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Syria's al-Nusra cuts ties with al Qaeda

Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al Nusra has announced it is severing ties with al Qaeda and changing its name to Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, according to a video statement from leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani.

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FDA to re-evaluate controversial gay blood ban

The Food and Drug Administration is officially reconsidering its blood donation policy, which currently restricts men who have had sex with other men in the past year from giving blood.

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Charges dropped in Chandra Levy murder

A judge on Thursday dismissed murder charges against a man accused in the death of Chandra Levy, a Washington intern whose 2001 disappearance created national headlines.

Federal prosecutors said they can no longer prove a case against Ingmar Guandique...

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Chelsea Clinton embraces role in her mother's campaign

From a shy teenager growing up in the glare of the political spotlight to reluctant campaigner in her mother's 2008 presidential run -- Chelsea Clinton is now embracing her role in her mother's quest to win the White House.

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Thawed reindeer carcass blamed in anthrax outbreak

Thirteen people have been hospitalized amid an outbreak of anthrax in western Siberia, the governor's office of the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region reported Thursday.

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Syria, Russia open aid, exit routes in Aleppo

Syrian and Russian forces are to open humanitarian corridors for people to flee the besieged city of Aleppo, officials in both countries said Thursday, the day after Syria's army announced it had encircled the city and cut off rebel supply routes.

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Zika mosquitos not for media gallery

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Florida investigating 4 possible Zika cases

Health officials in Florida are now investigating four cases of Zika virus that might not be travel-related, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.

Two of the four cases are in Miami-Dade County while the other two are in Broward County. None...

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On this day: July 28

1984 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

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Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.

Officers cleared of all charges in Gray case

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Baltimore Police Department

Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers who were facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray's death.

On this day: July 27

Bob Hope in The Great Lover

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A wise-cracking cartoon bunny makes his first appearance, the Korean War ends, Madonna drops her debut album, tragedy hits the Olympics, and an entertainment legend dies at age 100, all on this day.

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