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Study: Girls seek sisterhood in Islamic State, not just to become 'jihadi brides'

The notion that young women are traveling to Syria to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic, research says

South Africa shaken by FIFA corruption probe

In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell Nelson Mandela ignored his doctor’s advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official. Read more »

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10 Things to Know for Friday

ily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: Read more »

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Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in... Read more »

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Latest on flooding: Houston reduces number of missing to 1

Emergency officials have reduced the number of missing people in Houston from Monday night's flash flooding from two to one. Read more »

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The Latest: Video shows Holmes saying he regrets attack

The Colorado theater shooting trial has ended for the day after prosecutors played a videotaped interview in which James Holmes describes his parents' reaction to the deadly attack. Read more »

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Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse begins move inland

A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday. Read more »

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Susan Roylance: Bill Clinton at the UN applauds Ebola success

Speaking before the U.N. Economic and Social Council, former President Bill Clinton applauds the health care workers who helped achieve an Ebola-free Liberia, even though "no small number lost... Read more »

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Pakistani journalists hope to learn and share in trip to Utah

A group of seven Pakistani journalists stopped in Utah as part of their 21-day trip to the U.S., learning about journalism and ethics while sharing between the two cultures. Read more »

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Feds release sage grouse conservation plans for Utah, other Western states

Sage grouse conservation plans for Utah and other Western states were released by the federal government, much to the delight and disdain of multiple groups and top politicians. Some say the plans... Read more »

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Hero2Hire helps veterans, spouses find employment

The Hero2Hired job fair kicked off Thursday at the Davis Conference Center. The job fair helps military members, veterans and their spouses find employment. Read more »

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Down to the finish: 10 make finals in National Spelling Bee

Dev Jaiswal's journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals shows just how competitive spelling has become. Read more »

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Police: Man in California standoff shot, killed neighbor

Police say a man was shot and killed by a neighbor who holed up in his apartment with a woman and two children in suburban San Diego. Read more »

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US to 'fine tune' Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is... Read more »

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Administration asks skeptical judge to toss House health care suit

Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday to throw out a politically charged lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law, but encountered plenty of... Read more »

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Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against Islamic State militants

In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast... Read more »

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Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop after Freddie Gray riots, criminal indictment of officers

A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years. Read more »

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Bill Clinton hopes to keep working — whatever Hillary does

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa and told The Associated Press afterward that he hopes to keep... Read more »

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Washington Post hits back against Iran court claims

The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran's allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama. Read more »

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Major construction at NKorea rocket site, US institute says

Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international... Read more »

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Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor

Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said... Read more »

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FCC head wants to expand phone subsidy program to include Internet access

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. Read more »

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Fired nuclear power plant employee arrested with explosives

A recently fired nuclear power plant employee upset with his union was arrested last week with leg irons, igniter fluid, propane, explosives and 500 rounds of rifle shells in his car, according to... Read more »

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Suspect in big downtown Los Angeles blaze charged with arson

Prosecutors have charged a man with arson for allegedly starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged nearby office towers in downtown Los Angeles. Read more »

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Obama says Texas storms a reminder to prepare for disasters

President Barack Obama said Thursday the deadly flooding in Texas should serve as a reminder of the need to make the nation more resilient to the impact of natural disasters, adding that climate... Read more »

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