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WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is "a stain on the soul of this nation," as the government expands its initiative for affordable housing for service members.She ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.The NTSB's conclusion was part of a 19-page report on its investigation into ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new Justice Department clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated Press.That figure represents nea ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday there's little doubt Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza, a deadly incident that a spokesman called "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."The shelling occurred amid grow ...more

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WWE is set to make its deep vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe.WWE has hit 700,000 subscribers since the company home to Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and John Cena launched the WWE Network in February, ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time major champion Li Na is pulling out of the U.S. Open because of a knee injury.The only tennis player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title is also withdrawing from hard-court events in Montreal and Cincinnati over ...more

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Aug. 3 — Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio.Aug. 26 — Teams must reduce rosters to maximum of 75 active players.Aug. 30 — Teams must reduce rosters to maximum of 53 active players.Aug. 31 — Waiver period begins for players released th ...more

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper says he will not contest the decision to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.Paralympic champion Markus Rehm won the long jump at the German nationals last weekend with an e ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough."No country can ever truly flourish ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.Tokyo won the r ...more