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Before and after Indonesia mosque

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Rising from the debris of the 2004 tsunami

Ten years ago, a towering wall of water engulfed cities across the Indian Ocean, ravaging communities as far afield as Thailand, Indonesia, Somalia and Madagascar.

The 2004 tsunami was sparked by a massive, 9.1 magnitude earthquake which struck off t...

Oil, natural gas well

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Natural gas prices plunge in mild winter

Heating bills across the United States are falling this winter as unusually warm temperatures in the Eastern United States have crimped demand for natural gas as a source of heat.

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Hackers behind gamers' offline misery?

Disrupted PlayStation and Xbox networks frustrated gamers much of Friday, one day after going down on one of the busiest gaming days of the year.

Neither Sony or Microsoft, which own PlayStation and Xbox, respectively, have had much to say about the ...

Rafael Ramos wake

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Wake for NYPD cop who saw work as ministry

Rafael Ramos was an unusual cop.

He saw the streets of New York as his ministry.

In fact, he was just hours away from becoming a lay chaplain and graduating from a community-crisis chaplaincy program before he and fellow New York police Officer Wenjian...

Bring back our girls Boko Haram

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Girl: Boko Haram made me wear suicide belt

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl told reporters this week that her father handed her over to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber, but she fled as two other girls detonated their explosives at a market earlier this month.

Jim Beam bourbon

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Jim Beam born to Jack Daniels

Here's one baby name that probably won't make it on this year's most popular list: Jim Beam.

Cuba old cars

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Time travel with Cuba's Frankenstein cars

New cars, in communist Cuba, which has been under a U.S. trade embargo since the early 1960s, are difficult and expensive to acquire.

Kevin Nash

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Former WWE star 'Diesel' and son arrested

Alcohol-fueled hostility ended with a famous professional wrestler pinning his son down at their Florida home early Christmas Eve, sheriff's deputies said.

Former ring star Kevin Nash, alias Diesel, and his teenage son Tristen were booked on battery a...

Gas prices

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$2 gas is becoming more widespread

Missouri gas stations had a nice Christmas present for drivers.

On Thursday, the state became the first in five years to have a statewide average gas price below $2 a gallon.

And gas that cheap is getting easier and easier to find elsewhere as well, w...

Gitmo guard tower

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Official: US eyes dozens of Gitmo transfers

The Obama administration hopes to transfer dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay in the next six months as part of a stepped-up effort to reduce the population there, according to a U.S. official.

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