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Suicides are surging among US troops

Posted: 06/08/2012 - Suicides are surging among America's troops, averaging nearly one a day this year — the fastest pace in the nation's decade of war.

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Durant takes charge, pushes Thunder to NBA finals

Posted: 06/07/2012 - For all the points, rebounds and assists that filled Kevin Durant's impressive stat line, it was a defensive play he made that fired up his coach and teammates.

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Ohio teen runner helps carry competitor to finish

Posted: 06/06/2012 - A western Ohio high school runner who helped a struggling competitor finish their race is being praised for her sportsmanship and trying to cope with the attention it has sparked.

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Wisconsin outcome signals opportunity for Romney

Posted: 06/06/2012 - Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall victory in Wisconsin sets the stage for what's now expected to be a hard-fought presidential battle for this Midwestern state.

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Silhouetted Venus reminder of solar system's size

Posted: 06/06/2012 - Filtering the sun's light to a miniscule fraction of its true power allowed sky-gazers over the world to watch a silhouetted Venus travel across Earth's closest star.

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Get a filter and look up: That dot is Venus WATCH LIVE

Updated: 06/05/2012 - Stargazers around the world are setting up special telescopes and passing out cardboard eclipse glasses to view the once-in-a-lifetime celestial cameo of Venus passing in front of the sun.

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Schools turn their noses up at 'pink slime'

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year.

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Guitar picking master Doc Watson dies in NC at 89

Posted: 05/30/2012 - From the folk revival of the 1960s to the Americana movement of the 21st century, Watson remained a constant source of inspiration and a treasured touchstone before his death Tuesday at age 89.

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UN: Most of 108 killed in Syria were executed

Posted: 05/29/2012 - The U.N. said Tuesday that entire families were shot in their homes during a massacre in Syria last week that killed more than 100 people, including children.

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15 dead in latest killer quake in northern Italy

Updated: 05/29/2012 - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people in the same region still struggling to recover from another fatal tremor on May 20.

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Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

Posted: 05/29/2012 - Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away.

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Obama to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day

Posted: 05/28/2012 - President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation's fallen warriors on Memorial Day, attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and honoring those who died during the Vietnam War.

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Lady Gaga sends love to Indonesian fans

Posted: 05/28/2012 - Lady Gaga told fans she was "devastated" at having to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia following threats by Islamic hard-liners, who called her a "devil worshipper."

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