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US Military Suffers Deadliest Month in Afghanistan in August with 66 Fatalities

August was officially the deadliest month for US troops fighting in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan.

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Hurricane Irene Aftermath — At Least 44 Dead and Millions Without Power [VIDEO]

Cleanup efforts have begun in communities that were devastated by Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Although trucks and supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are en route, access to some areas has been cut off by floodwaters that washed out or damaged roads and bridges.

“Irene was gonna land somewhere. We’re not Manhattan, our small streams quickly became big rivers,” Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin told The Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer. “We’ve lost churches, homes and historic bridges. But we will rebuild.”

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Car Bomber Kills at Least 18 at United Nations Compound in Nigeria [VIDEO]

A brazen attack on the United Nations’ offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja claimed the lives of at least 18 people on Friday.

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Indiana State Fair Concert Stage Collapses, Killing Five [VIDEO]

Thousands of people were gathered at an outdoor stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night when high winds from a storm caused the stage rigging to collapse, killing five and injuring at least 40 others, multiple outlets report.

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South African Man Wakes Up After 21 Hours in a Morgue Fridge

Almost a full day after his family had him shipped off to the morgue, Sizwe Kupelo awoke trapped inside of a locked morgue fridge.

Confused, the 80-year old South African man, whose family believed that he had died of an asthma attack, began to shout.

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Widow of Fallen Texas Rangers Fan Thanks Team for Their Support and Compassion [VIDEO]

In her first public statement regarding the tragedy, Jenny Stone, the widow of the firefighter who fell to his death at a Texas Rangers game last week, thanked the Rangers organization, and said that Rangers star Josh Hamiliton remains her son's favorite player.

Her husband, Shannon Stone, who was attending the game with their six-year old son Cooper, was trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Hamilton when he tumbled over the railing at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Assisted Suicide Crusader, Dead at 83

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the controversial supporter of assisted suicide, died this morning at a hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was 83.

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Lubbock Woman Dies After Son Sets Her On Fire

Lubbock has been in the midst of quite a bit of dangerous and odd news lately. With the attempted terrorism and now a man burns his mother to death and tries to sexually assault a teacher in a school.

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Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew Dead At 74

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday at his Scottsdale, Arizona home after battling esophageal cancer, reports ESPN.com. He was 74. Killebrew was diagnosed with the cancer six months ago.

Nicknamed "The Killer," Killebrew, who played from 1954-1975, was an 11-time All-Star who won the American League MVP Award in 1969. With him anchoring the lineup, the Twins went to the World Series for the first time in 1965 and made appearances in the American League Championship Series in 1969 and 1970. Killebrew became the first Twin to be immortalized in the hall of fame, getting inducted in 1984. His jersey was retired by the Twins in 1975.

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Motorcyclist Killed In Accident In South Amarillo

Another motorcycle tragedy occured yesterday when a local Amarillo man was killed after striking a vehicle while riding a motorcycle. This story is all too familiar to people in Amarillo. This seems to happen more and more during the summer months.

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