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Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama...

Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426B

WASHINGTON — Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Watchdog: US ambassador Kennedy used private email

An internal watchdog says senior staff at the U.S. Embassy in Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business. Some emails contained sensitive... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Huntsman Sr. among 8 recipients awarded Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. is among the eight recipients have been awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Americans struggle through opening 4 days of worlds

Jenny Simpson lost her left shoe after being stepped on and ran the last lap of the 1,500-meter race with her bare foot striking the surface. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Islamic State images purport to show destroyed Syrian temple

The Islamic State group released propaganda images Tuesday that purport to show militants laying explosives in and then blowing up the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Suicide bomber kills 13 in Iraq's Anbar

Iraqi security officials say a suicide car bomber killed 13 troops and allied Sunni militiamen near the insurgent-held capital of the western Anbar province. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Parents who have no problem getting pregnant still turn to infertility treatments for help

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Using IVF and other procedures typically used to help those with infertility issues, parents are choosing to pay big bucks for the ability to decide the sex of their babies. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Global markets rebound as China cuts rates to help economy

U.S. stocks jumped at the open after China's central bank cut interest rates to support its economy. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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The new law making it harder for people in Burma to switch religions

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So-called "anti-conversion" laws passed or proposed in Burma, India and Nepal are drawing fire from religious freedom experts, who say the measures hamper societal harmony. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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500,000 gallons of sewage water spewing from manholes causes Waikiki to close

Most of the famed beach fronting Waikiki was closed after heavy rains triggered a half-million gallon sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district, officials said. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Graduates of elite law schools are more likely to land on their feet after job loss

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A recent joint Georgetown University and Emory University study finds that lawyers who attended prestigious law schools may have "insurance" if their law firms fail. But the study receives mixed... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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New documents raise more questions about Colorado mine spill

ts released by U.S. officials have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency knew of the potential for a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine more than a year before a... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Rival Koreas find a way to avoid disaster, reach deal

After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Solar, wind power draw Obama support at Vegas energy summit

President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar and wind electricity in the U.S. during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Heroes who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest, college

So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes? Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Obama pushing for more clean energy choices for consumers

LAS VEGAS — President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Australia, New Zealand firefighters bolster US efforts

Australian and New Zealand firefighters arrived in the United States and collected gear on Monday with plans to fan out to help fight wildfires burning in several western states. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Stolen identity: Congressman Jason Chaffetz is victim of tax return scam

Rep. Jason Chaffetz tried to file his federal income tax return this year only to find out someone beat him to it. Like millions of Americans, the Utah Republican was the victim of identity theft. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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What the recent Duke student protest over ‘Fun Home’ can teach us about summer reading

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Several students at Duke University have refused to read the award-winning novel “Fun Home,” an LGBT-centric graphic-novel memoir from Alison Bechdel, that, according to some, violates... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Why you don't need to panic about Monday’s stock market crash

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More than half of American families invest in stocks. Should those families be worried after Monday's market crash? Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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How to keep your child from becoming a bully

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A new Child Trends report identifies factors in early childhood that may be linked to later bullying. And it offers suggestions on buffers that may head off child-to-child aggression. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading

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An Iowa barber offered students free haircuts, and what he asked for in return could mean a lot to their futures. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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