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UN Peacekeepers

UN Peacekeepers

Armored vehicles from the U.N. peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF wait to cross from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights to Syria, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. In southern Syria, government warplanes targeted rebels near the country's frontier w…

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A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, a man plays with his his best friend at a dog cafe in Seoul, South Korea. For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. Animal rights activists protes…

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Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Arizona Wildcats football practice

Arizona Wildcats football practice

Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon (12) reaches back to throw a pass during the Arizona Wildcats football practice on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Syrian charged in plot against troops is now in US

PHOENIX (AP) — A Syrian man has been extradited to Arizona to face charges that he supplied components of improvised explosive devices to a jihadist group in Iraq that mounted attacks against the U.S. military.

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Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation with poachers.

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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

President Barack Obama speaks the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.

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Group wants 'Redskins' name kept out of stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition wants the NFL team from Washington barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf.

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US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to t…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak i…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

FILE - This Aug. 12, 2014 file photo shows a healthcare worker walking near a Ebola isolation unit wearing protective gear against the virus at Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent …

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, a woman sits next to her home with coals packed on her fire place, in the West Point area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with residents not allowed to leave West Point, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spr…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Liberian soldiers patrol the seaside of West Point by boat, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with local residents not allowed to leave the West Point area, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, …

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the Ebola virus, with residence not being allowed to leave West Point, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, W…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

The doctor helping oversee the treatment, Stefan Schmiedel,, left, and Internal Medicine Director of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Ansgar Lohse, attend a press conference in the hospital in Hamburg, Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014. A scientist who was infected with Ebola while wor…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

People gather as officials hand out food aid at West Point, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with local residents not allowed to leave the West Point area, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, …

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Armed Liberian soldiers patrol the seaside of West Point, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with local residents not allowed to leave the West Point area, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 20…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak i…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts t…

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Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

In this March 23, 2014 photo, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, right, talks with John Rice, senior search and rescue officer and mission coordinator for the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, at rescue coordination center of the Australian Maritime Safety Au…

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Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, Malaysian Military Police officers stand guard during a rehearsal of a hand-over ceremony of bodies of victims from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, one day before the bodies of …

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Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Graphic summarizes the events and search efforts of Malaysian flight MH 370; 4c x 11 inches; 195.7 mm x 279 mm;

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