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Congress OKs money for Israel's Iron Dome

Divided on other issues, U.S. lawmakers united in support of Israel on Friday with the Senate approving another $225 million for the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The House followed Friday night by voting 395-8 in favor of the measure.

Senate appro...

Israeli airstrikes, Rafah, Gaza Strip

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Fate of Israeli soldier remains unknown

The latest attempt at a cease-fire in Gaza disintegrated Friday before it ever really took hold amid accusations that Palestinian militants killed two Israeli soldiers and captured one.

Blaming Hamas and its militant allies for the attack on the sold...

House Speaker Boehner immigration vote

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House approves $694 million border security measure

The Republican-led House of Representatives voted 223-189 Friday night for legislation authorizing $694 million to deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the United States.

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From Ryerson University

Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

As far as hitchhikers go, this one looks harmless enough. He or she -- it's hard to tell -- is short and friendly, if a little fashion-challenged.

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Obama: US used torture after 911 attacks

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States "crossed a line" and tortured al Qaeda detainees after the 9/11 terror attacks.

The comments at a White House news conference were the President's strongest on the controversial subject...

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Ebola patients coming to US triggers fears

The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.

The first patient is expected to arrive in th...

Ebola virus

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Ebola outbreak: What you need to know

Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa.

The Ebola outbreak "is moving faster than our efforts to control it," Margaret Chan, director-general of the Worl...

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News overload pushes stories to wayside

With the Israel-Gaza crisis, an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and an investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 dominating the headlines, you may have missed other big stories unfolding around the globe.

Russian soldier instagrams from Ukraine

From Sanya Sotkin

Oops! Russian soldier Instagrams himself in Ukraine

A man who identifies himself as a Russian soldier may have inadvertently taken two damning selfies.

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National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bertha barreled toward the northern end of the island of Martinique in the eastern Caribbean on Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was churning through the Atlantic at 24 mph...

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Court: Slenderman suspect incompetent

One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman was deemed incompetent to stand trial Friday -- at least for now -- according to court documents.

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NYC chokehold death ruled homicide

A police officer's chokehold on a New York City man last month caused his death and has been ruled a homicide.

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Man accused of threatening to kill president

In Massachusetts, a man is accused of threatening to kill the President Barack Obama.

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Pregnant mom of 4 dies from wasp stings

A pregnant mother of four in Virginia dies after being stung by wasps in her…

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American Ebola patients being brought to US

Two American health workers who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Africa…

Clinton says I could have killed bin Laden

Clinton: I could have killed bin Laden

On Sept. 10, 2001 -- hours before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -- former…

Boy Scout claims border agent pointed gun at him

Boy Scout claims border agent pointed gun at him

An Iowa Boy Scout claims a Border Patrol agent pointed a gun at him after he took a…

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Woman survives 8 days trapped in car

An Oklahoma woman who was missing for more than a week was found stuck in a car in a…

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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…

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Drunk passenger throws prosthetic leg at flight crew

A drunk passenger began using profanity and demanding cigarettes before she slapped…

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Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

As far as hitchhikers go, this one looks harmless enough. He or she -- it's hard to…

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Beer thrown at tiger during drunken zoo party

The London Zoo is under investigation after complaints that drunken, rowdy…

Entertainment Headlines

Avril Lavigne gets 17-carat anniversary ring

Avril Lavigne's husband, Chad Kroeger, has set a high bar for an anniversary gift.

Game of Thrones

Learn to speak 'Game of Thrones'

"Hello," "Goodbye," "I will let you live."

Those are a few of phrases you'll learn to…

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Summer bummer: Hollywood suffers big slump

It's been a rough summer for Hollywood.

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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10 beautiful waterfalls across the US

You're likely to sweat a little to get to some of the best waterfalls. But they…

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FAA restricts flights over Iraq

The Federal Aviation Administration has restricted all planes traveling over Iraq…

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Flight attendant to travelers: Flush your drugs now

An Australian airline is apologizing after a flight attendant told passengers to…

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