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Meteor lights up New England sky mid-afternoon

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Meteors at night are often no larger than specks of sand burning up in the atmosphere; to be seen in broad daylight, they have to be much bigger

Officials increase number of buildings lost in deadly wildfires

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California officials say number will likely climb as crews continue assessing areas scorched by blazes

NFL commissioner says players should stand for anthem

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"We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That's an important part of our policy," Roger Goodell said

Heartwarming tales that will restore your faith in humanity


'Cause there are a lot of bad people in the world, but there are also a lot of good ones ...

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Appeals court stays ruling on abortion for immigrant teen

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed an appeal after judge ruled in teen's favor

Helen DeVos, Michigan philanthropist, dies at 90

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DeVos died Wednesday of complications from a stroke following a recent diagnosis of myeloid leukemia, her family said

Loneliness may be as bad for your health as smoking

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Dr. Vivek Murthy says loneliness is linked to a reduction in lifespan as severe the effects of smoking 15 cigarettes per day


Rep. getting threats over blasting Trump’s call to widow, office says

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Frederica Wilson's staff says threats were directly related to the call from president to widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson


Louisville's longtime athletic director fired amid corruption scandal


Louisville trustees fired Tom Jurich Wednesday in the wake of the school's involvement in a national federal investigation of college basketball


Iditarod dogs test positive for prohibited opioids


No other dogs in history have tested positive for prohibited substances since testing began in 1994


This school just canceled Halloween

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Boyden Elementary School will not have its annual Halloween costume parade this year

Fire crew shares video of what they faced battling Calif. blaze

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Berkeley firefighters thought they were responding to a grass fire, but instead they drove into an inferno


Channing Tatum cuts ties with The Weinstein Company

Channing Tatum said he is no longer working with The Weinstein Company on a film that featured a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse

Women race on the water with much more at stake than finishing first

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They're 40 and older and have all been diagnosed with breast cancer, and are members of Recovery on Water

Wednesday, Oct 18

Mother of slain soldier: Trump showed "disrespect"

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President strongly disputes congresswoman's account of the call, but soldier's mother says "the statement is true"

Kentucky city removes two Confederate statues


Statues of John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan are being moved into storage

Cherokee Nation, grappling with opioid crisis, takes legal action

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Oklahoma has one of the most severe opioid problems in the nation, and it's especially bad in the 14 counties that make up the Cherokee Nation

Network investigating accusation of sexual harassment by Bob Weinstein

The accusation came to light just two weeks after the explosive story broke about allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein

Tuesday, Oct 17

Chicago fires 2 security officers in United passenger dragging case


Officials say one of the officers was part of an attempt to cover up details of the April incident

Former DEA agent says opioid crisis fueled by drug industry, Congress

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Whistleblower says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities -- and industry lobbyists and Congress derailed DEA's efforts to stop it

#MeToo: Stories of sexual abuse and harassment flood the internet

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An untold number of women posted "me too" and revealed their deeply intimate experiences of sexual harassment or abuse

Nevada law on background checks for gun purchases not enforced

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State and federal officials are in a standoff over who does the background checks on private gun transfers

Monday, Oct 16

Heartwarming reason kindergartner emptied piggy bank

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Grandma was in tears after discovering why 5-year-old brought savings from piggy bank to school

Fall foliage 2017


Views of autumn colors around the world

Scott Kelly talks about year in space, new book

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The veteran astronaut joined "CBS This Morning" to talk about his new book, "Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery"

Bringing back supersonic flight, with quieter sonic booms

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70 years after Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, NASA researchers are working to reintroduce supersonic flight to commercial aviation

Sunday, Oct 15

Racist flyer found outside university dorm, campus police say


Incident happened Friday and FSU police classify it as hate crime; if person involved is student they could face expulsion, criminal charges

Hurricane Ophelia strengthens into major storm, barrels toward Ireland

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Ophelia is now the farthest east an Atlantic major hurricane has existed on record, Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University, said on Twitter. He said the previous record was Hurricane Frances in 1980.

Saturday, Oct 14

Woman shot in the head in Vegas massacre emerges from coma

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Tina Frost, 27, survived the deadly shooting on Oct. 1 and is making progress in her long road to recovery