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IS attack on Afghan protest kills 80 people, wounds 231

An explosion struck a large demonstration march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday.

Hillary Clinton selects running mate for Presidential run

Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. Read more »

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Trump takes time from victory lap to swat at Ted Cruz

A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to re-litigate a pair of monthsold battles with rival Ted Cruz. Read more »

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California governor denies parole for Manson follower

California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and... Read more »

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Self-assured, Kaine brings a steady hand to Clinton ticket

Tim Kaine has an Election Day tradition when his name is on the ballot. The avid outdoorsman votes early, then goes hiking in the woods with friends and family for a few hours of calm away from the... Read more »

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AP source: Clinton's choice for VP to be announced Friday

Hillary Clinton will introduce her running mate Friday, seeking to snatch attention from newly crowned Republican nominee Donald Trump just hours after he closed out his convention with a fiery and... Read more »

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Muslims celebrate lifting of Lagos hijab ban

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Muslims in Nigeria are celebrating a court ruling that lifted a ban on girls in public school wearing the hijab in Lagos state. Read more »

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Ex-KKK leader David Duke runs for Senate: 'My time has come'

Declaring "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," white supremacist David Duke registered Friday for Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, saying he was partially spurred by the recent... Read more »

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Why Aboriginal moms are more likely to die from homicide or suicide

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A new study has found that Indigenous Australian mothers are 17.5 more likely to be victims of homicide. Since last September, 100 people in the Attawapiskat First Nation community have attempted... Read more »

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Donald Trump's 'evangelical moment' during Thursday's acceptance speech included this vow

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Amid ongoing debate, Donald Trump, who has openly courted evangelicals in recent months, notably thanked them for their support during his Republican National Convention address on Thursday night. Read more »

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In Germany, secular ‘confirmation’ thrives again

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In late 1945, after the end of World War II, Kurt Neumann began digging in his garden. Read more »

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James Dobson joins evangelicals for Trump

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James Dobson has endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump for president, further boosting the candidate’s standing among evangelical voters. Read more »

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Warriors' Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan. Read more »

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Amid new spate of racist tweets, Twitter continues to struggle with policing hate speech

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Actress Leslie Jones left Twitter amid a flurry of racist attacks on her. After public outcry online, the platform finally banned a well-known troll believed to be encouraging the attacks. Read more »

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How to vanquish the dreaded 'Dad Bod'

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It's not just women who retain weight after childbirth; fathers can develop a "Dad Bod" that can set them up for heart disease and other conditions. One thing dads can do to prevent it can also... Read more »

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Obama rejects Trump depiction of US in crisis

President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their... Read more »

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How access to more movies and TV shows might improve relationships

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A new study from media company Xfinity found that many American couples report that watching TV together strengthened their relationship. That may be more true than many realize. Read more »

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Why workers aren't taking vacation time, and why they should

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People aren't taking all of their allotted vacation days, and it takes its toll on more than just individual employees. Read more »

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Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, an avowed white supremacist, announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. Read more »

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Rupert Murdoch vows Fox News without Ailes is still Fox

Fox News Channel is minus founding leader Roger Ailes but not its direction, Rupert Murdoch vowed. Read more »

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Utah delegates finally stand and cheer for Donald Trump

After a week of friction over Donald Trump, the Utah delegation at the Republican National Convention stood and even cheered him. Earlier, they debated whether they've been an embarrassment because... Read more »

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Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger dies after collapsing

Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing during a team workout. Read more »

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Daughter Ivanka Trump raises issues father rarely mentions

Donald Trump's daughter promised Thursday that her father will fight for equal pay for women and affordable childcare for parents, issues the Republican nominee has rarely if ever addressed on the... Read more »

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Brazil nabs 10 IS backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop

Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility... Read more »

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See how this forgotten Holocaust history is being given new life

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Some Jewish historians' personal stories of Holocaust survival had reportedly fell into obscurity due to a language barrier, but are now seeing new light after one man embarked on a journey to... Read more »

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Fox needs to find a successor to man who invented network

Roger Ailes' successor at Fox News faces a delicate task in changing the culture of a news organization forever identified with one man, and push it forward for a new generation without alienating... Read more »

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Trump sparks activists' quest to register 1 million Muslims to vote. Here are the details

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Muslim Americans make up around 1 percent of the U.S. population, accounting for about 3.3 million people. But despite constituting such a small sliver of the populace, Muslim advocates are looking... Read more »

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Hispanic students may have the most room to grow when it comes to college completion

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Far more people start college than are prepared for it, but Latinos may be the greatest opportunity to match completion with preparation. Read more »

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US cardinal says ‘Christian nations’ in West must counter Islamic influx

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A prominent U.S. cardinal says Islam “wants to govern the world” and Americans must decide if they are going to reassert “the Christian origin of our own nation” in order to... Read more »

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The day after: Lee defends Cruz at GOP convention; Hughes calls it 'black eye'

Sen. Mike Lee chastised Republican delegates Thursday for booing his friend Sen. Ted Cruz during his national convention speech in Cleveland. Read more »

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Revealed: What a draft of the Democratic Party Platform says about Israel and abortion

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As Republicans prepare to adjourn their national convention on Thursday evening, the media and the public at large are sure to quickly turn their attention to next week's Democratic National... Read more »

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Rep. Mia Love buying $1M in TV ads for battle with Doug Owens

Rep. Mia Love is buying $1 million in television advertising for her battle with Democrat Doug Owens, twice as much as she spent in 2014. Read more »

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Kaine emerges as a favorite in Clinton's VP search

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the leading contender to join the Democratic ticket as Hillary Clinton's running mate, according to two Democrats, who both cautioned that Clinton has not... Read more »

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Hundreds of demonstrators gather on convention's last day

Hundreds of demonstrators for and against Donald Trump gathered in Cleveland's Public Square ahead of the last night of the Republican convention Thursday, and police on bicycles and on foot fanned... Read more »

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Live at the GOP convention: Donald Trump ready to accept nomination

Reporter Lisa Riley Roche and photographer Jeffrey Allred are live at the Republican National Convention. Follow the events of the final day at the convention live. Read more »

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How #ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire used Facebook to shut down Zimbabwe

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Leaning over his desk in Harare, the Zimbabwe flag’s green, red, yellow and black stripes draped around his neck, Pastor Evan Mawarire looked into the camera and launched an uprising. Read more »

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NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. Read more »

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Reading helps kids develop, but books are hard to come by in many low-income areas

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Children in poverty are learning less words as they grow up because of a lack of available books, and that, in turn, is contributing to a high literacy gap among different economic groups. Read more »

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Who was Mary Magdalene? New book explores the life of the saint

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The biblical figure of Mary Magdalene has been “interpreted and misinterpreted, just as Jesus has been interpreted and misinterpreted,” according to Michael Haag, historian and author... Read more »

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5 tips for a successful job interview

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Nervous about that job interview? Here are a few do's and do nots. Read more »

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The Hamilton-inspired reason you need to take a vacation

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If you haven't yet taken a vacation, Alexander Hamilton has some advice for you. Start planning one, or there will be consequences to your health and your family life. Read more »

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Cruz: Not supporting candidate who wages personal attacks (+video)

A night after being booed off the Republican National Convention stage, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz remained defiant about Donald Trump Thursday, saying he is not a "servile puppy dog" and vowing not to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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A majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should address this issue — and it endangers thousands of Christians across the globe

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The majority of Americans believe the next U.S. president should show a commitment to addressing Christian persecution across the globe. Now, one group has a challenge for Hillary Clinton and... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Site that some biblical scholars say is the Garden of Eden just became a world heritage site

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An oasis in the middle of the Iraqi desert that some biblical scholars believe is the site of — or at least the inspiration for — the Garden of Eden as described in Genesis has... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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2016 Republican Party Platform offers praise for Israel. Here's the one thing that's missing from the text

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After much speculation surrounding proposed pro-Israel language in draft copies of the 2016 Republican Party Platform, the final version of the document, indeed, expresses "unequivocal support" for... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Trump's moment: Speech to close GOP convention's final day

Three long days of attacks on Hillary Clinton, floor fiascos and testaments to Donald Trump have come and gone, and now the big moment of the Republican National Convention has arrived. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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17 arrested in flag-burning melee outside GOP convention

Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Thunderous boos for Cruz for refusing to endorse Trump

Undercutting calls for Republican unity, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stubbornly refused to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday night as he addressed the GOP convention, igniting thunderous boos from furious... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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The 'Splainer: The empire of the US-based imam accused in the Turkish coup attempt

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Turkey’s crackdown of those suspected in the failed July 15 military coup widens, with the firing of 492 people at its top Islamic authority. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Meet the residents who don't want a wall

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People living in the areas between the United States and Mexico do not generally favor building a wall between the two nations, according to a poll by Cronkite News, The Dallas Morning News and... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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5 diverse appeals to God that were just made during the Republican National Convention

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As critics continue to warn that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump might face roadblocks when it comes to courting minority faiths, there's something quite interesting unfolding at the... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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