Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

celebrity

The government said Cyrus often "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

world

Reporter's Death Galvanizes Anger at Islamic State

The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks.

u.s.

Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Awry, Firefighters Hurt

Four Kentucky firefighters were injured — two seriously — when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.

crime

Serial Killer Who Terrorized Alaska in '70s Dies

Hansen was convicted in 1984 after confessing to killing 17 women, mostly dancers and prostitutes.

defense

GAO: Pentagon Violated Law with Bergdahl Swap

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance — a clear violation of the law.

crime

Prisoner Freed 90 Years Early Appeals Sentence

A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life.

u.s.

2nd US Aid Worker with Ebola Released

The two were infected while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital.

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    u.s.

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    living

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    Men may use the F-word more, but Ladies dominate in another surprising explitive category. (Warning: Both charts may be slightly NSFW.)

    animals

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    Every living thing on Earth has a birthday, so why should humans get all the fun? 

    tech

    Rebellious Kid Won't Call You Back? There's An App For That

    This mother and Gulf War veteran wasn't happy being ignored, so she taught herself how to build an App and took matters into her own hands. In the process, she may have also saved frustrated parents everywhere.

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    William Castellanos snapped the black and white photo back in 1994, moments before the little girl on a wooden raft was pushed out to sea...

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    Interesting: Researchers have realized that salt water in the ocean helps clear out the thick mucus that builds up in patients' lungs. Surf's up!

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    celebrity

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    inspiration

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