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AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world’s alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

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Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capital

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence.

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Pope chooses moderate Cupich to be Chicago archbishop

Pope chooses moderate Cupich to be Chicago archbishop

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

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Sierra Leone enacts massive Ebola isolation effort

Sierra Leone enacts massive Ebola isolation effort

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, a minor setback on the second day of a massive effort to confine 6 million people to their homes.

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Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Day or night, the lights inside Cell 135C of central New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were always on.

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Tracing the shift from everyday American to jihadi

Tracing the shift from everyday American to jihadi

WASHINGTON — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse’s aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.

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Household net worth has rebounded since financial crisis

Household net worth has rebounded since financial crisis

The net worth of American households is now 20 percent higher than it was before it began to decline in 2007, the Federal Reserve reported this week. It said the households together were worth $81.5 trillion at the end of the second quarter, higher than ever and up 10 percent from a year earlier.

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Police have license to scan plates, withhold findings

Police have license to scan plates, withhold findings

High-tech surveillance and subsequent secrecy draws the ire of civil liberties advocates.

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Poll: Nearly 1 in 4 in US would favor secession

Nearly one out of four Americans is so fed up with Washington that they are prepared to not take it anymore and would favor their state breaking away from the rest of the United States.

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Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dra…

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Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

WASHINGTON — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.

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CIA curbs spying operations in Europe

WASHINGTON — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and form…

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Democrats shouldn't rely on pot and gay marriage

Democrats shouldn't rely on pot and gay marriage

Republicans should not assume public is moving leftward on social issues.

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A plan to raise pay

The fight to increase Americans' stagnant incomes is growing more serious.

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Despite weariness, America is still ready to lead

Despite weariness, America is still ready to lead

International flash points have potential to threaten economic security or national defense.

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Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

WASHINGTON — Congress’ must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration’s request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.

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Congress OKs aid for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.

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Blacks die by gunshot at twice whites' rate

Blacks die by gunshot at twice whites' rate

The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African-Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study based on 11 years’ worth of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Arrests in Chile bomb attack focus on anarchists

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials said Thursday they have arrested three members of an anarchist cell suspected in the country's worst bomb attack in more than two decades, focusing new attention on a loose-knit movement that has attracted thousands while alarming authorities.

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Amnesty International: Nigerian police routinely use torture

JOHANNESBURG — Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric shocks and pliers used to pull out teeth and nails, Amnesty International charged Thursday.

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