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Gordon Brown: Banding together for girls' rights

Gordon Brown: Banding together for girls' rights

Eliminate child labor, child marriage, discrimination against girls, exclusion from education.

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Jonah Goldberg: Will big business be left's lapdog?

Jonah Goldberg: Will big business be left's lapdog?

There will never be bipartisan left-right alliance against crony capitalism, corporate welfare.

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

The Carlton Complex fire burns on the side of a mountain on July 20, 2014 in Carlton, Washington. The Fires have swept the region covering over 215,000 acres of land and destroying over 100 structures. Firefighters from all over the country have been sent to the area in order to try and cont…

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Alyssa Jumors leads her horse back to her property after storing it with a neighbor, on July 20, 2014 in Carlton, Washington. Her neighbor had greener pastures, which would be safer for the horse if the wildfire got any closer to their land. The Carlton Complex fires have swept the region co…

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee walks the perimeter of a burned down home during a visit to the residential areas on Chiliwist Road affected by the Carlton Complex wildfire, near Malott, Wash., on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfi…

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

John Johnson returns to clear out and salvage remnants of his burned down home on Chiliwist Road, after the Carlton Complex fire burned through the valley, near Malott, Wash., on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION …

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

On Monday July 21, 2014, Jake Hixon, center and Kathy Harding look for family heirlooms they may have been spared at a relatives house after the fire that swept through Pateros, Wash., last Thursday. (AP PHOTO/WENATCHEE WORLD, MIKE BONNICKSEN)

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Shelby Nelson organizes clothes at the Pateros school, in Pateros, Wash., for area fire victims on Monday July 21, 20124. Nelson was with a group of volunteers from the Awaken Church in Wenatchee that was helping at the school. (AP PHOTO/WENATCHEE WORLD, MIKE BONNICKSEN)

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

A helicopter refills with water in the Methow River onSunday, July 20, 2014, in Carlton, Washington. The Carlton Complex fires have swept the region covering over 215,000 acres of land and destroying over 100 structures. Fire crews have been called in from all over the country in order to he…

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters made progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.

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Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates.

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Airlines quit Tel Aviv after rocket strike

Airlines quit Tel Aviv after rocket strike

JERUSALEM — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.

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Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot.

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Southwest, South score low on child-welfare index

Southwest, South score low on child-welfare index

A child receives a free lunch at the Phoenix Day @ Central Park Youth Program in downtown Phoenix.

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Index ranks Arizona, other Southwest states low on child welfare

Index ranks Arizona, other Southwest states low on child welfare

ALBUQUERQUE — Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve.

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US intel: Russia created conditions for shoot-down

US intel: Russia created conditions for shoot-down

On Tuesday, Malaysian air crash investigators photographed wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove in eastern Ukraine.

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Big issues loom for Congress as recess nears

WASHINGTON — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border.

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11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls dead

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls dead

LAGOS, Nigeria — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.

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11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

FILE- In this Sunday, May 18, 2014 file photo some of the parents of the kidnapped school girls sit outside a compound during a meeting in Chibok, Nigeria. At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction o…

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Military suicides up a bit in 2014

WASHINGTON — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other programs.

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