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United Nations says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

The war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year.

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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Obama back in DC amid crises, as if he never left

While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?" Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Army: Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

An enraged soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Trial opens for woman in child kidnap-assault case

A child who authorities say was abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually assaulted during a 19-hour ordeal believes her attacker was a man, but prosecutors call the young woman who... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Susan Tompor: Cosigning a student loan risky for parents

One question is bound to pop up as college students head to campus: “Hey, Mom, would you cosign for a student loan?” Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Mourners gather in St. Louis for Brown funeral

Hundreds of people lined up in sweltering heat Monday to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed earlier this month in a confrontation with a police officer that fueled almost... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Outgoing Libyan parliament names rival government

Libya's outgoing parliament voted Monday to replace the current interim government with one headed by an Islamist-backed candidate, deepening the conflict-torn country's already stark divisions and... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Army: Shooter injured self, no others on Va. base

A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Woman faces 20 years to life for 1970s slaying

A judge on Monday is scheduled to sentence an elderly Missouri woman to between 20 years and life in prison for fatally shooting her husband in the head in Wyoming in the mid-1970s. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Amish country bristles at ‘Mafia’ TV show

For a year, Lark and Michael McCarley simmered silently over the arrival of “Amish Mafia” in their community. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Rev. Al Sharpton plays prominent role in protests over race relations

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Al Sharpton is both a public figure and a protestor, traveling between the cities impacted by ongoing unrest. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Obama administration announces new compromise on birth control; still can't get it right, say religious groups

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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'Humans of New York' takes on the world

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A New York photographer is taking portraits in the most impoverished places of the world to help everyone be more aware of the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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The Los Angeles Unified School District ducks out of trigger law, cites federal waiver

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The school district in Los Angeles announced last week that it was exempting itself from the state's controversial parent trigger law, based on a federal waiver which exempts the law from federal... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Best states for underprivileged children

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Wallet Hub ranked each of the 50 states based on how well they care for their "underprivileged children." According to their website, Wallet Hub took into consideration 16 metrics that they felt... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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