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Algae outbreak ravaging Florida's coast

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in several counties of the state as a severe algae outbreak ravages the east coast

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Players have shot at $415 million Mega Millions prize

Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history

California governor signs stringent gun bills, vetoes others

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed six stringent gun-control measures, including a requirement that people turn in certain high-capacity magazines and regulations requiring background checks for ammunition sales

The Latest: Gov. Bryant disappointed by ruling

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's disappointed by a federal judge's ruling that blocks a law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny or delay services to same-sex couples

'Amityville Horror' House For Sale — With No Mention Of Its Past

The "Amityville Horror" house is on the market, and the real estate agent doesn't have to tell buyers that six people were murdered there.

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There's a Reason Your Spaghetti Spoon Has a Hole

Here's a fun thing you probably didn't know but there's a specific and useful reason why your spaghetti spoon has a hole in it. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has that reason.

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The Olympics Are Forcing Rio's Poorest Citizens From Their Homes

Construction for the 2016 Olympics has forced many of Rio de Janeiro's poorest citizens out of their homes.

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Rome's Colosseum cleaner after magnate-funded restoration

The Colosseum has merged more imposing than ever after its most extensive restoration

The Latest: Lawmaker: Few changes to N. Carolina LGBT law

A top North Carolina legislator says a law limiting protections for LGBT people will stay largely intact

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Almost Got Us Too

A new study is saying that not only did the Dinosaurs die from the asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago but 93% of mammals passed as well. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the story.

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Monae, Lamar to perform at White House on Fourth of July

Singer-songwriter Janelle Monae and rapper Kendrick Lamar will help President Barack Obama celebrate his final Fourth of July at the White House

A Marine Recruit's Death Spurred An Important Investigation

Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui died in March, and the investigation is putting boot camp culture under the microscope.

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7,000 baby turkeys die in fire; Thanksgiving orders affected

Seven thousand baby turkeys have been killed in a Massachusetts barn fire, and the farm's owners say they won't be able to meet their Thanksgiving orders

U.S. House plans vote on guns

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists. Linda So reports.

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Investor Derby: Gold leads the market in 2Q

Gold was the best investment to own in the second quarter, but it's mostly lagged the market in recent years

Nebraska man convicted in sword slaying loses appeal

An Omaha man convicted of killing his girlfriend with a sword has lost an appeal before the Nebraska Supreme Court

DOJ Head Might Follow FBI's Lead On The Hillary Clinton Email Case

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch reportedly plans to accept the FBI's recommendations on Hillary Clinton's emails.

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Antarctic ozone layer is healing

Almost 30 years after the Montreal Protocol, the ozone hole over Antarctica is becoming smaller. Leading scientists claim this hole could be gone by 2050.

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Tesla crash could hurt sentiment on driverless cars

It was the crash the auto industry knew was coming but still feared

Police exchange gunfire with assailants in Bangladesh

Police exchanged gunfire with armed attackers Friday in a diplomatic zone of Dhaka, Bangladesh, police told CNN.

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Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide

Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that a teenage girl must stand trial for manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself by sending him dozens of text messages and telling him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes

Bald eagles making strong recovery in Virginia

Virginia's bald eagle population is thriving with more than 1,000 breeding pairs spotted in the state this year

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Man killed by bear had plenty of backcountry experience

The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the wild and vast forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks

Why Your Favorite Craft Brewers Are Selling Out To Big Beer

Sales of craft brews are on the rise. So why, in the golden age of beer, are some indie brewers selling their booming ventures to the big guys?

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New Evidence Supports Pluto's Subsurface Ocean Theory

New evidence coming our way as a result of NASA's New Horizons mission is saying that Pluto has a subsurface ocean. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.

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