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With social media tease, Wisconsin's Walker jumps into 2016
UPDATE: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher's son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides sa...
July 02, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot-air balloons collide in Utah; pilot has minor burns
UPDATE: The pig couldn't fly, the cowboy got away, and the pilot's OK. So it went Thursday at an Independence Day festival in Utah, where officials said a pig-shaped hot-air balloon descended quick...
July 02, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognition
UPDATE: The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe for the first time on Thursday, more than 400 years after the first permanent English settlers encountered ...
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Leopard mauls guide's arm in attack in South African park
UPDATE: A leopard mauled a guide in an attack on an open tourist safari vehicle in South Africa's flagship wildlife park Thursday, authorities said.
July 02, 2015 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill
UPDATE: BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil ...
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Church fires common, but usually not the result of arson
UPDATE: As investigators probe church fires including the blaze that destroyed a rural black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, the question is spreading through social media: #WhoIs...
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Tunisia: 8 people suspected of direct links to beach attack
UPDATE: Eight people are in custody in Tunisia, suspected of having direct links to a deadly beach attack that killed 38 people, but four other possible suspects have been released, a minister said...
July 02, 2015 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bodies of missing Phoenix-area couple are believed found
The bodies of a man and a woman believed to be a Phoenix-area couple missing for more than a week were recovered from a property near their home, and a man who lives there was arrested, authorities...
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Flags stir intense emotions, but meaning depends on beholder
Raised by firefighters from the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, a flag telegraphed both anguish and resolve. Planted atop a mountain on Iwo Jima, another piece of national cloth came to...
July 02, 2015 12:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicans
UPDATE: Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in the state where the ...
July 02, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last funeral for victim of Charleston shooting in Columbia
UPDATE: The last of the victims of the Charleston church shooting to be eulogized was remembered Thursday as a man known by the nickname "Super," who lived his life with a driving force to serve hi...
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Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks
UPDATE: Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of...
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Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee
UPDATE: A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.
July 02, 2015 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties
For Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama's announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must have stirred memories. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled of...
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Witness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me'
The man was angry. He threw rocks and scuffled with police. He yelled at them to "shoot me, kill me," before three officers opened fire, according to witnesses to the fatal shooting of the unarmed ...
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Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy
UPDATE: From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States.
July 02, 2015 12:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Merkel's office invites US envoy to discuss latest spy claim
Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff asked the U.S. ambassador for a meeting Thursday to discuss the latest reports of alleged U.S. spying on Germany, a German official said.
July 02, 2015 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?
You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful. More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court rule...
July 02, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indonesian suburb hit by plane disasters twice in 10 years
A decade ago, when an Indonesian passenger jet crashed into a quaint neighborhood in Indonesia's third-biggest city, Medan, Waktu Tarigan thought he'd never witness anything like that again. He was...
July 02, 2015 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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