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Duterte On First Ever Israel Visit by Filipino President

The Philippines’ controversial President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to arrive Sunday for a four-day visit.

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Kimberley Strassel: Mueller's one-sided probe cannot be justified | Fox News

The country has watched the FBI treat one presidential campaign with kid gloves, the other with informants, warrants and eavesdropping.

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This is what God may be doing with your unanswered prayers | Fox News

I wanted the job. I wanted it badly. And a few weeks after making it to the final round of interviews, I learned that I had just missed the cut.

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Mare stuck in mud is rescued by volunteers in Ireland | Fox News

A horse was trapped in a mud pond in Limerick, Ireland, on Friday night, but volunteers worked together to free the animal from the muck, the Limerick Leader reported.

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Are Birth Rates Set For A Rebound?

The current stubbornly low birth rates could be on the verge of a rise, away from the economically and culturally divided low-birth-rate society described in Charles Murray's "Coming Apart," and toward something suggested by Donald Trump's "

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George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing. - The New York Times

His enemies paint him as all-powerful, but the billionaire philanthropist believes that his political legacy has never been in greater jeopardy.

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Virgin Mary statue appears to 'weep' olive oil that smells like roses

The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces is investigating a Virgin Mary statue that appears to be weeping in a Las Cruces, New Mexico, church.

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Pictures of Body Language and What It Means

Learn how your posture, gestures, and expressions may shape how others see you.

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Married woman and mechanic die from carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex in garage: report | Fox News

A married woman and her mechanic lover reportedly died from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex in a parking garage.

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Lightning strikes just feet away police officer in Florida | Fox News

A police officer in central Florida had a close encounter on Tuesday night when lighting struck near him in the department's parking lot.

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Revealed: The world's most (and least) expensive cities

Four of the five most expensive cities in the world in which to live are in Asia, according to a new ranking of the cost of living. Hong Kong topped the 24th annual survey by Mercer, reclaiming the title of world’s dearest city from the oil-rich capital

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The 10 Best Overlooked Movies of 2018 So Far | IndieWire

There are plenty of movies to celebrate in 2018, but these ones could use a little extra attention.

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Stonehenge secret: Did builders use Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the philosopher lived? | Fox News

The famous ancient site at Stonehenge may have been built using Greek philosopher Pythagoras’ famous theorem two millennia before the mathematical equation was developed, experts say.

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New 1040 tax form will be the size of a postcard | Fox Business

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Internal Revenue Service will be ready to unveil new tax forms next week.

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Video: Cop breaks car window to free bear that got stuck inside | Fox News

The Subaru Outback is one of the most popular utility vehicles across America.

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Those aren't golf balls: Large hail chunks pelt Colorado fairways | Fox News

Pictures emerged Wednesday depicting damaging storms that dumped large hail across the Denver metro region earlier this week.

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Gravity Blanket review: Can a $250 weighted blanket help you sleep and reduce stress? - Business Insider

The Gravity Blanket is a weighted blanket that's intended to reduce stress and anxiety and help you sleep. What began as a Kickstarter campaign has now netted $15 million in sales and spawned products like a sleep mask and cooling blanket.

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Indonesian woman dies after being swallowed whole by a python | Fox News

An Indonesian mother has died after being swallowed whole by a 23-foot-long python.

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Fewer Americans are celebrating Father's Day, because more kids are growing up without fathers | Fox News

Fewer people are celebrating Father’s Day than ever before, a fact that may have less to do with the nature of the holiday than it does with the nature of American families.

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The Downside Of Social Media | Andrew Weil, M.D.

The attraction of social media is no mystery. Human beings are hard-wired to communicate. Does social media get you down? You’re not the only one. Online interactions may lead to depression.

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Religious people live four years longer than atheists, study finds | Daily Mail Online

The Ohio State University study was based on 1,000 obituaries published across the US in 2011. While the data set is small, the psychology research team insisted there is merit to the correlation.

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Pollak: A Tribute to Charles Krauthammer | Breitbart

Charles Krauthammer's greatness has been his ability to salvage grand themes from the muddle of everyday politics and explain them in ordinary language.

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Strange 'bird fish' goes viral: What is this creature? | Fox News

Images of a strange ‘bird fish’ have gone viral, prompting questions about what the bizarre creature is.

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Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel | Fox News

An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.

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These are the 8 biggest misconceptions about the Midwest - Business Insider

Midwesterners are sick of people thinking their region is just corn and white people. Nearly two dozen shared with Business Insider what they think "coasties" miss out about the Midwest.

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These Maps Show How to Unlock North Korea's Economy - Bloomberg

The prospect of a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un this month is sharpening focus on the dividends should North Korea -- one of the world’s poorest nations -- become plugged into one of the globe’s most dynamic economic regions.

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Patient remains awake during 90 minutes of CPR, doctor says - CNN

A man undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation exhibited signs of conscious awareness for 90 minutes before the medical team stopped the life-sustaining procedure, according to a recent case report.

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Is There a Doctor on the Plane? Airlines Often Hope Not - Bloomberg

In May 2016, Lewis Christman was flying from Chicago to Rome when he suffered a bout of acute pancreatitis. He curled into a fetal position on the floor. He spent the next seven hours in agony while the plane flew on. The next three months, he spent in ho

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Majority Say Zionism is a Jewish Conspiracy in French Poll

Zionism is a Jewish conspiracy meant to manipulate Western societies to benefit Jews, according to results in a French poll.

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Memorial Day reminds us that our freedom didn't come cheaply | Fox News

For many Americans, the Memorial Day weekend means a backyard cookout with family and friends. Some head to the beach or to a neighborhood park.

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Don't dismiss the incredible power of prayer | Fox News

Dismissing prayer is a tragically seamless task for those who have never experienced its powerful ability to sustain – and transform – the heart and soul.

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Veterans get care in family-like home in new program - The Washington Post

The Medical Foster Home program offers family-like care while also saving the government money.

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SEAL who shot bin Laden: Don't wish me a happy Memorial Day | Fox News

Don’t wish me a happy Memorial Day. There is nothing happy about the loss of the brave men and women of our armed forces who died in combat defending America. Memorial Day is not a celebration.

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Why do people become killers? There are only three reasons -- Here they are | Fox News

Following the most recent school mass shooting – this time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 students and teachers were killed and 10 were wounded Friday – family members, friends and investigators find themselves searching for illusive answers.

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Free Speech: Taking Action Against College Speech Police

A splendid new organization, Speech First, headed by Nicole Neily, is not content merely to respond after the fact to violations of students' constitutional rights. It is suing to invalidate the University of Michigan's "elaborate investigatory and d

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Adolf Hitler definitely died in WWII, new research says | Fox News

A team of French researchers who recently examined Adolf Hitler's remains say that the leader of the Nazi party definitely died in Berlin.

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What Is Molly Bloom's Net Worth? 'Molly's Game' Is Based On This True Story

If you come from an athletic background, people likely don't expect you to someday rub elbows with Hollywood royalty. Molly Bloom made this interesting transition, winning a place on the U.S. ski team while in college and seeing her brother compete i…

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Pennsylvania bar fire destroys everything but American flag | Fox News

After a fire broke out in at a Pennsylvania bar early Friday, everything was destroyed. Everything but an American flag, that is.

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What makes a man attractive? Hint: Look at his limbs | Science | AAAS

Results confirm women’s preference for a man whose legs are half of his body length

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Baby Bust: Fertility is Declining the Most Among Minority Women | Institute for Family Studies

The United States just hit a forty-year low in its fertility rate, according to numbers just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 provisional estimate of fertility for the entire U.S. indicates about 3.84 million births i

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Climate Change: Global Warming True Believers Least Likely To Change Their Own Behavior, Study Finds

A new year-long study finds that those ringing the alarm bells about climate change and global warming the loudest are the least likely to change their own behavior. They just want everyone else to.

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Weekly Blood Donor for 60 Years Saved the Lives of 2.4 Million Babies | Breitbart

An 81-year-old man who donated blood almost every week for 60 years saved the lives of more than 2.4 million babies, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service announced Friday.

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Chores Kids Can Do: Toddlers, School-Age, and Teens

Here are age-appropriate chores for kids, from toddler to teenager. Plus, see why chores are good for children, and get tips for getting them to help without nagging.

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Sarah Sanders says whining kids best practice for dealing with CNN's Jim Acosta | Fox News

While White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders cherishes her role as a mother to three children 6 years and under, she doesn’t shy away from the fact that there are difficult motherhood days – similar to dealing with CNN’s Jim Acosta.

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Pictures of 15 famous people with Crohn’s disease

More than half a million people in the United States have Crohn's disease. Here are 15 of them you've probably heard of.

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Regions of America include Bible Belt and Rust Belt - Business Insider

Have you heard of the Jell-O Belt? Or the Stroke Belt? As it turns out, there are more than a dozen US regions that go by a "belt" moniker, each sharing a set o

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Tourists flocking to Peru's newfound 'Rainbow Mountain'

PITUMARCA, Peru (AP) — Tourists gasp for breath as they climb for two hours to a peak in the Peruvian Andes that stands 16,404 feet (5,000 meters) above sea level. They're dead ti

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Arlington National Cemetery worker carries World War II veteran to wife's grave | Fox News

A World War II veteran who came to Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday and wanted to make a surprise trip to his wife's grave got an extra lift from an employee, literally.

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Plea Deal For Woman With Gun In Body Cavity | The Smoking Gun

A female corrections officer discovered that Anika Witt, 27, had a loaded .380-caliber handgun in her vagina after she was busted for drug possession.

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Anthony Bourdain talks about feeling ‘disarmed’ visiting gun-loving Trump backers in West Virginia

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” is beginning its 11th season with a trip to West Virginia. The man who has tried food in some of the most challenging locations around the world is now going into the heart of President Donald TrumpR

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'Fire rainbow' spotted over Pinnacles National Park in California | Fox News

A runner spotted a “fire rainbow” over Pinnacles National Park in California, the National Weather Service, Bay Area announced on Wednesday.

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Finland's basic income trial falls flat - BBC News

The experiment in paying a basic income to 2,000 jobless Finns will not be expanded.

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Can This Millennial Mayor Make Universal Basic Income a Reality? - POLITICO Magazine

Michael Tubbs is the 27-year-old leader of one of California’s biggest cities. And he’s using that position to try out some truly radical policy ideas.

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How to Talk With Your Dying Loved One - WSJ

Conversations about death are among the most important, and difficult, we may ever have. Too often, we avoid them, Elizabeth Bernstein writes.

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What Is An HSA? Health Savings Account Tax Advantages Draw Fans

A health savings account is a great tool to curb medical costs, reduce taxable income and plan for retirement. Here's everything you need to know about what is an HSA and how to use one effectively.

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Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Faces 'No Confidence' Vote from Deputies

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who bragged about his leadership during the Parkland, Florida, shooting, is facing a vote of no confidence from the union.

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Want To Try Firewalking? Find Out The Pros And Cons! - Dr. Weil's Daily Tip

Firewalking has been practiced for centuries by shamans, priests and ordinary folk as a religious ritual and a healing ceremony. Firewalkers walk barefoot

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Amateur mathematician cracks decades-old math problem | Science | AAAS

Aubrey de Grey took on the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which has stumped mathematicians for more than 60 years

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These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force - Business Insider

The US Air Force boasts some of the most sophisticated air-to-air and ground-attack aircraft on the planet.

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Better government services linked to less religiosity in U.S. and world, study says | Miami Herald

Better government services are linked to lower religiosity levels in states and countries, suggesting government can replace God’s role as a provider, according to research published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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Don Knotts' daughter said she had to leave his deathbed to laugh | Fox News

When Don Knotts was on his deathbed, his daughter Karen needed to run out the room just so she can laugh.

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Retired Army general catches 877-pound bluefin tuna, breaks state record | Fox News

A Delaware man reeled in a massive, 877-pound bluefin tuna in March -- and ultimately set a new record for bluefin tuna in North Carolina, the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries announced on Monday.

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Can music really change a kid's life? Three amazing stories that say 'yes' it can | Fox News

It was Saturday morning, and Angelo and his mother had just walked into a Brooklyn YMCA and heard the sounds of a youth orchestra rehearsing.

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In Tennessee, music is being made deep below Earth's surface - ABC News

Fans can watch artists perform deep inside a cave in the Appalachian mountains.

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A woman mocked for her ugly leg takes revenge and becomes a model | Fox News

A woman who hid her ugly leg for 14-years after being mocked by bullies strikes back at her tormentors and becomes a model.

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What is heaven? Reflections by Pope Francis | Fox News

In his new book, Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer, Pope Francis offers unprecedented insight into some of Jesus’s most profound words. In this excerpt from the book, the Pope unpacks the line “who art in heaven.”

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World’s First Computer Programmer - Business Insider

Ada Lovelace may not be a household name like Steve Jobs but she is possibly the first computer programmer.

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Medieval 'pot o' gold' discovered by construction workers | Fox News

Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day - two construction workers in Holland have discovered a real-life “pot o’ gold.”

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Speed-Limit Boosts Show No Signs of Slowing Down - WSJ

Nebraska wants to join a handful of other states in raising its top speed limit to 80 mph, showing how drivers’ need for speed continues to trump any worries that speed kills.

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World’s their oyster as cousins revive Chesapeake beds: Strange Inheritance | Fox Business

Cousins Ryan and Travis Croxton are surprised by success of venture that had been passed down in their family for more than a hundred years.

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Phoenix Lights: What caused one of the world's largest UFO sightings? | Fox News

Thousands of people reported seeing a string of bright “orbs” flying across the sky. Decades later, they are still the subject of intense speculation.

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Dog reportedly waits months outside hospital for dead owner to return | Fox News

It’s long been said that dogs are a man’s best friend due to their unwavering loyalty — and one dog in Brazil is proving that his friendship is forever.

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What scientists found trapped in a diamond: a type of ice not known on Earth - Orlando Sentinel

Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet.

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Book details Al Gore’s quest to become world’s first ‘carbon billionaire’ – ‘Lavishly’ profited off climat

Below is an excerpt from the Amazon.com “Best Seller” “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change” by Marc Morano, released on February 26, 2018. Available at Amazon …

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Daylight Saving Time Is Deadly And Doesn't Save Energy — It's Time To Ditch It | Stock News & Stock Market Analysi

The European Union is studying whether switching their clocks back and forth each year to accommodate daylight saving time is worth it. The answer is, it isn't.

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Generation X are better entrepreneurs than millennials | Fox Business

Older entrepreneurs with more experience, have a much higher rate of success, according to Syracuse University professor Carl Schramm, author of 'Burn the Business Plan.'

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Commonly Misused Phrases That Will Make You Sound Unprofessional | Work Money

There’s a good chance you’ve said at least one of these phrases wrong to your boss – so it’s about time to learn how to get them right.

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The Pain and Joy of Transforming Myself into a 'Morning Person' | Work Money

Successful people swear by their early morning routine — so I tried to become one of them.

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$2,000 for a U-Haul to move out of San Francisco? Believe it. - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rental costs for U-Haul trucks in San Francisco are said to have skyrocketed due to a mass exodus from the city.

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In Rejecting U.S. Immigration Law, California Has A Role Model: The Confederacy | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis

When the Justice Department's sued California this week for blocking federal immigration enforcement, the state had a clear precedent for its illegality: the

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Prehistoric cave believed to be 10 million years old found in Texas | Fox News

After residents in a Round Rock neighborhood complained of lack of water, county officials made a surprising discovery. A pipe had broken due to the collapse of a cave roof. Experts believe the cave was formed millions of years ago.

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Illegal immigrants with sex, robbery convictions among those who evaded capture after Dem mayor's warning | Fox News

A Democratic mayor’s warning to illegal immigrants of an incoming ICE raid in northern California may have led to a number of illegal immigrants with violent and sex-related convictions evading capture and deportation.

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Rare Film of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Found | Breitbart

A rare film was found with nine minutes of footage capturing San Francisco two weeks after the devastating 1906 earthquake.

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Fox News - Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videos

Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from FOXNews.com. Breaking news and video. Latest Current News: U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, Business, Technology, Politics, Sports.

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Feral cattle terrorize hikers and devour native plants in a California national monument

More than 150 feral bulls and cows are charging at passersby and eating up vegetation in Sand to Snow National Monument, about 10 miles northwest of Palm Springs.

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Remarkable video shows tiger and bear locked in ferocious fight | Fox News

An incredible fight between a furious tiger and an angry bear has been caught on camera.

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Planned Parenthood Acknowledges Its ‘Racist Roots’ and Eugenics of Founder Margaret Sanger

A Planned Parenthood student group at the University of Florida hosted an event Wednesday to discuss the racist roots of the organization.

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Some NBA teams have played 'Negro National Anthem' at games - Story | WNYW

WASHINGTON (AP) - Several NBA teams have played what is known as the "negro national anthem" at games during Black History Month thanks in part to the urging of a retired Howard University...

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Astronomers glimpse cosmic dawn, when the stars switched on

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Big Bang, it was cold and black. And then there was light. Now, for the first time, astronomers have glimpsed that dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago when the earliest stars were turning on the light in the cosmic da

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Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004 - Bloomberg

U.S. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed Thursday.

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Guns could have saved Jews from holocaust, Alaska congressman says | The News Tribune

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, argued at a recent Juneau conference that Jews could have averted the Holocaust if they’d been armed.

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    The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope? | Science | AAAS

    A series of Science articles examines ways of coping with natural disasters, war and displacement, and climate change—not to mention resilience tactics in nature

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    Rare blue ice stacks 'as high as a three-story building' form along Michigan's Great Lakes | Fox News

    In the middle of her work shift Sunday morning, Tori Burley received a text from her father that gave her a tingle of excitement: The blue ice is back!

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    Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

    Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.

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    Quiz: Birth Order and Personality, Relationships, Theory, and More

    Take this WebMD quiz to find out how your birth order may affect who you are.

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    Famous Bipolar People: 17 Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder

    About 3% of Americans may have bipolar disorder during their lifetimes. Here are 17 famous people who were diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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    Babies can spot language, even when it’s not spoken | Science | AAAS

    Six-month-olds prefer signs over gestures, marking critical developmental window

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    Meet the ‘data thugs’ out to expose shoddy and questionable research | Science | AAAS

    Nick Brown and James Heathers have had striking success in catalyzing retractions by publicly calling out perplexing data

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    This new fuel cell could turbocharge renewable power | Science | AAAS

    Device runs cool enough to use cheap metals, but hot enough to power speedy reactions

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    McDonald's french fries contain chemical that may cure baldness, study says | Fox News

    A Japanese stem cell research team may have found a way to eliminate baldness by using an ingredient found in McDonald’s french fries.

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    4 Ways To Minimize Sore Throat Pain And Discomfort - DrWeil.com

    When your throat gets the telltale tickle of a sore throat coming on, you'll first want to be sure it's not a serious infection. Strep throat is usually ac

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    What Are the Marfa Lights | Marfa Texas

    The mysterious glowing orbs known as the Marfa Lights, seen in West Texas, have fascinated people for generations.

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    Earth's magnetic poles could be about to FLIP sparking chaos and mass blackouts

    Parts of the planet could be rendered uninhabitable by the reversal, experts have warned

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    Slideshow: Wash Your Hands: The Dirtiest Places Kids Will Find

    The dirtiest places your kids may play might be in your own house. WebMD shows you the biggest germs traps, both inside and away from the home.

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    Alligator fights python on Florida golf course | Fox News

    An alligator and a Burmese python were locked in a cold-blooded battle to the death as a crowd watched in shock at a golf course in Naples, Fla.

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    Legends Aside, Moon’s Health Impact More of A Myth

    While it’s true the moon impacts tides, most stories about the moon are mostly that: stories not rooted in fact.

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      When You Eat, Not Just What, May Impact Health

      Watching when you eat, without necessarily changing what or how much, may yield big health benefits, including weight loss.

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      7 Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

      I taught a mindfulness class at my daughters’ elementary school this week. Unsurprisingly, the kids taught me way more than I taught them. While I was doing research to develop the class, I came

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        Saliva Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Spit

        Think you know about saliva? Test your knowledge about what's in it, what it does, and how much you make each day.

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          Quiz: Birth Order and Personality, Relationships, Theory, and More

          Take this WebMD quiz to find out how your birth order may affect who you are.