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Honolulu high-rise fire that left 3 dead like ‘horror movie’

HONOLULU – Karen Hastings was in her 31st floor Honolulu apartment when she smelled smoke. She ran out to her balcony, looked down, and saw flames five floors below her. “The fire just blew up and...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Family scatters Chinese Nobel laureate’s ashes into the sea

SHENYANG, China – Family members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government after...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Turkey marks 1 year since July 15 coup attempt quashed

ISTANBUL – Turkish authorities sacked nearly 7,400 civil servants for alleged links to terror groups as the country marked the first anniversary of quashing last summer’s coup attempt on Saturday....

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Why are American runners getting slower?

A new report, which calls itself the largest-yet analysis of U.S. road race results, has concluded that “American runners have never been slower.” The report, based on more than 34 million...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Wild lioness photographed nursing a baby leopard

Luke Hunter, president and chief conservation officer of the global wild cat organization Panthera, received an email this week from one of his group’s partners in Tanzania. When he opened the...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Adoption ban snarled in new drama

NEW YORK – More than four years after it was imposed, Russia’s ban on adoptions by Americans is back in the news, rekindling frustration and sadness among some of those affected by it. Chuck...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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These animals can survive until the end of Earth

Tardigrades have a reputation as the toughest animals on the planet. Some of these microscopic invertebrates shrug off temperatures of minus 272 Celsius, one degree warmer than absolute zero. Other...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Guns, churches and immigrants

WASHINGTON – Out of the spotlight, a House panel has taken steps to help victims of gun violence, allow robust politicking from the pulpit, and prevent doctors in the District of Columbia from...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Winners and losers complicate GOP’s path on health care bill

WASHINGTON – Republicans’ latest health care plan would create winners and losers among Americans up and down the income ladder, and across age groups. It would give consumers more responsibility...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Nevada adopts emergency rules to combat pot bottleneck

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada moved Thursday to reduce supply problems at recreational marijuana stores that have faced overwhelming demand for newly legal pot and the possibility of their shelves...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trustees project biggest Social Security increase in years

WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released Thursday by the trustees...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Inmate confesses to killing 4 men

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – A jail inmate who was the focus of an investigation into the disappearances of four men admitted on Thursday that he killed them, his attorney said in a surprise development....

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World