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United Nations says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

The war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year.

5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid... Read more »

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Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole that swallowed 8 cars

A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Read more »

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California appeals teacher tenure ruling

Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end... Read more »

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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the... Read more »

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Syrian rebels attack U.N. peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the... Read more »

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Algeria says diplomats abducted in Mali more than 2 years ago have been freed

Algeria's state news agency says two Algerian diplomats taken hostage in northern Mali more than two years ago have been released. Read more »

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Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected... Read more »

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Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an... Read more »

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Saudi king says terrorists will reach Europe in a month, America in two

The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide... Read more »

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EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The European Union on Saturday was poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole. Read more »

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Obama's visit to Wisconsin comes amid tight governor's race

The last time President Barack Obama came to Wisconsin to celebrate workers' rights on Labor Day, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that was to come. Read more »

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Freelancers and millennials help usher in the age of the independent worker

For much of the past century, the era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, independent work is... Read more »

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Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. For U.S. and European counterterrorism officials, his 90-second spasm of violence is the kind of attack they fear from thousands of... Read more »

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Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Read more »

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Clashes at Stockholm protest against neo-Nazis

Swedish riot police briefly clashed with thousands of people protesting against a neo-Nazi political party's election rally in Stockholm about two weeks before a parliamentary vote. Read more »

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EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief

European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner... Read more »

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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28... Read more »

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22 of 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said. Read more »

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Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care in Africa

When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit... Read more »

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Liberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola

Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a week to contain the... Read more »

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Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security... Read more »

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Tony Stewart returns to racing but questions remain

Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car. Read more »

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Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Read more »

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What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble

For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody... Read more »

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Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that... Read more »

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