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Review: Fire phone improves on the familiar

Review: Fire phone improves on the familiar

Amazon shows that innovation is often about rethinking old ideas.

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Eugene Robinson: Losing the moral high ground

Eugene Robinson: Losing the moral high ground

Netanyahu seems determined to make Gazans pay for elevating Hamas.

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Report: 117 percent increase in children 12 and younger crossing border alone

Report: 117 percent increase in children 12 and younger crossing border alone

HOUSTON — Not only have more unaccompanied children illegally crossed the southern border this year — more than twice last year’s total — but they are crossing at much younger ages, according to a study released this week.

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Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.

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'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

This May 2012 photo provided by Open Road Media shows Bel Kaufman at home in New York. Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high sc…

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'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

NEW YORK (AP) — Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died Friday at age 103.

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Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.

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Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo police tape surrounds a gray car outside a Wichita, Kan., where a 10-month-old girl died after being left inside a hot car. Authorities said Friday they have arrested the girl's foster parent on suspicion of aggravated endangerment but charges have not b…

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Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.

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States' use of execution drugs varies widely

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question and answer look at how the disparity came about and why, following …

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States' use of execution drugs varies widely

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

The two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood in Arizona on Wednesday used a new two-drug combination and raised questions about why so many states have stopped using a three-drug mixture they had used for many years in lethal injections.

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Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.

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Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

WASHINGTON — Pressing for swift action, President Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the United States.

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Setback in US-led Gaza truce efforts

Setback in US-led Gaza truce efforts

Palestinians pray inside a mosque destroyed by an Israeli strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Hours after the U.S.-led cease-fire efforts stalled, the two sides agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian truce to begin today.

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Israel: Gaza operation likely to expand

Israel: Gaza operation likely to expand

JERUSALEM — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation Friday after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation “significantly.”

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US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.

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US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

Dutch investigators examine pieces of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the village of Rassipne, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Bigger wolf habitat sought in Arizona, N.M.

Bigger wolf habitat sought in Arizona, N.M.

Proposal is to extend the territory for releasing wolves.

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Nigeria confirms first Ebola death

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West Africa's current Ebola outbreak has spread to a fourth country, after an ill Liberian man vomited, had diarrhea and a high fever on an airplane to Nigeria.

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Poor weather called likely cause of Algerian jet crash

Poor weather called likely cause of Algerian jet crash

PARIS — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact.

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