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Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

There are hundreds of digital currencies worldwide. The price of the largest, best known one just plummeted by 50 percent. Now, investors are watching for a boom — or a bust.

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'This Is Depraved Conduct': Couple Charged With Torture After Kids Found Shackled

Their 13 children, who range from 2 years old to 29, allegedly suffered years of brutal abuse. Now, the Southern California parents could face life in prison. Officials have released new details.

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The World's Most Popular Liquor Becomes Scarce On Many Shelves

At 106 proof, China's famous Moutai baijiu liquor is getting hard to find, as bottles are being snatched up by speculators. Its brand parent recently became the world's most valuable distiller.

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Drone Used To Save Two Teens Caught In Dangerous Australian Waves

The full rescue was caught on the drone's camera, as it flew out over crashing surf, dropped a floating device and hovered over the boys as they swam to shore.

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India Tests Long-Range Missile, Lauding 'Major Boost' To Military Capability

The intercontinental ballistic missile has a range of some 3,100 miles. Its launch Thursday comes at a particularly fraught time in India's relationship with neighbors Pakistan and China.

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2017 Among Warmest Years On Record

The planet's global surface temperature last year was second warmest since 1880, NASA says. And scientists say the five warmest years on record have been since 2010.

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Here Are The 20 Cities Still In The Running For Amazon's Second HQ

Amazon says it reviewed 238 proposals in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It says it will invest $5 billion in building the new headquarters, which could create up to 50,000 high-paying jobs.

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Director Hugh Wilson, Creator Of 'WKRP In Cincinnati,' Dies At 74

Wilson also worked in movies, directing the first Police Academy as well as Guarding Tess and The First Wives Club. Wilson had been battling lung cancer and emphysema.

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China Reports Its Fastest Economic Growth In 7 Years

China's economy, the second-largest in the world, grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It's the first time since 2010 that the speed of China's economic growth went up rather than edging down.

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Russian Athletes Withdraw From Competition When Drug Testers Arrive

More than 30 athletes that were to compete at the Siberian Indoor Championships last weekend suddenly pulled out of the event claiming various illnesses.

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Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs And Build New Campus

Apple says it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to build a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.

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Top Stories: Poll Judges Trump's First Year; Trump's View Of Border Wall

Also: A winter storm across the South turns deadly; Secretary of State Tillerson says the U.S. won't build a Turkey-Syria border force; and a thief steals millions in casino chips in Macau.

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Kelly Says Trump Now Believes Border Wall Is Unnecessary

The chief of staff says that candidate Trump was not "fully informed" on border issues and that he's persuaded the president that the wall is not needed.

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Photographer Says He Lost His Job After Leaking Pictures Of Rick Perry And Coal CEO

The former Department of Energy photographer, Simon Edelman is filing a federal whistleblower suit after he leaked the photos of a private meeting between the energy secretary and Robert Murray.

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In The Category of 'Fake News,' The Award Winner Is...

After postponing the announcement of the 'Fake News Awards' winners for a week, the president's event crashed the website of the GOP. The New York Times took first place on the list.

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Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. Skids And Rams Tree In Snowstorm

Despite being one of the world's best drivers, the former NASCAR fan favorite lost control of his car on one of North Carolina's icy roads. He had just been helping someone else out of a ditch.

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Walmart Offers Product To Destroy Leftover Opioids, But Critics Say It's Unnecessary

The company billed it as a "first-of-its-kind" item that lets customers turn extra opioid painkillers into trash, but the CDC says just flush the medicine down the toilet.

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U.K. Now Has A Minister For Loneliness

According to government figures, more than 9 million people "always or often feel lonely," and many "older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month."

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Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope

Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points to heat and humidity.

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Days After Oil Tanker Sinks, Large Slicks Observed In East China Sea

Chinese authorities say they've found the Iranian tanker that sank Sunday after a collision and several explosions. The incident left the crew presumed dead — and released two miles-long oil slicks.

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