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Video purports to show second beheading of US journalist

Islamic State extremists released a video posted showing the beheading of a second American journalist.

NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russian aggression

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there... Read more »

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South Korea says North Korea fires projectile into sea

North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country's latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to... Read more »

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Climate study yields bad news for tiny Nevada desert fish

For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility —... Read more »

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Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic... Read more »

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Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to... Read more »

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Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he's... Read more »

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Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Read more »

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US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' during Cold War

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska... Read more »

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Candidates culled from Nevada political elites

Nevada's attorney general candidates start with three priceless political ingredients — presidential good looks, law degrees and a pedigree in state politics. Read more »

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Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits... Read more »

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the... Read more »

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India's Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian... Read more »

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Doug Ducey, Fred DuVal battle for Arizona governor

Republican Doug Ducey resonates confidence and positive energy, projecting an air that his election as the next governor of Arizona is a sure thing. Read more »

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Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces

Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armored personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week's battles. With homes destroyed and livelihoods lost,... Read more »

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GOP challenger tries novel tactics against California Gov. Jerry Brown

Republicans finally have the kind of gubernatorial candidate they need to be competitive in overwhelmingly Democratic California — a young, second-generation social moderate who has financial... Read more »

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For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats. Read more »

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Backers of Nebraska wage hike target new voters

Backers of a ballot measure that seeks to raise Nebraska's minimum wage say the effort could drive up turnout and improve the chances of Democratic candidates in some high-profile races. Read more »

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Read 1,001 books? Ranger Doug did it on a tour bus

The songs Ranger Doug writes often take on a certain literary quality. That's not by chance. The yodeling frontman for Riders in the Sky, a local Grammy-winning western band, has had more than... Read more »

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Libyans overrun compound abandoned by U.S. embassy in Tripoli

Libyans have overrun a residential compound abandoned by the U.S. Embassy when it pulled out of Tripoli in July, according to a video circulated online Sunday. Dozens of trespassers could be seen... Read more »

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US judge blocks enforcement of new Louisiana abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's clinics or... Read more »

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Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members... Read more »

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'Deseret News National Edition': Common Core, budget problems and Honor Flight

The Deseret News National Edition focuses on issues pertaining to family, faith, education, culture, causes and finances. Read more »

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'Guardians' stays atop cinemas amid worst summer since 2006

"Guardians of the Galaxy," the hit movie about a group of misfit superheroes from Walt Disney's Marvel studio, stayed atop U.S. and Canadian theaters as Hollywood wrapped up what is poised to be... Read more »

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Fort Bliss amps up security over holiday weekend

Fort Bliss says it's taking extra security precautions over Labor Day weekend. Read more »

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Fighting the ravages of the West Nile virus

The tiny bite arrived and faded from Dot Ingle's skin before she even noticed it was there. Read more »

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