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Texas braces for onslaught of more rain

The ferocious Blanco River surged into the Perez family's vacation home, blowing the door off its frame.

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Volcano erupts on Japanese island

The 136 residents of the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu have been ordered to evacuate to get out of the path of an erupting volcano.

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Hundreds expected for Mohammed cartoon contest in Phoenix

Jon Ritzheimer is a former Marine, and he has no middle ground when it comes to Islam.

A T-shirt he wears pretty much says it all: "F--- Islam."

Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday's "Freedom of Speech Rally" outside the Islamic Community Center in…

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FIFA to vote for president amid scandal

Members of soccer's world governing body, FIFA, will vote Friday for their new president amid a corruption scandal that has rocked the organization and led to calls for the dismissal of longtime leader Sepp Blatter.

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Former US House Speaker Hastert indicted

Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct."

The indictment was unsealed in the District Court of Northern…

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Dog found with muzzle taped shut in S.C.

It's a heartbreaking and painful condition for any animal to be in and it begs to ask the question: who would do this? Caitlyn, a 15-month-old Chocolate Staffie mix, was found with her muzzle taped shut.

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Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari to be sworn in

Nigeria's new President will be sworn in Friday, marking the first peaceful transfer of power between rival parties in the nation.

Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who won the election in March, will be inaugurated in the capital of Abuja.

When he…

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Soul-Sucking Dementor wasp has Harry Potter buzz

Branding can get you everywhere, even if you're just a bug. Boy, does the "Ampulex dementor" wasp know it. Over a year ago, officially, no one was aware that it even existed.

But on Wednesday, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling retweeted its photo,…

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UN: Myanmar must tackle root causes of migrants crisis

Myanmar must address the root causes of why people are leaving its shores, a top U.N. official said Friday at a summit to find a solution to a crisis that has seen thousands of migrants and refugees stranded at sea.

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India's scorcher: What's behind heat wave?

It's often hot in India. But the past 10 days have been exceptional, even for one of the hottest places on the planet. The highest temperature recorded on Wednesday reached 116.6 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius) in the eastern states of…

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Deadly Indian heat wave drags on

Mallayia Baddula sits barefoot beneath the shelter of his hut in Perepally, a small village outside Hyderabad.

He's 76-years old and mourning the death of his son Venkatesham, who at half his age succumbed to the heat during the recent hot, dry spell.

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