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Britain mourns aid worker slain by Islamic militants; another under threat

British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones

Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case... Read more »

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World's top paddlers tackle Md. whitewater course

The rushing, boulder-strewn river at the Adventure Sports Center International looks nothing like a level playing field. But it is, for athletes in this week's canoe and kayak whitewater slalom... Read more »

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Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes. Read more »

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Maine Statehouse dome dons new copper coat

The weathered green copper that has crowned the Maine Statehouse for decades is now a fading memory. Read more »

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Militants holding Lebanese soldiers release video

An al-Qaida-linked militant group holding Lebanese soldiers and police released a video of the captive men on Sunday, as officials continue mediation to release the men. Read more »

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Merkel leads Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

Chancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin on Sunday, telling several thousand people that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity and she wants to ensure that Jews feel... Read more »

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Conservation groups in Idaho eye lawsuit against predator control agency

Four conservation groups that contend that federal officials in Idaho are violating environmental laws by killing predators and other wildlife to protect livestock and crops have taken the first... Read more »

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Is the summer slump killing your kids? More schools try year-round classes

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Portland's Rosa Parks Elementary School hopes to break out of its test score doldrums with a year-round calendar. Will it work? Read more »

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Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

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The country's elite colleges still, by and large, admit mostly rich kids. Still, some schools are bucking the trend and opening their gates to high-performing kids from modest backgrounds. Read more »

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Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe

Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory... Read more »

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Crews battle California wildfire amid heatwave

Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire that forced people to flee about 30 homes near Southern California's... Read more »

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Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert eyes more appearances on Fox News

Gov. Gary Herbert met with Fox News Channel executives in New York City on Thursday as he looks to join the ranks of Republican colleagues like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of... Read more »

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Video released showing beheading of British aid worker by Islamic State extremists

Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday... Read more »

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Va. student seeks right to use Chapstick in school

The skin on Grace Karaffa's lips doesn't handle the elements very well at all, chapping until they bleed. For years when it's happened during school, she asked teachers for relief with lip balm,... Read more »

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Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair... Read more »

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'The Simpsons' toast 25 years with songs and stars

Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggam and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart came to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 25 years of "The Simpsons." Read more »

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About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Read more »

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Corporal punishment widespread, but declining

Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment in a country where it is... Read more »

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Jason Chaffetz: Mitt Romney is leaving door open to another run

Mitt Romney is leaving the door open to a third run for president if no suitable Republican enters the race, according to one of his key supporters, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. Read more »

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WHO turns down Sierra Leone request for funds for Ebola evacuation

The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease. Read more »

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Reno air races draw new kind of aircraft: drones

A new kind of aircraft is competing for the first time at this week's National Championship Air Races in Reno: drones. Read more »

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US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned American citizens in the country Saturday to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack. Read more »

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Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt pressed for broader international efforts to fight militants... Read more »

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Power shift expected in Swedish election

Sweden heads into a parliamentary election on Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. Read more »

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Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded... Read more »

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