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Swarms of stinging jellyfish are filling the waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, but as CNN's Oren Liebermann reports, they are not supposed to be there.

The bullet that struck Vicki Gardner, the chamber of commerce executive shot during a live news broadcast in Virginia, came within "centimeters" of taking her life, according to her husband.

On May 11, 2011, Amy Fry-Pitzen checked her 6-year-old son out of Greenman Elementary School citing a family emergency.

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It's unclear how the free tuition offer came to be, but the legend is that it happened during the 1830s.
Other Democrats have struggled in August polls before an election year.
Smoking pot could damage your semen quality, or so suggests a new study out of Denmark.
Widespread rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is expected throughout Florida, with localized amounts up to 8 inches.
Huge blaze strikes complex used by state oil giant Aramco in oil-rich city of Khobar.
Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and popular author of "Awakenings," died Sunday of cancer.

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Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown rare among scientists.
Faced with increasing crowds and partylike behavior by a few, officials are threatening to reroute the Appalachian Trail so that it does not end atop Maine’s highest peak.
Doctors find it difficult to ignore patients’ complaints about statins, which are much cheaper, even though clinical trials have found that they have minimal side effects.
Chicago. Sand dunes. A ferry crossing. A voyage reveals striking topography, time-worn communities and the reassuring permanence of an unchanging lake amid it all.
Is it human nature to hate your job? On the contrary.

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TRIPOLI/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Seven people died when a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's coast on Sunday, the second such fatal accident at sea within days, while European leaders struggled to find a coherent policy on the refugee crisis.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

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