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In wake of email hack, Democratic chair announces resignation

Democratic National Committee chair says she will step down at end of party's convention.

Children teach their parents when it comes to saving energy

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Oregon State University and Stanford University teamed up with a group of Girl Scouts to show that when children learn about a certain subject, parents are likely to emulate their changed behavior. Read more »

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5 things to do when quitting your job

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With all the work you put into getting a job, why should you put any less effort into quitting one? Read more »

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Teens know the risks of being online, they just don’t think it can happen to them

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A UNICEF study has found that despite knowing the dangers, most teens think they're safe online. Read more »

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Aussies won't move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

The head of Australia's delegation said Sunday its 700 athletes and staff would not move into rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in... Read more »

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'Vive la France': Chris Froome makes emotional Tour victory speech

After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner's podium on the Champs-Elysees. Read more »

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Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Read more »

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How to keep childcare employees from going into poverty

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About half of childcare employees are on a government assistance program, such as food stamps and Medicaid, according to a recent study. Read more »

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Should parents apologize for their kids on flights?

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About four years ago the a trend starting forming, growing from social media, of parents creating goodie bags for passengers next to them on airplanes to apologize for their kids being disruptive... Read more »

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California fires threaten thousands of homes; 1 body found

Two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons Sunday, leaving thousands of homes evacuated and authorities to investigate a burned body found in a neighborhood swept by... Read more »

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2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident... Read more »

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Everything we think we know about sex trafficking could be wrong

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Teens are brutalized by violent pimps and forced into sex slavery, right? Not so fast -- new research paints a different picture, and tests our commonly held myths about sex trafficking. Read more »

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Hacked emails overshadow Democratic National Convention

Hacked emails threatened to overshadow the Democratic Party's upcoming celebration in Philadelphia as progressives expressed disappointment Sunday over the presidential nomination process and... Read more »

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Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNC

Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Read more »

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Author, activist speaks at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams will speak Sunday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora. Read more »

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Obama: Trump's NATO comments show 'lack of preparedness'

President Barack Obama says that GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies is another sign of Trump's "lack of preparedness" on foreign... Read more »

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Turkey investigating people who say coup attempt was hoax

Turkish prosecutors are investigating people who have alleged on social media that a July 15 coup attempt was a hoax carried out by the government, the country's justice minister said Sunday,... Read more »

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Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in... Read more »

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Authorities: Munich shooter planned attack for a year

The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said Sunday. Read more »

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Penny-farthing owner keeps on riding

Doug Field of Kenai recently dusted off his penny-farthing replica for one of its biannual routes in the Kenai Fourth of July parade. Read more »

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Catholic leaders speak out as controversy continues over divorced, remarried church members

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Should divorced and remarried Catholics be allowed access to communion? Pope Francis and some bishops disagree. Read more »

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Brie Larson confirmed as 'Captain Marvel'

Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero. Read more »

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Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims... Read more »

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Ready or Not: Rio Olympics open doors at Athletes Village

Ready or not, the Rio Olympics are opening their doors. Read more »

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What motivates (the few) evangelicals who support Hillary Clinton?

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Seventeen percent of white evangelicals plan to vote for Hillary Clinton, according to Pew Research Center. Read more »

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New artificial reef is sunk off Florida's Pompano Beach

Cheering and whistle blowing filled the coast of Pompano Beach on Saturday as approximately 300 boats watched Lady Luck sink on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

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IS attack on Afghan protest kills 80 people, wounds more than 200

An explosion struck a large demonstration march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday, causing multiple casualties, according to officials and witnesses. Read more »

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A title and ship for new 'Star Trek' series: 'Discovery'

The next chapter of the "Star Trek" franchise will be called "Star Trek: Discovery." Read more »

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Warner Bros. calms fans with fun 'Justice League' footage

After "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" put the launch of the DC/Warner Bros. universe on shaky ground, the studio came back swinging at Comic-Con Saturday armed with movie stars, brand new... Read more »

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But Mom, 'Mario Kart' is getting me ready for my driver's test!

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Playing action video games such as Mario Kart can better prepare subjects for realistic driving hazards, according to a new study. Read more »

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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

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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Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college. Read more »

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Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious... Read more »

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'These are tough times ... but we're tough people' (+video)

Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done," joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next... Read more »

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Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, new analysis confirms

A new analysis from a New Zealand public health official is pointing to a causal relationship between alcohol and cancer. Read more »

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AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime... Read more »

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Men and women both experience wedding-day jitters, but in different ways

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You don't have to be a bride or groom to be stressed by a wedding. There's enough worry to go around. But men and women worry differently about someone else's wedding. Read more »

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How Hillary Clinton chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her VP

Hillary Clinton's search for a vice president started with a commanding victory in the New York primary and a special delivery in a plastic Duane Reed bag. Three months later, it ended with a phone... Read more »

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How the U.S. can stop wasting so much food

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The United States can waste up to 133 billion pounds of food in a year, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s $161 billion worth of food. Read more »

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Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns

Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy... Read more »

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South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president

A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, a move which could lead to further turmoil following deadly... Read more »

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8 Turks who fled to Greece are a diplomatic 'hot potato'

The Turkish military helicopter that landed in the Greek border city of Alexandroupolis just as an attempted coup was being quashed in Turkey has turned into one of the toughest diplomatic... Read more »

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Activists: Airstrikes on IS-held villages in Syria kill 56

Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in northern Syria killed at least 56 civilians on Tuesday as intense fighting was underway between the militants and U.S-backed fighters, Syrian opposition... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton still hard to define despite her many roles

When she was about 14, Hillary Clinton says, she wrote to NASA volunteering for astronaut training. Read more »

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Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass... Read more »

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Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned. Read more »

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Hillary Clinton selects running mate for Presidential run

Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Trump takes time from victory lap to swat at Ted Cruz

A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to re-litigate a pair of monthsold battles with rival Ted Cruz. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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California governor denies parole for Manson follower

California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Self-assured, Kaine brings a steady hand to Clinton ticket

Tim Kaine has an Election Day tradition when his name is on the ballot. The avid outdoorsman votes early, then goes hiking in the woods with friends and family for a few hours of calm away from the... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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