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Sources: US considering new humanitarian relief mission in Iraq

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in Iraq.

Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system

The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that... Read more »

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Ebola has 'upper hand,' says US official

Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to... Read more »

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No drinking while driving? Ontario police tell Sikhs no religion while riding

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The open road has closed for motorcycle-riding Sikhs in Ontario. The province’s premier has informed Sikhs they are not exempted from motorcycle helmet laws. Read more »

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NY teen gets 5 to 15 years for wreck that killed 4

A New York City teenager involved in a fiery crash on Long Island that killed his four friends has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison. Read more »

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UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

A rebel commander shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, said a government spokesman. Read more »

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Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Tired of that friend or relative who won't stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority. Read more »

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Putin sits down with Ukrainian president for talks

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist east. Read more »

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Palestinian officials: Cease-fire made with Israel

Officials from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main groups fighting in Gaza, said Tuesday they have reached a deal with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians. Read more »

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Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a... Read more »

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US surveillance planes fly over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant... Read more »

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their... Read more »

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Navajos to reduce list of 17 presidential hopefuls

Navajos are narrowing down a list of 17 candidates hoping to become the next president on the country's largest American Indian reservation. Read more »

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Car bombing kills at least 11 people in Baghdad

A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a busy Shiite area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks to shake the Iraqi capital as the Shiite-led... Read more »

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Jewish center reopens 6 years after Mumbai attacks

Rabbis from across Asia on Tuesday celebrated the reopening of a Jewish center targeted by rampaging Pakistani gunmen who stormed through Mumbai on a 60-hour killing spree in 2008. Read more »

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Ask Mr. Dad: Handling a child’s back-to-school anxieties

Dear Mr. Dad: School is starting and my 11-year-old daughter is pretty stressed out. Read more »

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Doug Robinson: When did Missouri turn into North Korea?

When did Missouri turn into North Korea? If you're not alarmed and disturbed by the treatment of the press in Ferguson, Mo., the last couple of weeks, you should be. Read more »

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For the first time in American history, non-Hispanic whites will be outnumbered in public schools

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Educators and administrators of public schools face new challenges as the demographics shift away from a white majority. Read more »

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US health official: Ebola has 'upper hand'

The Ebola virus has the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health official said, adding that experts have the tools to stop it. Read more »

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You'll never believe where your bottled water comes from

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We might be drinking California dry. Dasani, Arrowhead, Aquafina and other brands come from some of the driest parts of the West. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Miley Cyrus about VMA success: 'I'm in constant gratitude of life'

Miley Cyrus said when she stole the night at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, she didn't realize her impact and influence. Now, the singer says she wants to use her powers for good. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Beware, mortgage scammers on the rise again

For years, it was “the Wild West” of real estate scams. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Nigeria: Boko Haram claims it is Islamic Caliphate

Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebel group, said it controls the northeastern city of Gwoza and has added it to an Islamic state that it claims it has established in Nigeria. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Gaza attacks triggers Israeli exodus from border

Tens of thousands of Israelis have fled their homes in communities along the border with the Gaza Strip, reflecting growing fear and frustration as the war with Hamas drags on with no end in sight. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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