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Fence-jumper made it through front door of the White House Friday

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door

Turkey: 49 hostages seized by Islamic militants have been freed

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most... Read more »

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AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe

The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of... Read more »

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California GOP kicks off convention with focus on diversity

California Republicans are looking to put a new face on their party after decades of declining registration in a state that increasingly leans to the left politically. Read more »

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Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders. Read more »

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Few fireworks in first Texas governor's debate

Democrat Wendy Davis came out swinging against Republican Greg Abbott over classroom funding and women in their first debate Friday night, but uncomfortably skirted whether she supported President... Read more »

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Florida town knew man police say killed daughter, 6 grandchildren had a troubled past

Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past. Read more »

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Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order... Read more »

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Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush. Read more »

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Glossary of extremists in Mideast and Africa

nt Barack Obama presses ahead with his campaign to diminish and eventually defeat Islamic State group extremists in Iraq and Syria, but the list of radical Islamic elements the United States and... Read more »

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Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group cross into Turkey

Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the... Read more »

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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month. Read more »

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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Read more »

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Army opens Ranger school to women

The U.S. Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school. Read more »

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North Carolina court stops part of order blocking scholarships

A North Carolina appeals court decided Friday that students who were approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even though a trial court... Read more »

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UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror

The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John... Read more »

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New Mexico court OKs marijuana ballot questions

The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that two of New Mexico's most populous counties can poll their voters in the November general election about lowering penalties for marijuana possession. Read more »

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E! says 'Fashion Police' will continue

TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers. Read more »

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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East. Read more »

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OSHA investigates death of elephant caretaker in Maine

Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Maine man who was crushed by one of the two elephants in his care. Read more »

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John F. Kennedy's WWII letters sell at auction

A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate sold for $200,000 at an auction. Read more »

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ND tribal candidate: Oil industry could be slowed

One of two remaining candidates for leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation said he would work to slow the pace of oil development if environmental protections are not... Read more »

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Russia: Info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster

Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe... Read more »

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Gordon Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote... Read more »

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Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses. Read more »

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Democratic National Committee raises $7M in August, still owes vendors almost $2M

The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday. Read more »

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