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Will: Term limits needed to rouse comfortable Congress

Will: Term limits needed to rouse comfortable Congress

Using Madison's position, Congress would be served by limiting time in office.

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Leonard Pitts: Secret Service's blundering is intolerable

Leonard Pitts: Secret Service's blundering is intolerable

Unlike Hollywood depiction, villains don't to be adept to thwart Secret Service.

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Tim Gunn sizes up first lady fashions

Tim Gunn sizes up first lady fashions

Michelle Obama went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope and got an approving nod.

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Report IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab

ALBUQUERQUE — A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Secret Service chief out over security lapses

Secret Service chief out over security lapses

WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

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Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

Julia Pierson, who stepped down Wednesday as Secret Service director, testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill about an intruder who entered the White House on Sept. 19.

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CDC chief is confident Ebola won't spread in US

CDC chief is confident Ebola won't spread in US

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

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3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

BATAVIA, N.Y. — Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well.

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Man cleared in Taliban terror case suing US

Man cleared in Taliban terror case suing US

MIAMI — Irfan Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan with a wife and two children, worked hard to realize the American dream after arriving in this country in 1994. He held jobs in South Florida as a taxi driver and service technician, and operated a limousine company. He was an avid…

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Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

FILE — In this July 3, 2014 file photo, state authorities use crime scene tape to seal off an unfinished warehouse that was the site of a shootout between Mexican soldiers and alleged

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Mexico's probe of army slayings raising doubts

Mexico's probe of army slayings raising doubts

MEXICO CITY — For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but ques…

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Canada identifies long lost British Arctic exploration ship

Canada identifies long lost British Arctic exploration ship

TORONTO — Experts identified a shipwreck uncovered last month in the Arctic as the HMS Erebus, the ship British Rear Adm. Sir John Franklin was likely sailing on when it vanished along with another vessel some 170 years ago, Canada’s prime minister announced Wednesday.

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US sharply criticizes new Israeli construction

WASHINGTON — In a strikingly sharp public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from “even its closest allies” and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians.

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Hong Kong protesters threaten to storm government buildings

Hong Kong protesters threaten to storm government buildings

HONG KONG — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory’s top official resigns by the end of the day today.

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Ukraine cease-fire unraveling; many killed at bus stop

At least 11 adults were killed in Ukraine on Wednesday when artillery shells struck a schoolyard and bus stop in suburban Donetsk on the belated first day of school for the city at the center of a pro-Russia rebellion against rule from Kiev, Russian and Ukrainian news agencies reported.

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Tourists push back against Hong Kong protesters

HONG KONG — The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong’s Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy protesters saw it as a perfect spot to spread the word to their mainland brethren.

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Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end by 2016

Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end by 2016

UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence.

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UN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia.

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