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Solar energy users claim victory as 'sun tax' rejected

Rocky Mountain Power wanted to charge residential rooftop solar customers a $4.65 monthly fee to cover its...

California appeals teacher tenure ruling

Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end... Read more »

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Syrian rebels attack U.N. peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the... Read more »

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Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an... Read more »

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Saudi king says terrorists will reach Europe in a month, America in two

The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide... Read more »

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EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The European Union on Saturday was poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. Read more »

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Obama's visit to Wisconsin comes amid tight governor's race

The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers' rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come. Read more »

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Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. For U.S. and European counterterrorism officials, his 90-second spasm of violence is the kind of attack they fear from thousands of... Read more »

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Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Read more »

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EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief

European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner... Read more »

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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28... Read more »

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Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Read more »

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What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble

For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody... Read more »

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Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations... Read more »

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Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback after shooting, riots

The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know... Read more »

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Obama to attend wedding of longtime personal chef; chef marrying MSNBC host

Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. Read more »

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US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Read more »

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13 ways Disney could use drones at its parks

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Disney filed for patents that include drones. Mostly, the drones would be used for special effects and its shows. But what else could Disney do with the air devices? Read more »

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Americans are changing their tune on foreign policy

As instability continues to grow in Iraq and Ukraine, Americans are once again becoming comfortable with foreign intervention. Read more »

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US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated... Read more »

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Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic... Read more »

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Washington city fights to keep legal marijuana out

A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife asked a judge Friday to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses, in a case that has big implications... Read more »

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Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to... Read more »

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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to... Read more »

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10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the... Read more »

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