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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.

Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with top advisers seeking a way out of... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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Fear spreads as Ebola moves from remote areas into cities

The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children's hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Six Ferguson officers face federal lawsuits over use of force

Federal investigators are focused on one Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but at least six other police officers in the town's 53-member department have... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Becky Lockhart serious about superintendent spot but not ruling out run for governor

Even though outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart is serious about her bid to become the state superintendent of public schools, the Provo Republican doesn't appear to be ruling out a run for... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 distribution costs of energy for times when solar is not putting power in the grid. But... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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