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EU mulls new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

As concern over Russia's actions in Ukraine grows, European leaders are meeting Saturday in Belgium to discuss possible new sanctions against Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared defiant Friday in the face of a chorus of Western condemnat...

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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U.N.: Number of Syria refugees hits 3M

The number of people who have fled Syria and registered as refugees amid the country's civil war was to surpass 3 million Friday, and a further 6.5 million are believed to be displaced within the war-torn nation, the U.N. refugee agency said.

That mea...

Kerry

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Kerry: ISIS is a 'disease,' stamp it out

ISIS is a cancer that must be stamped out, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrote Saturday in an opinion piece for The New York Times.

Kerry called the Islamist extremist group, known for beheadings, crucifixions and terror campaigns against religio...

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Gunmen hit Afghan spy agency; 6 killed

Gunmen attacked a spy agency in eastern Afghanistan early Saturday, killing six people and leaving dozens injured, authorities said.

The Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in Jalalabad city.

It targeted the provincial headqu...

Bob McDonnell

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Arguments wrap in trial of former Va. Gov. McDonnell

Closing arguments concluded Friday in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The two are accused of conspiring to commit corruption after accepting money loans from a person hoping to gain the governor's influential sup...

Rand Paul

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Rand Paul defends remarks about Clinton

Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Kentucky Republican, rebutting claims that Benghazi criticism is "politically motivated," said Clinton's handling ...

Mitch McConnell walking in Capitol

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Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing controversy involving Benton's ties to Ron Paul's presidential bid in 2012.

"With a heavy hear...

Zoe Saldana Guardians of the Galaxy

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Summer movies 2014: 5 things we learned

Was it the end of the world at the summer box office?

There certainly was plenty of destruction to go around. Not only were several cities destroyed, including San Francisco ("Godzilla") and Chicago ("Transformers: Age of Extinction"), there was also ...

Police car, lights, generic

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Police recover camera with widower's beloved photos

Dave Lacey stood motionless in his living room, his eyes tracing the glass from his shattered porch door to the empty shelf that once held his XBox. In the home invasion, the burglars focused on the high priced items in his house -- electronics and j...

Kendrick Johnson

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Ebony hit with $5M libel suit in teen's death

The parents of two former schoolmates of Kendrick Johnson's have filed a $5 million slander and libel lawsuit in federal court against the publisher of Ebony magazine and writer Frederic Rosen.

The lawsuit, dated Wednesday, claims that stories written...

Nawaz Sharif

Reuters

Pakistani Army steps into political crisis

The Pakistani military has waded into the political turmoil that has beset the civilian government in recent weeks, prompting concerns the country's fragile democracy could be undermined.

Demonstrations against the embattled government of Prime Minist...

Xi Jinping China

Reuters

Xi Jinping: Following Deng Xiaoping

The 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events. The "paramount leader" ruled for more than a decade, kick-starting China's market economic...

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On this day: August 29

Michael Jackson in Brunei

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American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

Peek inside the weird world of Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty float

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Japanese comic company Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty and Friends, recently dropped a bombshell on Hello Kitty's fans by revealing that she is not, in fact, a kitty, but rather a perpetual third-grade girl named Kitty White, the daughter of George and Mary White, who lives just outside of London, England. Take a look inside the weird world of the international phenomenon.

On this day: August 28

Martin Luther King, I Have A Dream speech

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Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.

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