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House OKs bill to address border crisis

AP Top Stories - 1 hour 6 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could....
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Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

AP Top Stories - 1 hour 33 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The city medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of an overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department....
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Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

AP Top Stories - 1 hour 56 min ago
DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions....
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Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

AP Top Stories - 3 hours 21 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday....
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2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

AP Top Stories - 3 hours 27 min ago
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms....
Categories: Associated Press

House moves toward vote on border bill

AP Top Stories - 5 hours 31 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, preparing to pass it after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants already working in this country legally. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could....
Categories: Associated Press

Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

AP Top Stories - 5 hours 51 min ago
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire....
Categories: Associated Press

US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

AP Top Stories - 6 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion....
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Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'

AP Top Stories - 6 hours 5 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office....
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Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

AP Top Stories - 6 hours 34 min ago
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot - including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain....
Categories: Associated Press

AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars

AP Top Stories - 6 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries....
Categories: Associated Press

Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

AP Top Stories - 7 hours 4 min ago
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down....
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Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

AP Top Stories - 7 hours 24 min ago
LONDON (AP) -- In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease....
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WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

AP Top Stories - 7 hours 25 min ago
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital....
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Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

AP Top Stories - 7 hours 53 min ago
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Sirens let out a long and mournful wail and people and traffic stood still on the streets of Warsaw on Friday as Poland commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, a revolt against Nazi Germany that ended tragically for the Poles....
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Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

AP Top Stories - 9 hours 3 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) -- Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region....
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Evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

AP Top Stories - 9 hours 32 min ago
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) -- Hundreds of people who fled from gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring 267....
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Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

AP Top Stories - 9 hours 41 min ago
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog groups who called the measure draconian and wanted it repealed....
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WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

AP Top Stories - 10 hours 32 min ago
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind....
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Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

AP Top Stories - 12 hours 16 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected....
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