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Australian Woman Charged With Murder of 8 Children

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Australian Woman Charged With Murder of 8 Children
(CAIRNS, Australia) — A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court. Mersane Warria, charged under her full name of Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, is facing eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven…
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Cops across U.S. on high alert after NYPD executions

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Officers in several cities warned of a "fever pitch of anti-police sentiment" stoked by demonstrators rallying around Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases

Driver Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar!’ Runs Down 11 French Pedestrians

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Driver Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar!’ Runs Down 11 French Pedestrians
The driver hit pedestrians in five parts of the city of Dijon before being arrested
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Anchor bids CNN farewell

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Anchor bids CNN farewell
Candy Crowley signs off from State of the Union, after 27 years at CNN.

Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over

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Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said. Officer Charles Kondek, a 45-year-old married father of six, was killed in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a noise complaint around 2 a.m. EST, ... more


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Man staging protest scales facade of St. Peters

The Italian entrepreneur had climbed the building on four previous occasions

Driver plows into crowd in southern France raising extremist fears

The out-of-control motorist injured 11 people at a time when tensions are heightened over Islamist threats

Iraqi Kurds use U.S.-led airstrikes in push for Sinjar

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U.S.-led coalition launches 13 total airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as fight to rescue Yazidi hometown heats up

Munich Journal: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping, and Gives You Nightmares

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Munich Journal: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping, and Gives You Nightmares
In Germany, misbehaving children had better watch out. A devilish mountain goblin who tears through the streets as St. Nick’s evil sidekick is making a ... more

In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle

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In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle
Indian and British intelligence agencies were both spying on the online activities of one of the alleged plotters, but couldn’t connect the dots.

After a Tumultuous Year at the Box Office, Hollywood Looks to 2015

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After a Tumultuous Year at the Box Office, Hollywood Looks to 2015
Hackers, changing movie habits and plain old duds — 2014 has not been kind to the industry. Attendance is driven by the movies themselves, but ... more

Crunch Time for FedEx and UPS as Last-Minute Holiday Shipping Ramps Up

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FedEx and UPS are aiming to avoid last year’s chaos, when a late surge in shipments and bad weather left many gifts to be delivered ... more

Bluetooth for the Blue Period: Art and tech unite in MONA's gallery app

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Bluetooth for the Blue Period: Art and tech unite in MONA's gallery app
Australia's Museum of Old and New Art is renowned for its unique design, eccentric founder and provocative art. But at the centre of it all, ... more

Flying back on course: the inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet

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Flying back on course: the inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet
By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus ... more

YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots

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YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots
The technology company Interlude has attracted the attention of the music industry with a tool that creates music videos with branching plots subject to a ... more

2014: The Year of Living Vulnerably

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In 2014 we became more connected than ever. And it was also the year it became apparent that this connectivity will have terrible costs.

Microsoft removes unofficial Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone store

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Microsoft removes unofficial Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone store
Microsoft has removed a host of third-party Snapchat alternatives from its Windows Phone store after the photo messaging service indicated that it would start cracking down ... more

Driver yelling 'Allahu Akbar' slams car into crowd in France

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Driver yelling 'Allahu Akbar' slams car into crowd in France
 French police arrested a man on Sunday evening after he deliberately mowed down a dozen pedestrians in the eastern city of Dijon, badly injuring two of them ... more

YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots

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YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots
The technology company Interlude has attracted the attention of the music industry with a tool that creates music videos with branching plots subject to a ... more

Sports of The Times: In Cuba, Baseball Remains a Grand Preoccupation

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Sports of The Times: In Cuba, Baseball Remains a Grand Preoccupation
In Cuba, from the games on the fields to those played in streets with baseballs wrapped in duct tape or bottle caps tossed with precision, ... more

Clippers' hectic schedule means practice falls by the wayside

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Clippers' hectic schedule means practice falls by the wayside
Lots of games. Barely any practices.

LeBron Scores 25 as Cavaliers Tame Grizzlies 105-91

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LeBron James scores 25 points, Dion Waiters adds 21 off bench as Cavs handle Grizzlies 105-91

USC could be running low on running backs next season

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USC could be running low on running backs next season
At the end of each practice, USC running backs huddle on the field for a short meeting.

Roundup: Lindsey Vonn Crashes in Super-G as Austrians Top Podium

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Roundup: Lindsey Vonn Crashes in Super-G as Austrians Top Podium
Vonn crashed out of a World Cup super-G in Val d’Isère, France, and Elisabeth Görgl beat her fellow Austrian Anna Fenninger by .05 of a ... more

Clippers' hectic schedule means practice falls by the wayside

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Clippers' hectic schedule means practice falls by the wayside
Lots of games. Barely any practices.

Lowell Steward dies at 95; decorated WWII Tuskegee Airman

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Lowell Steward dies at 95; decorated WWII Tuskegee Airman
When Lowell Steward was a student at Santa Barbara State College, he and other members of the school's basketball team decided to enlist in the ... more

Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts

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Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts
Under cover of darkness, three dozen U.S. commandos crept up on a walled compound in southern Yemen. Intelligence indicated that Luke Somers, an American hostage, ... more

USC could be running low on running backs next season

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USC could be running low on running backs next season
At the end of each practice, USC running backs huddle on the field for a short meeting.

Boys' basketball: Redondo takes over No. 1 spot in top 25 rankings

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Redondo High is the new No. 1 team in this week's top 25 boys' basketball rankings by The Times.

Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 09:11 GMT
Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a cultural experiment, Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has created sculptures of strangers using DNA ... more
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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook

published Wed, Dec 10 2014 01:49 GMT
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those who tend to post drunken selfies: Facebook is reportedly developing an advanced AI ... more
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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii

published Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:48 GMT
90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii
Provided by Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa Researchers from the University of Hawai'i (UH) and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced ... more
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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?

published Wed, Dec 03 2014 06:45 GMT
UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (12:50 p.m. CST) Sam Machkovech of ArsTechnica reports that last month's photo-heavy ... more
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So, Has Rosie Perez Met a White Man Who Can Jump?

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Plus: Find out why the actress says the boxing was the best part of her Vegas wedding

Inside Lance Bass & Michael Turchin's Wedding: the Venue, Menu and Celeb Guests

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The former 'NSYNC member and his new husband give PEOPLE all the details of their "unique" wedding

Elton John Ties the Knot, Lance Bass Says 'I Do' & More Weekend News

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Plus: Things are heating up between Zac Efron and his new girlfriend

Celebri-lattes! Amazing Coffee Art of Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas & Other Stars

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See how latte artists creatively capture the world's most famous mugs in a mug

Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two ... more

UPI horse racing roundup

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UPI horse racing roundup
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer Dortmund wins Futurity in California, Danon Platina wins Futurity in Japan, Tom Durkin wins a special Eclipse Award and Christmas ... more

Argentine court recognizes captive orangutan as 'non-human person'

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Argentine court recognizes captive orangutan as 'non-human person'
Fred LambertBUENOS AIRES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A South American court has ruled a captive orangutan to be a "non-human person" with legal rights that ... more

Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys rout Indianapolis Colts, win NFC East

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Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys rout Indianapolis Colts, win NFC East
Tony Romo threw for 218 yards with four touchdowns on 18-of-20 efficiency to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 42-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts, ... more

Multiple people struck by lighting outside football game in Florida

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Multiple people struck by lighting outside football game in Florida
Fred LambertTAMPA, Fla., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Lightning injured several people outside a stadium in Tampa, Fla., shortly after a game between the Buccaneers and ... more

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers top depleted Memphis Grizzlies

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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers top depleted Memphis Grizzlies
LeBron James scored 25 points and handed out 11 assists to lead the Cavaliers to a 105-91 win over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies Sunday.