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Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30 (+video)

More than 30 people at a Tony Robbins have been treated for burns.

UN says 65 million people displaced in 2015, a new record

Imagine the entire population of Britain uprooted: The U.N. refugee agency says just over that number — 65 million people — were displaced worldwide by the end of last year, easily... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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AP NewsBreak: UN: Israel for ratifying nuke test ban treaty

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Monday that his country backs ratification of a treaty banning nuclear tests but did not commit to a time frame, a senior U.N. official said after... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Solstice, full moon mark summer's official arrival

Summer solstice marks the season's official arrival around the globe Monday. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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NBC to unveil new theme song for 'Sunday Night Football'

Carrie Underwood won't be "waiting all day for Sunday night" this fall when NBC premieres a new theme song for its prime-time "Sunday Night Football" program. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Pound surges amid apparent support for UK to remain in EU

The pound and global stock markets surged Monday as both opinion polls and betting markets suggested an increase in support for Britain to remain in the European Union in the final crunch week of... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Clashes between police, teachers leave 4 dead in Mexico

Union and state officials say violent clashes between police and unionized teachers who are blockading roads and burning vehicles in southern Mexico have left four people dead. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Babies afflicted with drug exposure need tender loving care

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Volunteers are key to helping babies who are born addicted to drugs make it through the withdrawal process. It's used at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to great effect — and... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Kids with parents in prison are more likely to have children before marriage

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Kids with a parent or other household member in prison are 44 percent more likely to have their first child before marriage, according to a new study from a researcher at Princeton University. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Leaving rates alone, Fed sees ultra-slow pace of hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it foresees an exceedingly slow pace of interest rate hikes ahead — and is in no hurry to resume them. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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James and Cavaliers win thrilling NBA Finals Game 7, 93-89, as Cleveland rallies from 3-1 series deficit

LeBron James and his relentless, never-count-them-out Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, and Cleveland is title town again at long last. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin dies in car crash at age 27

Anton Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, has died at the age of 27. He was killed in a fatal traffic collision early Sunday morning,... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Dustin Johnson wins US Open at Oakmont for first major title

All the chaos and confusion couldn't stop Dustin Johnson from proving he had the head to be a U.S. Open champion. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Record-breaking heat scorches the Southwest

In a desert city used to triple-digit temperatures, some hunker down inside and some head to the pool, while others still want to hit Phoenix's many hiking trails. But with temperatures creeping... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Utah business, refugee leaders urge community to hire refugees

Utah business and refugee leaders urged Utahns to extend job opportunities to refugees during a business networking event Thursday evening held in Zions Bank's Founder Room. A new national report... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Donald Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

Donald Trump says the country should "seriously" consider profiling Muslims in the United States as a terrorism-fighting tool. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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How American fatherhood has changed over time

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New national report says fathers are more involved than ever before. But they still need help in a nation that has two distinct fatherhood experiences, one for haves and the other for have-nots. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Next out: Leslie Odom Jr. to exit 'Hamilton' in July

A week after winning a best leading actor Tony Award, Leslie Odom Jr. has announced he will leave the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," joining key principals out the door next month. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Boats with children overturn in storm in Russia, killing 14

Fourteen children died in a storm while boating on a lake in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia, prompting investigators to detain four people who organized the outing despite cyclone... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Abused horses now rehabbed to help veterans with PTSD

After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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World Orthodox leaders meet despite Russia's absence

The leaders of the world's Orthodox Christian churches have gathered on the Greek island of Crete for a landmark meeting, despite a boycott by the Russian church — the most populous in a... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Turkish police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at LGBT parade

Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators who gathered Sunday for a gay pride rally in Istanbul despite a government ban. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Recovery schools for addicted teens on the rise

Preston Grundy started drinking at 14 to escape from his depression. He soon moved on to marijuana, Xanax, Adderall and cocaine, smoking pot when he woke each day and snorting pills in the bathroom... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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'Finding Dory' blows animation record out of the water

The forgetful blue fish of "Finding Dory" is box office gold. The Pixar sequel far-surpassed its already Ocean-sized expectations to take in $136.2 million in North American theaters, making it the... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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DIVIDED AMERICA: Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms

Look anywhere in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, and you're likely to find sharp disagreement over guns. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Scientists battle to save world's coral reefs

After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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As NOW turns 50, feminists hail gains but 'battle goes on'

Fifty years ago, when a small group of activists founded the National Organization for Women, the immediate issue that motivated them was sex discrimination in employment. They were irate that the... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Few Utah police report drone use, cite tough FAA regulations

Law enforcement agencies have touted drones as a powerful new tool for searches and investigations, but police agencies in Utah report they've stopped using the devices after getting bogged down by... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Crews make progress against Western fires, brace for winds

Firefighters battling home-threatening wildfires in the West are bracing for gusty winds and scorching heat on Sunday. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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High stakes for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 7 of NBA Finals

Stephen Curry knows that the record-setting 73 wins, awards and memorable moments that highlighted Golden State's special season will only be footnotes if the Warriors can't quickly find their... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Navy warship to trade some speed in firepower, heavier armor

The Navy spent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to fulfill its need for speed with a new class of fast and agile warships capable of zipping along at highway speeds. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Russia says US failed to provide Syrian opposition locations

The Russian military on Sunday rejected the Pentagon's accusations that it had deliberately targeted U.S.-backed Syrian opposition forces, arguing the U.S. had failed to warn about their locations. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Massive protest on Okinawa opposes US military after killing

Tens of thousands of people on Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of U.S. military bases on the Japanese island, many wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

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No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but summer camps are taking precautions just the same. Here's what your family's campers should be packing. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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How social activism is evolving in African-American churches

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Marla Frederick is a professor of African and African-American studies and religion at Harvard University. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Study finds majority of boys think online pornography is realistic

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A recent study found 94 percent of children who have been exposed to pornography are exposed before the age of 14 and 53 percent of boys exposed said they believed it was a realistic depiction of sex. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Preston residents look back on 'Napoleon Dynamite'

Twelve years ago, Preston was a town like any other, a relatively quiet part of southern Idaho with a population of just under 5,000 people. Known for That Famous Preston Night Rodeo and its close... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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The last two years saw a decline in these risky youth behaviors

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A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on risky youth behaviors suggests that fewer U.S. teenagers are drinking, smoking, abusing drugs and having sex than before. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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AP Interview: Jia Zhangke plans virtual reality romance

Critically acclaimed Chinese director Jia Zhangke says he will make a virtual reality film next year with a romantic story as he and viewers get used to the new medium, and declared: "I think VR is... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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High stakes for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 7 of NBA Finals

Stephen Curry knows that the record-setting 73 wins, awards and memorable moments that highlighted Golden State's special season will only be footnotes if the Warriors can't quickly find their... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Nashville rape case echoes sex assault by Stanford swimmer

The cases are tragically similar: Student-athletes at two elite universities accused of sex crimes against unconscious women. Yet one is given six months in a county jail, while the other is facing... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Trump verbal volleys leave jarred GOP bracing for convention

If Donald Trump's Republican Party were a family and its national convention a reunion, a therapist might say there are issues to resolve. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Crews make progress against home-threatening Western fires

Firefighters battling home-threatening wildfires in the West caught a break overnight as gusty winds died down but with the region bracing for sweltering heat, Saturday's respite could be brief,... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Obama: Climate change biggest threat to US national parks

President Barack Obama says climate change is the biggest threat to U.S. national parks. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Southwest braces for heat wave with temps reaching 120

Parts of the U.S. Southwest are bracing for a second summer heat wave as a high pressure ridge rolls in to bake Arizona, California and Nevada in triple-digit temperatures. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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At E3, game makers introduce more diverse heroes

After introducing the world to several new female heroes at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, story-driven game makers at this week's gathering of the interactive industry are... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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During Ramadan, Sandy family hopes to create world peace through connections

On Friday evening, about 60 people gathered together for an traditional Muslim meal. The host family hopes that through events like this, people will learn to understand each other better. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Belgian authorities arrest 12 in major anti-terror raid

Belgian authorities have raided dozens of homes and arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror investigation which they said required "immediate intervention," fearing an attack could have been... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Egyptian court sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Man hit in back in Orlando shooting played dead to survive

Felipe Marrero wakes up in his hospital bed at night still thinking he smells gunpowder, nearly a week after the shooting rampage at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Iraqi troops seize Fallujah hospital, clear mines

Iraqi forces gained control of the main hospital in Fallujah on Saturday and were clearing mines after driving the Islamic State group from most of the city, one of its last remaining strongholds... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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