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VP Joe Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

Vice President Joe Biden said the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence.

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

The head of the U.S. Secret Service has ordered stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence made it all the way inside before being apprehended. Read more »

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Pro same-sex marriage group responds to rally at state Capitol

A coalition supporting same-sex marriage in Utah issued a statement Friday criticizing organizers of a traditional marriage rally for using photos of local gay and lesbian couples and their... Read more »

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49 Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively... Read more »

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Now both Mia Love and Doug Owens airing TV commercials

Turn on the TV next week and you're likely to see commercials from both Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens, competitors in the 4th District congressional race. Read more »

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Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition

Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to... Read more »

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Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

More than 120 world leaders will convene for a U.N. climate summit. Environmentalists will take to the streets in what is being billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Celebrities, CEOs... Read more »

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Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and... Read more »

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New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office

Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way Key's... Read more »

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Gordon Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote... Read more »

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CIA stops spying on friendly nations in Western Europe

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in... Read more »

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Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. Read more »

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India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean

At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in... Read more »

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Republican National Committee bests Democratic National Committee in August fundraising

The Republican National Committee again outraised its Democratic rival last month and is sitting on a $3 million lead, according to campaign finance reports filed Saturday. Read more »

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Dalai Lama praises China's leader as 'realistic'

The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended. Read more »

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Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting

They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders — and for the first... Read more »

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Turkey: 49 hostages seized by Islamic militants have been freed

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most... Read more »

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California GOP kicks off convention with focus on diversity

California Republicans are looking to put a new face on their party after decades of declining registration in a state that increasingly leans to the left politically. Read more »

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Few fireworks in first Texas governor's debate

Democrat Wendy Davis came out swinging against Republican Greg Abbott over classroom funding and women in their first debate Friday night, but uncomfortably skirted whether she supported President... Read more »

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Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order... Read more »

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Security breached: Intruder gets into White House through the front door

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, just minutes after President Barack Obama had departed, the... Read more »

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After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Read more »

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Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey

Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the... Read more »

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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Read more »

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Army opens Ranger school to women

The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school. Read more »

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UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror

The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John... Read more »

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