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Democrats snatch first House seats from Republicans in US midterms

Washington - Democrats seized their first two Republican-held seats of the US midterm elections Tuesday, networks projected, flipping House seats in Virginia and Florida seen as crucial to the opposition party's effort to regain a majority in the chamber.

Man snapping photo of his first snowfall shot dead in Dallas

Dallas - Ahmed Al-Jumaili, 36, recently moved to Dallas from Iraq, and he was fatally shot while he was taking photos of the first snowfall he had ever seen.

Surgeon says first head transplant could be only 2 years away

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero predicts that he will be ready to carry out the first head transplant in just two years from now. He says the various medical techniques already exist and he only has to bring them together to succeed.

America's first cat cafe opens in Oakland; was it really first?

America's first cat cafe, which gives customers a chance to play with adoptable felines, and enjoy a coffee, latte or similar drink, just opened. At least that's what NBC said. Was it really the first?

Horror movie celebration set to haunt Toronto this November Special

Toronto - Toronto's first annual horror movie celebration gets off to a screaming start come November. With a combination of panels, parties, and a selection of horror-lore guests, HORROR-RAMA hopes to make its bloody mark on the local horror culture scene.

First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working to educate and not alarm the public amid the first confirmed case of MERS in the United States.

Duke University builds first ever invisibility cloak

Duke University has built a 3D omnidirectional acoustic invisibility cloak, which is the first one that has ever been built.

Johnson's lead holds up with first round completed

None of Dustin Johnson's closest pursuers was able to trim his one-shot overnight lead when the delayed opening round of the Northern Trust Open was completed on Friday.

Loupe's two-shot lead holds up at Pebble Beach

PGA Tour rookie Andrew Loupe's overnight lead of two shots held up when the rain-delayed first round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was completed on Friday. Loupe, making only his seventh start on the U.S.

First response system designed to save lives

To better coordinate rescue services during a catastrophe, a German company has devised a new way to prioritize the needs of victims.

First 'Sherlock' series 3 trailer excites but reveals little

Friday, August 2, BBC One released the first teaser trailer for their popular, award winning, Sherlock series' third season.

Pictorial Display of First Nations Protest Against FIPPA Special

Vancouver - On June 5, 2013, some First Nations citizens held a public meeting or rally in downtown Vancouver to protest against the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) signed by the federal government and the government of China.

First fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen published online

Odense - It was recently reported on Digital Journal that the very first fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen, titled "The Tallow Candle", had been discovered. Now the full text has been published in English and is available for reading online.

Olive, first film shot on a smartphone, is released in theaters Special

Los Angeles - Hollywood has its fair share of cutting-edge directors but none have ever attempted to shoot a feature length film on a smartphone, until now.

World's first liver cell implant

London - A medical team at King's College Hospital, in South London, has successfully implanted donor liver cells into the abdomen of an eight-month boy, instead of waiting for a liver from a transplant list.

First edition of Orwell's '1984' found in charity bin

Wollongong - A valuable first edition of George Orwell’s novel titled 1984 was recently found in a Lifeline charity bin in Australia.

Flight attendant helps land plane at O'Hare airport

Chicago - An American Airlines flight had an unusual experience when the first officer became ill and was replaced by a flight attendant who hadn't flown a plane for 20 years. She said they worked as a team as trained and safely landed at the Chicago airport.

Chinese police cancel gay pageant

Tonight, the first ever gay pageant in China was cancelled by police moments before it began at Lantung Bar and Bistro in Solana Mall in downtown Beijing.

First Ever Ship Burial Found in Sweden

Swedish archaeologists have discovered the site of a pre-Viking era ship burial from the seventh century. The ship is similar to the famous Anglo-Saxon ship burial found at Sutton Hoo in England.

South Africa To Have Its First Saint?

A South African man murdered for his stand against witchcraft may become the country’s first recognised saint. The first phase for the Canonization of Benedict Daswa has been completed.

Susan Boyle to release first album

The star of "Britain's Got Talent" has suffered a great deal of emotional pressure, but she's clearly happy about releasing her first-ever album. The album is now being recorded by Sony in London.

China drafts animal protection law Special

China has long been a target of animal rights organizations for the bloody slaughter and abuse, and now the country is trying to make some efforts to be more civilized.

Gay Marriage passed in Iowa

In an Iowa Supreme Court decision, Iowa has become the third state in the United States where same-sex marriage will be legal. It is not expected to be contested, making it official in approximately three weeks.

Woman, 107, wants to get married for the first time

The 107-year-old Chinese woman didn’t marry until now because she many married women face abuse. But now she wants to get married as soon as possible.

First Presidential Debate Poll Results

Most of the post-debate polls have declared Obama the winner. The Associated Press says that Obama has a clear advantage over McCain.

Scientists know why 'Mama' and 'Dada' are baby's first words

Scientists claim they have found out why baby’s first words are often “mama” or “dada”. Similar baby responses are seen in other languages as well.

Apple is World’s Most Innovative Company Four Years In a Row

In the annual Business Week survey, Apple finishes first again as the world’s most innovative Company for four years in a row. Google took the second in the top 50 list.

First Ever Recording Heard For First Time In 150 Years

It's called "Au Clair de la Lune" and was recorded in 1860 by an unknown singer channeling Liza Minnelli and Feist. It's now the oldest known recording of the human voice, beating out Tommy Edison's 1877 proto rap recording

iPhone Ranks First in Cellphone Customer Satisfaction Survey

According to a ChangeWave consumer cellphone survey, customers rank iPhone number one in overall satisfaction, Blackberry comes next and Palm finishes last. Also, more customers are planning to switch to either an iPhone or a BlackBerry.

Uruguay first nation to sign on with the One Laptop Per Child programme

Nicholas Negroponte thought it was a great idea when he launched his One Laptop per Child (OLPC) organisation with the promise of $100 laptops. Turns out not many agreed and it's been left to Uruguay to leap into the future with Negroponte's dream.
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Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
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Piece of the first transatlantic telegraph cable on display at the Rupriikki Media Museum (Tampere, Finland).
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The silver Elvis comes to play in the Corvette corral.
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A late 50's vette, one of a few found at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
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"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe
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Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
The first-ever image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave.
The first-ever image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave.
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Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
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Arthur Crudup at the College of Commerce, Edinburgh, 1969.
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Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.

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