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Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee.

Tractor-trailer hitches could be faulty, 6,000 may be in use

On a twisty, snow-lined hill that the locals call "Devil's Backbone," a 12-ton semi-trailer came loose from its tractor and plowed into an oncoming line of pre-dawn commuters. Read more »

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Western Europe sweats — and enjoys — unusual heat wave

Commuters bared lots of skin, temperatures broke records in cities and towns, and millions gulped down water or splashed away in it as Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave. Read more »

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Greece appears to cave to demands, but Europe skeptical

Greece's government appeared to be caving into demands from its creditors on Wednesday, offering concessions in a desperate attempt to get more aid hours after its bailout program expired. Read more »

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IAEA chief travels to Iran as nuke talks continue in Vienna

The head of the U.N. agency tasked to monitor a nuclear deal is traveling to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the agency said Wednesday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry... Read more »

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Hungary: fence on Serbia border forced step to stop migrants

Hungary's prime minister says the fence his country wants to build on the Serbian border to stem the flow of illegal migrants is a "forced measure" not aimed at its southern neighbor. Read more »

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Religious schools and universities on edge after gay marriage ruling

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Sweeping implications of rulling may have been signaled in Kennedy's decision and oral arguments exchange. Read more »

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Arthur Cyr: Greek economic spiral will likely not mirror recent American recession

The long-term success in Europe’s economic integration, plus an expanding influential body of European law, encourages bureaucratic belief that economic market coordination is the same as... Read more »

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Pope to visit poor in Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay

Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal. Any semblance of stability in the sprawling slum of 15,000 families is upended... Read more »

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Police: 141 bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash

The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumped to more than 140 on Wednesday, indicating a growing list of victims from the neighborhood where... Read more »

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First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn

Some lucky Girl Scouts got the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. Read more »

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Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument must come down

Oklahoma's Supreme Court says the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed because it indirectly benefits the Jewish and Christian faiths in violation of the state's... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Report: Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators

A Homeland Security advisory panel is recommending that Customs and Border Protection more than double the number of internal affairs investigators. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday night

The State Department plans to make about 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence publically available on Tuesday evening. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Statue of white supremacist, former SC governor vandalized

Authorities are investigating the vandalism of a statue of a segregationist South Carolina governor as the state grapples with heightened tension over Confederate symbols in the wake of a massacre... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Who is in, and about to get in, the GOP race for president

The Republican presidential field: who's in and who's still waiting for the right moment. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks in Israeli spy expo

Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks and mini-drones were among the gadgets on display Tuesday at an exhibition of Israeli surveillance technology, offering a rare peek into the secretive world of... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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First lady: Career, technical studies offer students options

Michelle Obama is telling students a high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Source: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escapes

The superintendent at the northern New York prison where two killers escaped three weeks ago and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave,... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds

The CIA director says his agency has done a poor job of hiring and promoting minorities, and that lack of diversity is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Distracted drivers just lucky they haven't killed someone, advocate says

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Distraction is a way of life in today's world of fast-paced technology and constant news updates. Looking at any updates coming in on a phone or tablet requires looking down or over, and even this... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Don't blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday

Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer — by a second. International timekeepers are tacking a second to the clock to compensate for a slightly slower Earth rotation. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Religious leaders ponder next steps after Supreme Court rules for same-sex marriage

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Clergy on all sides of the debate over same-sex marriage ponder their next moves after the Supreme Court of the United States declared a national right to such unions. Read more »

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