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Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect

From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech... Read more »

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Vigil planned at Cincinnati Zoo in tribute to slain gorilla

Animal rights activists plan a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a special zoo response team concluded his life was... Read more »

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Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses. Read more »

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On cutting-edge voter data, Trump critically behind Clinton

Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say. Read more »

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Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24

Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people. Read more »

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Uganda to stop security cooperation with North Korea

Uganda is cutting military ties with North Korea to comply with U.N. sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program, a Ugandan official said Monday following a meeting between President Yoweri... Read more »

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Chad ex-dictator found guilty, sentence to life for abuses

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his time in power, Judge Gberdao... Read more »

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Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over... Read more »

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Would you eat meat grown by scientists?

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Would you eat meat made by scientists? Here's what people across the country say. Read more »

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How lab-grown burgers change the conversation about meat

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In less than five years, the beef and pork you serve your family may come from a Petri dish, not a pasture. While it may help to alleviate animal suffering, "cultured" meat raises other ethical... Read more »

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Flying with your family is becoming more of a luxury than first-class

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Sitting next to your family members on an airplane is becoming more difficult due to airline companies charging an extra fee to guarantee assigned seating. Here are a few tips to make traveling... Read more »

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Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping

These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the... Read more »

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Mexican police mount big hunt for kidnapped soccer player Pulido

Federal and state forces mounted an operation Sunday to find kidnapped Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas. Read more »

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Study: It is harmless to let babies cry themselves to sleep

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A new study shows allowing your children to cry themselves to sleep poses no long-term stress or emotional effects for them. Doing so can also be beneficial to establish a consistent sleep schedule... Read more »

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Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for president

The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic... Read more »

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Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets, Bo and Sunny. Read more »

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Trump rallies veterans at annual Rolling Thunder gathering

Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans, without backing up his allegation. Read more »

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Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indy 500

An unfamiliar driver, an American no less, ushered in a new era at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by outlasting his faster rivals — and his fuel tank. Read more »

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'Mommy loves you!': Little boy rescued after gorilla is shot (+video)

Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm!" while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you!" as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow... Read more »

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Parishioners hold last service at church after 11-year vigil

For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful... Read more »

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How to not spend Memorial Day at the ER

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Memorial Day can be a fun start to summer or the reason you spend Monday afternoon at the emergency room. Here are common ways people get injured as the nation gets a start to summer. Read more »

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Driver's family press charges over US drone hit on Pakistan

The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against U.S. officials, seeking to press murder charges,... Read more »

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More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in... Read more »

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Trump: Those in US illegally treated better than veterans

Donald Trump told a Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday that the government often takes better care of people in the U.S. illegally than the nation's military veterans. Read more »

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Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M

Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with... Read more »

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3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas

At least three people were still missing Sunday after being swept away in Texas and Kansas, and slowly rising rivers in southeast Texas have led to numerous evacuations, including two prisons. Read more »

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Ex-MLB hurler winds up for Vermont governor race, but could be wild pitch

Bill Lee, who pitched for the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos, is brimming with ideas and enthusiasm. He wants to abolish the border between Vermont and Quebec so travel would be easier,... Read more »

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The last tackle powder puff football game avoids the sack

The senior and junior girls at Florida's Jupiter High School scoffed when administrators, fearing for their safety, canceled a 50-year tradition — what may be the nation's last tackle powder... Read more »

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$1 cup designed in Seattle could save millions of babies

When babies in poor countries can't breast-feed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of Seattle researchers has found an innovative way to help. Read more »

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AP PHOTOS: Refugees who made a train to nowhere their home

Before catching the world's attention, Idomeni was a sleepy village on the Greek border with Macedonia, the last stop on the train before heading through former Yugoslav countries and onto western... Read more »

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Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks

A breakaway Taliban faction is willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but will demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces, a senior leader of the... Read more »

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German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle... Read more »

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Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

Iraq's special forces completed a troop buildup around Fallujah on Sunday ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad, a military officer said, as the militants... Read more »

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17-year-old gets degree in biology, physics and math

While most 6-year-olds spend their summers playing outside, participating in sports or watching TV, 17-year-old Joseph Heavner of Clear Spring spent his childhood teaching himself mathematics and... Read more »

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The best of summer books for the whole family

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Summer 2016 offers a treasure trove of engrossing stories — fiction and non-fiction — for all ages. Read more »

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If cells could talk, married couples would be finishing each other's sentences

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Longtime couples are in sync with each other, not only emotionally but physically. Research shows how we grow more like our spouses biologically. Read more »

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Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure

A special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla Saturday that grabbed and dragged a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat, the Cincinnati Zoo's director said. Read more »

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Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops

Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most... Read more »

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2 dead, 5 missing after heavy rains in Texas, Kansas

At least two people are dead and five others are missing after this week's torrential rains in Texas and Kansas, officials said Saturday, noting that though the threat of severe weather had... Read more »

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Turbulent few days for Johnny Depp after accusations, loss

Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations. Read more »

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Real Madrid wins Champions League in penalty shootout

Cristiano Ronaldo did it again for Real Madrid, stepping forward to score a penalty and inflicting another devastating loss in a Champions League final on rival Atletico Madrid. Read more »

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WWII plane pulled from Hudson after crash that killed pilot

Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday after the vintage aircraft... Read more »

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Search for missing teen resumes on Northern California coast

Crews resumed their search along a Northern California creek for a teenage girl who was last seen being abducted by an armed acquaintance in Vallejo, about 65 miles south from the area being... Read more »

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Police: NBA guard Dejean-Jones fatally shot in Dallas

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. Read more »

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Italian, Irish, German ships save more than 650 migrants

Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by Irish and German vessels as well as humanitarian organizations, saved 668 migrants from smugglers' boats in distress in the Mediterranean off Libya on... Read more »

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NASA slowly inflating new room at space station on 2nd try

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In business and politics, Trump stokes internal rivalries

When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to... Read more »

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DOD uses undisclosed files to defend sex assault testimony

The Pentagon is relying on information it won't make public to dispute an Associated Press investigation that found the military misled Congress about sexual assault cases to blunt support for... Read more »

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Putin visits Russian Orthodox monastic community in Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian Orthodox monastery Saturday on the northern Greek peninsula of Mount Athos as part of a two-day visit touted by the Greek government as a chance... Read more »

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Children fight to live after lightning hits 11 in Paris park

Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire... Read more »

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