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Mudslides, Flooding Strand Thousands In California

Mon, 2014-08-04 05:19

One person was killed Sunday when a mudslide buried a car. Officials told people in two communities and in a campground to shelter in place.

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Gaza Conflict: Israel Begins Redeploying Troops

Mon, 2014-08-04 03:58

Israel also declared a seven-hour humanitarian cease-fire, but there were still no signs that a long-lasting peace was at hand.

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Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Says 'Our Water Is Safe'

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:50

For three days, cities in northwest Ohio had told residents not to use city water, because it had been contaminated by toxins most likely produced by blooming algae in Lake Erie.

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Toledo Water Ban Persists After New Test Results Cause Concerns

Mon, 2014-08-04 00:32

Mayor D. Michael Collins said early Monday that tests done by the state and federal authorities and the city show a positive trend, but that more testing will be done because some concerns remain.

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Airstrike Kills Militant Leader In Gaza Strip Ahead Of Truce

Mon, 2014-08-04 00:08

An Israeli airstrike killed a militant leader in the Gaza Strip on Monday, just hours ahead of an expected seven-hour truce announced by Israel that was meant to open a "humanitarian window" for aid.

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Proposed Gondola For Grand Canyon's Rim Has Community On Edge

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:33

Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.

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The American President And A Little Town Called Obama, Japan

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:31

A small town in Japan is celebrating the American president — with lots and lots of kitsch. But Obama Onsen has a rich history in its own right.

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One Step To Combat Obesity: Make Stairs More Attractive

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:30

In modern buildings, stairs are often stuck in a corner, ugly and hard to find. Now some architects want to return to the days when stairways were grand — focal points that people wanted to climb.

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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:28

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.

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Is There Any Empathy Left In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:27

A generation ago, Israelis and Palestinians routinely rubbed shoulders. But they have become increasingly segregated and the current fighting has only added to the friction between Arab and Jews.

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Is There Any Empathy Left In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:27

A generation ago, Israelis and Palestinians routinely rubbed shoulders. But they have become increasingly segregated and the current fighting has only added to the friction between Arab and Jews.

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A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:21

Sometimes seemingly nonsensical moves — like most of what happens behind the scenes on Capitol Hill — are deftly calculated plays for political survival.

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What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little?

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:17

Americans are much less active in their leisure time than they were 20 years ago; that's true even for young people. Up to half of people say they're completely sedentary. Desk jobs don't help.

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Forgoing School To Pay The Bills

Sun, 2014-08-03 23:01

In one predominantly Latino neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., young people are working instead of going to school at four times the national average.

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Africa's Leaders Aim To Change Perception Of The Continent

Sun, 2014-08-03 14:46

Scores of African leaders gather in Washington this week at an unprecedented summit organized by President Obama. The goal: Get the U.S. invested in Africa, and shape a new narrative along the way.

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Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

Sun, 2014-08-03 12:14

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

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Anything You Can Spit Can Be Used Against You

Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

A lot of rappers glorify crime in their music. Sometimes, lyrics that appear to boast about crimes can lead to arrest. Should violent rap lyrics be used as an admission of guilt?

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Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

Sun, 2014-08-03 10:33

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

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Lego Releases Female Scientists Set; May Appease 7-Year-Old Critic

Sun, 2014-08-03 08:07

Months after a girl took the company to task for its female toy figures, Lego has released the Research Institute, a play set created by a "real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman," the company says.

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Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

Sun, 2014-08-03 06:48

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly-rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.

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