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Oil spill cleanup

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California oil spill: Company among U.S.'s worst violators

At its worst, the smell burns your nostrils and gives you a little nagging headache.

Stones at Refugio State Beach lay splattered with a jet black tar, like goo, which can only be crude oil.

An industrial sized trash bin of oily vegetation sits next to...

Quadruple murder suspect Daron Dylon Wint arrested

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Washington D.C. murder suspect arrested

Wanted in the gruesome slayings of a prominent Washington family and their housekeeper, quadruple murder suspect Daron Dylon Wint was tailed by federal authorities from the nation's capital to New York and back before he was arrested late Thursday.

"W...

Savopoulos wife son

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Washington mansion fire: Friends mourn slain family

(CNN) -- They were a wealthy family who seemed to live a charmed life, with a $4.5 million mansion in one of Washington's toniest neighborhoods, a second home in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a growing business in Puerto Rico.

Now, the red brick mansion...

Ireland Vote 2

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Ireland to vote on same-sex marriage

Irish voters were choosing Friday whether to change the country's constitution to allow same-sex marriage.

It's a landmark referendum that, if passed, would make Ireland the first country in the world to adopt same-sex marriage through a popular vote.

Matthew Lewis

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Neville Longbottom is all grown up

Matthew Lewis, who starred as the lumpy Neville Longbottom in the "Harry Potter" films, has toned up considerably as an adult. A new fashion spread in "Attitude" magazine features photos of the former child actor wearing very little fashion.

Lewis, 25...

Jail cell, prison

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Suit: City allowed Rikers officers to rape inmates

Two women are suing a corrections officer at Rikers Island and the city of New York, claiming that they were raped repeatedly by the officer with the complacency and consent of the city.

The explosive class action filed on Tuesday in federal court de...

scrabble tiles

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Scrabble adds ridic new words

Scrabble dictionary has added lotsa new words for its players, and some are so ridic, they'll make you lolz.

The venerable board game has an additional 6,500 words, including a few once limited to social media and technology.

The words are straight fr...

Emergency room, hospital

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Free mental safe houses open in New York City

A new program is taking an innovative approach to helping New York adults with mental health issues and those who may be on the brink of a psychiatric crisis.

Parachute NYC, a federally funded project more than two years in the making, has created res...

NJ same-sex marriage

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Fed judge strikes down Ala. gay marriage ban

A federal judge in Alabama ruled Thursday that same-sex couples have the right to marry throughout the state, but she put her ruling on hold until the Supreme Court decides the issue this spring.

U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile had issued...

suspect in mansion fire

Source: Suspect in DC homicide arrested

The case is as full of twists and turns as it is tragic.

A prominent family in Washington, D.C. is found dead inside a burning home, allegedly bound, in what may have been a targeted killing over money.

Late Thursday night, authorities arrested the man...

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Top 10 U.S. beaches of 2015

Lumahai Beach

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With beach season upon us, Dr. Beach lists his top picks for sandy stretches in 2015.

By the numbers: Boy Scouts of America

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Boy Scouts of America

The president of the Boy Scouts of America called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults in remarks at the organization's national business meeting Thursday. Take a look at the numbers behind America's largest youth organization.

Stars send off Letterman with Twitter tributes

Obama, David Letterman

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Stars who didn't attend the taping of David Letterman's final episode took to Twitter and paid tribute with the hashtag #ThanksDave

Notable TV exits through the years

David Letterman

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David Letterman signed off from late-night television after 33 years Wednesday night. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

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