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Fed is likely to delay 1st rate hike in 9 years a bit longer

The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows just not likely yet.

Shipwreck-hunting company sues over Blackbeard's ship

The shipwreck-hunting company that found Blackbeard's sunken ship off the North Carolina coast has sued the state for more than $8 million, saying officials violated a contract involving photos and... Read more »

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House leader rules out Senate version of highway bill

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday that the House will not consider the Senate version of a long-term, must-pass highway bill, setting up an apparent impasse as Congress faces a Friday... Read more »

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NATO holding rare emergency meeting at Turkey's request

For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the debated... Read more »

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Turkish bombing of Kurds carries risk of instability

Turkey's unexpected move to launch raids against Kurdish rebels at the same time it is cracking down on the Islamic State group risks ending of a period of relative calm that has been boon for... Read more »

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'Just the ticket': 4-star solution to nuclear Air Force ills

Working to reinvigorate its nuclear force after years of missteps and scandal, the Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge for the first time since the end of the Cold War. His mission:... Read more »

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White House Notebook: Lions on the White House lawn? Or not.

President Barack Obama, owner of two dogs, seems a little envious. Read more »

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Boston mayor refuses to sign host contract for 2024 Olympics

s mayor delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Olympics on Monday when he declared he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one... Read more »

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Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges... Read more »

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Obama: Kenya at 'crossroads' between peril and promise

Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father's birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal... Read more »

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Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on media, opposition

President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia's leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he began a visit that human rights groups say legitimizes an oppressive government. Read more »

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US, Turkey aim for Islamic State-free zone in northern Syria

The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a move that would further... Read more »

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Medical examiner: Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston

An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death. Read more »

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Gov't: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators... Read more »

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2 lives cut short: Remembering the two young women shot at movies

One was a talented artist who sang in an all-female band and planted trees to beautify her neighborhood. Another was studying to be a radiology technician and looking forward to a future with a... Read more »

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Gunman in theater shooting had history of seeking vengeance

The stranger clenched his fists and shook his head, recounting a time when he tried and failed to beat a cat to death with a steel rod. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

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An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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How social media is changing the way Americans talk about politics

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Social media isn’t always the ideal place to stage a healthy and diverse debate on political beliefs, as U.S. presidential candidate Chris Christie learned this month on Twitter. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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This is no joke: Hospitals and care centers make room for laughter programs

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Research has shown that the smile that creeps up and explodes into uncontrollable laughter has multiple health benefits. So hospitals have begun creating spaces for laughter. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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'The Tradition of Enquiry': Oxford education weekend Day Three recap

The final events of this weekend’s conference held Sunday kept people engaged till the very last presentation. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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'The Tradition of Enquiry': Oxford education weekend Day Two recap

During the second day of Oxford’s education weekend, scholars again brought their various expertise to fulfill the vision of what the tradition of enquiry has been at Oxford. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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'The Tradition of Enquiry': Oxford education weekend Day One recap

Many international scholars, passionate business leaders, professors and members of diverse faiths gathered together to welcome the first-ever Education Weekend held at the Said Business School at... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Inaugural education weekend in Oxford, England, begins Friday

The first-ever Education Weekend conference in Oxford, England, is taking place July 17-19. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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