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White House intruder identified as Army vet; Secret Service tightens security

The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran

'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 million

The young-adult thriller "The Maze Runner" raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones." Read more »

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Thousands march in NYC, around globe over climate

Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take... Read more »

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32 structures destroyed in California wildfire

As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said. Read more »

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Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown

Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown... Read more »

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China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to... Read more »

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Citing Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs clinic law

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has pointed toward comedian Joan Rivers dying at a surgery clinic while defending a Texas law that would shutter abortion facilities statewide. Read more »

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Some California wells run dry amid drought

Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by. Read more »

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Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack that left 67 dead

Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when four gunmen... Read more »

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Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum

The debate over Scotland's future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were "tricked" into rejecting independence in a referendum and... Read more »

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Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder

A Marine Corps veteran says he was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway. Read more »

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Decision on Yellowstone bison quarantine expected mid-2015

A decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison from Yellowstone National Park so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds, Yellowstone's... Read more »

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Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release details

The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday. Read more »

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Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict. Read more »

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Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed

A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever... Read more »

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Arab states lag in media war against extremists

As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied... Read more »

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New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed... Read more »

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US general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria

The still-evolving military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success... Read more »

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5 things to know about possible Senate uncertainty

Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why? Read more »

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Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

A suspenseful election night is one thing. But what if it stretches out for a month or more? Read more »

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Egypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week

Egypt will host a brief round of indirect talks this week between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, as well as negotiations between Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah... Read more »

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German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash

German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday. Read more »

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Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between... Read more »

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Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq

Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed ten people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded... Read more »

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Turkish security forces clash with Kurds

Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of refugees have crossed to escape the... Read more »

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SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit. Read more »

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