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VP Joe Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

Vice President Joe Biden said the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence.

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Read more »

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Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey

Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the... Read more »

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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Read more »

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Army opens Ranger school to women

The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school. Read more »

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UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror

The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John... Read more »

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Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote

Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally. Read more »

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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East. Read more »

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Russia: Info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster

Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe... Read more »

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Gordon Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote... Read more »

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Democratic National Committee raises $7M in August, still owes vendors almost $2M

The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday. Read more »

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Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the... Read more »

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Obama, Clinton urge women to back Democrats

President Barack Obama says voters will see two different visions for America's future in the fall midterms elections, casting his party as the better choice for women. Read more »

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No boost yet for Democrats from fight with extremists

It's a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroad. Sometimes, that can help candidates from his party in the next election. Read more »

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Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

A government subcontractor who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over lost wages and legal fees, his attorney told an appeals court Friday. Read more »

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Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks

With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in... Read more »

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France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in... Read more »

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Scotland leader to quit after independence loses

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond announced Friday that he will resign as first minister and leader of his political party, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom. Read more »

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NYC Council announces climate-change legislation

New York's City Council proposed a package of bills Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions, shrink the carbon footprint of city operations and reduce the number of cars on the road. Read more »

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Hamm, other stars join campaign against assault

The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault. Read more »

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France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. Read more »

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Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

Scotland's decision to stay within the United Kingdom cost separatists across Europe political momentum they could have gained for their own independence ambitions. But the regional parliament in... Read more »

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Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. Read more »

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General: Airstrikes tougher as Islamic State militants blend in

The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. Read more »

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U.S. approaching 'sudden' phase of bankruptcy, George Will tells Utah audience

Between costly entitlement programs and mortgaging their cost to future generations, the nation is approaching the 'sudden' trajectory of bankruptcy, Washington Post columnist George F. Will told a... Read more »

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Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish nominated for federal judgeship

Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish has been nominated for a federal district judgeship by President Barack Obama. Read more »

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