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Three Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for... Read more »

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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all 25 aboard rescued

A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. Read more »

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Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would... Read more »

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David Muir takes over ABC's 'World News' from Diane Sawyer

Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education. Read more »

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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar... Read more »

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No gray area: Beliefs shape firm, disparate views of Michael Brown killing

Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Read more »

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UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Read more »

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Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over... Read more »

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5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election

Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson... Read more »

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Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken

Aid began to flow to a small northern Shiite town in Iraq on Monday, a day after security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege by Sunni militants. Read more »

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Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. Read more »

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Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday. Read more »

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Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on... Read more »

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NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russian aggression

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there... Read more »

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VP Joe Biden says workers deserve 'fair share'

U.S. workers deserve a "fair share" of any improvement in corporate profits, Vice President Joe Biden told hundreds of Detroit-area union members on Monday during his first of several Labor Day... Read more »

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South Korea says North Korea fires projectile into sea

North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country's latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to... Read more »

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Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to... Read more »

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US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' during Cold War

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska... Read more »

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Candidates culled from Nevada political elites

Nevada's attorney general candidates start with three priceless political ingredients — presidential good looks, law degrees and a pedigree in state politics. Read more »

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Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits... Read more »

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the... Read more »

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Doug Ducey, Fred DuVal battle for Arizona governor

Republican Doug Ducey resonates confidence and positive energy, projecting an air that his election as the next governor of Arizona is a sure thing. Read more »

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GOP challenger tries novel tactics against California Gov. Jerry Brown

Republicans finally have the kind of gubernatorial candidate they need to be competitive in overwhelmingly Democratic California — a young, second-generation social moderate who has financial... Read more »

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Backers of Nebraska wage hike target new voters

Backers of a ballot measure that seeks to raise Nebraska's minimum wage say the effort could drive up turnout and improve the chances of Democratic candidates in some high-profile races. Read more »

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Libyans overrun compound abandoned by U.S. embassy in Tripoli

Libyans have overrun a residential compound abandoned by the U.S. Embassy when it pulled out of Tripoli in July, according to a video circulated online Sunday. Dozens of trespassers could be seen... Read more »

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