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First woman to climb Mt. Everest dead at 77

Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb the world's highest peak, has died at age 77, according to Japanese media reports.

Tabei climbed Mount Everest in 1975, becoming the first woman to reach the 29,000 foot summit. She was 35 at the time.

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83 arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline protest

Eighty-three people were arrested Saturday at a protest against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, authorities in North Dakota said.

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Why AT&T wants Time Warner

Why does AT&T, a wireless phone company, want to own CNN, HBO and Warner Bros.?

The answer has something to do with the ways that phones have changed our lives.

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Somali pirates free 26 hostages after nearly 5 years

Somali pirates have released 26 hostages after nearly five years in captivity, according to an organization involved in mediation efforts.

The dozens of hostages freed were in a ship hijacked south of the Seychelles in March 2012.

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ISIS kills hundreds in Mosul area, source says

ISIS rounded up and killed 284 men and boys as Iraqi-led coalition forces closed in on Mosul, the terror group's last major stronghold in Iraq, an Iraqi intelligence source told CNN.

Those killed Thursday and Friday were used as human shields against ...

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Top 25 roundup: Penn State knocks off No. 2 Ohio State

Penn State cornerback Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for the go-ahead score with 4:27 left to play and the Nittany Lions held on to shock No. 2 Ohio State 24-21 on Saturday.

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AT&T acquires Time Warner in media mega-deal

AT&T and Time Warner have agreed to an $85 billion deal -- one of the biggest media tie-ups ever.

The move, announced Saturday evening, will help AT&T expand beyond wireless and Internet service into programming. Time Warner is the parent of CNN, TNT,...

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On this day: October 23

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The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

World's most empathetic countries

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Michigan State University has put together a list of the most empathetic countries. Researchers interviewed more than 100,000 adults from 63 countries and found "higher empathy countries also have higher levels of collectivism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, self-esteem, emotionality, subjective well-being, and prosocial behavior." Find out the top 10 countries that made the list.

On this day: October 22

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The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, and The Supremes top the charts, all on this day.

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