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Tropical Storm Raymond Carries on in the Eastern Pacific

Updated: 10/29/2013 - Nine days after forming and a week since dumping rains and winds on parts of southwestern Mexico, Tropical Storm Raymond continues to churn in the eastern Pacific Ocean as of Tuesday Morning.

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World News: Syria, Iraq, Kurds, Egypt Updates; Etna Erupts; More Oil in Algeria; Brazil Protests

Posted: 10/27/2013 - Syrian Kurds capture border crossing with Iraq... Gunmen kill 2 Sunni fighters, 5 relatives in Iraq... Syria says al-Qaida linked group's leader killed... Groups accuse Egypt satirist of defaming military... Algeria announces major oil discovery... Mount Etna volcano erupts; airspace briefly closed... Brazil protests continue...

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Day in History: Federalist papers; Nylon; Disneyland; Cuban Missile Crisis; "Stand By Me"; Supremes

Posted: 10/27/2013 - On October 27th – In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published under the pseudonym "Publius" (the essays were a collaborative effort by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay)... In 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon."... In 1954, Walt Disney's first television program, titled "Disneyland" after his yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC... In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down while flying over Cuba, killing the pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr.... In 1960, Ben E. King recorded "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me" during his first solo recording session for Atlantic Records.... In 1964, the single "Come See About Me" by The Supremes was released...

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Japan Braces for Typhoon Francisco

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Tropical Storm Francisco and Typhoon Lekima are not expected to hit the country's main island, but heavy rains and winds are anticipated to disrupt coastal infrastructure and services.

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UK: Pumpkin Mural is a Natural Marvel

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Not much happens in the sleepy English village of Slindon in West Sussex until October when a burst of color from the shed roof made of pumpkins signifies the start of Halloween.

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Images Show New Work at North Korea's Nuclear Test Site

Posted: 10/23/2013 - Satellite imagery shows North Korea has made new tunnel entrances at its nuclear test site in a sign it is preparing to conduct more underground explosions there in the future, a U.S. research institute said Wednesday.

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Space Station Crew Talks About Upcoming Mission

Updated: 10/23/2013 - The New International Space Station crew including Russia's Mikhail Tyurin, U.S. Richard Mastracchio and Japan's Koichi Wakata are expected to deliver the Sochi Olympic torch into space, talked about the upcoming space expedition in Russia.

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Hurricane Raymond Threatens Pacific Coast

Updated: 10/22/2013 - Ports were closed, school classes were suspended and hundreds of people were evacuated along Mexico's southern Pacific coast on Monday as a major hurricane loomed over a region still recovering from record flooding a few weeks ago

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US News: 2032 Asteroid; Health Care Applications; More Pakistan Aid; Tragic Deaths; 'Sea Serpents'

Posted: 10/20/2013 - NASA: Asteroid coming close in 2032 no concern... AP sources: 476,000 health care applications filed... US quietly releasing $1.6B in Pakistan assistance... US, Romania agree on air base rights... Obama, Congress at odds over Iran sanctions relief... Shutdown showdown widens GOP-tea party rift... SF hospital body... NYC teen, DC nun both involved in newborn / fetus deaths... Wal-Mart fires worker who aided shopper.... another dead 'sea serpent' for southern California...

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World News: Canada Train Fire; Baja Quake; Lab Dogs Released; Middle East; Australian Fires

Posted: 10/20/2013 - Train carrying oil, gas derails west of Edmonton... Mexico's Baja peninsula hit by 6.4-magintude quake... Activists release dogs being used for tests by lab in Brazil... Dutch home of Mati Hari burns... Belgian plane crash kills 11 parachutists and pilot... Afghans prepare for meeting on US security deal... Hamas Gaza chief calls for new violent uprising... Syria, Egypt, Middle East updates... Australian wildfires...

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Polish Hotel Made from Treehouses

Posted: 10/18/2013 - Nestled in the natural beauty of the Naleczow's gorges, near the eastern Polish town of Lublin, a new hotel is proving to be very popular among nature lovers and those wanting to revive, or at least finally achieve, the childhood dream of living in a tree-house.

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Quake Death Toll Jumps in Philippines

Updated: 10/17/2013 - A government official says the death toll from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the Philippines is up to 144.

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