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Compromise could fix wedding license feud; Supreme Court not ready to decide

A fracas over issuing same-sex marriage licenses continues in one Kentucky county.

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Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death

A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused... Read more »

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For NYC landlords, new rules loom on buying tenants out

New York City is poised to rein in landlords seeking to buy tenants out of rent-regulated apartments. The practice has come under scrutiny in a roaring real estate market. Read more »

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AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

The Republican National Committee has challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid in 2016 under any circumstances. Read more »

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In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up... Read more »

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Biden testing political waters in Florida

Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that's left a lot Democrats... Read more »

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China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade

China launched a major military parade through Beijing on Thursday to commemorate Japan's World War II defeat while underlining President Xi Jinping's determination to make his country Asia's... Read more »

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Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies

Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said. Read more »

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No charges against officer in Washington police shooting

A police officer who shot and injured two men he says repeatedly threatened him during a late night encounter on a dark street was justified in the shooting, and the men have been charged with... Read more »

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Colombia to give citizenship to Venezuelans hurt by crisis

Colombia is giving citizenship to dozens of Venezuelans separated from family members as part of President Nicolas Maduro's crackdown on illegal immigration along the border. Read more »

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New project at Atlanta museum focuses on LGBT civil rights

Leaders of an Atlanta museum want the space focused on modern and historic civil rights to contribute to a national push to ensure LGBT rights, particularly in southern states. Read more »

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Elections chief sums up ballot issues as about monopolies

Ohio's elections chief sums up the three statewide initiatives before voters this fall as being about one thing: monopolies. Read more »

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Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day

Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train... Read more »

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Illinois city, creator of Twitter parody account settle suit

The central Illinois city of Peoria tentatively agreed Wednesday to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a Twitter account he created depicting the... Read more »

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Are more police getting killed? A look at officer deaths

The killing of a veteran police officer north of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three... Read more »

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Working moms weigh in on Marissa Mayer's pregnancy decision

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who notably took little time off from work to have her first children, said she'll likely go by the same strategy this time around. Read more »

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Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes

President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious... Read more »

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Tanzanian farmers put the "reality" in reality show.

A Tanzanian TV show pits women farmers in a reality show where they live their day to day lives running their farms. Read more »

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North America's tallest mountain gets new name _ and height

North America's tallest mountain doesn't just have a new name. It also has a new elevation. Read more »

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Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais

Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France and Britain after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials... Read more »

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Video: Key and Peele show what it would look like if we treated education like we do pro sports

In a recent sketch, Comedy Central's Key & Peele looked at what would happen if education was treated like pro sports. Read more »

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US productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall

U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined. Read more »

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Ignorance isn't just bliss, it's key to expanding your knowledge

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Is pretending we know all the answers to how the brain works, economic cycles, or even what makes us fat is the enemy of real knowledge? Read more »

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Kerry to outline US assurances to Israel, Gulf to lawmakers

Secretary of State John Kerry will send a letter to all members of Congress on Wednesday outlining U.S. security commitments to Israel and the Gulf Arab states in light of the Iran nuclear deal. Read more »

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Steady in face of Kyrgios' 'antics,' Murray wins at US Open

NEW YORK — Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he... Read more »

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'Concussion' director says no compromises were made for NFL

A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film "Concussion" is already sparking controversy. Read more »

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