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Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted for more than 5,000 years.

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Holder says he understands mistrust of police

Holder says he understands mistrust of police

ST. LOUIS — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him b…

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Holder says he understands mistrust of police

Holder says he understands mistrust of police

In nearby Clayton, Mo., police guarded the St. Louis County Justice Center, where a grand jury started hearing evidence Wednesday to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the death of Michael Brown.

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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

President Barack Obama speaks in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group. The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of jou…

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US troops entered Syria in failed rescue try

US troops entered Syria in failed rescue try

WASHINGTON — President Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.

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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

WASHINGTON — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists.

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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Diane and John Foley talk to reporters about their son James Foley outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Earlier Wednesday, they spoke with President Obama by phone.

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Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society

Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file photo, Christopher Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit, sits in the Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta, Maine. Knight, who lived nearly three decades in the Maine woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 20…

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Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

FILE - This May 11, 2014 file photo shows singer Justin Bieber, second from right, watching the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder with his mother Pattie Mallette, second from left, in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series…

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Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society

Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.

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Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.

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Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.

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High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia — at least for now — after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.

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Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

BEIRUT — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

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Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

HOUSTON (AP) — An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday.

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Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

FILE - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly f…

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Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

SEATTLE (AP) — A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday.

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Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

FILE - In this June 1, 2014, file photo, visitors hike through the snow at the trails that start from Mount Rainier's Paradise Visitor Center. Officials on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, said that the bodies of three climbers have been retrieved from a glacier on the mountain in the same area whe…

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Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

FILE -- In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. Officials on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, said that the bodies of three climbers have been retrieved from a glacier on the mountain in the same area whe…

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