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US poverty rate remains stuck at 15 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve.
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Dortmund tackle Europe without the X-factor

Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund embark on their third consecutive European campaign on Wednesday at Napoli fully aware they are no longer dark horses in the competition.
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Britain faces up to Muslim veil ban debate

Britain was dragged into a debate Tuesday on Muslim women wearing full-face veils in public, with its biggest selling newspaper adding to calls from politicians to join European countries that have banned its use.
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Lawyer: NC Officer Was Justified in Shooting Man

Lawyer says NC officer was justified in shooting unarmed man who'd been in a wreck
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Typhoon Man-yi hits Japan (17 photos)

Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan Monday, leaving two people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean. The powerful typhoon made landfall in Toyohashi, Aichi prefecture, shortly before 8:00 am (2300 GMT…

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Readers Write: 4 responses to an abortion op-ed

The Monitor's commentary section recently ran a web op-ed on the pro-life movement from Elizabeth Jahr, a senior at Marymount University, a private Catholic college in Arlington, Va. Ms. Jahr argued that pro-life groups funnel tremendous resources into a legal war against abortion in the US without…
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African immigrants rush barrier into Spain's Melilla enclave

MADRID (Reuters) - Hundreds of Africans seeking to enter Europe made a coordinated assault on the triple wall that divides Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday, with about a hundred of them getting over. Six Spanish civil guards and one immigrant were injured in the incident, the latest…
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Morocco arrests website editor for airing Qaeda video

Moroccan police on Tuesday arrested the editor of an independent news website for airing a video posted by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb that incites "acts of terrorism" in the kingdom.
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Zanzibar police: 15 arrested for acid attacks

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Police in Zanzibar said Tuesday they have arrested 15 people, among them suspects linked to terror groups, in connection to a spate of acid attacks in recent months.
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Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bomb Charge in Vegas

Man accused of talking about mass attack in Las Vegas pleads guilty to federal bomb charge
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Leverkusen baptism for Man United newcomer Moyes

David Moyes will sample the Champions League group phase for the first time on Tuesday when his Manchester United side host Bayer Leverkusen in their opening Group A fixture.
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GTA V Launches: What The Latest Game in the Grand Theft Auto Series Does Differently

There Will Be Drugs, Gunfire and a Surprising Focus on Playable Characters
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Kenya VP trial witness sobs recalling church massacre

The first witness in Kenya Vice President William Ruto's crimes against humanity trial broke down Tuesday as she testified how a singing, machete-wielding mob trapped thousands inside a church and set it ablaze.
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Shooting reignites gun talk, but bills still cold

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some proponents of gun control are citing the Washington Navy Yard shooting as another reason to condemn Congress for failing to strengthen firearms laws, but it's unclear if what President Barack Obama called "yet another mass shooting" will reignite idle legislation.
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Sudan says seeking U.S. visa for wanted President Bashir

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan confirmed on Tuesday it had applied for a U.S. visa for its president to let him attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York, despite international arrest warrants out against him over charges of masterminding war crimes in Darfur. Washington earlier said it had received…
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Islamists in Sahara issue video of foreign hostages

DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's north African arm, AQIM, has issued a video of seven foreign hostages, including four French citizens, held in the Sahara urging negotiations for their release, France's foreign ministry said on Monday. The video also showed a Dutchman, a Swede and a South…
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Arrest in West Philadelphia home invasion, robbery

Police have made an arrest an early morning home invasion and robbery in West Philadelphia.
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The Couple That Found 2,000-Year-Old Archaeological Treasures Under Their House

"...an engineering and structural marvel."
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Congress Looks to Relax Mandatory Prison Terms

Liberals, tea party Republicans team up to fight mandatory prison terms for some drug crimes
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Fire on Russian sub injured 15: investigators

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Fifteen seamen were in hospital on Tuesday after a fire on a Russian nuclear submarine, federal investigators said, contradicting earlier reports that nobody was hurt in Monday's blaze. The fire started during welding works on the navy submarine Tomsk, which was being repaired at…
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Georgia Teen Abducted From Home by Two Armed Men

Teen Was Wearing Pajamas When She Was Abducted at Gunpoint, Police Say
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Flood weary New Mexico keeps eyes on rivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans remained on high alert Monday to possible flash flooding as rain was expected to continue during the next few days, adding more runoff to already swollen rivers and streams.
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China's Migrant Workforce (22 photos)

According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labor force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women…

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Reddit issued ban on crowdsourced manhunt for D.C. shooter

Following Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., website reddit issued a ban on amateur manhunts that would attempt to identify the shooter, TechCrunch reported.
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Mom Charged in Slayings of Her 2 Kids

Mother charged with murdering 2 children in Calif that she promised to return to ex-husband
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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood spokesman arrested

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police arrested the main English-language spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday along with other senior members of the group, all charged with inciting violence, state media and a security official said.
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A new Utah polygamous family on reality TV

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brady Williams has five wives, 24 children but no organized religion.
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Israeli court ends instant 3-year detention for African migrants

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's supreme court on Monday struck down a year-old law that meant African migrants could be held in detention for up three years without charge. The law, that came into force in June last year, was meant to deter illegal immigration but was condemned…
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Yemen urged not to amputate robber's hand and foot

Amnesty International has urged Yemen to commute a sentence of hand and foot amputation meted out to a man convicted of robbery, slamming the Islamic law-compliant verdict as "cruel".
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Islamist Nour party walks out of Egypt's constitution talks

By Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's second biggest Islamist party on Monday walked out of a committee amending the constitution, to protest against moves to curb the influence of Islam in state affairs. The Salafist al-Nour party, which backed the army's overthrow of the more moderate…
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'The Collaboration' knocks Hollywood too hard

"The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact With Hitler" (Belknap Press), by Ben Urwand
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CHP looking to increase female cadets

Today less than 7 percent of all CHP officers are women; that's something the organization wants to change.
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Bahrain questions prominent Shiite opposition figure

Bahraini authorities referred former Shiite opposition MP Khalil Marzooq to the public prosecutor on Tuesday, the interior ministry said, with the opposition saying he has been accused of inciting violence.
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Ex-airport screener ordered held in threats case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a former Los Angeles International Airport security screener to be held without bond after he was accused of making threats that forced the evacuation of several terminals.
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British judge says Islamic adherent may not testify wearing full veil

A British court on Monday ruled that a Muslim woman facing criminal charges of witness intimidation must remove her face veil while on the stand giving evidence in court, but that she can wear it while sitting in the dock.
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$1.8m damages against Japan kindergarten over tsunami

A Japanese court Tuesday ordered a kindergarten to pay $1.8 million to parents of four children who died after being put on a bus that drove towards an incoming tsunami.
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Al-Qaeda releases 'credible' hostage video

Al-Qaeda's north African branch has released a video purporting to show seven kidnapped Westerners, the Mauritanian news agency ANI reported, footage France's foreign ministry deemed "credible."
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U.S. shooting suspect got honorable discharge despite misconduct record

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas man suspected of killing 12 people in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2011, even though he exhibited a pattern of misconduct during his career, a Navy official said on Tuesday. Initial…
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Bob Newhart finally gets his Emmy Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Newhart, among TV's most enduring stars with shows stretching back more than five decades, wept as he finally captured his first Emmy Award.
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Military Veteran Guns Down 12 at Navy Yard in Washington

In a flash, a dreary Monday morning turned to chaos, with SWAT teams running through the neighborhood, fully armed. Helicopters circled over America's shipbuilders at the Naval Sea Systems command in Washington, D.C., as bullets targeted the innocents just reporting for another day at work. D.C.…
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Big storms hit Mexico (20 photos)

Stranded tourists salvaged belongings from submerged cars in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco which had become a floodplain on Tuesday after some of the worst storm damage in decades killed more than 50 people across the country. (Reuters)

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Suspected Navy Yard shooter: veteran with anger issues

A picture emerged Monday of Aaron Alexis, the man suspected of killing a dozen people at the Washington Naval Yard, as a decorated sailor with a troubled past and anger issues.
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Tim Tebow fans rally in Jacksonville, but Moscow wants him

The Tim Tebow rally Monday started at exactly 3:16 p.m. outside EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla..
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Sandy damage blamed for massive Seaside Park fire

Investigators believe an electrical problem, sparked by damage from Sandy, led to the massive boardwalk fire in Seaside Park.
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Real boosted by Ronaldo renewal for Euro bow

Cristiano Ronaldo believes putting pen to paper on a new Real Madrid deal, which ties him to the club until 2018, can help propel them to the Champions League title.
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Too edgy? Too tame? Gay pride parades spark debate

Initiated as small, defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straight politicians as they spread nationwide. For many gays, who prize the events' edginess, the shift is unwelcome — as evidenced by bitter debate…
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Versace's former Miami mansion sells for $41.5 million at auction

By Kevin Gray MIAMI (Reuters) - One of America's landmark homes, the Miami Beach mansion that once belonged to Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, was sold at an auction on Tuesday for $41.5 million to a business group that includes the owners of the Jordache jeans brand. The 1930s-era…
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US wakes up to a Miss America of Indian descent

For the first time America's top beauty queen is a woman of Indian origin, and she is playing down racist tweets that say she looks like an Arab terrorist.
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Bombardier launches new jetliner

Bombardier's new CS100 medium range jetliner took to the skies on its maiden flight on Monday, marking the Canadian manufacturer's entry into airspace dominated by Airbus and Boeing.
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Apple-Samsung patent partial retrial set for November

A US judge ordered a new trial for November to review a portion of the damages tossed out in the landmark patent case involving Apple and Samsung.
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Leading U.S. House Democrat sees tough fight over government shutdown

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives predicted on Tuesday a tough battle for averting a government shutdown on October 1, saying the atmosphere in Congress is worse than it was in 1995-96 when a similar funding impasse closed…
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Titanic bandmaster's violin to go on display

The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the liner sank beneath the waves is to go on display at a museum marking the tragedy in Northern Ireland, officials said Monday.
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Kendrick Lamar Is the Lead Soul Train Nominee

Kendrick Lamar has 6 Soul Train nods; Timberlake, Miguel, Thicke, Brown, Braxton have 5 each
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Go For the Food: SC island offers change of pace

SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — While nearby Charleston, S.C. is famous for dozens of fine restaurants, for a change of pace try the restaurant district on nearby Sullivans Island. The downtown of the quiet barrier island offers everything from an Irish pub to Mexican and barbecue. And then there's…
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Break in Weather Allows for Rescues in Colorado

Rescue helicopters were able to get back in the air to save victims of the flooding.
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Boston Homeless Man Turns in Money-Filled Backpack

Boston homeless man finds backpack filled with tens of thousands of dollars, turns it in
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Bolshoi ballet chief returns to theatre after attack

The artistic director of the famed Bolshoi ballet on Tuesday returned to the company's historic home in Moscow for the first time after undergoing multiple operations in Germany following a horrific acid attack in January.
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Orange Co. Man Sentenced for $100M Mortgage Fraud

Orange County man sentenced to year in prison for role in $100 million mortgage fraud scheme
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Turtle rescue in Israel (13 photos)

The volunteers and staff of the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority are doing their best to protect Green turtles. The staff transplants turtle nests during the nesting season, protects beaches, rescues and treats wounded turtles brought in by fishermen or washed up on Israel's shores. They have…

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Woman featured in stark CDC anti-smoking ads dies

ATLANTA (AP) — A North Carolina woman featured prominently in a graphic government ad campaign to get people to stop smoking died Monday of cancer.
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The Landesbanken: Inside Germany's trillion euro banking blind spot

By Laura Noonan HAMBURG (Reuters) - Many Germans feel that whoever wins Sunday's election, they should not fund any more bailouts of fellow European countries, whose errant banks are a particular bugbear for Berlin. But a cornerstone of Germany's own banking system, which has already received state…
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Photos: 'Homeland' House Sold for More Than $394K

This home in Charlotte, N.C., home, depicted as the Brody residence in Seasons 1 and 2 of Showtime's "Homeland" has a pending sale. The asking price for this 2,480-square-foot home, was $394,900 and the sale is currently under contract. The realtor said said the home "fetched above the asking…
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Fare dodging: France's national sport

Dressed for work in his dapper suit and tie, he doesn't look like your average fare dodger.
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Microsoft announces $40b share buyback

Microsoft announced a new $40 billion share buyback on Tuesday as part of an effort by the transitioning US tech giant to return more cash to stockholders.
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Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad Tackle Shakespeare

Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad find their rhythm in 'Romeo and Juliet,' a 'monster of a play'
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His and Hers: 7 Tips for Splitting Money with Your Spouse (7 photos)

Disagreeing about money is one of the biggest fights in any marriage. Each spouse has, in their mind, an idea of how it's supposed to go. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard, "now that we're engaged, what's his is mine, and what's mine is mine," and the idea makes me cringe, just a…

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Legal marijuana: Will most states head that way?

Is it possible that most US states will legalize marijuana for recreational use?
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Sandra Bullock Tells Vogue She Doesn't Look Back

Sandra Bullock tells Vogue she has no desire to go backward after 2010 split from Jesse James
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Jackson Jr.'s fur capes, memorabilia go to auction

CHICAGO (AP) — Mink capes and assorted Michael Jackson memorabilia once belonging to Jesse Jackson Jr. are heading to the auction block.
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Navy Yard suspect arrested in '04 Seattle shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — The man identified as the shooter in the Washington Navy Yard slayings had been arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting out the tires of a parked car in what he described as an anger-fueled "black out."
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Healthy People Have More ...?

I am privileged to be very healthy. There is, admittedly, an element of good fortune in that, and so I am tempted to append, "knock on wood!" But I won't, because I'm not superstitious, and I know that in this, as in all things, fortune favors the prepared. Good health is more about good…
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US stocks rise ahead of big Fed meeting

US stocks Tuesday moved higher as Federal Reserve policymakers headed into a meeting to weigh whether to begin reducing their huge stimulus program.
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GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles per charge at a cost of about $30,000, a top company executive said.
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Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek buried in Krakow

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dissident playwright Slawomir Mrozek, considered by many to be one of Poland's greatest writers for the stage, was buried during a state ceremony on Tuesday.
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US consumer prices rise just 0.1 pct. in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S consumer prices barely rose last month, the latest sign that slow economic growth is keeping inflation tame.
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Column: Arms inspection stalling, runaway healthcare costs, and why Snowden revealed himself

By Steven Brill 1. Reality check on arms inspection stalling: This New York Times article published last Sunday provides good detail on the challenges associated with implementing an arms inspection deal with Syria. However, someone this week ought to do a comprehensive recap of the years of…
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Agenus brain cancer vaccine improves survival in mid-stage study

(Reuters) - Biotechnology company Agenus Inc said its experimental brain cancer vaccine increased the survival of patients without their cancer worsening in a mid-stage trial, compared with the standard treatment. Agenus shares jumped as much as 34 percent on the Nasdaq on Monday morning. The…
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Ask 7 Questions When Starting Your College Search

What, exactly, should you look for in a college? You'll certainly want an academic program that suits your abilities and interests.
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Column: We need to support anti-poverty measures that work

By Sister Simone Campbell The U.S. Census Bureau's release of 2012 poverty data tells us once again that millions of Americans in our wealthy nation continue to struggle at the economic margins, with no signs of progress. The nation's just-released official poverty rate in 2012 was 15.0 percent,…
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DC Navy Yard Shooting Memorial Service

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey honor those who lost their lives in tragic shooting.
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Russia says 15 hurt in blaze on nuclear sub

Russian investigators on Tuesday said 15 servicemen had been hospitalised after a fire during repairs on a nuclear-powered submarine in the Far East, with the vessel sustaining significant damage.
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Frankford shootout leaves 30-year-old man critically injured

Police say a 30-year-old man was critically injured during a shootout in the city's Frankford section Monday night.
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Colorado evacuees return to find more heartbreak

HYGIENE, Colo. (AP) — Clear skies and receding floodwaters have allowed many Colorado flood victims to return home to submerged houses and upended vehicles with the realization that rebuilding their lives will take months. And rescue crews said Tuesday that emergency calls were dropping after they…
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Size matters at China bodybuilding contest

Their bronzed bodies rippling with tension, gaggles of Chinese bodybuilders preened and performed press-ups backstage before competing for one of the country's biggest prizes in their discipline.
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AP PHOTOS: Syrian refugee kids learn taekwondo

ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) — The Syrian refugee children stand straight in a row, then — when the Korean trainers bark out instructions — they break into martial arts kicks in the air, smiling with delight.
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In Aaron Hernandez Case, a Conn. House Holds Clues

At Conn. home of Aaron Hernandez's uncle, a window into the other side of the ex-NFL star
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U.S. inflation tame, but medical costs and rents pushing up

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices barely rose in August, but rising rents and medical care costs pointed to some stability in underlying inflation that could make the Federal Reserve more comfortable trimming its bond purchases. The Labor Department report on Tuesday…
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European auto sales hit new low

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Car sales in Europe are still sagging despite the return of modest economic growth.
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Strauss-Kahn to work 3 months for free in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who faces aggravated pimping charges in France, said Tuesday he won't be paid for his first three months as an economic adviser to Serbia's government.
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Bengals drop Steelers to 0-2 with 20-10 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) — The balance of power is shifting in the AFC North.
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Venezuelan president says made deliberate verbal gaffe

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venzuela's gaffe-prone President Nicolas Maduro says his latest verbal mix-up was a deliberate attempt to outwit opponents who love to portray him as a buffoon and ignore the socialist government's advances. In the best tradition of global figures from former…
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Just outside Las Vegas, kayaking through a canyon

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — It's easy to trade the wild ways of Las Vegas for the wilds of the nearby Colorado River: All it takes is a call to a boating outfitter and a federally-approved form of ID.
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U.S. judge says NYC skyscraper owner concealed Iranian assets

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge said Monday the owners of a skyscraper on New York's Fifth Avenue were deliberately "shielding and concealing Iranian assets," in violation of U.S. law. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled last week that the majority owner of the…
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UN team finds sarin gas used in Syrian attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has presented the Security Council with a report by a U.N. expert team on a chemical weapons attack in Syria last month that he says "makes for chilling reading." It found that sarin nerve gas-filled rockets were fired into the Damascus suburb of…
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7 Easy Ways to Reconnect with Your Kids on Busy School Nights (7 photos)

The school year is here! And for many of us that means trading in long, lazy days together for a much more compressed period of time to connect. (In our house, it's also going to mean daily tennis practices for my oldest son, weekly basketball and gymnastics for the younger kids, and a smattering…

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Entrepreneur starts his version of Harvard, tuition-free

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Minerva Schools of KGI doesn't yet have accreditation, a campus or even a full faculty roster, but it is offering something even Harvard can't - four years of free tuition for its first matriculating class. The San Francisco-based Minerva Project, an…
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Euroscepticism on the rise in EU: poll

Euroscepticism is on the rise in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, an opinion poll published by the French daily La Croix showed.
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Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead MTV EMAs

Justin Timberlake and duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis top the nomination list for 2013 MTV EMAs
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Alabama sorority sisters blame racist alumnae after black candidates rejected

Members of some all-white sororities at the University of Alabama are accusing powerful alumnae (and, at one sorority, an administrative adviser) of intervening to deny membership to two black students.
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The Worst Thing About Hawaii's Molasses Spill Isn't Even the 1,400 Tons of Dead Fish

UPDATE: September, 16, 2013—4:24 PM PST
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Johnson overtakes Furyk to win PGA BMW title

Zach Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, fired a six-under par 65 Monday to win the US PGA's $8 million (6 million euros) BMW Championship after Jim Furyk squandered his sixth consecutive 54-hole lead.
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12 Fall Jackets Under $150 (12 photos)

By Connie Wang, Refinery29 Around here, fall goes by another name: layering season. The day when we're finally able to exhume the boxes of sweaters and cardigans and jackets from their hiding places is akin to Christmas in our books. But, if you've got a little wiggle room among all your…

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Contentious Turkish mosque project stirs sectarian unrest

By Jonathon Burch ANKARA (Reuters) - Billed as a symbol of peace between two faiths, a new place of worship has turned a poor suburb of Ankara into a battleground and exposed wider sectarian tensions within Turkey. The project's blueprint envisages a Sunni mosque rising side by side with a new…
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Obamacare Myths

We've been batting down bogus claims about the Affordable Care Act for years, since 2009, when legislation was still in the debate stage. But they've been increasing in intensity in recent months as we approach Oct. 1, the date the insurance exchanges will be open for business.
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New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy

US scientists may have found a new way to produce clean energy by way of dirty water, according to a new study out Monday.
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Shipwrecked Concordia hauled upright off Italy

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — Engineers declared success Tuesday as the crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship was pulled completely upright during an unprecedented, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany.
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5 Questions International Students Should Expect to Hear

Being an international student is likely to make you a source of fascination among your American friends and colleagues. People will want to get to know all about you.
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Guantanamo: 9/11 suspect expelled from courtroom

One of five men accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks was expelled from a Guantanamo courtroom Monday after trying to speak without permission.
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Cilic handed nine-month doping ban

Croatia's Marin Cilic has been handed a nine-month doping ban, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Monday.
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China reminds hospitals not to push baby milk

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Health Ministry reminded hospitals on Tuesday that they are not allowed to push the sale of baby milk to new mothers after Chinese state television said Danone had bribed hospital staff to give its milk powder to new-born babies. China Central Television said the…
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Swiss to vote on scrapping social 'glue' of military draft

By Caroline Copley ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland hasn't fought a war with an external enemy in 200 years, but its military may now face the biggest battle of its existence - from within. Many Swiss have questioned over the decades why Switzerland needs a military, given the lack of direct threats…
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Family Of Navy Yard Shooter Speaks Out

All 12 of the victims killed in Monday`s shooting rampage at Washington`s Navy Yard were contractors or civilians, authorities said Monday night.
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Women with breast cancer may overestimate secondary risks

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women with breast cancer often overestimate both their chance of developing cancer in the other breast and how much removal of that breast is likely to protect them, a new U.S. study suggests. In a survey of women diagnosed with cancer in one…
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Hong Kong Marathon launches anti-'selfie' campaign

Organisers of Hong Kong's Marathon are urging runners not to take 'selfie' pictures of themselves with their mobile phones during the next race after a pile-up at this year's event.
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The cops at Ohio State have an armored fighting vehicle now

The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has acquired an armored military vehicle that looks like it belongs in Iraq or Afghanistan.
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Chaotic Libya appeals for help to restore security

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Julia Payne LONDON (Reuters) - Libya's prime minister on Tuesday appealed to the outside world to help restore security, as it combats political chaos and tries to restart oil exports, crippled by protesters at a cost of $130 million a day in lost income. Ali Zeidan…
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Ex-Navy Man Aaron Alexis Is Suspected Navy Yard Shooter

FBI believes Alexis killed 12 civilians at a Washington navy yard before police killed him.
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New Yorkers face very different choices for mayor

NEW YORK (AP) — With the arduous campaign to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in its final stage, New Yorkers now have their choices before them: stick with policies that have kept the city relatively safe and prosperous, or break from a past that some residents complain has nurtured income…
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Insight: In Ethiopia, state controls hold back a waking giant

By Richard Lough and Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - When global drinks giant Diageo bought a brewery in Ethiopia, it paid a premium for a stake in a barely tapped African market that in the 1980s had spectacularly failed to feed its own population. Diageo paid $225 million for state-owned…
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Macedonia charges 20 with spying for neighboring state

By Kole Casule SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia charged 20 people on Tuesday, including serving and former intelligence officers, with selling state secrets to a neighboring country and using classified information to blackmail businessmen. Police said the crimes went back eight years and that they had…
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Daley abruptly ends race for Illinois governor

CHICAGO (AP) — Just months ago, former White House chief of staff William Daley was among several influential Democrats threatening primary challenges to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn from within his own party.
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Afghan president says no rush for US security deal

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president said Tuesday that he was in no rush to sign a security deal with the United States, once again dashing American hopes that a pact can be quickly finalized.
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Witness in Kenyan deputy president trial recalls church burning

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The first witness to appear in the trial of Kenya's deputy president told the International Criminal Court on Tuesday how a mob of youths, with painted faces and armed with machetes, torched the church where she and her family had sought refuge. The witness,…
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Could Obama, Iran's Rouhani meet 'accidentally' at the UN next week?

Signs are plentiful and growing that Iran and the United States are preparing to take advantage of the recent election of a centrist president in Tehran to break a logjam in stalled nuclear talks and ease a generation of mutual hostility.
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Treasury urges Congress to act now on debt ceiling

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday warned Congress against waiting until the last minute to raise the nation's limit on borrowing, saying a misstep could irrevocably damage the economy. "We cannot afford for Congress to gamble with the full faith and credit…
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News Summary: Microsoft Boosts Dividend by 22 Pct

News Summary: Microsoft board approves 5 cent hike in dividend to 28 cents, $40B stock buyback
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U.S. shooter 'acted alone'

Police in Washington D.C. rule out second suspect in deadly Navy Yard shooting. Paul Chapman reports.
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Colorado flooding could keep tourists away

DENVER (AP) — A little more than a year after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper insisted his wildfire-ravaged state was still "open for business," he may have to throw another lifeline to the state's billion-dollar tourism industry as the world takes in the startling images of dramatic flood rescues…
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Egypt detains Brotherhood spokesman Haddad: officials

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police arrested Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad on Tuesday, three security officials said, the latest high-profile detention in the army-backed authorities' crackdown on the Islamist movement. Haddad was detained with two other Brotherhood officials in an…
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Syrian rebels demand response after UN report

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's main opposition group on Tuesday demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria, while Damascus slammed the U.S., British and French foreign ministers, accusing them of trying to impose their agenda on…
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Congress, elections top concerns in Next 10 Amendments project

After months of online debate, thousands of National Constitution Center blog readers have sent a message: They want certain constitutional elements about Congress and elections changed.
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Navy Yard gunman entered base with valid pass

The FBI says the Navy Yard shooting suspect had legitimate access to the base as a result of his work as a contractor.
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House bill would cut $4B a year from food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to consider a bill this week that would cut food stamps by an estimated $4 billion annually and allow states to put broad new work requirements in place for recipients.
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Coalition might not survive to next election - Cable

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Business Secretary Vince Cable has said it is "possible" that the coalition between his Liberal Democrats and Prime Minister David Cameron's centre-right Conservatives could break up before the next election in 2015. There has been no hint that Lib Dem party…
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WATCH: Incredible time-lapse video of the Costa Concordia being righted

After nearly 20 months of lying partially submerged in a Tuscan bay, the crippled Costa Concordia is once again upright. Engineers pulled off an unprecedented feat, taking some 19 hours to rotate the capsized ship in an operation known as parbuckling.
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US health costs rise more slowly than expected: agency

US federal health spending will keep growing over the next 25 years but at a slower-than-expected pace, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday in its annual long-term study.
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20 questions kids ask the most on Constitution Day

How many bathrooms are in the White House? Who is the tallest president? Read the most asked among 3,000 questions we received on Constitution Day from students!
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Philippine army says Muslim rebels fleeing southern city

By Erik de Castro ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine forces freed scores of civilian hostages on Tuesday as fighting subsided in a port city where hundreds of rogue Muslim guerrillas have been battling for more than a week. The fighting, in which nearly 100 people have been killed,…
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Zanzibar police snare suspected militants, acid attack suspects

DAR ES SALAM (Reuters) - Fifteen people, including suspected Islamist militants and individuals linked to an acid attack on a clergyman, have been arrested in Tanzania's semi-autonomous Zanzibar islands, a senior police officer said. The Indian Ocean islands are growing headache for the Tanzanian…
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Puppy Is Really Excited to See Baby

YouTube video shows a golden retriever that can't contain its excitement for baby Ella.
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New Egyptian petition: Run, General, run

CAIRO (AP) — A group of professionals and former army officers launched Monday a petition urging Egypt's military chief, who ousted the country's first freely elected leader, to run for president, highlighting the yearning for a strongman to take charge after nearly three years of turmoil.
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Daley: Exit from race doesn't mean I couldn't win

CHICAGO (AP) — A day after dropping out of the 2014 race for Illinois governor, former White House chief of staff Bill Daley dismissed any notion Tuesday that he couldn't have defeated Gov. Pat Quinn in the Democratic primary.
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Berlusconi postpones message on future after tax conviction

By Barry Moody and Paolo Biondi ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has postponed until Wednesday an announcement likely to steer away from moves to bring down the government following his tax fraud conviction, political sources said. The media magnate, known for sudden…
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New US ambassador arrives in Brazil amid tensions

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Brazil landed in the capital Monday amid increasing tensions over a U.S. spy program that aggressively targets Latin America's biggest nation, reportedly including the personal communications of its president.
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Iraqi Sunnis say sect targeted in southern city

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen have shot dead 17 Sunnis in Iraq's Shiite-majority city of Basra over the past two weeks, following threats to retaliate against them for attacks on Shiites in other parts of Iraq, police and a Sunni community leader say.
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Feds to auction off Jackson Jr.'s memorabilia

CHICAGO (AP) — Mink capes, Bruce Lee autographs and assorted Michael Jackson memorabilia belonging to Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sold to the highest bidder to help ensure the former congressman pays his debt to society in full.
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Raw: Time-Lapse Shows Concordia Operation

Time-lapse footage shot by an Associated Press photographer shows the wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship being pulled completely upright during a complicated, 19-hour operation. (Sept. 17)
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Witness in Ruto trial describes church torching

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The first witness to testify in the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's deputy president described Tuesday how a mob of youths torched a church where 2,000 people had sought refuge from postelection violence.
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Big questions loom after latest US shooting rampage

Troubling questions loomed for investigators Tuesday as America digested another mass shooting, this time at a tightly guarded Naval Yard not far from Washington's corridors of power.
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Costa Concordia upright after unique salvage bid

The Costa Concordia cruise ship was hoisted upright from its watery grave off Italy's Giglio island on Tuesday following the biggest-ever salvage operation of its kind, 20 months after it ran aground.
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Johnson not the only winner at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Zach Johnson keeps going one day at a time, and it's taking him all the places he wanted to be.
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Turkey shoots down Syrian helicopter after airspace violation

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Powerful typhoon downgraded after lashing Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Crews were cleaning up wrecked houses and assessing damage Tuesday in the wake of a powerful typhoon that lashed Japan with torrential rains, leaving at least two people dead.
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Civil liberties group accuses FBI of misusing new authorities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government legal opinions that interpret the powers that the FBI has to conduct surveillance should be declassified and released to the public, a civil liberties group said. In a report set for release on Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union said the proliferation…
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5 Cool New Phone Apps & Devices to Control Your Home from Afar (5 photos)

By: Jon Chase Turn on lights. Open doors. Adjust the heat. Thanks to a new generation of easy-to-use devices and apps, you don't need to be in your house to be the master of your domain. More from Details: 5 Reasons to Skip Breakfast 5 Drink Trends to Know Right Now …

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Hungary backtracks on contested reforms after EU pressure

By Gergely Szakacs BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's parliament has approved changes to the constitution, removing restrictions on political media campaigns ahead of next year's election and backtracking on other legal aspects the European Union has said may conflict with its principles. The EU, the…
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Iran's Khamenei touts flexibility ahead of talks

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that flexibility was sometimes necessary in diplomacy as his negotiators prepared for new talks on his government's controversial nuclear drive.
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Germans distrust Brussels, want UK to stay in EU: poll

By Gareth Jones BERLIN (Reuters) - A majority of Germans do not trust European Union institutions and one in two want Brussels to devolve more powers to EU member states, according to a poll on Tuesday that confirmed a shift to greater Euroscepticism in Europe's largest economy. The YouGov…
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Former settlement to return to Palestinian hands

Land confiscated by Israel 35 years ago to build a Jewish settlement in the West Bank will finally be returned to its Palestinians owners, the Israeli military said on Monday.
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Suspected U.S. shooter had 'secret' clearance, employer says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old suspect in Monday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, had "secret" clearance and was assigned to start working there as a civilian contractor with a military-issued ID card, his firm's chief executive told Reuters. "He did have a…
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UN fears 'deteriorating' human rights in Afghanistan

The UN human rights chief on Tuesday expressed fears that progress made in Afghanistan since the fall of the hardline Taliban regime in 2001 was draining away as NATO-led troops withdraw.
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Former Obama chief of staff drops out of race for Illinois governor

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, the son and brother of former mayors of Chicago, announced on Monday he is dropping out of the race for Illinois governor in 2014, according to a spokesman for his campaign. The 65-year-old Democrat, who has served on two…
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China to take serious look at U.N. Syria report

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the government would take a serious look at a report by U.N. investigators which confirmed the use of sarin nerve agent in an August 21 gas attack outside the Syrian capital. Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comment at a daily…
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Wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia raised off Italian rocks

By James Mackenzie GIGLIO, Italy (Reuters) - The Costa Concordia was pulled upright off the Italian island of Giglio on Tuesday, in a tense salvage operation that revealed the damage to a once gleaming cruise liner that had lain on its side for 20 months after capsizing, killing 32 people. Brown…
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Bernard powers Bengals over Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals shut down the Pittsburgh Steelers with a 20-10 victory behind a two touchdown performance from rookie running back Giovani Bernard.
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NATO's supply route attacks (13 photos)

Fifteen oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan were set on fire by militants in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, Sept. 16. 2013. The blaze tore through the tankers and they were completely destroyed. There were no reported casualties in the attack, according to local media. (Reuters)

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Will the Navy Yard shooting reboot the gun-control debate?

On Monday morning, 34-year-old computer contractor and former Navy Reservist Aaron Alexis started shooting inside an office building at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Twelve people were killed. A short while later, Alexis was fatally wounded by law enforcement officers who swarmed the facility.
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New study warns of US long-term debt problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government could run out of cash to pay its bills in full and on time sometime between the end of October and the middle of November if lawmakers fail to increase its $16.7 trillion borrowing cap, Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf said on Tuesday.
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