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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

Obama and India's PM Narendra Modi said that "it is time to set a new agenda" between their countries.

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President... Read more »

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Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man who had criminal convictions

Published reports say President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols. Read more »

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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US; patient flew to Texas from Liberia

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. Read more »

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. Read more »

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Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile... Read more »

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US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town... Read more »

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Read more »

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Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge

A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on aggravated harassment charges, which her lawyer said were based on "an... Read more »

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Secret Service head takes onus for WH breach

Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a... Read more »

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Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat. Read more »

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Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air. Read more »

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Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be... Read more »

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US consumer confidence slides in September

U.S. consumer confidence dropped in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. Read more »

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Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door. Read more »

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Colorado high court considers pot firing case

Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Read more »

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HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit... Read more »

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Overdraft and ATM fees higher than ever

The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5 percent over the past year. Read more »

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Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by... Read more »

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Religious leaders agree ISIS must be stopped, they just don't know how

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Religious leaders agree the Islamic State — also known as ISIL or ISIS — must be stopped. Their struggle is how best to do it. Read more »

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Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test... Read more »

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Why we don't need to worry that Utah cities aren't growing

WalletHub released its "2014's fastest growing cities" list, and Utah cities weren't among them. Read more »

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New EU trade chief seeks reset in US trade talks

Acknowledging strong public skepticism in Europe over free trade talks with the U.S., the European Union's incoming trade chief on Monday called for a "fresh start" and more transparency in the... Read more »

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Israel says Palestinian leader doesn't want peace

Israel's foreign minister said Monday it's clear that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has no intention of making peace with Israel, calling his speech to world leaders last week "a message of... Read more »

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12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, officials... Read more »

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Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript... Read more »

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