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WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will ...more

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Someone has a sense of humor in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, but it's not the former "Saturday Night Live" writer and comedian.As front-running Sen. Al Franken sticks with sober ads highlighting his work on issues includi ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signaled Thursday that he would be open to sending U.S. combat forces to Iraq to fight the deadly Islamic state after its attacks on a Christian minority and the beheading of an American journalist."We nee ...more

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not guilty an ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan nominated Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trial is being delayed for a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.Some of the jurors can no longer serve during the expected two-week trial of 21-year-old Ch ...more

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of helping her husband dump their teenage baby sitter's body in the woods after a night of sex and drugs has been sentenced to prison for up to five years.A state judge sentenced 41-year-old Dea Millerberg ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge frustrated by debt-ridden Argentina's refusal to comply with his orders is being urged to take stronger action against the South American nation.Judge Thomas Griesa scheduled a hearing for Thursday afternoon, a week ...more

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has left its port in Rhode Island for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.The ship departed Naval Station Newport on Thursday morning and made its way down N ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has made progress in reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remains to reduce risks for the country's most overburdened urban areas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's top official said on ...more