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Today is Saturday, August 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox suffered light damage during a skirmish with North Vietnamese patrol t ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza ...more

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.Attorneys for Michelle B. McQuigg, clerk of Prince William County's Circuit C ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approves $225 million package for Israel's missile defense system. ...more

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By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A multi-year effort to prevent hackers from altering computers while they boot up has largely failed because of lax application of preventive steps, researchers say, despite disclosures that flaws are ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.Bruce Rauner, who's bee ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pass $694 million bill to address immigration crisis on US-Mexico border. ...more

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conve ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Park Police and Secret Service officers cleared an area in front of the White House on Friday evening because of an unattended package left in front of the presidential building, a Reuters eyewitness said. At aroun ...more