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United Nations says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

The war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year.

Freelancers and millennials help usher in the age of the independent worker

For much of the past century, the era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, independent work is... Read more »

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United Nations says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest... Read more »

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US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Read more »

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John Lennon's killer: My life is all about Jesus now

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The man who murdered John Lennon wants only one thing now — to tell others about Jesus. Mark David Chapman, 59, told parole examiners he was no longer the man who sought notoriety through... Read more »

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US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated... Read more »

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Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic... Read more »

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Washington city fights to keep legal marijuana out

A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife asked a judge Friday to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses, in a case that has big implications... Read more »

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Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M

The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, a day after the deal was confirmed by the son of billionaire investor... Read more »

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Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents. Read more »

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As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?

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US delivers military aid to Lebanese army

The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the... Read more »

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Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to... Read more »

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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to... Read more »

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10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the... Read more »

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Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Read more »

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Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

Hundreds of activists, lawyers and other admirers gathered on Thursday to pay a final farewell to one of Egypt's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who defended Islamists, atheists and... Read more »

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Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit — a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues... Read more »

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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. Read more »

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Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers

The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24... Read more »

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Egypt's Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Qatar

Egypt's ousted and jailed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi refused to answer a prosecutor's questions about allegations that he leaked classified documents — some related to the army's... Read more »

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It's about time the government recognize the realities of parenthood

In the least surprising news of the decade, government officials announced recently that it’s expensive to raise a kid. Read more »

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Hindu festival celebrates birth of Lord Ganesh

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This week, Hindus around the world celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, honoring the religion's most memorable god. Festivities within American Hindu communities highlight the importance of fellowship for... Read more »

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Ukraine: 2 tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine

Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a... Read more »

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2,000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar

Thousands of Kashmiris stayed in shelters near the disputed region's de facto border on Thursday after Indian and Pakistani border troops traded gunfire and shelling overnight despite an attempt by... Read more »

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