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Conservative move against House Speaker Boehner a sign of discontent

An effort to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic

Colorado theater shooter's sister says she still loves him

When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, she no longer saw the loving brother who protected her when they were growing... Read more »

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Authorities confirm body is that of missing California girl; 15-year-old boy arrested

A body found in a trash bin at a Northern California housing complex is that of an 8-year-old girl who disappeared as she rode her scooter in the center's courtyard, authorities confirmed Tuesday. Read more »

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'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic state

A Georgia man who wrote that he was "ready for jihad" before booking a flight overseas to join the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Read more »

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Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's... Read more »

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Kerry at House hearing: Nothing in Iran deal built on trust

Secretary of State John Kerry pitched the administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran before a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it... Read more »

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Court orders EPA to relax air-pollution limits in 13 states

A federal appeals court is ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from... Read more »

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GOP on guard as Donald Trump continues to dangle 3rd party prospect

Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican, and he says that won't change — so long as he's "treated fairly." Read more »

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Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. Read more »

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Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood

The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday. Read more »

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Northern California wildfires rage on as temperatures rise

High temperatures are expected Tuesday as crews struggle to make headway against a wildfire threatening about 450 homes and other buildings in the rugged foothills of Central California, fire... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton won't take a position on Keystone pipeline

Hillary Clinton says she will not take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline until she becomes president, citing her work on the issue as secretary of state. Read more »

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New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run. Read more »

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NTSB: Co-pilot of crashed spaceship unlocked braking system early

Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking... Read more »

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Clinton, Democratic hopefuls to address DNC members

The Democratic National Committee says all five of the party's main presidential candidates will address DNC members next month. Read more »

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Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of Islamic State

A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group. Read more »

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7 killed in 2 small plane crashes in Wisconsin, Minnesota

ll planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircrafts, authorities said Tuesday. Read more »

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Short-term highway extension may be way out for Congress

House Republicans are weighing a three-month highway funding extension that could offer Congress a way out of an impasse days ahead of a crucial deadline. Read more »

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NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS

NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a... Read more »

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US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China. Read more »

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French archaeology students find 560,000-year-old tooth

Archaeologists say two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a famous prehistoric cave in southwestern France, the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country. Read more »

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Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal

Secretary of State John Kerry pitched the administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it... Read more »

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News guide: Turkish-US deal on base use may have far-reaching effects

In a major policy shift, Turkey has agreed to allow the United States to use a key base to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group and agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the... Read more »

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Two teens missing on at sea strayed from agreed-upon route

Two teens missing at sea had strayed from the agreed-upon boundaries for their fishing trip, the stepfather of one of the boys said Tuesday, as the Coast Guard continued a massive search off... Read more »

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Detained Washington Post reporter's lawyer in Iran asks for his release

The lawyer of detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian said Tuesday her client should be freed in the wake of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Iranian media reported. Read more »

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Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. Read more »

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