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Once-massive Aral Sea dries up

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:50am
The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.
Categories: International News

Jury mistake frees drunk driver

CNN - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:45am
A jury mistakenly gave probation instead of a decade in prison for a drunk driving crash where a child lost his leg.
Categories: National News

Now Warren Buffett wants to sell you a car

Business News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:41am
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Whoops! Banksy graffiti scrubbed

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:38am
What do you do if a potentially valuable Banksy graffiti work appears on one of your buildings? If you're the local council in the English seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea, the answer is: remove it fast.
Categories: International News

Realtor's killing highlights risk

CNN - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:22am
The suspect in the killing of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter was asked this week by reporters: "Why Beverly?"
Categories: National News

Meet the hedge fund guy backing Hong Kong protests

Business News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:21am
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At 90, Jimmy Carter still surprises

CNN - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:20am
Jimmy Carter's presidency swirled with turmoil, but his post-White House work promoting human rights, democracy and peace has earned him high praise. Carter turned 90 Wednesday. Here are a few facts to help reflect on the long life of America's 39th president:
Categories: National News

Astonishing photo-realistic portraits

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:17am
The images you are about to see may shock or confound you. When portraiture looks this realistic, it can be hard to accept that what you see is just paint on a canvas, or ink scratches on a page.
Categories: International News

Heartwarming dog rescue

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:04am
A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation.
Categories: International News

3 soldiers killed in latest suicide attack on Afghan troops' vehicles

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:02am
Three Afghan soldiers were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber targeted their vehicle -- the third such attack in the last 24 hours.
Categories: International News

Ice melt forces walruses to beach

CNN - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:52am
Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, "hauling out" on an Alaskan beach in numbers never seen before.
Categories: National News

Mexico nabs top drug lord

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:39am
Troops closed in on one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords Wednesday, nabbing him at a seafood restaurant in a popular tourist destination.
Categories: International News

North Korea gets ready to launch larger rockets at space center

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:37am
New images of North Korea's main satellite launch site show that an upgrade allowing for larger rockets has been completed, raising the possibility of a fresh launch within the year, a new report says.
Categories: International News

Google: Tim Cook is wrong about us

Business News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:37am
Apple got it wrong -- Google is the safest place on the Web, the search giant's chairman says.

Wildlife declines by half in 40 years

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:20am
An alarming report by leading wildlife experts claims the global loss of species is even worse than previously thought.
Categories: International News

Travels and health travails of Thomas Eric Duncan

Health - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:18am
Days after arriving from Liberia, Thomas Eric Duncan twice went to a Dallas hospital after falling ill. The second time, he was admitted and later confirmed to have Ebola, the first such case diagnosed in the United States.
Categories: Health

Want a job on Wall Street? Go to UPenn or Georgetown

Business News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:04am
To get a job on Wall Street, you need tenacity, above average math skills and, it appears, a degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown or Yale.

Hong Kong resident travels 3,000 miles to fight for democracy

Business News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:49am
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How to paint a portrait in 54 seconds

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:23am
In a series of 9 gorgeous time-lapse vines, world-renowned portrait artist Jonathon Yeo gives a master-class on how to paint like a pro.
Categories: International News

Wonder Woman, Jesus and Obama via for votes in Brazil

CNN World - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:35am
Forget kissing babies, to win office in Brazil you may have to leap a building in a single bound.
Categories: International News
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