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New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports’ Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company’s Stock

By Bill Chappell on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm

“It kind of broke the system,” says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine’s auto test division. Tesla’s stock rose 8 percent Thursday.

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Obama: Katrina A ‘Man-Made’ Disaster Caused By Government Failure

By Scott Neuman on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 27, 2015 at 6:03 pm

The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn’t “look out for its own citizens.”

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Darryl Dawkins, The NBA’s ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ Has Died

By Bill Chappell on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 27, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Dawkins played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers. At 6 feet, 11 inches and more than 250 pounds, he broke two glass backboards in one month.

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Tropical Storm Erika Causes Massive Flooding, Landslides In Caribbean

By Scott Neuman on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 28, 2015 at 12:04 am

There were scenes of fast-moving water in the streets on the island of Dominica after the storm dumped 9 inches of rain in a few hours. It could hit Florida as a Category 1 hurricane next week.

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Can You Use That In A Sentence?: Dictionary Adds New Words

By Laura Wagner on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 27, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Oxford Dictionaries has updated its offerings with a number of new words, so, naturally, we held a contest to see who could use the most in a single sentence.

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Usain Bolt Is Knocked Over By Segway-Riding Cameraman After Winning Gold

By Bill Chappell on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm

The incident happened at the World Athletics Championships, where a highly anticipated match-up had pitted the Jamaican against America’s Justin Gatlin.

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Kentucky Clerk’s Office Continues To Refuse Marriage Licenses

By Lauren Hodges on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm

A same-sex couple was denied a license Thursday morning, even after a federal appeals court denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ bid to refuse to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons.

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Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table

By Laura Wagner on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm

In a case of mistaken identity, builders in the Galicia region confused a Neolithic tomb for a broken stone table and replaced it with a new concrete one.

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Report: In A Decade (Or Sooner), Pakistan Could Be No. 3 Nuclear Power

By Scott Neuman on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 28, 2015 at 4:03 am

Two think tanks estimate that Islamabad could have 350 warheads in the next several years as it outpaces rival India and several other nations in production.

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At Least 20 Dead Migrants Found Crammed In Truck In Austria

By Scott Neuman on August 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 28, 2015 at 4:03 am

Police said it was unclear how many people were in the vehicle, which was found along Austria’s A4 autobahn near the border with Hungary and Slovakia.

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