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  • White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, bestowing the traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska.

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  • He took them by surprise: 3 dead, 2 hurt in shooting spree

    A gunman killed three relatives in a surprise attack witnessed by several children in a home in eastern Tennessee, authorities said.

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  • Chargers say Seahawks rookie attacked QB Rivers

    San Diego offensive linemen have accused Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Frank Clark of trying to punch Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during a pre-season game. Several Chargers players were angered when team-mate King Dunlap was given a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness as he…

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    Photos of the day - August 30, 2015 (24 photos)

    An Indian sadhu or holy man looks on as he seats near the banks of the Godavari River during the Kumbh Mela festival in Nasik, India, refugees from the Middle East are silhouetted against the setting sun as they walk on railway tracks from Serbia, in Roszke, Hungary and New York Yankees' Alex…

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  • Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s' mass removals

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for the mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as well as their American-born children bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years…

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  • Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state

    (Reuters) - A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of Tacoma, was killed on Saturday when a…

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  • Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side

    The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips. Wearing a white T-shirt, track suit trousers and running shoes, Putin is…

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  • Journalist 'confesses' to causing China market chaos: state media

    A financial journalist has "confessed" to causing "panic and disorder" on China's stock market and inflicting "huge losses on the country", state media reported on Sunday. Wang Xiaolu, a journalist with Caijing magazine, was detained by Chinese authorities following China's recent stock market…

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  • Obama to rename North America's highest peak as Denali on Alaska trip

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. The symbolic gesture comes at the beginning of a…

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  • Were officials too quick to tie Texas deputy shooting to Black Lives Matter?

    Texas authorities have charged a man with killing a uniformed sheriff’s deputy at a Houston gas station Friday night. Law enforcement officials on Saturday arrested Shannon J. Miles, of Cypress, and charged him with capital murder in the fatal, “execution-style” shooting of Harris County deputy…

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  • 8 Marriage Secrets Every Mother Must Tell Her Daughter

    Mothers must teach their daughters that true love is about affection, selflessness and gratitude, and letting go. If those qualities are not a part of a relationship, then it time to reconsider your steps! The fear of being alone or societal pressures are not the reasons to stay with someone.…

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  • Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

    Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race. "What Trump is doing is political suicide," says Patricio Zamorano, executive director of the…

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    Kaleidoscopic images of British landmarks (11 photos)

    These incredible images of famous British buildings and landmarks have been spun in a different light to create a remarkably stunning kaleidoscopic effect. Chris Thompson is a specialist light-painting photographer, creating incredible kaleidoscopic images using a device that spins a camera on its…

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  • Jewish group says Nazi train treasures must go to rightful owners

    WARSAW (Reuters) - (This 28 August 2015 story was refiled to change the description of Singer's position to CEO) Any valuables found on a Nazi train buried in Poland since World War Two must be returned to their rightful owners, the World Jewish Congress said on Friday. "To the extent that any…

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  • Prisons Are Overflowing With Drug Offenders, but the Drugs Are Better and Cheaper Than Ever

    The war on drugs drastically altered the face of the federal prison system, but it hasn’t made anyone safer or meaningfully decreased the availability of drugs. While in 1980 there were fewer than 5,000 people serving time in federal prison for drug-related offenses, today there are more than…

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  • Lawyer: Tony Stewart's response to lawsuit 'appalling'

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."

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  • One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

    Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. In a place with no animals and little vegetation around, they closed themselves in at 3:00 pm Hawaii time (0100 GMT Saturday),…

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