Britain Raises Security Threat From ‘Substantial’ To ‘Severe’

Britain Raises Security Threat From ‘Substantial’ To ‘Severe’

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times Responding to recent events in Syria and Iraq, Britain has u ...

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Following The Beast As It Snakes Its Way Through Mexico

Following The Beast As It Snakes Its Way Through Mexico

By Alfredo Corchado, The Dallas Morning News HUEHUETOCA, Mexico -- After more than three weeks of si ...

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Oktoberfest USA

Oktoberfest USA

Munich may be the grand-daddy of Oktoberfests, but old grandpa has spawned lots of kids. What began ...

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As Messenger Nears Crash Landing On Mercury, Scientists Racing To Collect Best Data Yet

As Messenger Nears Crash Landing On Mercury, Scientists Racing To Collect Best Data Yet

By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE -- NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its name ...

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Science Of Young Brains Has Put More Emphasis On Early Education

Science Of Young Brains Has Put More Emphasis On Early Education

By Jeffrey Weiss, The Dallas Morning News DALLAS -- A generation or so ago, even the best day care c ...

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Voters In Two Rival Camps Will Elect Two Rival Congresses

Voters In Two Rival Camps Will Elect Two Rival Congresses

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau PRATT, Kansas -- America will elect two Congresses th ...

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Average Full-Time Workweek Is 47 Hours, Gallup Says

Average Full-Time Workweek Is 47 Hours, Gallup Says

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times Full-time American workers labor the equivalent of nearly an a ...

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Oklahoma Transgender Candidate Misses Making History By 22 Votes

Oklahoma Transgender Candidate Misses Making History By 22 Votes

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Oklahoma's 88th legislative district is a bright blue dot in a dee ...

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In Venezuela, Cheap Gasoline Prices Stir Debate

In Venezuela, Cheap Gasoline Prices Stir Debate

By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald BOGOTA -- When Venezuela recently announced it was considering raising ...

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California Lawmakers Pass ‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual-Assault Bill

California Lawmakers Pass ‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual-Assault Bill

By Patrick Mcgreevy and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- So-called yes-means-y ...

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Iceland Lowers Alert Over Lava Eruption Near Bardarbunga Volcano

Iceland Lowers Alert Over Lava Eruption Near Bardarbunga Volcano

By Lennart Simonsson, dpa REYKJAVIK -- Icelandic authorities Friday lowered an aviation alert, hours ...

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Number Of Refugees Fleeing Syria War Tops 3 Million, U.N. Says

Number Of Refugees Fleeing Syria War Tops 3 Million, U.N. Says

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times The number of refugees fleeing the war in Syria has surpassed ...

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Stolen Matisse Masterpiece Goes On Wild Ride, Now Back In Venezuela

Stolen Matisse Masterpiece Goes On Wild Ride, Now Back In Venezuela

By Jay Weaver, The Miami Herald MIAMI -- A stolen Matisse masterpiece taken on a long and wild inter ...

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After Uzi Death, Gun Ranges Debate Safest Way To Teach Kids To Shoot

After Uzi Death, Gun Ranges Debate Safest Way To Teach Kids To Shoot

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. -- The accidental death of an instructor at an Ari ...

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U.S Economy Grew At Robust 4.2 Percent Pace In Second Quarter

U.S Economy Grew At Robust 4.2 Percent Pace In Second Quarter

Washington (AFP) - The U.S. Commerce Department raised its estimate for U.S. economic growth to 4.2 ...

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Obama Signals No Immediate Syria Strikes, Says No U.S. Strategy Yet

Obama Signals No Immediate Syria Strikes, Says No U.S. Strategy Yet

Washington (AFP) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signaled there would not be immediate U.S ...

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Obama Accuses Russia, To Host Poroshenko

Obama Accuses Russia, To Host Poroshenko

Washington (AFP) - U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday it was plain for the world to see that ...

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Russian Armored Invasion Of Ukraine Confirmed By NATO, Separatists

Russian Armored Invasion Of Ukraine Confirmed By NATO, Separatists

By Victoria Butenko and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian tanks and troo ...

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Body Found Outside Jerusalem Probably Missing American, Say Police

Body Found Outside Jerusalem Probably Missing American, Say Police

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM -- A man's body was found Thursday near the area w ...

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West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Could Spread To 20,000 People, WHO Warns

West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Could Spread To 20,000 People, WHO Warns

By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times In a grim assessment, the United Nations health agency said Th ...

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A Natural Bridge To Nowhere But Beauty

A Natural Bridge To Nowhere But Beauty

The United States has some of the most glorious natural formations in the world, and some of those a ...

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Titans Agree To Extension With Casey

Titans Agree To Extension With Casey

Nashville (AFP) -- Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey has agreed to a multi-million dollar contract exte ...

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Ivanovic Stunned At U.S. Open, Azarenka Battles Back

Ivanovic Stunned At U.S. Open, Azarenka Battles Back

New York (AFP) -- Former world number one Ana Ivanovic became the second top 10 seed to suffer a sho ...

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Sharapova, Wawrinka Reach U.S. Open Third Round

Sharapova, Wawrinka Reach U.S. Open Third Round

New York (AFP) -- French Open champion Maria Sharapova and Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka surv ...

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United States Pending Home Sales Rebound

United States Pending Home Sales Rebound

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. pending home sales rebounded last month to their highest levels in nearly a ...

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China Defense Ministry Tells United States To Stop ‘Close-In’ Surveillance

China Defense Ministry Tells United States To Stop ‘Close-In’ Surveillance

Beijing (AFP) -- China's military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillan ...

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This Week In Crazy: ‘Dr. Chaps’ Ruins The Ice Bucket Challenge, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: ‘Dr. Chaps’ Ruins The Ice Bucket Challenge, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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Should Companies Have To Pay Taxes?

Should Companies Have To Pay Taxes?

Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a ...

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GOP Report: Republicans Have A Problem With Female Voters

GOP Report: Republicans Have A Problem With Female Voters

Republicans can no longer deny that their party has a major problem with women. ...

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Parenting Is Full Of Goodbyes

Parenting Is Full Of Goodbyes

This is the month of departure for many parents, the time of year when they brac ...

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Warren Buffett Is ‘Betting Against America’ On Burger King. Or Is He?

Warren Buffett Is ‘Betting Against America’ On Burger King. Or Is He?

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times Back in February, in his annual message to ...

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2014 And The Limits Of Rage

2014 And The Limits Of Rage

WASHINGTON -- The short-term future of politics in the nation's capital will be ...

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The Smallness Of Being In Economy Class

The Smallness Of Being In Economy Class

Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with le ...

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Rand Paul’s Fair-Weather Compassion

Rand Paul’s Fair-Weather Compassion

If you haven't seen the video or photos yet, trust me, you will. Rand Paul in bl ...

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The Tape Doesn’t Lie: Mitch McConnell Is Serious About Another Shutdown

The Tape Doesn’t Lie: Mitch McConnell Is Serious About Another Shutdown

One week ago, when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave an intervi ...

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50 Years Later, SNAP Proves Its Continuing Vitality

50 Years Later, SNAP Proves Its Continuing Vitality

By James Weill, McClatchy-Tribune News Service A lot has happened in the 50 year ...

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Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?

Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?

You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in ...

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Rick Perry’s Clown Show

Rick Perry’s Clown Show

Trial lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury ...

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The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weep ...

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Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Throughout the 2014 campaign season, the Iowa Senate seat held by retiring Democ ...

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Most Americans Have Low Confidence In Police Ability To Treat Races Equally

Most Americans Have Low Confidence In Police Ability To Treat Races Equally

Americans have little confidence in the police, according to a USA Today/Pew Res ...

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Big Business Takes Aim At Corporate Activists

Big Business Takes Aim At Corporate Activists

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times "Shareholder democracy" long has been deri ...

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What About That VA Hospital Scandal?

What About That VA Hospital Scandal?

The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day, may serve as a bookend to a scandal tha ...

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Police Forces Nationwide Need A Reality Check

Police Forces Nationwide Need A Reality Check

One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that ...

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Republicans Need A New ‘Go-To Guy’ On Immigration

Republicans Need A New ‘Go-To Guy’ On Immigration

Republicans know they need to broaden their party's appeal to Hispanic voters to ...

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Study: Reducing Carbon Emissions Actually Saves Money, Has Health Benefits

Study: Reducing Carbon Emissions Actually Saves Money, Has Health Benefits

Opponents of carbon-reduction policies always argue that they’re too expensive. ...

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WATCH: Grimes Slams McConnell’s Shutdown Threat In New Ad

WATCH: Grimes Slams McConnell’s Shutdown Threat In New Ad

After Mitch McConnell suggested that a Republican Senate majority could force an ...

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Candidates Should Agree To Stop Avalanche Of Outside Spending

Candidates Should Agree To Stop Avalanche Of Outside Spending

By Robert Weissman, McClatchy-Tribune News Service The attack ad is the defining ...

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‘Perry v. Lehmberg’ And The Veto That Illuminated An Unsettling Trend

‘Perry v. Lehmberg’ And The Veto That Illuminated An Unsettling Trend

A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th gov ...

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Obamacare, Beyond The Label

Obamacare, Beyond The Label

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam-dunk issue for t ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong With The U.S. Congress’

Weekend Reader: ‘Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong With The U.S. Congress’

Tom Allen has a unique understanding of congressional dysfunction and the challe ...

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Hillary Clinton’s Hawkishness May Be Her Undoing

Hillary Clinton’s Hawkishness May Be Her Undoing

Even without a formal declaration of her intent to run, Hillary Clinton is the p ...

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Rand Paul’s Trip To Guatemala Is GOP Business As Usual

Rand Paul’s Trip To Guatemala Is GOP Business As Usual

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who was a practicing ophthalmologist before joining Co ...

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Poll Roundup: Scott Brown Catches Up In New Hampshire

Poll Roundup: Scott Brown Catches Up In New Hampshire

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite

Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite

Former vice president Dick Cheney resurfaced again this week, to sharply critici ...

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Ferguson Reveals A Growing Gap In A Black And White World

Ferguson Reveals A Growing Gap In A Black And White World

By Jerry Large, The Seattle Times A poll and a set of charts both say something ...

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