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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the Ebola afflicted region.

Kendrick Lamar says Taylor Swift's kind remarks help himself, hip-hop

Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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24-year-old American in North Korea sentenced to 6 years of hard labor

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Iraqi PM renounces British citizenship by law

Iraq's new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has renounced his British citizenship since assuming office last week, three government officials close to the premier said Sunday. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Online attacks, real-life consequences

Widespread collection of personal data online frequently prompts debate about privacy, but there is one group of people that has largely managed to remain behind a wall of anonymity, says Danielle... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Santa Monica using $1 million to evaluate its happiness

Santa Monica seems almost like paradise. The sparkling blue ocean, shimmering sandy beaches, clear skies and a famous pier with a merry-go-round paint a picture of contentment. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Gaza children return to school after war

Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

The next open enrollment season for President Barack Obama's health care law is only two months away. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Will year-round classes help curb the summer slump?

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Portland's Rosa Parks Elementary School hopes to break out of its test score doldrums with a year-round calendar. Will it work? Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

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The country's elite colleges still, by and large, admit mostly rich kids. Still, some schools are bucking the trend and opening their gates to high-performing kids from modest backgrounds. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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9/11 spawned hundreds of charities. Here are the ones that are left

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Disasters create lots of good intentions — but they can be misplaced. Of the 300 charities created in the aftermath of 9/11, only a few are still around. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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So help me God: Military practices face scrutiny from non-believers

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The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force face challenges on religious liberty questions, often from groups opposed to religious expression. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Nerding out: The identity crisis of nerds becomes mainstream

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"Nerd" doesn't mean what it used to. A generation ago, kids who liked comics or read fantasy novels were ridiculed as cultural outliers. Nowadays, nerd culture and "geek chic" have stepped into the... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Clashing visions threaten religious liberty panel renewal

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Differing versions of legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom threaten the independent panel's autonomy and mission, critics charge. Read more »

Aug. 15, 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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