bush made it clear: Islam is a peaceful religion. So why won't anyone running for the Republican nomination say that now?

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Cyber Monday Breaks Records As Shoppers Flock To Their Smartphones

This year's Cyber Monday is expected to break records with nearly $3 billion. But it could have been a lot more.

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Int'l NY Times' Thai printer refuses to run front-page story

International NY Times story on Thailand cut from front page by local printer, leaving blank

Will NYC's Sodium Labels Really Influence What People Order?

New York City restaurant chains will soon display warning signs next to items that contain more than the daily recommended intake of sodium.

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After A Year Hiatus, Japan Set To Start Whaling For 'Research'

Japan will send a fleet of ships to capture 333 minke whales for what it calls scientific research, though others think it's a loophole for whaling.

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Diplomats: NATO to invite Montenegro to join alliance

Diplomats: NATO foreign ministers to invite Montenegro to join alliance, over Russian warnings

Wal-Mart 'Corporate Policy' Forces Veteran To Stand Outside

An Ohio Wal-Mart told a veteran he wasn't allowed to stand inside the store to collect donations for Toys for Tots.

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CNN's Rachel Nichols Is Headed Back To ESPN

Longtime journalist Rachel Nichols is reportedly returning to ESPN to host her own daily show. CNN hired her in 2013 to boost its sports coverage.

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Turkey: Russia in IS oil trade claim to cover-up violation

Turkey says Russia trying to cover-up airspace violation through IS oil trade claim

How Trump's Big Black Clergy Endorsement Became A Quiet Meeting

The meeting was billed as a huge endorsement announcement but became private after one Trump supporter said there was a "miscommunication."

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NFL Knee Injuries Outweigh Concussions, But That's Not A Bad Thing

Oddly enough, it seems some NFL players are willing to risk their heads in favor of saving their knees.

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Justices end Californian's lawsuit against Austrian railway

Supreme Court bars American hurt in Austrian train accident from suing railroad in US