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One set of elections ends in November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the starting line

Ben Barnes, Katherine Heigl in tune in Ogden-based romance 'Jackie and Ryan'

"Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music. Read more »

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Three Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for... Read more »

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2 men sue over Nevada trapping regulations, say they cause needless suffering for animals

Two men have sued Nevada wildlife commissioners, saying current trapping regulations are causing needless suffering for thousands of "non-target" animals including dogs, golden eagles and mountain... Read more »

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Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude... Read more »

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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all 25 aboard rescued

A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. Read more »

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'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office

The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes. Read more »

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Mexico sees massive fish die-off at lake

Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes, but the causes are still being investigated and one research said that low water levels... Read more »

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Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would... Read more »

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Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease. Read more »

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Family vs. hospital: Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says... Read more »

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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar... Read more »

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UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Read more »

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Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over... Read more »

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Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken

Aid began to flow to a small northern Shiite town in Iraq on Monday, a day after security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege by Sunni militants. Read more »

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Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. Read more »

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Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday. 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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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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Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on... Read more »

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NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russian aggression

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there... Read more »

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South Korea says North Korea fires projectile into sea

North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country's latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to... Read more »

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Climate study yields bad news for tiny Nevada desert fish

For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility —... Read more »

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Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic... Read more »

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Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to... Read more »

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Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he's... Read more »

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