• They did. They do. Clooney/Alamuddin wedding No. 2

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi.

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  • Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government soldiers had dropped their weapons and abandoned their posts —…

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  • Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity: study

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study. The research shows a link between antibiotics and obesity, but it can’t say whether the antibiotics are "at…

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    Local Homeowner Battling City Over Too Much Water on His Property

    Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water have been flooding Jeff Wagner`s property in Sherman Oaks for the past two months. Wagner kept pumping the water away, while trying to figure out the source of the wasted water. According to Wagner, he was not getting much help from the city or the DWP.…

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  • Are Black Staffers Fleeing Capitol Hill?

    Aides say a number of the high ranking African-American congressional staffers have left for in recent years, leading to a dearth of diversity on the Hill.

    The Daily Beast
  • 3 Tips for Following Low-Carb Diets

    People on a very low carbohydrate diet may spend less time in deep, REM sleep compared with those who eat more carbs, according to a 2008 study in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience. This study serves as a reminder that weight loss does not necessarily equate to optimal health. If you want to…

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  • ‘Gapgate': Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 might have a big manufacturing problem

    Samsung keeps making fun of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate” problem, but the company might have issues of its own with the new Galaxy Note 4. The device might not bend, but buyers in South Korea have already noticed a manufacturing issue affecting some of the first Galaxy Note 4 units: Apparently,…

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  • Fashion made-in-China: fine for everyone but the Chinese

    It has been called fashion's dirty little secret but according to Miuccia Prada, soon everybody will be doing it.

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  • Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

    ABOARD THE COCONUT PRINCESS (AP) — On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea.

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  • Want to Save Some Cash at This Restaurant? Just Bring In a Gun

    Forget clipping coupons or chowing down during a catfish special. All a customer at Bergeron’s, a popular restaurant in Port Allen, La,, a little more than an hour northwest of New Orleans, has to do to save a little cash on a meal is be down with firearms.

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  • IS jihadists within 5 km of key Syria border town: monitor

    Beirut (AFP) - Islamic State jihadists advanced Monday to within five kilometres (three miles) of the key Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab on Syria's border with Turkey, a monitor said.

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  • The Battle of Kobane

    ISIS and Kurdish Fighters Continue to do Battle Along the Syrian-Turkish Border

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  • Recovery of Japan volcano victims suspended amid signs of rising activity

    By Elaine Lies and Chris Meyers TOKYO (Reuters) - Search and recovery efforts for at least two dozen victims of Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades were called off on Tuesday due to worries about rising volcanic activity, including the chance of another steam explosion. Hundreds of military…

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    Photos of the day - September 29, 2014 (23 photos)

    Yan Changzai (R), CEO of down processing and manufacturing company Snowbird AG and COO Qiu Duoxiang throw feathers after the initial public offering of the company at the Frankfurt stock exchange, A man showing symptoms of Ebola waits to be granted entrance at a treatment center in Monrovia,…

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  • Mystery over N. Korean leader fuels health rumors

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's authoritarian leader makes no public appearances for three weeks, skipping a high-profile event he usually attends. An official documentary shows him limping and overweight and mentions his "discomfort." What follows is a smorgasbord of media speculation…

    Associated Press
  • What Not to Do in a Law School Personal Statement

    When applying to law school, your personal statement is your best opportunity to present to admissions committees aspects of who you are that are not apparent through LSAT scores, GPAs and transcripts. It is this access to your personality and non-quantifiable characteristics that makes it such an…

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    Syrian refugees (54 photos)

    Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants. The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by the Islamic State group on…

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