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Sources: US considering new humanitarian relief mission in Iraq

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in Iraq.

Slow-moving Cristobal dousing Bahamas with rain

Tropical Storm Cristobal doused the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall as it moved slowly on a northern track in the Caribbean. One man died over the weekend and two other... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons

Burger King may be the home of the Whopper, but Canada may be the new home of Burger King. The restaurant operator said on Sunday that it was in talks to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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'Guardians' retakes box office, tops summer films

"Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay," while the... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Britain said to be ‘close’ to identifying suspect in journalist’s beheading

The British ambassador to the United States said Sunday that investigators were close to identifying the young militant with a British accent who beheaded American journalist James W. Foley on a... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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US says American held in Syria has been freed

An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Hundreds at St. Louis festival promoting peace

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in St. Louis' largest park for a festival encouraging peace over violence — an event that took on new resonance after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Israel leader tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists

Israel's prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe as he tries... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Libya's Islamist militias claim control of capital

Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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86 schools in Montana to serve free breakfast and lunch

About 86 schools in Montana will serve free meals to all their students starting this year under a newly-expanded program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Idaho students to take new test this school year

Idaho students have already been exposed to the state's latest education measures, but this school year they will be asked to take a standardized test aligned with the Idaho Common Core for which... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

Attempts to halt an increase in the price of gasoline expected to hit consumers in January appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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6.0 California Bay Area quake causes injuries, significant damage

A large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, sending at least 70 people to a hospital, igniting fires, knocking out power to tens of thousands and... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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New Jersey towns giving wearable cameras to police

Police in Atlantic City are the latest of at least 20 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey to start wearing body cameras during patrols. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Obama back at White House after summer 'vacation'

President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is nearing an end. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Rev. Al Sharpton plays prominent role in protests over race relations

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Al Sharpton is both a public figure and a protestor, traveling between the cities impacted by ongoing unrest. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Obama administration announces new compromise on birth control; still can't get it right, say religious groups

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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'Humans of New York' takes on the world

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A New York photographer is taking portraits in the most impoverished places of the world to help everyone be more aware of the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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The Los Angeles Unified School District ducks out of trigger law, cites federal waiver

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The school district in Los Angeles announced last week that it was exempting itself from the state's controversial parent trigger law, based on a federal waiver which exempts the law from federal... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Best states for underprivileged children

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Wallet Hub ranked each of the 50 states based on how well they care for their "underprivileged children." According to their website, Wallet Hub took into consideration 16 metrics that they felt... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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