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Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself...

Utah denies proposed ballot initiative imposing term limits

Utah's elections office has rejected a proposed initiative petition to impose term limits on those appointed to serve on hundreds of state boards and commissions. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: The country and the concept

John Adams didn’t have anything against the Fourth of July. He just thought it was two days too late. Read more »

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Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Read more »

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European temps climb, pope gives thanks for some rain

Europeans struggled Friday to find relief from unusually high temperatures, but the U.N. weather agency said the continent is better prepared than ever to avoid major heat casualties. Read more »

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Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Read more »

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Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be. Read more »

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BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill

NEW ORLEANS — More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a... Read more »

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Officials to begin lifting evacuation after train derailment

Preparations began Friday to allow thousands of eastern Tennessee residents to return to their homes after a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire. Read more »

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Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future?

Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny. Read more »

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Winchester student spots error in Boston museum exhibit

When rising Handley High School sophomore Joseph Rosenfeld visited the Museum of Science in Boston earlier this month, he saw something nobody had noticed before — an error in one of the... Read more »

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Greek villagers secret weapon: Grow your own food

Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. Read more »

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UN nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe

VIENNA — Hopes dimmed Friday of Iran fulfilling a key U.S. demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms. Yukiya Amano, head of... Read more »

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Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38; 15 missing

MANILA, Philippines — At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with... Read more »

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Egypt's warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai

Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area's bloodiest fighting... Read more »

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Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

ANKENY, Iowa — Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis' call for "profound political courage" by focusing... Read more »

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Days before referendum, Greek voters perplexed and undecided

Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout deal for Greece's troubled economy. The problem is, the 37-year-old farmer isn't sure what he's voting for. Read more »

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Did the news media show bias in its coverage of SCOTUS same-sex marriage?

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There was plenty of news coverage about public celebrations as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court deeming same-sex marriage constitutional in all states. But did media outlets show bias by... Read more »

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North Carolina shark attack victim says fortunate to survive

The latest survivor in a record-breaking string of seven North Carolina shark attacks said Thursday he's very fortunate to be alive and thankful for the emergency help he received after struggling... Read more »

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Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans

Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in the state where the GOP... Read more »

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Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for president

Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and accomplished novelist who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war in the Senate, announced Thursday that he's challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton and other... Read more »

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'A beautiful day' in Haiti: Early converts reflect on church growth, temple announcement

Following the announcement of a new temple in Port-au-Prince, two early Haitian converts reflect on the growth of the LDS Church in that Caribbean nation. Read more »

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Gulf states reach what could be 'the largest settlement with a single entity in American history' with BP over oil spill

BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion record settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil... Read more »

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Fired special education teacher files lawsuit

A former special education teacher wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over complaints she made about another instructor. Read more »

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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. Read more »

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