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Britain mourns aid worker slain by Islamic militants; another under threat

British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn... Read more »

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Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of... Read more »

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'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. Read more »

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Exit poll: Sweden opposition wins without majority

An exit poll by Swedish public broadcaster SVT shows the left-leaning opposition winning the country's parliamentary election but without an absolute majority. Read more »

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Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months

Egypt will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders and seek their arrest, a top official said Sunday, after Qatar ordered them to leave its territory despite initially hosting group members... Read more »

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White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. Read more »

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Stronger Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

Hurricane Odile grew into a massive Category 4 storm and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up... Read more »

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Kendrick Lamar says Taylor Swift's kind remarks help himself, hip-hop

Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview. Read more »

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24-year-old American in North Korea sentenced to 6 years of hard labor

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. Read more »

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40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. Read more »

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Iraqi PM renounces British citizenship by law

Iraq's new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has renounced his British citizenship since assuming office last week, three government officials close to the premier said Sunday. Read more »

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Online attacks, real-life consequences

Widespread collection of personal data online frequently prompts debate about privacy, but there is one group of people that has largely managed to remain behind a wall of anonymity, says Danielle... Read more »

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Santa Monica using $1 million to evaluate its happiness

Santa Monica seems almost like paradise. The sparkling blue ocean, shimmering sandy beaches, clear skies and a famous pier with a merry-go-round paint a picture of contentment. Read more »

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4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that... Read more »

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Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew. Read more »

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Gaza children return to school after war

Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Read more »

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Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the... Read more »

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Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said. Read more »

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Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items, physically and digitally

With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that... Read more »

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Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic... Read more »

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110 rescued from ferry in the Philippines: 'Death was in our minds'

Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness for six hours while praying... Read more »

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California fires north and south bring evacuations

A wildfire in Northern California destroyed two homes while a much larger blaze proved stubborn amid high temperatures and dry brush in Southern California. Read more »

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Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline. Read more »

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Police: Deadly ambush 'has touched us to the core'

With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and... Read more »

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