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Obama set to lambast Republicans over lawsuit

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama planned to use a morning speech to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than taking action on some of his agenda items.

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Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

Alert: last-minute plot twist on a national issue that may involve your commute.

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US, Europe and Russia face off over Ukraine

There are echoes of the Cold War as pro-Russian rebels battle Ukrainian government forces in the nation's east.

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Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, his attorney said.

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What will MH17 investigators find at site?

Nearly two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky by a suspected surface-to-air missile, the Dutch investigators in charge of finding out what happened have yet to lay eyes on the wreckage or the human remains believed to be...

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20 killed at U.N. school in Gaza

While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents there are grappling with a new, nightmarish life:

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Chevy Volt is insurance group's Top Safety Pick

What's the safest car on the road? It's the one that can avoid getting into a crash all together.

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Water main break floods UCLA, Sunset Blvd.

Streets turned into rivers and parts of UCLA turned into lakes after a massive water main break sent 8 to 10 million gallons of water gushing through parts of Los Angeles.

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ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith

ESPN on Tuesday announced a one-week suspension for one of its most controversial commentators, Stephen A. Smith, in the wake of his widely-criticized remarks about domestic abuse that referred to possible "provocation" by victims.

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Last surviving crewmember of Enola Gay dies

Nearly 69 years ago, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk navigated a U.S. B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan, on a sunny August day. Once over its target, the Enola Gay unloaded the first atomic bomb dropped in war.

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Centers for Disease Control

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan fell ill early last week while overseeing Ebola treatment at Kenema...

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CNN

More VA employees told to falsify data

Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an intern...

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Huge water main break floods LA streets

A water main break causes streets to flood in Los Angeles.

Vets fight to get Iraqi translator to US

Vets fight to get Iraqi translator to US

A group of veterans in Kansas is trying to get one of their colleagues out of Iraq.…

Hopes for Gaza cease-fire dim

Hopes dim for Gaza cease-fire

As the violence goes on in Gaza, hopes for a cease-fire dim. Gaza's Al-Shifa…

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Tornadoes seen in 2 Colo. cities

Severe summer storms produced tornadoes in two parts of the Denver area. The storms…

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Get lumberjack experience at Canadian camp

If you've ever wanted to know what it would be like to saw logs and throw axes,…

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Suspected sex offender killed during arrest

Suspected sex offender Charles Mozdir was shot and killed during an attempted arrest…

News Interactives

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Gas savings tips: Fact or fiction

Summer means road trips, and it seems everyone has a tip on how to save fuel. But…

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The British Monarchy

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first…

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Mission to the moon: The Apollo moon landing

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. In…

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Home run challenge

What kind of a slugger are you? In honor of Tuesday's baseball All-Star Game, play…

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Calculate your blood-alcohol level

How much can you drink and not be legally drunk? It is something to think about as…

Irresistible Headlines

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Furniture made to look (and smell) like human skin

Creepy or cool? A British artist has designed furniture that looks, feels and even…

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Man uses bedsheets to escape from jail

A 22-year-old man made a short-lived escape from a Texas detention center Monday…

Driver falls asleep, sparks fire

Driver falls asleep, sparks fire in Oregon

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel slammed into a utility pole and sparked a fire…

Entertainment Headlines

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Celebs step into Israel-Gaza PR minefield

Celebs are using social media accounts, which are essential for building their show…

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'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies

James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career…

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Freddie Prinze Jr. slams 'unprofessional' Kiefer Sutherland

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland have very different memories of working…

Environmental News

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General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

The maker of Cheerios says climate change isn't just bad for humanity, it's bad for…

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WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

If lawmakers delay taking action now on climate change it could cost taxpayers…

Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada train explosion

US aims to make oil transport safer

When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47,…

Travel Headlines

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Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

Alert: last-minute plot twist on a national issue that may involve your commute.

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'Artbnb?' Village offers artists free accommodation

As vacation deals go this one isn't bad. The beautiful southern Spanish village of…

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Delta to offer free entertainment on U.S. flights

Airlines aren't known for giving away services.

But Delta Air Lines says it will…

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