Seattle couple leaves $850,000 estate to US government

GENERIC MONEY CASH US CURRENCY $100 BILLS

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A Seattle couple left nearly $850,000 to the U.S. government as a gesture of thanks to their adopted country.

Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

Seeking to reassure deeply skeptical Jewish-Americans of the deal he's attempting to strike over Iran's nuclear program, President Barack Obama on Friday…

Is texting in the cockpit ready to take off?

As Memorial Day weekend kicks off, the Federal Aviation Administration is touting the expansion of new technology in both air traffic control towers and…

Murder charge in Washington family slayings

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Daron Dylon Wint has been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the case of three members of a prominent family and their housekeeper found bound and…

State Dept. to release Clinton emails Friday

Clinton testifies on Benghazi attack

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The State Department released Friday its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State, offering a new look at her handling of the…

London's most happening neighborhoods

London neighborhoods

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Visitors to Britain's sprawling capital often complain that they never get to experience any of the sprawl.

Michael Sam to play football in Canada league

Michael Sam, who was the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, finally will get to play football again.

The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football…

Free mental safe houses open in New York City

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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…

Yellen: Fed can't risk 'overheating the economy'

Janet Yellen

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The Federal Reserve won't wait too long to raise rates.

Can '19 Kids' survive Josh Duggar scandal?

Duggar family on TLC

TLC

When TLC promoted its reality shows in a flashy presentation for advertisers last month, "19 Kids and Counting" was a big part of the pitch.

President Obama pledges aid to Tunisia

As ISIS spreads across the Middle East to North Africa and other regional states writhe in turmoil, one country is desperately fighting to hold onto its…

Netflix to wish you 'A Very Murray Christmas' this December

Bill Murray on red carpet

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Move over Rudolph and Frosty, here comes Bill Murray.

Netflix announced on Friday that the comedic actor will star in "A Very Murray Christmas" on the service…

Brian Williams edited out of veterans show he hosted

Brian Williams

NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams hosted this year's Lincoln Awards in January for military families, but when the show airs on television Friday night,…

Univision acquires African-American news site The Root

Univision, the premier media company for Latinos in the U.S., has acquired the African-American oriented news and culture website The Root.

"This bold new…

California oil spill: Experts tally up damage

Oil spill cleanup

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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…

Amanpour joins migrant rescue operation

The Italian Navy approached the rickety wooden ship with caution, and a wide berth.

Go in too quickly, and the people onboard become so excited about their…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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