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Federal prosecutors deny SUWA influence in ATV protest ride case

Government attorneys have rebutted claims that a federal judge's friendship prevented him from being impartial.

Prosecutors charge 15-year-old with murder in death of 8-year-old in California

Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Read more »

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Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS

After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz is taking on a more traditional GOP target: the IRS. Read more »

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Boehner calls challenge by Republican 'no big deal'

House Speaker John Boehner brushed aside a challenge to his tenure on Wednesday as the work of a lone dissident Republican amounting to "no big deal." Read more »

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Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

The Texas attorney general says his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic that he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again... Read more »

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Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, and later expressed fears that he was failing as a neuroscientist, but his parents... Read more »

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UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century

Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of... Read more »

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Top military leader says deal keeps Iran from atomic weapon

America's top military leader said Wednesday that the recently signed nuclear deal works to keep Iran from having an atomic weapon, but does not address other concerns about Tehran's malign... Read more »

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2 houses from 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque

Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque. Read more »

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Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years. Read more »

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Coast Guard official: Search for teens is 'active and open'

Coast Guard and state officials visited the Florida home of one of two missing teenage boaters Wednesday, and a spokesman told news reporters the search for the boys is still "active and open." Read more »

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Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was "unethical"

Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified... Read more »

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Treasury Secretary gets more than 1 million comments on replacing Hamilton with a woman on $10 bill

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he's gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments on how U.S. currency should be redesigned and recommendations for what woman should become... Read more »

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Activists rappel off Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

Environmental activists rappelled off Portland's tallest bridge early Wednesday in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving the city. Read more »

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Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. Read more »

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Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. Read more »

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Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure Turkish attacks

U.S. and Turkish plans to create an "Islamic State-free zone" in Syria along the Turkish border could escalate the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Read more »

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Reality TV show unveils life as a trainer of animal actors

For years, Bill Berloni has taught his dogs to play make believe. Now, he's making it real. Read more »

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Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground

Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome, and the first of as many as 30 million people may start pouring into Rome. Read more »

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New York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plot

A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other. Read more »

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British Airways flight diverted to Canada after bomb threat

A Canadian police official says that a British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London has been diverted to Montreal after a bomb threat. Read more »

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Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent

An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing... Read more »

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Bill Belichick says Brady suspension won't alter camp; Kraft slams the NFL

Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using deflated footballs (all times local): Read more »

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House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch

The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a... Read more »

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Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal, relied on local guides

A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides... Read more »

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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the... Read more »

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