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International police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Fighting around the Malaysia Airlines debris once again stopped an international police team from arriving.

Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the... Read more »

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Significant new European sanctions on Russia are expected, U.S. says

The Obama administration expects Europe to adopt significant new sanctions against Russia this week, including against key economic sectors that the Europeans have resisted targeting in the past,... Read more »

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Trial begins for Salt Lake attorney seeking Oklahoma bombing videos, answers

Jesse Trentadue has spent nearly two decades searching for answers in the death of his brother on a path that has led him to question both the government's explanation for the death and whether... Read more »

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Negotiators predict easy passage of bill to overhaul Department of Veterans Affairs

A sweeping proposal to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation's medical care for military veterans should have enough support to pass the House and Senate this week before... Read more »

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US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South. Read more »

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Judge rules against Donald Sterling, OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Read more »

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In Iraq's Mosul, radicals blow up Biblical tombs, impose stark vision of Islam

Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton: US needs an orderly process for border kids

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a... Read more »

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Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's... Read more »

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Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating plane crash site

Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the... Read more »

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Navajo Generating Station, West's largest coal-fired plant, on track to close

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut... Read more »

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New fears about Ebola spread after infected man flies from country to country

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in... Read more »

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House Speaker John Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration. Read more »

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UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the... Read more »

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Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. Read more »

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'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready. Read more »

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Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default

Argentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into default. Read more »

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Israel military: 9 soldiers killed in Gaza attacks

The Israeli military says nine soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in ongoing Gaza fighting. Read more »

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Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also... Read more »

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Suspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in NYC

A fugitive task force and a sex-assault suspect got into a shootout Monday in Greenwich Village, leaving the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police detective wounded, authorities said. Read more »

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GOP's Joni Ernst back from military training, returns to Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive... Read more »

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17 billion

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays,... Read more »

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Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

Israel's prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled territory to evacuate... Read more »

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Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

Police in Maine say a suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself. Read more »

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US fuming over Israeli criticism of Sec. of State John Kerry

The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of... Read more »

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