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Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official...

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Journalist helping CNN detained in Ukraine

A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was detained by pro-Russian separatists.

Armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic seized Anton Skiba outside a hotel in the separatist-con...

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GM to pay victims at least $400 million

General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of the faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths.

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

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Ariz. inmate's execution takes 2 hours

Joseph Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution involving a novel combination of drugs, some witnesses say.

His last breaths were like "a fish on shore gulping for air," reporter Troy Hayden said. Wood's attorneys trie...

Cherrystone Campground storm damage

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2 dead, 25 hurt after storm hits campground

The voices in the video tell the story.

"Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."

Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."

Overturned campers, downed trees

The fo...

Reuven Rivlin

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Report: Israel swears in new president

Israel has sworn in new President Reuven Rivlin, replacing Shimon Peres, according to The Associated Press.

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Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

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Ukrainian Prime Minister and Cabinet resign

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet announced their resignation Thursday

"I announce my resignation after the collapse of the coalition and the blocking of government initiatives," Yatsenyuk told parliament.

Ukrainian political ...

Air Algerie flight path map

CNN

Air Algerie says plane likely crashed in Mali

An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday appears to have crashed in a remote area of Mali.

Air Algerie said via Twitter that the plane has apparently crashed in the Tilemsi area...

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Norway expects terrorism attempt within days

Norwegian officials say they think Islamist terrorists could strike the country within a few days, but they do not know what the plot is.

The Police Security Service "recently received information that individuals affiliated with an extreme Islamist g...

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New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone seem like strange bedfellows. Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller, while naloxone is used to reverse painkiller overdose.

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug combining the two,...

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim after release

From Ibrahim's Attorneys

Woman who faced death for faith is free

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

Ibrahim "will remain in Italy for a short time and then will travel on to the United S...

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Deadliest plane crashes in history

Air Algerie flight

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The fate of the 116 people on board an Air Algerie flight, has reportedly crashed in Mali, is still unknown. Take a look at the deadliest plane crashes in history.

Top 10 U.S. Ice Cream Parlors

Get the scoop on the best ice cream parlors across the country in this newly released list by TripAdvisor.

On this day: July 24

Apollo 11 splashdown

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An aviation pioneer is born, a lost city is rediscovered, a famous comedy duo performs together for the first time, George Brett flips out, and Apollo 11 splashes down, all on this day.

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