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North Korea warns of 'abyss of doom' if 'old lunatic' Trump remains president




Exclusive: Undercover teams record grisly remote Faroe Islands whale slaughter

Wrestler had 15 drinks a day, slept with 10,000 women, documentary reveals

What critter has been found hidden in Van Gogh painting?

Germany must legally recognize 'third gender' from birth, top court rules

Lightning strike instantly kills two surfers

'Super mom' Sherri Papini filmed running to safety the morning she was found

Ex-news anchor whose reporter girlfriend was killed on live TV wins election

Tom Fitton: Mueller probe is 'fruit of the poison tree,' should be shut down

Pence responds to attacks on prayer after Texas shooting

LiAngelo Ball, two UCLA players arrested in China for alleged shoplifting

Twitter apologizes for 'bisexual' technical glitch

Author Gay Talese blasts Kevin Spacey accuser who 'ruined' actor's career

WATCH: Tucker rips calls for gun control after Texas shooting

Teacher, 40, allegedly sent nude pics, lewd love letters to teen student

Bill de Blasio re-elected to second term as NYC mayor

Justice Department drops case against Code Pink protester who laughed at Jeff Sessions

Abby Patterson disappearance: $10K reward offered in missing woman case

REALITY CHECK: Patriot's Rob Gronkowski offers advice to younger NFL players

US-bound flights get tougher screening procedures for passengers

Husband of Michigan teacher missing for months is found dead in possible suicide

Arizona woman arrested in deadly wreck had 3-year-old daughter in car during crash

'It' factor: California cops pose for viral photo inspired by horror film

Tom Brady: I hope Kaepernick gets another chance in NFL

Oklahoma police officers shot while serving a search warrant

'Hell on wheels': Five disabled New Yorkers file hundreds of lawsuits

University of Virginia to remove Confederate plaques, ban open flames - Which Confederate statues were removed? A running list

Chevy brings back diesel

Reinventing football helmets

'Cheers' fact shocks

JLaw's film anti-Christian?

From fat-shamed to billionaire

Breastfeeding mom called out

Where militaries window shop

Star Wars: Should we care?

Bette Davis' shocking betrayal

'View' hosts cause a stir

'Bounty' star vow to fight

3 arrested for 'rape table'

Gross ‘fatberg’ clogs sewer

‘Sexualized’ for her wardrobe

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Gamers prove their metal as rock stars
Jess Hu is a child care provider from Brooklyn, New York, but for 20 hours a week, she's a rock star. That's how much she estimates she plays the video game "Rock Band."

Comedian is living in an Ikea store
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Texas town hopes to become UFO landing spot

Governor's son sells 'Don't Drop the Soap'
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Cops snag lotto ticket from accused drug dealer
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Politician cuts the fat with photo fakery
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Puppy vs. polar cub for cuteness title

This Day in History

Double Eagle II Becomes First Balloon to Cross the Atlantic (1978)
By 1978, there had been at least 14 failed attempts to cross the Atlantic by balloon, during which five people died. One of the failures was that of the Double Eagle I in 1977. A year later, however, Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman landed the Double Eagle II in a field in Miserey, France, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. After their successful flight, the trio drew straws to determine who would get to sleep in a bed at the US Embassy once slept in by whom? Discuss

The Peterloo Massacre (1819)
On August 16, 1819, 60,000 men, women, and children gathered at St. Peter's Field in Manchester, England, to protest unemployment and high food prices. To disperse the gathering, city officials sent in the untrained volunteer cavalry, which attacked the unarmed crowd with sabers. At least 11 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded. The incident, likened to the Battle of Waterloo, sparked widespread indignation. In 2007, a memorial plaque at the site was changed to include what?

Cameroon's Lake Monoun Explodes, Suffocating 37 (1984)
The explosion at Cameroon's Lake Monoun, which killed 37 people, at first baffled investigators. It was only after a similar event at nearby Lake Nyos two years later claimed the lives of 1,700 people that experts determined that high concentration of carbon dioxide in the lakes had caused the suffocating limnic eruptions. Venting pipes were inserted into Lake Monoun to remove the gas and prevent future eruptions. How many lakes in the world are susceptible to this sort of deadly gas release?