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  • 5 Things You Should Never Do While Waiting to Hear Back About a Job

    Your job interview went great, and the employer said you'd hear something soon. But it's been a week, your phone hasn't rung, and you're getting antsy to hear from them. When you're waiting to hear back about a job, time often seems like it's passing incredibly slowly, and each day of silence can…

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  • This May Be the Coolest Camping Invention Yet

    Not only does this tent keep you cool, but it also makes other campers less annoying.

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  • Man accused of decapitating wife leaves hospital for jail

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell, authorities said Sunday.

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    Photos of the day - August 2, 2015 (21 photos)

    Molten lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active volcanoes on the French Indian Ocean Reunion Island, a pilot stands near a burning Mi-28N from the Berkuty helicopter display team after a hard touchdown at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia and U.S. Secretary…

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  • Two die of apparent overdoses at Los Angeles-area rave: L.A. Times

    The deaths were "apparent drug overdoses," Lieutenant Fred Corral with the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner told the newspaper. Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael Antonovich and Hilda Solis said they would call for an investigation into the event and its management…

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  • Moroccan suffocates trying to enter Spain in suitcase

    A 27-year-old Moroccan man suffocated to death while trying to illegally enter Spain hidden inside a suitcase in the trunk of a car, police said Monday. The man's older brother appears to have tried to smuggle him into Spain by ferry. The older man, aged 34, legally boarded the ferry linking…

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  • Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to avenge Yazidis

    The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massud Barzani, promised Monday to avenge the Yazidi minority brutally attacked by the Islamic State group a year ago. "We will hunt down those who committed this crime until the last one," Barzani said in Dohuk at a ceremony commemorating the…

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  • Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highways

    A raging wildfire along northern California’s inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres (18,615 hectares) and forced the closure of two highways, officials said on Sunday, while a blaze near the Oregon border also expanded a day after it killed a firefighter. The Rocky Fire in Lake…

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  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.

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  • Special Forces Soldier Paralyzed After Trying to Save a Drowning Girl

    A heroic act to save a drowning girl last Saturday left a Special Forces soldier paralyzed. Sgt. First Class Tim Brumit was responding to screams that a girl was drowning in the waters of Crab Island in Destin, Florida, amid a storm. A member of the 7th Special Forces group who had been deployed 11…

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  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies…

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  • Memphis shooting: What do we know about Tremaine Wilbourn?

    The man who shot and killed a police officer in Memphis this weekend is a 29-year-old convicted bank robber, local authorities said Sunday. As Officer Bolton walked toward the car, a 2002 Mercedes-Benz, a passenger got out and confronted him, reports The Associated Press. Recommended: Can you pass…

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  • Mexico news photographer found slain in capital

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A photographer for the Mexican investigative magazine Proceso, who had fled his home state after being harassed, was among five people found slain early Saturday in an apartment in Mexico City, according to the magazine.

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    Wildfires rage across California (22 photos)

    Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Capt. Don Camp says containment of the fire in the Lower Lake area north of San…

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  • Italy cracks Mafia sheep code to arrest Godfather's henchmen

    Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code. Matteo Messina Denaro, 53, who has been on the run since 1993, used a farm in Mazara del Vallo to…

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  • Family's Pantry Has Become Neighbor Kids' Favorite Buffet

    DEAR ABBY: We recently moved to a new neighborhood. Soon thereafter, some kids who were at our house playing with our kids began rooting through my pantry for snacks. A few days later, kids from another family did the same thing. (I would die of embarrassment if I found out mine ever behaved that…

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  • Former Afghan warlord set to take offensive to Taliban

    A self-proclaimed "kingmaker" and bulwark against the Taliban with a penchant for creating friends out of yesterday's foes, the colourful General Abdul Rashid Dostum, vice-president and former warlord, makes his call to arms from his imposing concrete redoubt in northern Afghanistan. "We will clear…

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  • Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning.

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  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires', which officials…

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  • Do You Love Your Dog More Than Humans?

    P. Elizabeth Anderson once had a daughter named Grace. "She was my constant companion," says Anderson, a journalist in the District of Columbia. The depth of Anderson's devastation surprised her, but it's common to feel that way after the loss of a dog, says Lori Kogan, associate professor of…

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