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Photographer is using portraits to combat world woes

A New York photographer is taking portraits in the most impoverished places of the world to bring awareness.

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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. Read more »

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Bridezilla, meet 'Bridechilla'

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Bridezilla and Bridechilla have a lot in common: They both want their wedding day to be filled with joy. And they both appear to provide a fair amount of pain and stress to the members of their... Read more »

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3 Japanese students killed in California car crash

Three Japanese college students were killed and five others were injured when the car they were in veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday. Read more »

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Mexico creates special force for economic crime

Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions. Read more »

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Colombia's military meets face-to-face with rebels

Members of Colombia's military met face-to-face Friday with Marxist rebel leaders for the first time as talks aimed at ending a half-century war enter a decisive phase. Read more »

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Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there's a next time... Read more »

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Obama announces new birth control fixes for religious groups

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control... Read more »

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Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model... Read more »

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Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an... Read more »

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Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in... Read more »

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Jackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike

Shadowing central bankers and economists at the Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates. Read more »

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Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

The Obama administration on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn. Read more »

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Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community

Life among the Amish in this northern New York community is easing back into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were abducted from their family farm and as more detailed allegations... Read more »

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UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. Read more »

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Indiana sees floods after up to 10 inches of rain

Residents in central and northern Indiana battled fire and water after torrential rains overnight caused widespread flooding Friday. Read more »

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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at... Read more »

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Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »

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Iraq militants kill 64 in attack on Sunni mosque

A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60, officials said. Read more »

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Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health... Read more »

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McDonald's names new US president again

McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. Read more »

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Pakistani protesters sleep on streets

They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament. Read more »

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Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an... Read more »

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Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

An Oklahoma City police officer is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty. Read more »

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Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health... Read more »

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Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top... Read more »

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