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D-Day vets honored by French town

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France was one of the first towns to be liberated by Allied forces on D-Day. Some of its citizens honored those American troops in a ceremony at the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. WCSC has the story.

Gaza war gives Hamas bigger bragging rights

In spite of massive death toll in Palestinian territory, poll shows support for militant group has spiked

Leaked Putin remark on Ukraine enrages Russia

Kremlin blasts EU leader over Russian president's controversial remark as Ukraine says Russian troops seen in 2 rebel-held cities

Brittany Murphy's dad slams 'hideous' Lifetime biopic about his late daughter

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Brittany Murphy's dad slams 'hideous' Lifetime biopic about his late daughter
Veronica LinaresLOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Brittany Murphy's father Angelo Bertolotti has slammed the upcoming Lifetime biopic about his late daughter, calling the film "unauthorized" and "untrue."

No charges for parents who took child with brain cancer out of hospital

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The British couple arrested after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a hospital will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service told CNN on Tuesday.


Minnesota man builds 12-foot 3-D printed castle

Andy Rudenko couldn't find a tree large enough to construct a fort, so he developed a 3-D printer and built a castle. WCCO's Bill Hudson ... more

Michael Sam could have option in CFL - or WWE

Openly gay player may get job offer from Montreal Alouettes if he doesn't find a landing spot in the NFL

Halliburton reaches $1.1 billion oil spill settlement

Settlement covers a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history

Outburst over reclining seat causes another flight to be diverted

Delta Air Lines flight diverted to Jacksonville after woman allegedly became enraged by passenger in front of her

3 killed in Chicago Labor Day weekend gun violence

Another 37 people were injured in shootings over the long holiday weekend
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KFC predicts '2015 will become the year of the pulled chicken'. Seriously?

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KFC predicts '2015 will become the year of the pulled chicken'. Seriously?
Food purists might turn their noses up at the fast-food chain's latest marketing ploy. But the idea of slow-cooked shredded chicken may not be without ... more

Ashya King: prosecutors want to withdraw arrest warrant for parents

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Ashya King: prosecutors want to withdraw arrest warrant for parents
CPS waiting for Spanish court to revoke European arrest warrant and free parents of five-year-old cancer patient from Madrid jailThe Crown Prosecution Service has told ... more

Cliff Richard raid: BBC put us in very difficult position, says police chief

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Cliff Richard raid: BBC put us in very difficult position, says police chief
South Yorkshires chief constable tells MPs coverage was disproportionate and made forces actions look heavy-handedThe chief constable of South Yorkshire police has said the BBC ... more

'Is attempted suicide just so terribly shameful?'

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'Is attempted suicide just so terribly shameful?'
After surviving two attempts to end her own life, the journalist Cara Anna wants others like her to receive proper supportWhen Robin Williams' death was ... more

How dare anyone criticise British food? Indigestible dinners made this country great

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How dare anyone criticise British food? Indigestible dinners made this country great
The US ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, has said that he is sick of being served lamb and potatoes. He should try our colourless ... more
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Estonia President Seeks Permanent NATO Base

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Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has called for a permanent NATO base in his country in the face of tensions between Russia and Ukraine and ... more

Russia Urges U.S. to Act on Ukraine

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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the U.S. to push Kiev into giving up its military campaign against pro-Russia rebels in the east and ... more

Panel Rejects Plan for New London Airport in Thames Estuary

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Britain’s Airport Commission said the logistical and financial risks of the project were too great and that the city’s future needs could be met by ... more

European Union to Decide on Russia Sanctions by Friday

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The European Union will make a decision on further Russia sanctions by Friday, Italian Foreign Minister and EU foreign policy chief-designate Federica Mogherini said.

Swiss Economy Stagnates

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Switzerland's economy stagnated in the second quarter as weakness in its key European Union export markets hit demand for the Alpine country's industrial goods.

To Temper Unrest, China Pushes Interethnic Marriage Between Han and Minorities

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To Temper Unrest, China Pushes Interethnic Marriage Between Han and Minorities
The incentives are a trial policy in Xinjiang, an area where ethnic tensions between Uighurs and Han have erupted into violence recently.

Hong Kong Newspaper Drops Democracy Advocate’s Column

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Hong Kong Newspaper Drops Democracy Advocate’s Column
The columnist’s supporters said The Hong Kong Economic Journal’s decision was a blow to the city’s beleaguered media freedoms, a criticism the newspaper rejected.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Bangladesh’s Traveling Pain

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Ferry disasters and road deaths are so commonplace that we become inured to others’ suffering.

Op-Ed Contributor: Hong Kong's Democracy Dilemma

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Op-Ed Contributor: Hong Kong's Democracy Dilemma
Beijing's plan to control elections in Hong Kong has opened a new era of civil disobedience.

Tax Firm to Revive Arthur Andersen Name

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Tax Firm to Revive Arthur Andersen Name
A tax consultant is buying the rights to use the name of the accounting firm brought down by the Enron scandal.

U.S. Travelers to Cuba Face Stricter Rules on Imports

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Cuba has imposed stronger restrictions on goods being brought into the country by relatives of its citizens, meaning some Americans will not be able to ... more

Memo From Mexico City: Billboard Drives Home Extent of Corruption as Schools Suffer

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Memo From Mexico City: Billboard Drives Home Extent of Corruption as Schools Suffer
In Mexico, which despite a healthy education budget has dilapidated schools, a billboard shows how much money goes to no-show teachers who collect pay without ... more

International Education: Illinois Revoked Job Offer After Professor Criticized Israel

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Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revoked the offer following Twitter posts about Israel.

John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66

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John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66
Mr. Mroz was a co-founder and chief executive of the EastWest Institute, a New York-based group specializing in international conflict resolution.

22 Trapped Miners Freed in Nicaragua as Rescue Efforts Continue

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Rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 miners trapped after a gold and silver mine collapsed on Thursday.

Op-Ed Contributors: ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline

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Op-Ed Contributors: ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline
Amid the mayhem of war, the trade in looted antiquities is thriving, and ISIS is careful to take its cut.

U.S. Undertakes Military Operation Against Shabab in Somalia

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An American official said that it had been carried out against an operative of the militant group.

Influx of African Immigrants Shifting National and New York Demographics

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Influx of African Immigrants Shifting National and New York Demographics
In just one decade, the number of black African immigrants in the United States about doubled, an influx that is shifting the demographic landscape nationwide.

World Briefing: Israel: U.N. Chief Criticizes Seizing of West Bank Land

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Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations added his voice on Monday to the criticism of Israel over its seizing of nearly 1,000 acres ... more

World Briefing: Lesotho: Regional Body Aims to Help Restore Stability

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World Briefing: Lesotho: Regional Body Aims to Help Restore Stability
The Southern African Development Community said Monday that it would send an envoy and an observer team after military actions over the weekend caused the ... more

"Prepackaged" Common Core standards leave lawmakers grumbling

Common Core standards for math and reading were developed in the states, but state lawmakers now seem to have buyer's remorse

Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joins investment bank

Cantor, who was surprisingly defeated in his primary earlier this year, will be a vice chairman and board member at Moelis

Residency issue comes to the fore in key Senate races

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, is just the latest candidate to face questions about where they actually reside

EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance

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BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in ... more

Saudi arrests 88 in 'anti-terrorism' drive

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Saudi arrests 88 in 'anti-terrorism' drive
Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 suspected extremists, more than half of them ex-Qaeda detainees who had previously been released, the interior ministry announced on Tuesday. ... more