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Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns

Japan wants to buy advanced equipment with its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands.

GOP presidential hopeful Rand Paul rallies Utahns, calls Donald Trump mania 'insane'

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul had one word for the Donald Trump phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the country: "Insane." Read more »

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Photo gallery: Remembering Katrina 10 years later

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept through America's Southeast, devastating cities, lives and families. Today, many have bounced back, while others stay haunted by the tragedy. We have compiled... Read more »

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Book review: 'Whoppers' exposes historical lies and liars

“Whoppers” by Christine Seifert tells the stories of famous and not-so-famous liars, cheats and hucksters throughout history, from the man who sold the Eiffel Tower twice to the woman... Read more »

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many... Read more »

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Photo gallery: Japanese Fall Festival celebrates culture

Okinawa dancers wait for their turn to perform at the Aki Matsuri Japanese Fall Festival at the Japanese Church of Christ in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. The annual celebration is... Read more »

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Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by diplomats, press freedom... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery

With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells, residents in Mississippi and Louisiana gathered Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of the day that Hurricane Katrina slammed into their states... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Rowing alone: Author channels life on water with kids' book

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An Eastern Shore of Virginia native who grew up fishing and crabbing on Onancock Creek has authored a children's book celebrating life on the water and the creatures that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Vin Scully to return for record 67th year with Dodgers

The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return next year. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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GOP's tough talk doesn't square with US-China relationship

If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Dominica prime minister says 20 dead following 'Erika'

Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it caused a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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TV shooting survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire

The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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'North Dakota' not among potential new nicknames for UND

"North Dakota" will not be an option when people affiliated with the University of North Dakota vote on a new nickname, the school's president said Friday. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Video: Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 28, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 28, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 28, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Maximum security prison provides home for abandoned cats

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Therapy and rescue combine into one program, as inmates care for cats and get unconditional love in return. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 28, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

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Opponents of current testing requirements see opportunities and challenges in how the questions are phrased and how much information is offere with the questions. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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