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International police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Fighting around the Malaysia Airlines debris once again stopped an international police team from arriving.

Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers... Read more »

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Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con. Read more »

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'Sons of Anarchy' book announced at Comic-Con

"Sons of Anarchy" is revving up for its final season but the outlaw motorcycle club will live on in books. Read more »

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Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. Read more »

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Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

State police say five members of a Maine family found dead in their apartment were shot to death. Read more »

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US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for... Read more »

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Tentative deal reached on VA reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care. Read more »

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Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual... Read more »

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Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school

Israel acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza last week, but said aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the... Read more »

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Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. Read more »

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Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR but not security

Every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin... Read more »

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Islamic militants destroy historic mosque in Mosul

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say militants with the Islamic State group have destroyed another historic mosque and shrine Read more »

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Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National... Read more »

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EU, US seek Putin Achilles' heel on Ukraine

Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin... Read more »

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this... Read more »

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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. Read more »

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Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly... Read more »

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38 killed as Libyan forces battle militias in east

Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people — including civilians — in the country's restive east, health officials said... Read more »

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California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission

Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday aimed at increasing direct investments in California, promoting university exchanges and forming environmental... Read more »

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'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. Read more »

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Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country. Read more »

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Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the... Read more »

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Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex has been charged with murder. Read more »

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Bills aim to bring marriage, family law into 21st century

California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break. Read more »

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'Deseret News National Edition': Hobby Lobby, adolescent depression and finding a new life in America

This week’s Deseret News National Edition features a discussion about the propaganda wars surrounding the Hobby Lobby ruling, insight into adolescent depression and a story about an Ethiopian... Read more »

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