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Appomattox wrestles with how to give itself a future

This modest and welcoming community is gripped with an identity crisis.

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Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

President Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors.

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It is worth it to chop your own burgers

I am going to tell you how to make the best burger.

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

The Obama administration announced new measures to allow some companies to opt out of paying for birth control.

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Obama vacations are criticized but compare well

Obama vacations are criticized but compare well

CHILMARK, Mass. — President Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently fac…

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Park Service waives entry fees Monday for 98th birthday

Getting into the Grand Canyon and other national park units in Arizona will be free.

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The Internet community you'll never be able to join

LearnedLeague is a booming, invitation-only, underground trivia competition.

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

New American research hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles.

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Attorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic iced tea at a Utah restaurant says an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same chemical cleaning compound.

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Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

HARTFORD, Conn. — Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.

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Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

WASHINGTON — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

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Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

West Point residents try to buy water in one of the areas where the Ebola virus has claimed lives. The slum has been sealed off to prevent further spread of Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia — Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia’s capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.

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Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

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Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

Russia checks more McDonald's after closing 3

FILE - In this file photo taken in 1991, Russians wait in line outside a McDonald's fast food restaurant in Moscow. Russian news agencies reported Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety c…

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Nearly 300 women, children deported from immigration detention centers

TUCSON — Nearly 300 Central American women and children have been deported from family detention centers that opened in the wake of a recent influx of people illegally crossing the Southwest border.

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Record drought saps California honey production

Record drought saps California honey production

In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 photo, Gene Brandi inspects one of his beehives in Los Banos, Calif. The state is traditionally one of the country’s biggest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide nectar that bees turn into honey. But a three-year drought has left …

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

In this Aug. 18. 2014 photo, an employee fills in shelves with packages of "ramyeon" instant noodles at a shopping center in Seoul, South Korea. By value, instant noodles were the top-selling manufactured food in South Korea in 2012, the most recent year figures are available, according to S…

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 photo, a woman holds a plastic bag with a bowl of instant noodles and other snacks on her luggage at a waiting lounge of the south train station in Beijing. China is the world’s largest instant noodle market, according to World Instant Noodles Association, altho…

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, Japanese instant ramen noodle expert Masaya “Sokusekisai” Oyama, 55, slurps noodles at a shop and restaurant specialized only in varieties of instant noodles in Tokyo. Oyama knows a lot about the instant noodle. He eats more than 400 instant noodles a ye…

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