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Study: Girls seek sisterhood in Islamic State, not just to become 'jihadi brides'

The notion that young women are traveling to Syria to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic, research says

Washington Post hits back against Iran court claims

The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran's allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama. Read more »

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Major construction at NKorea rocket site, US institute says

Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international... Read more »

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Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor

Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said... Read more »

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FCC head wants to expand phone subsidy program to include Internet access

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. Read more »

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Fired nuclear power plant employee arrested with explosives

A recently fired nuclear power plant employee upset with his union was arrested last week with leg irons, igniter fluid, propane, explosives and 500 rounds of rifle shells in his car, according to... Read more »

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Suspect in big downtown Los Angeles blaze charged with arson

Prosecutors have charged a man with arson for allegedly starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged nearby office towers in downtown Los Angeles. Read more »

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Obama says Texas storms a reminder to prepare for disasters

President Barack Obama said Thursday the deadly flooding in Texas should serve as a reminder of the need to make the nation more resilient to the impact of natural disasters, adding that climate... Read more »

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Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top... Read more »

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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise. Read more »

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Judge closes book on last Lindsay Lohan criminal case in LA

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Young on Thursday ended Lohan's probation in a reckless driving case, closing the last of a series of LA criminal cases that have dogged the actress for years. Read more »

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Documents of Quaker merchant hanged for treason in 1778 up for auction

In November 1778, wealthy Pennsylvania businessman John Roberts III and a fellow Quaker were convicted of treason against the American cause and hanged from a gallows in Philadelphia, despite calls... Read more »

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Twice-caught fugitive's clean life led to decades of freedom

Records show an escaped Ohio prisoner recently found in Florida was caught decades ago in West Virginia but had built such a good life with his stolen freedom that the governor concluded he'd been... Read more »

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Win or not, Tony-nominee Brian d'Arcy James feels victorious

Brian d'Arcy James throws some serious shade at William Shakespeare in the Tony-nominated musical "Something Rotten." And it has paid off, nicely. Read more »

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No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France... Read more »

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Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up

Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday. Read more »

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Former NY GOP governor Pataki will run for president in 2016

George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday,... Read more »

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What is the most Hawaiian movie set in Hawaii? The answer might surprise you

Cameron Crowe's latest, "Aloha," has come under fire for its "whitewashed" portrayal of Hawaii, and it's just the latest in a long list of movies that misrepresent America's 50th state. So what... Read more »

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Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs and hinted that it was part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Read more »

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Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers

Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures,... Read more »

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Atlantic City sues over failed community loan program

A loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal... Read more »

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Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil

The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close. Read more »

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6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial

Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury... Read more »

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Southern Arizona residents protest Border Patrol checkpoints

Protesters have begun demonstrations against the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints that dot southern Arizona, saying the stops amount to the unwanted militarization of their communities. Read more »

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Soccer officials indicted in sweeping corruption probe

The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face... Read more »

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Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee

An impressive field of 283 young spellers was narrowed to 49 semifinalists during Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The remaining spellers will compete on... Read more »

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