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Five people were killed and four critically injured late Thursday afternoon in a workplace shooting in Minneapolis.

Confirmed: Mars once had water: Curiosity team scientists determined that flowing water was once present near the Gale Crater landing site based on the telltale size, shape and scattering of pebbles and gravel nearby.

A judge in Cook County, Illinois on yesterday dismissed over 90 cases against Occupy Chicago activists on the grounds that they violated the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Communist Party in China and relieved of his duties for abusing his power and making severe mistakes in a much-publicized killing.

Members of an Ohio tea party group are taking it upon themselves to police make-believe voter fraud, launching challenges to a targeted list of voters that includes hundreds of college students, trailer park residents, homeless people and African Americans in counties President Obama won in 2008.

In a rare public apology, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to customers acknowledging complaints about the company's new Maps application.

Russia suspended the import and use of Monsanto's genetically engineered corn, following a study released last week that found serious health problems in rats fed this corn.

What happens when your camcorder is stolen by a seagull? This.

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