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6 extremist al-Shabab militants killed in US Somalia strike

Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike.

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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India's Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian... 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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Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost,... 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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For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats. 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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Read 1,001 books? Ranger Doug did it on a tour bus

The songs Ranger Doug writes often take on a certain literary quality. That's not by chance. The yodeling frontman for Riders in the Sky, a local Grammy-winning western band, has had more than... 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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US judge blocks enforcement of new Louisiana abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's clinics or... Read more »

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Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members... Read more »

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'Deseret News National Edition': Common Core, budget problems and Honor Flight

The Deseret News National Edition focuses on issues pertaining to family, faith, education, culture, causes and finances. Read more »

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'Guardians' stays atop cinemas amid worst summer since 2006

"Guardians of the Galaxy," the hit movie about a group of misfit superheroes from Walt Disney's Marvel studio, stayed atop U.S. and Canadian theaters as Hollywood wrapped up what is poised to be... Read more »

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Fort Bliss amps up security over holiday weekend

Fort Bliss says it's taking extra security precautions over Labor Day weekend. Read more »

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Fighting the ravages of the West Nile virus

The tiny bite arrived and faded from Dot Ingle's skin before she even noticed it was there. Read more »

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Feds want trains to haul radioactive waste, but trains have nowhere to go

The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Read more »

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Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan Heights after Syrian rebels attack

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday.... Read more »

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Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close... Read more »

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Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

Israel and several Arab countries should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip while disarming Hamas militants who rule the territory, Israel's finance minister said Sunday. Read more »

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Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. Read more »

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Ukraine says rebels fire on border guard vessel; Putin wants immediate talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Read more »

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House, Senate intel chiefs press White House to take action against Islamic militants

Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on... Read more »

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US begins airstrikes, aid deliveries to support besieged Iraqi town

The U.S. military began to conduct airstrikes and air-drop humanitarian aid to a starving Iraqi town south of Kirkuk besieged by militants of the Islamic State since mid-June, the Pentagon said. Read more »

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China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian... Read more »

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Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police... Read more »

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