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Joe Biden: Senate tie-breaker?

For Joe Biden, an evenly divided Senate would be a BFD.

If Tuesday's midterm elections result in a Senate split, the vice president will suddenly find himself in one of his favorite places: the spotlight. Biden would become a crucial player in the Sen...

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Kevin Smith ready to film 'Clerks III'

The news about "Clerks III" just keeps getting better.

Writer and director Kevin Smith recently gave an update on the project while speaking with "Clerks" star Jeff Anderson (aka "Randal") on his podcast, saying that if all goes well, "Clerks III" wi...

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Lawsuits: Fraternity had culture of misogyny

Two lawsuits say the national chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity allowed a culture of "violent misogyny" after an internal email from the Georgia Tech chapter leaked last year instructing fraternity members on how to lure "rapebait."

The lawsuit...

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Budweiser profits pinched by Russia

Russia was a major buzz kill for the brewer of Budweiser and other well-known beers.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer company, reported earnings and sales that badly missed analysts' expectations on Friday.

Russia was one of the biggest ...

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Mexico frees jailed U.S. Marine reservist

Mexico freed U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who'd been held in a prison there for seven months.

"It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm that Andrew was released today after spending 214 days in ...

Thanksgiving sales

What's open on Thanksgiving, and what isn't

Whether or not to shop on Thanksgiving is a controversial issue, and several major retailers are already taking sides.

For the folks who can't wait for their dinners to digest before they kick off their holiday shopping spree, Macy's and Kohl's will b...

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Americans pay more for slower Internet

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.

That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, which looked at the cost and speed of Internet access i...

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1 pilot dead in Virgin's spaceship failure

The first sign there was a problem Friday with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after the spaceplane separated from the jet-powered aircraft that carried it aloft, officials said.

It wasn't something overt wi...

Two girls after Washington school shooting

3rd victim dies from Washington school shooting

A third victim of last week's shooting at a Washington state high school has died, according to the hospital that treated victims.

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A 'hard,' deadly day for space tourism

With the same peril that the Wright Brothers faced in becoming the first men to fly planes, mankind's quest for space tourism is also fraught with deadly trial and error.

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Disasters in spaceflight

The crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo is just one example of space disasters through the years.

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Famous manhunts in U.S. history

The successful hunt for accused cop killer Eric Frein joins the ranks of other high-profile manhunts in U.S. history.

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Daylight saving time explained

Daylight saving time ends this weekend. What's behind the tradition of turning our clocks back each fall?

Preserving your Halloween candy

Keep your Halloween candy alive long after the ghouls and goblins have been laid to rest.

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Halloween: By the numbers

Shoppers will spend an estimated $7.4 billion on Halloween this year. Check out some other surprising numbers behind this ghoulish holiday.

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World Series celebration turns violent

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 last night to win the 2014 World Series, but the night's celebration quickly turned violent. Take a look at images of the chaotic scene in San Francisco.

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A wide shot of the lava flow as it enters the small town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island.

Lava creeps close to Hawaii homes

A 2,000-degree river of lava may swallow a dozen Hawaiian homes in the next day or two -- and there's nothing that can be done to stop it.

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Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding Brown's death.

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Celebrity New Yorkers

Taylor Swift was recently named New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador for its "Welcome To New York" campaign, a decision that has been met with much controversy, especially from New Yorkers. Take a look at these famous New Yorkers.

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Celebrities who are out and proud

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

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Virgin Galactic failure: What happened?

A Virgin Galactic space plane crashed to the ground Friday. Here's what happened.

Eric Frein brought to court

Accused cop killer appears in court

Accused cop killer Eric Frein makes his first court appearance after 48 days on the run.

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Debris litters desert after space plane crash

Debris littered California's Mojave Desert following the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo.

Pumpkin could be here to stay

Pumpkin: Seasonal trend or here to stay?

Orange is the new green. As pumpkin products become more popular each year, some farmers and food critics believe the squash's popularity could be a lasting trend as consumers seek out local, inexpensive foods that are easy to prepare.

Frein taken to barracks he allegedly ambushed

Terrified residents of northeastern Pennsylvania heaved a sigh of relief Thursday after police arrested Eric Frein following a long manhunt -- and then held him at the same barracks he allegedly ambushed.

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Midterm elections: 5 reasons to pay attention

Election Day is less than one week away, and even if your ballot isn't cast in one of the major races, there are plenty of reasons to take notice.

Ohio trooper tickets for sex

Ex-trooper says he tossed tickets for sex

A former state trooper in Ohio admits to tearing up traffic tickets in exchange for sex and violating women in handcuffs.

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Lindsey Graham jokes about whites, Baptists

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham uses the "F-word" to describe the government, and cracks jokes about whites and Baptists during a private gathering.

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Lava flows into Hawaiian town

Lava from the Kilauea Volcano has begun infiltrating the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island.

Kaci Hickox

Nurse vows legal battle over Ebola quarantine

Not long ago, Kaci Hickox was fighting Ebola in West Africa, doing what she could to treat those with the deadly disease. Now, she's in the middle of a different fight -- this time, in Maine.

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