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Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal, relied on guides

A dentist who went on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected

Sanders rallies supporters in nationwide simulcast

WASHINGTON — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on supporters to spark a "political revolution" for his candidacy on Wednesday night, offering a rallying cry of "enough is enough" on a video... Read more »

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2 houses from 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque

Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque. Read more »

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California's big cities say June water-saving goals were met

California's largest cities said water conservation goals ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown were met or exceeded in June — the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought. Read more »

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This week in history: Potsdam Declaration calls for 'unconditional surrender' of Japan

On July 26, 1945, the United States, Britain, and China reiterated their commitment to the "unconditional surrender" of Japan. The statement offered the Japanese a way out of the war and warned... Read more »

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US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777

Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia... Read more »

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Police say victim in fatal I-15 rollover was Colorado man

Police have identified a man killed in an I-15 rollover Tuesday near Parowan. Read more »

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Million-dollar donors lift Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions

A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Jeb Bush's record-setting presidential fundraising haul. Read more »

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Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting

A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the... Read more »

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US agency says it is 'deeply concerned' about lion kill

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is ready to assist Zimbabwe in its investigation of an American dentist's killing of a protected African lion and will conduct its own probe. Read more »

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Prosecutors charge 15-year-old with murder in death of 8-year-old in California

Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Read more »

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Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS

After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz is taking on a more traditional GOP target: the IRS. Read more »

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Boehner calls challenge by Republican 'no big deal'

House Speaker John Boehner brushed aside a challenge to his tenure on Wednesday as the work of a lone dissident Republican amounting to "no big deal." Read more »

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Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

The Texas attorney general says his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic that he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again... Read more »

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Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

James Holmes came home on winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions, and later expressed fears that he was failing as a neuroscientist, but his parents... Read more »

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UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century

Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of... Read more »

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Top military leader says deal keeps Iran from atomic weapon

America's top military leader said Wednesday that the recently signed nuclear deal works to keep Iran from having an atomic weapon, but does not address other concerns about Tehran's malign... Read more »

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2 houses from 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque

Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque. Read more »

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Coast Guard official: Search for teens is 'active and open'

Coast Guard and state officials visited the Florida home of one of two missing teenage boaters Wednesday, and a spokesman told news reporters the search for the boys is still "active and open." Read more »

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Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was "unethical"

Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified... Read more »

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Activists rappel off Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

Environmental activists rappelled off Portland's tallest bridge early Wednesday in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving the city. Read more »

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Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. Read more »

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Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. Read more »

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Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure Turkish attacks

U.S. and Turkish plans to create an "Islamic State-free zone" in Syria along the Turkish border could escalate the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Read more »

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Reality TV show unveils life as a trainer of animal actors

For years, Bill Berloni has taught his dogs to play make believe. Now, he's making it real. Read more »

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Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground

Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome, and the first of as many as 30 million people may start pouring into Rome. Read more »

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