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Why did an Ohio cop drive a man 100 miles to his sister's funeral?

Instead of arresting a man pulled over for speeding, a Ohio highway patrol officer took pity on his situation and drove him to Detroit to be with family. 

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Ford takes to social media to defend itself against Trump's debate remarks

Using social media, Ford employees fought back against Trump's remarks during the presidential debate, when he criticized the company's investment in Mexico. 

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Should reading replace prison time?

Reading books 'strengthens the spirit of faith and the will to solve social problems,' says an Iranian judge.

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California's extreme economy creates a new class of 'poor'

California is among a number of states where the accelerating costs of living are redefining who is poor.  

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Are India and Pakistan on the verge of a water war?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said earlier this week that his nation may speed the construction of new hydropower plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan – a move that would certainly be harmful for Pakistan.

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2017 Jeep Compass actually looks like a Jeep

The newest Jeep Compass will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and go on sale in early 2017. 

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Meet the voters who aren't sick of the presidential campaign

Monday's campaign debate was billed as a highly partisan clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But at Hofstra University, which hosted the event, political debate among students has been mostly civil and political participation has been energizing. 

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MTV EMAs 2016 nominees: Are awards dominated by the US and Britain?

Nominees at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards include Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Drake. Some critics have complained in the past that British and American acts have won the lion's share of the prizes.

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Justice Department allocates $20 million for body cameras

The US Justice Department is handing out $20 million in grant money to 106 state, city, municipal, and tribal police departments hoping to implement or expand body camera programs. 

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Black moon rising: Rare lunar event to occur this Friday

This week’s black moon is the latest in a slew of seemingly special lunar events – blue moons, blood moons, supermoons and more. But why do we make such distinctions?

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400-pound hacker and the DNC breach: Cybersecurity gets debate spotlight

At the first presidential debate Monday, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton blamed Russia for hacking the Democratic National Committee, while Donald Trump refused to point the finger at Moscow. 

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Why the US will likely fall short of its Paris Agreement emissions goals

With the landmark climate agreement nearing ratification, scientists are investigating how likely nations are to fulfill their pledges. One study suggests the United States, for one, may have been overly optimistic.

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In Timbuktu, a nine-year jail sentence for destroying ancient shrines

The International Criminal Court handed down its first sentence based on cultural destruction as a war crime.

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As California's fire risks grow, are home builders getting the message?

As California's wildfire season becomes longer and deadlier, more homes are still being built in the state's areas most prone to fires.

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Last night's presidential debate highlighted competing visions on taxes

Donald Trump believes that cutting taxes on business and high-income households will generate growth. Hillary Clinton believes the answer lies in helping middle-income families by taxing rich individuals and companies. Both are probably wrong. 

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Why Colombia's opposition party will vote 'no' to the FARC peace deal

Much of the Colombian public remains uneasy about provisions allowing perpetrators of war crimes to avoid jail time.

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'Will & Grace' cast in pro-Clinton video: Do stars' endorsements have an effect?

The cast of the NBC hit sitcom 'Will & Grace' teamed up again to create a video for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

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As oil revenues slump, Saudi Arabia cuts public salaries for the first time

In Saudi Arabia, ministers' salaries will be reduced by 20 percent while lower-ranking civil servants will see wage increases suspended.

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OPEC: Cheap oil will keep flowing, for now

At an OPEC members' meeting in Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Iran say they won't cut production, meaning oil prices will likely stay low. Is a deal in the future?

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Why is Google focusing on India?

Most of the billion-plus Indians still have little or no internet access.

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Did ICE endorse Trump? No, but a union of 5,000 immigration agents did.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pitched himself as the 'law and order' candidate during Monday night's presidential debate, saying that had secured endorsements from 'almost every police group.'

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Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp user data

Germany's privacy watchdog has ordered the social media company to stop collecting and storing data from WhatsApp users on the grounds that it violates national data protection law. 

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'Mercuryquakes' may rock the first planet in our solar system

Recently obtained photographs from NASA's MESSENGER probe indicates that the planet may be geologically active.

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How warm is the Earth? Study suggests a 120,000-year record

A study by a doctoral student at Stanford University predicts the Earth will eventually reach its hottest point in two million years, but other scientists say that's a tough call to make.

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Is Wall Street bad for cybersecurity?

After an investment firm released apparent digital flaws in a company's products to profit on Wall Street, experts worry that security researchers may prioritize quick gains over public safety.

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Volkswagen dieselgate one year later: What have we learned?

 Since the EPA's announcement last year, the VW diesel scandal has expanded in ways perhaps inconceivable that first day, and it continues to ricochet around both Volkswagen and the auto industry.

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Why Lebron James supports Colin Kaepernick but will stand for anthem

The NBA's famous player has said that he respects the San Francisco 49er's decision to protest but says he will continue to stand during the anthem himself because 'that's who I am.'

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Could Neanderthals hear the same sounds as humans?

Neanderthal ear ossicles look remarkably different from those in modern humans, but they function surprisingly similarly, say scientists. What could this say about Neanderthals' capacity for speech?

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Why are Charlotte residents calling for the mayor's resignation?

Angry Charlotte residents made their voices heard at a raucous city council meeting.

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Al Capone’s affectionate letter to son shows mobster’s humanity

In the letter, which sold for $62,500 at auction on Monday, the notorious mobster tells his son, 'keep up the way you are doing, and don’t let nothing get you down.'

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Harvest stew with eggplant, tomato, peppers, and chickpeas

This hearty vegetarian stew makes good use of late season tomatoes and eggplants from the garden.

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Why would Disney be interested in buying Twitter?

Disney is said to be preparing a bid to buy Twitter, leaving some analysts to question what would seem to be an unlikely pairing.

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'A Kingdom of their Own' tries to make sense of Afghanistan and the Karzais

Washington Post journalist Joshua Partlow takes a deeper look at Afghanistan, the Karzai clan, and their complex relationship to the United States.

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Finding peace at election time

A Christian Science perspective: How can we pray about elections?

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Temperament question dominates Clinton-Trump debate

Trump's comment that he has a 'winning temperament' was the most-tweeted moment of the debate, pointing to the debate's main theme.

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For-profit colleges close in droves. What can students do?

Mass closures of for-profit colleges like ITT and Corinthian have dominated headlines recently, and affected students will need to act fast to minimize the fallout. 

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Pirate Party ready to sail Iceland's government into uncharted waters

The 'Pirates' look set to gain one of the largest shares of seats in Iceland's parliament. But why is a nation of conservative fishermen turning to a party of techno-utopian democrats?

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At each other from the start: Clinton, Trump debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tangled Monday night as they opened their first face-to-face presidential debate.

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With the Andy Reading Fund, a college freshman helps rural Chinese students

When Andy (Yuhan) Wang visited a school in rural China, he saw how difficult getting an education can be. His nonprofit provides books and supplies to rural Chinese students.

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Even without a government, Spain moves to clean up financial scandal

Persistent pressure from activists calling for greater transparency and accountability seemed to be paying off on Monday, when more than 60 former bank executives appeared for trial in Madrid. 

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