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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:39:00 EDT
Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids
When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:32:00 EDT
AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge
The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:27:00 EDT
West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia
Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:26:00 EDT
Processing issue delays bar exam submissions
Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:17:00 EDT
Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children
Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:06:00 EDT
Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high
The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:57:00 EDT
Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators
New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators - Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:48:00 EDT
Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15
Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 90, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:56:00 EDT
Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015
Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:27:00 EDT
Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued
A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:34:00 EDT
China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation
China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:37:00 EDT
China reports deadly attack in northwest
A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:15:00 EDT
NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:12:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:47:00 EDT
Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:37:00 EDT
ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:00 EDT
Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma
Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:21:00 EDT
Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:57:00 EDT
US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law
Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:29:00 EDT
$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice
The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:19:00 EDT
Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids
For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:53:00 EDT
US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia
Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks....

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:33:00 EDT
Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed
Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:21:00 EDT
Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:20:00 EDT
Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection
Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:01:00 EDT
Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package
Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:01:00 EDT
House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border
House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:44:00 EDT
Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:33:00 EDT
How Asana hopes to purge the scourge of email
By The Associated Press Associated Press Asana is a service created to minimize the need for workplace email by serving as a one-stop shop for assigning work, sharing ideas, posting important updates and...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:46:00 EDT
Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:32:00 EDT
Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats
Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:29:00 EDT
Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine
Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:16:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch
President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:50:00 EDT
Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:41:00 EDT
Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer
The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:40:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas
Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:48:00 EDT
Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold war-era arms deal
Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:26:00 EDT
Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:49:00 EDT
16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test
A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:29:00 EDT
'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop
The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:45:00 EDT
NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:35:00 EDT
Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:21:00 EDT
Despite good news, benefit programs face problems
Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:10:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: NKorea opens summer camp for kids
Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:05:00 EDT
Hiker, 13, missing in California national park
A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:30:00 EDT
Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says
Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:26:00 EDT
US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty
In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:39:00 EDT
Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers
Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:26:00 EDT
FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video
The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:25:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:18:00 EDT
Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:00 EDT
The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:35:00 EDT
Correction: California Wildfires story
In a story July 27 about California Wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the type of aircraft assisting firefighters battling a wildfire outside Yosemite National Park. They were fixed-wing airplanes...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:19:00 EDT
Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children
Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:21:00 EDT
Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:18:00 EDT
Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B
A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:00 EDT
US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry
The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:02:00 EDT
Medicare's own health looking better, report says
Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:00 EDT
Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:02:00 EDT
In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision
Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:46:00 EDT
Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel
Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:36:00 EDT
Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:21:00 EDT
Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
More than 2,000 Syrians - almost half of them pro-government forces - have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:00 EDT
UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:21:00 EDT
UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:20:00 EDT
Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia
The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT
Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations
Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:06:00 EDT
Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures
Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:25:00 EDT
Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire
If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:05:00 EDT
Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation
The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:17:00 EDT
In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by
Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:27:00 EDT
Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown
Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:17:00 EDT
Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia
An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:14:00 EDT
EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions
The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:04:00 EDT
Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con
Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:55:00 EDT
Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing
By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:37:00 EDT
Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges
Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:16:00 EDT
Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:15:00 EDT
Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:04:00 EDT
Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered
A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:17:00 EDT
Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges
Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:57:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Monday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:54:00 EDT
US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine
Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:46:00 EDT
APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform
The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:46:00 EDT
Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected
One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:56:00 EDT
Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site
Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:56:00 EDT
Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk
Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:44:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France
By The Associated Press Vincenzo Nibali, a 29-year-old Sicilian who calls himself "a flag-bearer of anti-doping," won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first Italian to do so in 16 years.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:44:00 EDT
Arizona execution renews debate over methods
A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:05:00 EDT
Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France
Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:24:00 EDT
Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination
The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:07:00 EDT
Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder
A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:55:00 EDT
Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:25:00 EDT
US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:14:00 EDT
Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic
President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:24:00 EDT
Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it
About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:26:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: North Korea marks war anniversary
The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the Fatherland...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:46:00 EDT
Israeli Arabs caught in the middle of Gaza war
Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in...

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:44:00 EDT
AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on offense...

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:06:00 EDT
Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned
The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:53:00 EDT
Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent
The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:04:00 EDT
Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours
Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:43:00 EDT
FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues
FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:23:00 EDT
Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and...

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:14:00 EDT
AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war
A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:15:00 EDT
California can't say if it's meeting drought goal
The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter...

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:36:00 EDT
AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order
When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:34:00 EDT
Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers
Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:35:00 EDT
Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win
A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 EDT
Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall
Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:38:00 EDT
Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help
Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:16:00 EDT
US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:45:00 EDT
Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report
About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:24:00 EDT
Judge says Texas man innocent in rape
A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:55:00 EDT
Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others
A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back,...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:19:00 EDT
After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?
By The Associated Press The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:00 EDT
AP ANALYSIS: Old story, new twists in Gaza war
The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:35:00 EDT
Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash
Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:35:00 EDT
What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed
It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:15:00 EDT
Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work
After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:06:00 EDT
World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row
The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:06:00 EDT
NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong
By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:53:00 EDT
States' use of execution drugs varies widely
By The Associated Press The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types,...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:16:00 EDT
In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded
The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:16:00 EDT
Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad
The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:13:00 EDT
Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games
It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:15:00 EDT
Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor
Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:18:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:07:00 EDT
Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption
Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:34:00 EDT
Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel
A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel - dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military - is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:55:00 EDT
Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali
An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:55:00 EDT
US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:45:00 EDT
Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline
Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:45:00 EDT
Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a...

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:02:00 EDT
Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight
A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:25:00 EDT
As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain
The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:24:00 EDT
Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands
Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:05:00 EDT
Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster
Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:04:00 EDT
House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit
Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:55:00 EDT
Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance
Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:25:00 EDT
War College to investigate plagiarism allegations
Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:14:00 EDT
UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed
A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:13:00 EDT
10 Things to Know for Friday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:22:00 EDT
House votes to simplify education tax breaks
The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 EDT
Execution offers evidence against lethal injection
The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:26:00 EDT
In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border
In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:06:00 EDT
Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:47:00 EDT
Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens
Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:35:00 EDT
Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions
By The Associated Press The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:00 EDT
Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals
In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:00 EDT
Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded
A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:44:00 EDT
Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare
The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:34:00 EDT
Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east
War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:23:00 EDT
Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday - a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:14:00 EDT
Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case
Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:55:00 EDT
FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:17:00 EDT
US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya
The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:44:00 EDT
Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:43:00 EDT
HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection
By The Associated Press There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:36:00 EDT
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:26:00 EDT
Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death
Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:10:00 EDT
Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash
Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:03:00 EDT
Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens
By The Associated Press Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love - after navigating crowds and waiting in line.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:01:00 EDT
Judges in health care rulings vote party line
In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:06:00 EDT
FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:42:00 EDT
Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster
Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:44:00 EDT
Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats
With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:36:00 EDT
Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:33:00 EDT
Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders
New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:44:00 EDT
JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins
President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:22:00 EDT
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:54:00 EDT
US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:31:00 EDT
Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge
Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:24:00 EDT
House, Senate advance competing border proposals
At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:14:00 EDT
Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash
An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:06:00 EDT
Peterson says he's got 5-year, $70 million deal
Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:58:00 EDT
'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old
In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015
Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:13:00 EDT
Player gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack case
A minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit on Tuesday, an attorney said.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:00 EDT
Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session
To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:20:00 EDT
AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense
Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:11:00 EDT
Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers
Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:55:00 EDT
Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated
Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:26:00 EDT
Argentina, US bondholders meet as deadline looms
Argentina's economy minister emerged from daylong negotiations aimed at preventing a default Tuesday to say both sides had finally spoken for the first time, a development that raised hopes that a deal might be reached...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:16:00 EDT
Small cars fare poorly in crash tests
The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:16:00 EDT
PG&E charged with obstruction over San Bruno blast
A federal grand jury charged Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday with lying to federal investigators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that killed eight people and leveled a suburban Northern California...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:09:00 EDT
Toyota remains at top in sales after first half
Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:27:00 EDT
Asia stocks rise on earnings, await US growth data
Asian stocks rose Wednesday ahead of U.S. economic data and as cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. countered a lower close on Wall Street.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:13:00 EDT
5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit
Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:28:00 EDT
Indian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion
India's largest online e-commerce company, Flipkart, raised $1 billion in new capital this week as the company gears up for competition with Amazon's push into the Indian market.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:16:00 EDT
Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:48:00 EDT
Admiral: World getting 'numb' to NKorean missiles
Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:02:00 EDT
Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:57:00 EDT
OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers
Think you're in control? Think again.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:46:00 EDT
Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii
Japan is practicing storming beaches with the U.S. at the world's largest maritime exercises.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:45:00 EDT
UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding
The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:06:00 EDT
US sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests
The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal...

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:38:00 EDT
Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires
Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:21:00 EDT
4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death
Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:15:00 EDT
Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state
A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:06:00 EDT
Motion filed to dismiss penis amputation suit
An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:56:00 EDT
Lawyers for Hollywood sex-abuse accuser want out
Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:43:00 EDT
Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage
The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:31:00 EDT
Metropolitan Museum of Art's president retiring
The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the world, on Tuesday announced her retirement.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:02:00 EDT
Jamaican wins 110 hurdles at Commonwealth Games
Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole's 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:51:00 EDT
CBS shifts schedule to boost ratings for 'Extant'
"Extant" is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:39:00 EDT
Nielsen's top prime-time programs for July 21-27
By The Associated Press Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 21-27. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:44:00 EDT
Centenarian gets honorary high school diploma
A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:24:00 EDT
Pesky pig that scared kids on Maine trail captured
An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:04:00 EDT
Pennsylvania town gets wet yet again on Rain Day
It's just a sprinkle, but it counts enough for people in a southwestern Pennsylvania town to celebrate Rain Day.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:24:00 EDT
Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress
An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:24:00 EDT
Bolivian president seeks votes in the bedroom
As night falls and Bolivian couples slip between the sheets, pillow talk turns, naturally, to economic policy.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:00 EDT
Couple wants middle names to include 'Seamonster'
Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:03:00 EDT
Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents
Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:48:00 EDT
Dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet
A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:16:00 EDT
Clowns help fellow clown who crashed car into pole
Clowns to the rescue!

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