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President Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than expected.

Photos of endangered animals shine on Empire State Building

Dozens of people stopped in Manhattan intersections gazing at photos of endangered animals shining on the side of the Empire State Building. Read more »

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Job insecurity is the new normal. Here's how it's affecting your family life

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A "one-way honor system" beholdens workers to their employers, while employers have little responsibility to employees. Researchers believe it's reshaping our family lives. Read more »

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Girls learn better from female teachers, but what about boys?

National Edition

If you’re worried about the grades your daughter is bringing home, her teacher might be able to help more than you previously thought. Read more »

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Firefighter dies in wind-fueled Northern California wildfire

A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S.... Read more »

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Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released

The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Read more »

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What went right: How one Orem family turned their grief into service, and other uplifting news

Six years ago, the Kofford family lost their little boy. They host a 5K to honor him each year. This year, the family gave the Orem Police Department the proceeds to buy a police dog. Read more »

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WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues

The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent... Read more »

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From Russia with love: Italian swimmer proposes marriage after gold-medal win

It started with nausea and vomiting. It ended with a winning strategy. And it was punctuated with a marriage proposal. Read more »

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Steven Moffat on 'Sherlock': How long will the series last?

"Sherlock" fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it "going on for a long while." Read more »

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21 feared dead in mudslide in India's remote northeast

Twenty-one people were feared dead Saturday in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India's remote mountainous northeast region, police said. Read more »

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Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal... Read more »

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Kerry in Cairo for Egypt security talks

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for security talks with Egyptian officials before heading to Qatar to try to ease Arab concerns about the Iran nuclear deal. Read more »

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Navy's newest attack submarine, USS John Warner, joins fleet

The Navy's newest nuclear-powered attack submarine joined the fleet Saturday, with top Navy officials saying that it couldn't come soon enough with ever-increasing demands from combatant commanders. Read more »

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Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing

Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have... Read more »

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Ukraine calls on Russia to negotiate end to war in east

Ukraine's foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to "real negotiations" about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine's war-torn east which will require fair elections that are... Read more »

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Obama gets early start on 54th birthday celebration

In what's become a birthday tradition, the president started celebrating on Saturday by taking a trio of friends from his Hawaii childhood for a golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base. Read more »

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Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion

Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't... Read more »

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Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming... Read more »

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CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. Read more »

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Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress. Read more »

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Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. Read more »

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New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of... Read more »

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UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. Read more »

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Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been... Read more »

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Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a... Read more »

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