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Contradictory rulings on health law; White House says subsidies to continue

President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle

Israelis destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza offensive

Israeli bulldozers on Saturday demolished more than a dozen tunnels the military said were being used by Hamas gunmen to sneak beneath the southern border of the Jewish state and carry out attacks... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Unaccompanied children from Central America head 'north' as a matter of survival, local advocates say

Legislation introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, intended to stop the surge of children and families from Central America entering the United States illegally may place them at greater risk,... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Emotional rally held for man who died in police custody in New York

The wife of a man who died after a police officer used an apparent chokehold to bring him to the ground during an arrest burst into tears Saturday at a Harlem rally in his honor. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Want to join the Peace Corps? The application process just got a little easier

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Want to join the Peace Corps? Good news. The application process just got a little easier. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Obama will sign order barring gay, transgender discrimination

President Barack Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Tea party groups' suit against IRS moves forward

A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a request by the federal government to dismiss all the allegations that... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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President Bill Clinton papers: Bin Laden, Haiti and Supreme Court

President Bill Clinton asked advisers for more information on Osama bin Laden in 1998 after flagging a newspaper story, according to records from the Clinton White House that were released Friday. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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AP analysis: Israel and Hamas dislike status quo

If Israel and Hamas can agree on one point, it seems, it's that things have to change. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Liberals swoon for Elizabeth Warren, point to Hillary Clinton in '16

At a summertime getaway for liberals, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has captured the hearts of Democratic activists beginning to think about an heir to President Barack Obama. But their minds... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Panel supports early release for 46,000 drug felons

Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Executions rise worldwide in 2013 despite trend toward capital punishment abolition

The number of executions worldwide rose last year despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition, according to a report released Friday by an Italian anti-death penalty group. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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NYC man dies during arrest caught on video

A New York City man died during an arrest — partially captured on amateur video — during which a police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold as several others brought him to the ground and struggled to... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field

Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said Friday. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference, the... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine airplane crash

One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed: Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Survey: Public 'warm' to Jews, Catholics and 'cool' to Muslims and atheists

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Americans of almost all stripes feel warmly toward Jews, Catholics and evangelicals, a Pew Research Center survey reveals. Muslims and atheists aren't as well regarded, while Mormons are in the... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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The promise, the growing pains of oil boom town

When Brent Sanford graduated high school nearly 25 years ago, his tiny prairie town seemed to be withering away. Storefronts were shuttered, senior classes shrinking, families packing up and moving... Read more »

April 29, 2014

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