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Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests to aid midterm election

Obama's military campaign has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election.

FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony

Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help... Read more »

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Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol

Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern. Read more »

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US Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged... Read more »

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Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. Read more »

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Syria blasts at school kill 17, including 10 kids

Twin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 17 people on Wednesday, including 10 children, as gruesome images appeared on social media networks purported to show Kurdish fighters slain at the hands of Islamic State... Read more »

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Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists. Read more »

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UK drops terrorism case for ex-Guantanamo inmate

British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Read more »

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McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

Rory McIlroy has been voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years. Read more »

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Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man who had criminal convictions

Published reports say President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols. Read more »

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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US; patient flew to Texas from Liberia

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. Read more »

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. Read more »

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Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile... Read more »

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US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town... Read more »

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Read more »

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Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge

A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on aggravated harassment charges, which her lawyer said were based on "an... Read more »

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Secret Service head takes onus for WH breach

Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a... Read more »

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Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat. Read more »

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Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air. Read more »

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Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be... Read more »

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US consumer confidence slides in September

U.S. consumer confidence dropped in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. Read more »

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NFL says Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for prayer

The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception. Read more »

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Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door. Read more »

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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda

President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that "it is time to set a new agenda" between their countries, addressing concerns that the world's two largest... Read more »

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Colorado high court considers pot firing case

Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Read more »

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HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit... Read more »

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