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Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama...

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members. Read more »

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The Latest on TV shooting: Shopping center opens again

The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local): Read more »

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Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina

Talk to folks on the street about the "holy trinity" and you're as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That's New Orleans, a city where eating has long been... Read more »

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Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed

Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 62 wounded, authorities said Friday. Read more »

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GOP's Walker promises to aggressively confront terrorism

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism." Read more »

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Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian police said 71 people likely... Read more »

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Puerto Rico braces for TS Erika after 4 dead in Dominica

Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several... Read more »

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Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West

The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives... Read more »

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ACLU sues to block sweeping Nevada education funding program

A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it... Read more »

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Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings

The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on. Read more »

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On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said. Read more »

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Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him... Read more »

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Buzz Aldrin joins university, forming 'master plan' for Mars

Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years. Read more »

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Judge blocks Obama administration regulation on waterways

A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to... Read more »

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Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever... Read more »

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Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court

Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry. At issue is a Utah law banning... Read more »

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Utah tents help moms in Nepal deliver babies in more sanitary conditions

Mothers giving birth in Nepal don't have many options as to where to do so after devastating earthquakes ruined several medical buildings. Read more »

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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' dies at age 58

Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. Read more »

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GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul to hold rally in Orem

Utah will be the last stop on a five-day campaign swing through five Western states for Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul. Read more »

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Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WW2

Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps during World War II — more than seven decades after police rounded up scores of people... Read more »

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US pending home sales rose modestly in July

Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, as pending sales rebounded slightly after dipping in June. Read more »

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Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck

Austrian police on Thursday discovered the badly decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from... Read more »

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AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software... Read more »

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Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row

When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years. Read more »

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US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Read more »

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