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Republican-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing a lawsuit against Obama.

Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire

Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Obama to tap rabbi, religious freedom veteran, for ambassador spot

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President Obama Monday said he intends to nominate Rabbi David Saperstein, a veteran religious liberty advocate, as the first non-Christian to serve as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Judge rules against Donald Sterling, OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Colorado, Washington senators seek uniform US guidelines on recreational pot

Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to block the use of federal irrigation water to cultivate marijuana, the four U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado want the White House to... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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In a surprising move, Dollar Tree will buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Judge's handgun ruling has DC officials, police scrambling

The District of Columbia's top lawyer on Monday sought to temporarily halt a federal court ruling allowing thousands of city residents with registered handguns — as well as legal gun owners... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Significant new European sanctions on Russia are expected, U.S. says

The Obama administration expects Europe to adopt significant new sanctions against Russia this week, including against key economic sectors that the Europeans have resisted targeting in the past,... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Trial begins for Salt Lake attorney seeking Oklahoma bombing videos, answers

Jesse Trentadue has spent nearly two decades searching for answers in the death of his brother on a path that has led him to question both the government's explanation for the death and whether... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Negotiators predict easy passage of bill to overhaul Department of Veterans Affairs

A sweeping proposal to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation's medical care for military veterans should have enough support to pass the House and Senate this week before... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Ground Zero cross can stay at 9/11 museum, appeals court rules

A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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In Iraq's Mosul, radicals blow up Biblical tombs, impose stark vision of Islam

Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Hillary Clinton: US needs an orderly process for border kids

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating plane crash site

Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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To commemorate World War 1, reverend helps believers respond to war through prayer

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The Rev. Gina Gilland Campbell has prepared sermon suggestions, sample prayers and a list of appropriate Bible verses to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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What happened on the ground the day Flight 17 was downed over Ukraine

It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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