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Secret Service boosts security; man who made it in White House had small knife

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House

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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Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire

Thousands of firefighters kept a huge and still-growing wildfire from burning homes in Northern California while a man with a long criminal history faced charges of deliberately starting the blaze... Read more »

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Hamm, other stars join campaign against assault

The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault. Read more »

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Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday. Read more »

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NFL to partner with violence hotline

The NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Read more »

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'The Voice' returns Monday with Pharrell, Stefani

Gwen Stefani is surrounded by men. She has three sons with husband Gavin Rossdale and is the only female in her rock band No Doubt. Read more »

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Search for ambush suspect centers on dense woods

On the seventh day of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a state police trooper, scores of police were trying to flush him out of the dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland. Read more »

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Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record — he spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son — killed six of his grandchildren, his adult... Read more »

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American performers get standing ovation in Iran

Hundreds of Iranian art lovers gave a troupe of Chicago-based puppeteers flowers and a lengthy standing ovation at the Tehran City Theater at the end of their historic performance this week during... Read more »

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'Gotham' actor's Penguin inspired by DC Comics

Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the "Batman" film starring Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito on its opening night in 1989. Read more »

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France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. Read more »

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Burger King Japan's latest meal is the new black

The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King... Read more »

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Car bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad

A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on... Read more »

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Bomb kills 2 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border

Attackers detonated a roadside bomb against a passing army truck near the Syrian border Friday, killing two soldiers and wounding three in the latest spillover from the civil war next door. Read more »

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Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. Read more »

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Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an... Read more »

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Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day Friday in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from their homes and... Read more »

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Here's one 'Unreasonable' way to help save the poor

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Got an idea to save the world? Unreasonable Institute will send you to "camp" with Google execs and world-class thinkers. As long as you can help one million people. Read more »

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LA school police to give back grenade launchers

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But, it will keep 61 assault rifles and an armored vehicle. . Read more »

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General: Airstrikes tougher as Islamic State militants blend in

The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. Read more »

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No boost yet for Democrats from fight with extremists

It's a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroad. Sometimes, that can help candidates from his party in the next election. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Catholic leaders' deliberations over divorce may have implications for American believers

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A Catholic conference on the family next month could bring big changes for American Catholics. Read more »

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