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Explosions rock cosmetics factory in New York

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NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — Authorities say there have been two explosions at a cosmetics factory in the Hudson Valley. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that New Windsor town Supervisor George Green says local police officials told him two explosions occurred Monday morning at the Verla International cosmetics factory. Green …

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Meet the Denver Broncos' skydiving team

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A few years ago, the Denver Broncos decided they wanted to upgrade their pre-game festivities. They wanted something high-energy, high-speed, and high-drama. And they got it. The four-person parachute team known as Thunderstorm gets fans excited ahead of every home game. Their aerial acrobatics have made them one of the …

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Ted Koppel and wife Grace Anne on living with COPD

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One of the leading causes of death in the United States is often under-reported and misunderstood.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the nation’s third-biggest killer, after heart disease and cancer. About 150,000 Americans die of COPD each year. Among women, it is more deadly than breast and ovarian …

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High court rules on months-long Kenya leadership battle

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never before seen in Africa that has left dozens …

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Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

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Charles Manson, who led deranged followers known as the Manson Family into a series of horrific crimes that haunted Americans for over a generation, died Sunday at a California hospital after being imprisoned for more than 45 years. He was 83 years old. Manson was hospitalized Tuesday for an undisclosed …

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"60 Minutes," barred from Yemen, still got the footage

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This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Scott Pelley reports on the dire conditions for children in Yemen. The situation is so severe that, according to the U.N., a child in Yemen dies every ten minutes. But the widespread starvation is an underreported story because, as Pelley explains, the Saudi-led blockade …

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