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City using $1M to evaluate its happiness

City using $1M to evaluate its happiness

The locals cite the traffic jams, the homelessness and the cost of living as problems that make Santa Monica not quite as pleasant as outsiders think.

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For fans, college football poses wedding dilemma

For fans, college football poses wedding dilemma

Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football,

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Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.

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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

With millions of birds on their way from the Arctic and subarctic and the drought cutting critical wetlands to as little as one-sixth, the field is one of the first to come on line this fall under a new program of "pop-up" habitats.

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Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

People take photos of the sea in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile grew into a major storm Sunday and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people. (AP Photo/…

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Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Hurricane Odile grew into a major storm Sunday and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people.

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Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

This satellite image shows category four Hurricane Odile taken at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday. The rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile intensified Saturday night and appeared headed for a possible close brush with the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

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Sweden’s Prime Minister and leader of the Moderate Party, Fredrik Reinfeldt, votes at a polling station in Taeby outside Stockholm, Sweden, during the Swedish general elections Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social De…

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Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock.

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Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America’s foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops.

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US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen sentenced to six years hard labor, is handcuffed after his trial in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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N. Korea gives US man 6 years hard labor

N. Korea gives US man 6 years hard labor

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.

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Ukrainian refugees flood into Russia

Ukrainian refugees flood into Russia

DONETSK, Russia — Tatiana Poludnitsina fled from her home in the eastern Ukrainian town of Luhansk in her robe and flip-flops after artillery shells hit it in mid-August.

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Southern California fire 20 percent contained

Southern California fire 20 percent contained

An inmate fire crew member wipes the sweat from his brow as he takes off for the fireline in Silverado Canyon, Calif., Froday, Sept. 12, 2014. More than 280 firefighters were aided by water dropping helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as they battle a 1,300-acre fire in Silverado Canyon in S…

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Southern California fire 20 percent contained

Southern California fire 20 percent contained

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A wildfire in Southern California was 20 percent contained on Sunday but more than 200 homes remained evacuated near the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said.

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Southern California fire 20 percent contained

Southern California fire 20 percent contained

People carry pets in carriers away from the fire area in Silverado Canyon in Orange County, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Sam Gangwer)

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$50K reward offered for tips on trooper's slaying

$50K reward offered for tips on trooper's slaying

A member of the Pennsylvania State Trooper's Tactical Response Unit, walks along Route 402 on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, near the scene where a Pennsylvania State Trooper was killed and another trooper was injured during a shooting Friday night at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blo…

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$50K reward offered for tips on trooper's slaying

$50K reward offered for tips on trooper's slaying

A Pennsylvania State Police vehicle speeds along Route 402 on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, near the scene where a Pennsylvania State Trooper was killed and another trooper was injured, during a shooting late Friday night at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township, Pa.(AP Photo/The …

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