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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dies at Age 69 [VIDEO]

Kim Jong Il, the eccentric leader of North Korea since 1994, has died at the age of 69.

North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported that after “great mental and physical strain,” he passed away of a heart attack at 8:30 a.m. Saturday while on a train during a “field guidance tour.”

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Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend! Time To Fall Back [VIDEO]

There is a logical explanation for all this! But if you show up at your favorite place for coffee Sunday morning and there is nobody there.....the logical explanation is that you forgot to set your clock back 1 hour!

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UPDATE: Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images / Aljazeera
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Is Muammar Gadhafi Dead? [GRAPHIC PHOTO]

According to media outlets, Libyan officials are announcing the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi by wounds suffered when an eight-month-old revolution effort overran his hometown of Sirte.

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Red Bull Flugtag Teams Attempt to Fly in Death-Defying Stunts [VIDEO]

At the 2011 Red Bull Flugtag competition, teams attempted to fly a variety of homemade gliders, including a giant beer stein, a cell phone, a pirate ship, a pink bra and even the DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future.’

It takes a special kind of person to build a contraption that probably won’t fly, then attempt to pilot it off a platform suspended 30 feet over water. Special, and maybe a little crazy. 

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Amanda Knox Awaits Murder Verdict
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Amanda Knox Verdict – NOT GUILTY

After hours of deliberation, a jury has reached a verdict in the appeal of Amanda Knox's conviction for murder.

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Satellite Set To Plummet To Earth
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What’s That Giant Flaming Ball Of Metal Falling From The Sky? Not Sure, But It’s The Size Of A Bus.

According to NASA, an out of control satellite will fall to earth some time Friday. Officials say pieces could fall in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Hey, way to narrow it down.

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This Day in History for August 31 – Princess Diana Dies and More

1803 – Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west (More info)

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims, is murdered (More info)

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This Day in History for August 11 – Watts Riots Begin and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio (More info)

1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island (More info)

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31 American Troops Killed in Afghanistan After Taliban Attack on Helicopter
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30 American Troops Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Attack

Editor's Note: This post has been updated to reflect that 30 American troops were killed in the attack, rather than 30, as initially reported.

Taliban insurgents shot down an American military helicopter in Afghanistan Saturday, killing 30 American troops, 7 Afghan commandos, and an interpreter multiple news outlets are reporting

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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others (More info)

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Pool / Jeff Zelevansky, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for August 4 – President Barack Obama, Jeff Gordon and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

President Barack Obama
Age: 50
Occupation: Politician
Known For: Currently serving as the 44th President of the United States, being the first African American to hold the office, and his unshakably cool public persona

Jeff Gordon
Age: 40
Occupation: NASCAR Driver
Known For: Winning 84 career races, holding three the Daytona 500 championships, and being the first driver to reach $100 million in career winnings in the Cup series

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