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House, Senate intel chiefs press White House to take action against militants

Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama

18th century brewery remains found at Va. college

College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it. Read more »

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'Deseret News National Edition': Common Core, budget problems and Honor Flight

The Deseret News National Edition focuses on issues pertaining to family, faith, education, culture, causes and finances. Read more »

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Libyans overrun compound abandoned by U.S. embassy in Tripoli

Libyans have overrun a residential compound abandoned by the U.S. Embassy when it pulled out of Tripoli in July, according to a video circulated online Sunday. Dozens of trespassers could be seen... Read more »

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US judge blocks enforcement of new Louisiana abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's clinics or... Read more »

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Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members... Read more »

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'Guardians' stays atop cinemas amid worst summer since 2006

"Guardians of the Galaxy," the hit movie about a group of misfit superheroes from Walt Disney's Marvel studio, stayed atop U.S. and Canadian theaters as Hollywood wrapped up what is poised to be... Read more »

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Fort Bliss amps up security over holiday weekend

Fort Bliss says it's taking extra security precautions over Labor Day weekend. Read more »

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Fighting the ravages of the West Nile virus

The tiny bite arrived and faded from Dot Ingle's skin before she even noticed it was there. Read more »

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Feds want trains to haul radioactive waste, but trains have nowhere to go

The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Read more »

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Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan Heights after Syrian rebels attack

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday.... Read more »

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Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

Israel and several Arab countries should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip while disarming Hamas militants who rule the territory, Israel's finance minister said Sunday. Read more »

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Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. Read more »

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Ukraine says rebels fire on border guard vessel; Putin wants immediate talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Read more »

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US begins airstrikes, aid deliveries to support besieged Iraqi town

The U.S. military began to conduct airstrikes and air-drop humanitarian aid to a starving Iraqi town south of Kirkuk besieged by militants of the Islamic State since mid-June, the Pentagon said. Read more »

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It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one. Read more »

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China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian... Read more »

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Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police... Read more »

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Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more »

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For gamers, combating online abuse not easy

While most attendees of Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a few take the time to investigate online bullying and why it's so... Read more »

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Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah — thanks to a temporary cease-fire with... Read more »

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea

It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done it — getting his... Read more »

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Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the first... Read more »

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Feds eye stricter rules for railroad rights of way in Western states

Thousands of miles of active railroad tracks in 11 Western states cross public land on 200-foot-wide rights of way granted under an 1875 law intended to encourage westward expansion. Read more »

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WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean... Read more »

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Mom charged in disabled girl's death could get trust fund

A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the girl's trust fund — even... Read more »

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