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South Carolina church holds its last funeral for victim of deadly attack
A woman who earned her preacher's license the day she was killed at a South Carolina church along with eight others has been honored in the last victim's funeral at the scene of the shooting.
June 29, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state
UPDATE: From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen structures and forced hundreds to flee.
June 29, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia News Roundup
UPDATE: The latest headlines are: Gainesville man re-elected chairman of ports authority board - GBI probing deputy-involved shooting in west Georgia
June 29, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sculptor chosen for MLK statue at Georgia Capitol
A sculptor has been selected to create a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that will stand on the grounds of Georgia's Capitol, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday.
June 29, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground
The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capabl...
June 29, 2015 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action
The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher...
June 29, 2015 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kuwait mosque bomber raised no red flags, transited Bahrain
The Saudi man who blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque in Kuwait managed to slip out of his home country without raising any red flags and board a commercial flight transiting nearby Bahrain less...
June 29, 2015 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aid group: Thousands flee fighting in Syria's Hassakeh
Fighting between the Islamic State group and the Syrian army in the mainly Kurdish city of Hassakeh has displaced at least 30,000 people, separated families and left some children unaccompanied, a ...
June 29, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suicide bombings hit Chad's capital, kill 11, witnesses say
Two suicide bombings rocked Chad's capital, killing at least 11 people weeks after suicide bombings killed dozens, an official said Monday.
June 29, 2015 11:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police ID plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, family
UPDATE: Police have tentatively identified the three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter.
June 29, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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International economists release critical Puerto Rico report
UPDATE: International economists released a critical report on Puerto Rico's economy Monday on the heels of the governor's warning that the island can't pay its $72 billion public debt.
June 29, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches
Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related.
June 29, 2015 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages
It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind the stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the latt...
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Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug
Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think ...
June 29, 2015 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Justices uphold Arizona's system for redistricting
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the power of independent commissions used by 13 states to draw congressional districts, in a ruling that could spur efforts in other states to reduce partisan inf...
June 29, 2015 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spain, Portugal issue health alerts amid scorching temps
Spain and Portugal both issued weather alerts Monday, advising residents to take extra care as temperatures soared above 40 C (104 F) in some southern areas.
June 29, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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French minister: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks
Negotiators trying to rein in Iran's nuclear program have decided not to set a new target date to conclude talks, France's foreign minister said Monday, and he warned that if an agreement isn't "ve...
June 29, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama, Rousseff aim to show they've moved past spy scandal
President Barack Obama and Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the White House Monday.
June 29, 2015 09:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putin and Russian political elite bid farewell to Primakov
Russia's president and political elite joined thousands of mourners on Monday in bidding farewell to Yevgeny Primakov, a former prime minister who also served as Russia's top diplomat and foreign i...
June 29, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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