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Canada less welcoming to refugees under Harper's leadership

Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the number it welcomes has waned since Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper took power almost... Read more »

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Anger as Guatemala votes amid graft scandals

The wave of political turmoil that toppled Guatemala's president has overshadowed Sunday's vote to elect a new leader — an election many fear could put a lid on the anti-corruption drive. Read more »

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Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end

The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez entered its final stages Friday as the defense delivered closing statements in a courtroom not open to the public or to... Read more »

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Bears spotted in and around Denver searching for food

When a helicopter circled her quiet suburban cul-de-sac early Friday, Carol Rose didn't think it was a manhunt or an air ambulance but instantly knew there must have been another bear sighting in... Read more »

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2nd attack on university-rented property brings concern

A second violent attack on property rented by the University of Arkansas has some students and faculty wondering if more needs to be done to help Fayetteville's population of homeless people. Read more »

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Benghazi panel to interview more of Clinton's inner circle

A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer... Read more »

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Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Rico voters as crisis looms

Puerto Rico's financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different... Read more »

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Ship ahoy! Visiting historical ships makes for educational, family friendly vacation

Instead of boring, ships are interactive museums with something for people of all ages. Here's some tips and ideas for making a historical ship part of your family vacation. Read more »

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Obama says US, Saudis want functioning government in Yemen

Hosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive, functioning government in Yemen that can relieve... Read more »

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Republican Huckabee to visit jailed Kentucky clerk

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to visit a Kentucky jail next week to meet with a county clerk imprisoned because she ignored repeated court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay... Read more »

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Rock threatening to crash down at base of Arizona dam

A massive piece of rock is at risk of crashing down from a canyon wall to the base of an Arizona dam, prompting the government to send in a crew of rappelers to keep the slab in place. Read more »

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Boeing names its new Apollo-style spacecraft the Starliner

Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner. Read more »

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Toyota to invest $50M in car-tech research at Stanford, MIT

Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers. Read more »

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Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she... Read more »

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Wave of new Windows 10 devices on show at Berlin tech fair

Computer manufacturers are unveiling the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday. Read more »

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Contours of landmark UN climate pact starting to take shape

U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement. Read more »

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Miss America Organization gave $6M in cash, tuition in 2014

The Miss America Organization says it handed out nearly $6 million in cash or free tuition to contestants last year in its scholarship awards program. Read more »

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Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled

The Syrian man who survived a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece buried his wife and two sons on Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region... Read more »

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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to... Read more »

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Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. Read more »

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Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner

Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's... Read more »

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Hungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to camps

Thousands of people desperate to reach Western Europe rushed into a Budapest train station Thursday after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger and confusion as hundreds... Read more »

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Bush: Trump 'too pessimistic,' will lead GOP to defeat

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and that Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their... Read more »

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Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina resigns

Guatemala's newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation... Read more »

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Sanders back in Iowa, says organization growing

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Thursday that his Iowa organization has picked up steam in recent months. Read more »

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