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Mysterious undersea orb caught on camera

Scientists from the E/V Nautilus research vessel were stumped when they spotted a strange purple blob on the ocean floor off the coast of California.

The Latest: Prosecutors drop charges in Freddie Gray case

Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction

Judge: Reagan shooter can leave hospital to live in Virginia

A judge says the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia

Branson: Parents should join kids who insist on smoking pot

British billionaire Richard Branson says if kids are going to smoke marijuana, their parents should join them

The Ice Bucket Challenge Funded A Major ALS Gene Breakthrough

Researchers say they found the gene NEK1 and that its mutations are linked to Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Man Pulled Over with 2,000 Pounds of Rice in Minivan

A man in the UK was pulled over when his van looked like it was overweight. It was, it was full with close to a ton of rice. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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After Another ISIS Attack, Piers Morgan Calls For Stricter Immigration

Piers Morgan penned an editorial for the Daily Mail, calling for tighter borders after two ISIS fighters killed a priest in Normandy, France.

The Latest: IAAF rebuffs Russia's bid to overturn track ban

The IAAF has rebuffed Russia's latest bid to overturn the ban on most of its track and field team competing at the Olympics

Court reinstates rape charges despite delay in indictment

The Ohio Supreme Court has reinstated rape and kidnapping charges against a Cleveland man who argued that a delay in indicting him for the 20-year-old attack was unconstitutional

The 'Corpse Flower' Smells Like Rotting Flesh and is Blooming in NYC

A planed dubbed 'The Corpse Flower' earned its name because it smells like rotting flesh when it's in bloom. New York City is about to experience it. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has more.

The Latest: Rallies, small protests on quieter Day 3 at DNC

No marches are planned on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention, but two groups supporting Bernie Sanders are slowly gathering for daylong rallies near Philadelphia's City Hall

Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges In The Freddie Gray Case

A judge said prosecutors presented little to no proof that the officers acted unreasonably.

Cops to protest over Black Lives Matter sign at city hall

Police officers in Massachusetts are planning to protest after the mayor of Somerville refused to remove a Black Lives Matter banner from city hall

US stocks rise, helped by jump in Apple shares

Stocks move higher in early trading, lifted by a big gain in Apple

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Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy

A judge has dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle

Did Russians Hack The DNC? Obama Says, 'Anything's Possible'

There has been speculation that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee to influence the election.

Donald Trump: Minimum wage has to go up

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to the media regarding his stance on the federal minimum wage.

Aide: Hillary Clinton 'alarmed' by Russia link to DNC hack

An aide says Hillary Clinton is "alarmed" by the possibility that the Russian government was involved with the theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee

Donald Trump directly addresses Russia

During a press conference, Republican Nominee Donald Trump discussed the email hack of the DNC, and addressed Russia directly.

Texas attorney general took gift despite his office's rules

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted $100,000 from the head of a company his office was investigating for Medicaid fraud despite internal rules in his agency that prohibit such gifts

The Latest: Reagan shooter can leave hospital, live in Va.

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will continue to live under a number of restrictions when he leaves a Washington mental hospital next month

The Latest: Weather aids firefighters on California coast

A scenic stretch of California's Highway 1 is open, but state parks near Big Sur remain closed as crews try to beat back a destructive wildfire that threatens to crest a ridge and make a run toward coastal campgrounds, lodges and redwoods

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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Just Got Interesting

The city may pass legislation allowing landlords to repurpose what would normally be considered storage into housing units.

Jupiter Does Not Orbit the Sun

Based on the laws of physics there is a technicality where Jupiter does not exactly orbit the sun. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains why this is the case.

The Attackers Who Killed A French Priest Claimed Allegiance To ISIS

Two men reportedly entered the church during mass and took hostages: two nuns, two churchgoers and a priest.