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House, Senate intel chiefs press White House to take action against militants

Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama

Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Read more »

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Clashes at Stockholm protest against neo-Nazis

Swedish riot police briefly clashed with thousands of people protesting against a neo-Nazi political party's election rally in Stockholm about two weeks before a parliamentary vote. Read more »

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Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care in Africa

When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit... Read more »

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Liberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola

Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a week to contain the... Read more »

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Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security... Read more »

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Tony Stewart returns to racing but questions remain

Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car. Read more »

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Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Read more »

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What dispute? India and China ignore land squabble

For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody... Read more »

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Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations... Read more »

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In California quake, wine barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. Read more »

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Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback after shooting, riots

The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know... Read more »

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The importance of free storage

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Homeless people have to carry all their belongings with them — which makes it hard to feel like a normal, functioning person, much less get a job or feel safe. That's where free storage comes... Read more »

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Obama to attend wedding of longtime personal chef; chef marrying MSNBC host

Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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

Is it time to cash out of stocks? Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2014

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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 »

Aug. 28, 2014

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