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Woman crushed to death by Boston drawbridge

Posted: 12/31/2013 - Authorities say a woman was killed after the Boston drawbridge she was walking on started to go up and she was crushed between the bridge plates when the operator lowered it to help her.

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NASA responds to Beyonce's Challenger sample use

Posted: 12/31/2013 - NASA officials say the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster "should never be trivialized" in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after the craft exploded on takeoff in 1986, killing all seven crewmembers.

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WATCH: Ushering in 2014 around the world

Updated: 12/31/2013 - From huge street parties and fireworks displays in Sydney and Jakarta, to quiet moments of prayer in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, people are welcoming in 2014.

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Rose Parade gay wedding going on despite protest

Posted: 12/30/2013 - Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair joke that they're getting married New Year's Day in front of 80 million of their closest friends, and the men say they aren't that concerned that a few thousand others may boycott the first gay marriage at the 125-year-old Rose Parade.

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Life support extended for Calif. girl declared brain dead

Posted: 12/30/2013 - The family of a girl who was declared brain dead after what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy received another reprieve Monday from a judge who ordered the 13-year-old to be kept on life support for another week.

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Mayor: North Dakota town dodged a bullet in train explosion

Updated: 12/31/2013 - A southeastern North Dakota town narrowly escaped tragedy when a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded nearby, the mayor said Tuesday, calling for changes in how the fuel is transported across the U.S.

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Russian bombings kill 31, raise Olympic fears

Posted: 12/30/2013 - Two suicide bombings in as many days have raised concerns that separatist militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Winter Olympics in February. Russian authorities and the International Olympic Committee insisted the site of the games, protected by layers of security, is completely safe.

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Time short to find new facility for Jahi McMath

Posted: 12/29/2013 - The family of a California girl declared brain dead after complications from tonsil surgery is running out of time to find a new facility to take her in and keep her on a ventilator.

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Nativity features Trayvon Martin instead of Jesus

Updated: 12/29/2013 - A Southern California church nativity scene is featuring a bloody Trayvon Martin in place of the infant Jesus in an effort to stir a community conversation about gun violence.

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Charges in death of pregnant girl

Updated: 12/29/2013 - Suburban Chicago police investigating the Christmas Day fatal shooting of a pregnant teenager have charged her boyfriend and his brother with first-degree murder.

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Libyan militia threatens to cut gas deliveries

Posted: 12/29/2013 - A Libyan militia that shut down most of the country's oil terminals for months threatened Sunday to cut off natural gas deliveries to the capital, potentially imperiling the power supply in a serious escalation of its standoff with the central government.

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Worker abuse by diplomats a problem, advocates say

Posted: 12/29/2013 - The arrest of an Indian consular official in New York accused of forcing her maid to toil for little pay has highlighted a problem advocates say is all too common - workers for foreign governments who bring along the baggage of human trafficking to the U.S.

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ESPN's Fowler tweets needed Heimlich from Palmer

Posted: 12/29/2013 - ESPN's Chris Fowler posts on his Twitter account that he needed broadcast partner Jesse Palmer to perform the Heimlich maneuver on him during halftime of the Pinstripe Bowl to avoid choking on a chicken sandwich.

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Federal health market surpasses 1 million signups

Posted: 12/29/2013 - The Obama administration says that following a December surge more than 1.1 million people have now enrolled for health insurance through the federal government's improved website

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Activists: Syrian airstrike kills 21 in Aleppo

Posted: 12/28/2013 - A Syrian government airstrike hit a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, shattering cars and storefronts and killing at least 21 people, activists said.

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Christmas tree of bottles sparkles in Lithuania

Posted: 12/28/2013 - Here's a recycling project just for the holidays: A 4-meter (13.2-feet) tall Christmas tree made of 1,100 empty bottles of champagne and sparkling water.

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