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Storm-battered cruise ship returning to homeport

A cruise ship is returning early to its New Jersey homeport after it was battered by a major storm

Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

Federal prosecutors say former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying during a federal probe of corruption at the jails he ran

Florida Pooch Plays Police Officer, Hops Into Open Cruiser

A dog jumped into an open police car in Florida while the officer was sitting inside writing a police report.

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Man loses it during flight, urinates on fellow passenger

A man aboard a flight headed to Paris allegedly urinated on a fellow passenger. It was supposedly because he wasn't allowed to smoke or drink mid-air. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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Medical Marijuana Might Be Legalized In Australia Really Soon

A new amendment in Australia would legalize medical marijuana there, though each state could decide whether or not to comply.

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Twitter tweaks its timeline to look a bit more like Facebook

Twitter is tweaking its timeline

Debate on tax on tampons arrives in Utah

Debate over whether to tax tampons and other feminine hygiene products has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee made of only men

Ryan, Republicans grapple with alternative to Obama budget

A tea party revolt over last fall's bipartisan spending increases has House Speaker Paul Ryan scrambling to avoid an embarrassing budget defeat this year

Flint Water Contamination Could Lead To Manslaughter Charges

If the investigation finds a link, officials could be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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EU and Britain have big differences over 'ever closer union'

For Britain and the European Union, they are words that expose big philosophical differences: 'Ever closer union.'

Pope on Ash Wednesday: Let's share, be more sensitive

Pope Francis has smudged ashes on the heads of prelates, nuns and other Catholics during Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica

The Latest: 2 deputies wounded, suspect killed in shootout

Two sheriff's deputies in northeastern Maryland are wounded and another person is dead after authorities say shots were exchanged in and around a shopping center

Omaha man pleads guilty to killing mother, half brother

A 25-year-old Omaha man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and his 4-year-old half brother to avoid the death penalty

How Candidates Get Data on Your Voting, Shopping and Facebook Habits

Big data is playing an increasingly important role in elections. But when it comes to how that data is used, we're still in sort of the "wild west".

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Earth didn't score 100% on index that predicts likelihood of life

Astronomers are creating an index that is intended to predict the likelihood of life on alien planets. So how did Earth do? Not 100% but here we are. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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Severe Drought Has Zimbabwe Seeking $1.6B To Feed Millions

Zimbabwe estimates about 3 million people don't have enough to eat because the drought decimated harvests there.

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HBO Now has 800,000 paying subscribers since April launch

HBO Now has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched on Apple TV in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new customers to the service in the latest quarter

India launches campaign for deworming millions of children

Millions of children are getting deworming treatment in India's campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development

Federal budget in black for January

Federal government posts $55.2 billion budget surplus in January

In Illinois, Obama to plead for a unity that's eluded him

President Barack Obama is returning to Illinois' capital at the twilight of his political career, pleading once again for the type of national unity that has eluded him as president

NATO chief expects OK for greater forward presence

NATO defense minister are meeting in Brussels, with the alliance's secretary general predicting approval for increasing NATO's forward presence in Eastern Europe to deter Russia

Sheriff: 2 deputies in Maryland wounded, suspect dead after shootout at shopping center

Sheriff: 2 deputies in Maryland wounded, suspect dead after shootout at shopping center

2 killed in shooting at Alabama lawyer's office; 1 arrested

Sheriff's officials say two people have been killed in a shooting at an attorney's office in Alabama

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This is what the Earth will be like in 10,000 years

Scientists are publishing a paper discussing what our planet, Earth will look like in 10,000 years from now. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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That Awkward Moment When A Mugshot Looks Just Like The Reporter

This has to be a reporter's worst nightmare.

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