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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 for calls for the dismissal of Sepp Blatter, its longtime leader.

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Soul-Sucking Dementor wasp has Harry Potter buzz

Southeast Asia's "Ampulex dementor" wasp has gotten the attention of Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, who retweeted a photo of the insect named for the fictional one she created.

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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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Two tie as winners of National Spelling Bee

He was the the cool one, sporting a LeBron jersey under his shirt, never cracking under pressure.

She was the adorable one, winner of Lifetime's "Child Genius" quiz show, all smiles and confidence.

After three grueling days that dispatched 283…

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Metro ends issue ads after Mohammed proposal

The Washington Metro board voted to stop showing issue ads throughout its system, just a few days after Texas activist Pamela Geller requested the system place ads showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

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9 dead in bombings at Baghdad hotels

At least nine people were killed and 14 injured in explosions at two Baghdad hotels, police officials told CNN Friday.

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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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New clues, questions in Natalee Holloway case

Ten years after Natalee Holloway went missing, a Dutch citizen says he knows where to find her. Prosecutors, however, aren't buying it.

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Bias alleged in arrest of pregnant California woman

An officer's body cam video shows what the ACLU alleges was a wrongful arrest and the wrestling to the ground of a pregnant black woman who argued with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California.

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Tar balls wash up on popular California beach

Mysterious tar balls and tar patties washing ashore in Manhattan Beach near Los Angeles are prompting beach closures and raising questions about possible connections to last week's Santa Barbara County's spill.

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Arizona prodigy, 11, headed to Harvard

An 11-year-old Arizona girl, Ria Cheruvu, is headed to Harvard with a life goal of helping the world.

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Excessive force alleged in arrest of pregnant woman

Video tape shows a pregnant California woman winds up face down on the ground with her arms behind her back during her arrest in a school parking lot.

Woman stabbed in eye with fork over BBQ

An Indiana woman is arrested after police said she stabbed a woman in the eye during a fight over the last piece of meat at a cookout.

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