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College student missing near Syracuse, New York: Family, friends and classmates turned to prayer and Facebook on Wednesday amid an ongoing search in upstate New York for a missing college student. FULL STORY
South Korea names new defense minister, waffles over announcement: Lee Hee-won, a presidential security aide, has been named South Korea's new defense minister after the resignation of Kim Tae-young a day earlier, the Defense Ministry's press office said.
TeensÂ found alive after 50 days at sea: For three teens from the Tokelau Islands the word miracle has a whole new meaning.
'Ugly Betty' actor charged with sword murder: A bit actor who appeared on ABC's "Ugly Betty" series has been charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon after police said they found him wielding a sword near the body of his dead mother.
On Thanksgiving, save some room for sex: Happy Thanksgiving! My advice for today, folks, is to go easy on the turkey and save a little room for sex.