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Passenger Train Derails in the Bronx, Killing Several and Injuring Dozens More

A Hudson Line Metro North train that departed from Poughkeepsie, NY derailed in the Bronx at about 7:30 this morning before reaching its destination at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Multiple media sources report that 4 people have died and 63 others suffered injuries. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the press this morning and confirmed the deaths.

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60-Year-Old Woman Reportedly Shoots and Kills Two Kids Playing ‘Knockout Game’

A woman in Pennsylvania was approached by seven young men playing the so-called 'knockout game.' One of them hit her and a second was trying to hit her, so she reached for her gun. She fired five times, killing two of the men.

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Toby Keith Narrates Oklahoma City Thunder Documentary About Moore Tornado

When a devastating tornado ravaged Moore, Okla. in May, country superstar Toby Keith jumped headfirst into efforts to help his hometown. He's still not finished, as the singer recently lent his voice to narrate the documentary, 'OKC Thunder: Heart of the City.'

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Watch Intense Video Showing House Getting Leveled by Tornado [NSFW VIDEO]

We're getting a frightening and up-close look at one of the tornadoes that tore through the Midwest last weekend.

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Five Astonishing Coincidences and Parallels Between Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. We thought we'd share with you some bizarre coincidences between  Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. Taken from the Reader's Digest book, Mysteries of the Unexplained, you will amazed at these astonishing facts.

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50 Years Since JFK Assassination — A Look Back With Photos, Video and More

It's been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. More words have been written about this event (and its aftermath, and what led up to it) than just about anything else, so we thought we'd take a look back through photographs and video.

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Listen to Live Radio Coverage of the Kennedy Assassination from WBAP in Dallas from November 11, 1963

You've likely seen the famous CBS News broadcast with Walter Cronkite delivering the news of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy. Perhaps you've never heard the  coverage as the events in Dallas unfolded. This is audio from WBAP in Fort Worth as it reported the shooting on November 22, 1963.

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Overly-Enthused Customers Camping Out at Best Buy for Black Friday [VIDEO, POLL]

Black Friday can be crazy, which may be why some folks are going to extremes to make sure they don't miss out on the deals.

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Images From Sunday’s Devastating Tornadoes Across the Midwest

On Sunday more than 80 tornadoes tore through the Midwest, killing at least six people in Illinois, injuring dozens more, leveling homes and businesses, and leaving a swath of destruction from Missouri through Michigan. 

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Exclusive: Batkid Gets His Own Movie Poster!

Last week, Batkid took San Francisco (and the internet) by storm, as tens of thousands of volunteers worked together with the Make-a-Wish foundation to help fulfill the dream of Miles, a 5-year-old boy suffering from leukemia. Miles loves Batman so the entire town transformed into Gotham City and let Miles (as Batkid) help Batman defeat the Riddler and save the day. He's the hero we deserve and the hero we need right now, so it's only fitting Batkid should get his own movie poster.

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Washington, Illinois Firefighter Surveys Tornado Damage
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Storms Barrel Through Midwest, Leaving Several Dead [VIDEO]

Tornadoes and thunderstorms rampaged through the Midwest today, killing several people in Illinois and leaving a path of destruction.

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San Francisco Turned Into Gotham City For 5-Year-Old ‘Batkid’ [VIDEOS]

There was no San Francisco, Calif. on Friday. Instead, SanFran morphed into Gotham City, all so one boy battling leukemia could have his wish: to be Batman.

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