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American Woman Held Hostage in Syria

American Woman Held Hostage in Syria

Originally posted 08/27/2014 11:50AM

Family members and U.S. officials say the Islamic State militant group has been holding a young American woman hostage in Syria since last year.

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Ferguson Residents Open Up to PEOPLE About How Their Lives Have Changed

Residents in the St. Louis Suburb of Ferguson Share Their Stories

Originally posted 08/27/2014 11:15AM

In the weeks following the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, has been a hotbed for civil and racial unrest.

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9-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Kills Gun Instructor with Uzi

UpdatePosted 08/27/2014 10:40AM

Nine-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Kills Gun Instructor with Uzi

Originally posted 08/27/2014 09:55AM

A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.

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45 Years After the Manson Murders: Sharon Tate's Sister Speaks About the Tragedy | Sharon Tate

45 Years After the Manson Murders: Sharon Tate's Sister Speaks About the Tragedy

Originally posted 08/27/2014 08:00AM

Sharon Marie Tate was a star on the rise. The studios were grooming the 26-year-old California blonde to be the next Marilyn Monroe. She was married to acclaimed film director Roman Polanski and was on the verge of giving birth to their baby boy.

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Neighbor Accused of Murdering Erin Corwin Pleads Not Guilty | Erin Corwin

UpdatePosted 08/26/2014 08:30PM

Erin Corwin Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Originally posted 08/26/2014 06:55PM

Christopher Brandon Lee, the man accused of murdering his alleged lover Erin Corwin, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder with a special allegation of lying in wait.

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Alice Uden, 75, Gets Life Term for Killing Husband

Alice Uden, 75, Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Husband 40 Years Ago

Originally posted 08/26/2014 05:25PM

A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained for nearly 40 years.

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Joran van der Sloot Threatens to Kill Prison Warden

Joran van der Sloot Moved to Remote Prison After Authorities Say He Threatened Warden

Originally posted 08/26/2014 02:45PM

Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, has been moved to a remote Peruvian penitentiary after authorities said he threatened to kill the warden of the prison where he was serving a 28-year term for murder.

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Michael Brown's Father Pleads for Day of Silence

Michael Brown's Father Pleads for Day of Silence

Originally posted 08/25/2014 11:15AM

The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday.

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Suge Knight Shot at Pre-VMAs Party | Marion Suge Knight

Suge Knight Shot at Pre-VMAs Party

Originally posted 08/24/2014 11:15AM

Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight was shot multiple times early Sunday morning, TMZ reports.

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Parole Denied for John Lennon's Killer

Parole Denied for John Lennon's Killer, Mark David Chapman

Originally posted 08/23/2014 07:00PM

John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

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