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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to United States

Many immigrants flooding across the border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts to broker a... Read more »

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Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or... Read more »

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2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan

Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign... Read more »

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European court: Poland violated human rights of two terror suspects in CIA case

Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating... Read more »

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Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern

A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public... Read more »

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#WeAreN campaign reclaims Arabic letter for Iraq's persecuted Christians

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A global social media campaign is using the Arabic letter Nun to show support for Christians being driven out of the Iraqi city of Mosul. The "N" is the first letter of "Nasrani," or Nazarene, a... Read more »

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Iraqis: Jihadis blow up Muslim shrine said to be burial place of Jonah

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. Read more »

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Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba

Authorities in Aruba have detained a close confidant of former President Hugo Chavez who had been appointed Venezuela's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S.... Read more »

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Dutch say plane's black box damaged but not manipulated; data intact

Dutch investigators say that the voice recorder from the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine was damaged but not manipulated, and its data is still intact. Read more »

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Clippers CEO: Sterling staying would be 'disaster'

Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise. Read more »

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This week in history: Wellington is triumphant at Salamanca

A British-led army under Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington, defeated the French forces of Marshal Auguste de Marmont at Salamanca, Spain, on July 22, 1812. A critical battle of the... Read more »

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Appreciating sacrifice: Deployed soldiers recall pioneer ancestors, celebrate Utah holiday

Many soldiers with Utah ties who are serving in Afghanistan say they will still take time to think about their pioneer heritage and their families as the state celebrates Pioneer Day. Read more »

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Hamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is calling for the opening of Gaza's borders and the end of a more than seven-year-long blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the Palestinian strip. Read more »

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Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon; state expanded program under health care overhaul

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. Read more »

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Man linked to gun said Boston Marathon 'bomber' was best friend

A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, "my best friend was... Read more »

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Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Read more »

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Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago. Read more »

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European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Read more »

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US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680... Read more »

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UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

The U.N.'s top human rights official warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. Read more »

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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. Read more »

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Abandoned horses across the country keep flooding overtaxed rescues

Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession. Read more »

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Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Officials probe fire at North Dakota company

Federal and state investigators are at a Williston oil supply and logistics company where a massive fire erupted and disrupted road and air traffic. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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