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Did Trump really just become a born-again Christian? Critics respond

Dr. James Dobson's claim has sent shock waves throughout the Christian and media worlds.

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Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after 6 kids killed

Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the units toppled over and fell on them. Read more »

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Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat

Thirty-one of the country's top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and something needs to be done about it. Read more »

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Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for over $15B

Volkswagen will spend more than $15 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related... Read more »

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Appreciation: Pat Summitt used the sport to empower women

yet another men's basketball coach, Tennessee officials turned to the one person they thought would be perfect to take over the Volunteers program. Read more »

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Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82

yan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82. Read more »

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House Republicans' report faults Obama on Benghazi attacks

Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee faulted the Obama administration Tuesday in a report on the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Read more »

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Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrike has killed 25

An airstrike early on Tuesday by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen's southern province of Taiz killed 25 people — 15 fighters and 10 civilians, security officials said. Read more »

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Kremlin says it will take time to mend ties with Turkey

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday it will take time to mend ties with Turkey after the November downing of a Russian military jet. Read more »

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UN chief criticizes Gaza blockade after Israel-Turkey deal

The U.N. chief on Tuesday criticized Israel's blockade of Gaza, a day after Israel and Turkey reached a broad reconciliation pact that looked to ease, but not eliminate, the isolation of the... Read more »

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Retired pope thanks reigning pope for his focus on mercy

Retired Pope Benedict XVI endorsed Pope Francis' mercy-filled ministry Tuesday during an unprecedented Vatican ceremony featuring a reigning pope honoring a retired one on the 65th anniversary of... Read more »

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Israel bans access for non-Muslims to Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police on Tuesday banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following two days of clashes with Palestinian rioters at the... Read more »

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'Avatar' mobile game landing ahead of film sequels

Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they'll be able visit the exotic alien world from "Avatar" on their smartphones. Read more »

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In rain-soaked West Virginia, flood victim planning funerals

Like other business operators along Main Street in the West Virginia town of Rainelle, Pamela Wallace Arnold is slowly cleaning up from state's worst flooding in decades. As a funeral planner,... Read more »

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Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women's game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday... Read more »

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US economy grew at slightly faster 1.1 percent in Q1

The U.S. economy grew slightly faster at the start of the year than previously estimated, even though consumer spending posted the smallest gain in two years. Read more »

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Generation EU: British vote often pitted old against young

The day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, 69-year-old Mary Crossley of London said she got a phone call from her 31-year-old daughter. She seemed pretty annoyed. Read more »

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Lebanese army detains 103 Syrians in wake of border bombings

Lebanese troops detained 103 Syrians for illegal entry into the country in a security sweep Tuesday, a day after a series of deadly bombings struck a village near the Syrian border, the military said. Read more »

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US home prices climb in April; 7 cities set new records

U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — including Boston, Charlotte, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle — setting record highs. Read more »

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What every parent needs to know about food allergies

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One out of every 13 children has a food allergy that could morph from mild to life-threatening without notice. Here's what every parent, coach and Sunday School teacher should know. Read more »

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Tesla wants to be the ultimate sustainable energy company, but investors aren't so sure

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Tesla Motors wants SolarCity so it can be the best company in sustainable, clean energy, but stockholders and investors aren't so sure they want this deal. Read more »

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Minority babies are now the majority in America

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The number of babies born to minority parents has reached an all-time high, making them the majority, though not by much, a Pew Research Center report says. Read more »

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Americans in these four categories experience the most poverty

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In a recent economic analysis, The Brookings Institution found that the majority of those who experienced poverty in the United States during 2014 were either a child, retired, disabled or a student. Read more »

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The death of cursive writing is prolonged a while longer in this state

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State joins a handful of others bucking the Common Core's exclusive reliance on "keyboard skills." Read more »

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Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits

Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation's epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were... Read more »

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Presbyterian Church in America repents of ‘racial sins’

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The nation’s second largest Presbyterian denomination has passed legislation repenting for “past failures to love brothers and sisters from minority cultures” and committing its... Read more »

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Catholic bishop apologizes for ‘betrayal’ of sexual abuse

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The Supreme Court delivered its most significant ruling on abortion in a generation Monday (June 27), striking down restrictions on Texas clinics and doctors that threatened to make the procedure... Read more »

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Presbyterians vote to continue pressure on Israel

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Presbyterians at their General Assembly passed several resolutions aimed to pressure Israel to leave territories it has occupied since its 1967 war with neighboring states Read more »

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The ‘Splainer: What does Pope Francis mean when he says ‘apologize’?

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Pope Francis has done it again — stepped on an airplane and into the headlines, this time with a remark that the Catholic Church should “apologize” to homosexuals, women and other... Read more »

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Rep. Love hosts poverty discussion with Missouri Democrat

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, hosted a discussion on poverty Monday with a group of community advocates and leaders — and, in a show of bipartisanship, a Democratic congressman from Missouri. Read more »

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Turkish president apologizes for downing of Russian jet

Turkey's president has apologized to Moscow for the downing of a Russian military jet at the Syrian border, Russian and Turkish officials said Monday, a move that could open the way for easing a... Read more »

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High court overturns former VA governor's conviction

A unanimous Supreme Court has overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that makes it harder to prosecute elected officials accused of bribery. Read more »

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2 men presumed dead found alive in West Virginia flooding

Two men who were presumed dead when their camper was swept away in rushing waters during the West Virginia floods have been found alive, officials said Monday as the rain-soaked state braced for... Read more »

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Stocks, pound fall again due to UK vote uncertainty

Financial and materials companies led U.S. stocks sharply lower in morning trading Monday following another slide in European markets as investors grappled with the fallout of Britain's vote to... Read more »

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Firefighters gain some control of deadly California wildfire

Crews made progress against a wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 200 homes as it tore through mountain communities in central California, leaving little time for residents to flee the... Read more »

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UK appeals for calm as markets drop, EU leaders huddle

British and European leaders appealed for calm on Monday as concern over the U.K.'s exit from the European Union and its deepening political crisis triggered further gyrations in financial markets... Read more »

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Comey's refusal to name gunman marks change in terror talk

When FBI Director James Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name. Read more »

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Clinton's VP thinking: Don't harm Dem chances to take Senate

As Hillary Clinton considers her choices for vice president, she's seriously weighing the potential negative impact her decision could have on Democratic efforts to retake control of the Senate,... Read more »

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What to know about Supreme Court tossing Texas abortion law

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 on Monday that Texas' sweeping anti-abortion law is unconstitutional. Here are details about the ruling and the law, known as HB2: Read more »

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Clinton, Warren meet for first 2016 campaign event

Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday morning, symbolically unifying the Democratic Party behind the presumptive nominee and giving voters a rousing... Read more »

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UK's anti-EU victors will find it hard to fulfill promises

Politicians who wanted Britain to leave the European Union were not shy about making promises. They plastered their campaign bus with vows to "take back control" on immigration and boost funding... Read more »

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Faith leaders respond to Supreme Court's abortion ruling

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Justices voted 5-3 in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down controversial restrictions on Texas abortion clinics. Read more »

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She fled Russia with her family. Now, she has a powerful message about the refugee crisis

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As the world continues to grapple with a monumental refugee crisis precipitated by the rise of the Islamic State, a music conductor is taking steps to show U.S. citizens the positive impact that... Read more »

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Politician who ignited controversy after taking aim at church's Ramadan sign visits mosque

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A school board member in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who ignited debate after publicly criticizing a Christian church for wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan," has since apologized and visited with... Read more »

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Pope Francis: Christians should apologize to gays and lesbians

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Pope Francis said over the weekend that Christians should apologize to groups whom they have mistreated and offended, specifically mentioning gays and lesbians, exploited women and the poor. Read more »

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Pope's message of peace resonates with Syrian Armenians

For most in Armenia, the visit by Pope Francis will be best remembered for his willingness to declare the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians "genocide" and for his message of peace and... Read more »

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Suicide bombers kill 5 in eastern Lebanon, near Syria border

A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives' vests in a northeastern Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing five people and wounding at least 15, a Lebanese... Read more »

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Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home. Read more »

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2 killed, more than 80 injured in Madagascar attack

A grenade exploded in a stadium in Madagascar, killing two people and injuring more than 80 in what authorities describe as a terrorist attack, authorities said Monday. Read more »

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Trump emails: Can you spare $10 to help elect a billionaire?

The billionaire running for president now seeks to convince millions of Americans to give him money. Read more »

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Michelle Obama, daughters, mother land in Liberian capital

Michelle Obama, her daughters and her mother have landed in Liberia at the start of an overseas trip promoting education for girls. Read more »

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