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Mormon church says Book of Abraham likely not a literal translation, but inspired scripture

FOX News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 2:48pm
A new article from the Mormon church says the Book of Abraham is inspired scripture and probably not a literal translation from ancient Egyptian scrolls by Mormon founder Joseph Smith Mormon scholars say the essay marks a departure from past explanations by officials with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and embraces the widely-held view from religious scholars and historians that Smith's work isn't a direct translation.
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Govs talk border with HHS secretary

POLITICO - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 2:39pm
They want to emphasize the potential ramifications of keeping the children in the country.
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Seven earthquakes shake Oklahoma in two days

CNN - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 2:11pm
There were four earthquakes in Oklahoma on Saturday. You read that right. Not tornadoes. Earthquakes.
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Lorin Maazel, an Intense and Enigmatic Conductor, Dies at 84

The New York Times - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 2:02pm
Mr. Maazel, who directed the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera among others, was known for his incisive, sometimes extreme, interpretations.
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Few outperform, but ETFs keep growing

CNBC - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 2:00pm
Exchange-traded funds have exploded over the past several years and investors literally can't get enough.
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Brain-eating amoeba kills 9-year-old

CNN - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 1:55pm
A rare, brain-eating amoeba contracted from lake water, takes the life of a 9-year-old Kansas girl.
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F-35 Farnborough debut halted after engine fire

CNBC - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:46pm
The troubled F-35 fighter jet will not make its debut at the Farnborough Airshow on Monday after a dangerous engine fire left the fleet grounded in the U.S.
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News Analysis: Americans and Iranians See Constraints at Home in Nuclear Negotiations

The New York Times - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:39pm
As Secretary of State John Kerry tries to rescue stalled talks with Iran’s foreign minister, he is struggling to accommodate members of Congress, top military officials and Iran’s supreme leader.

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Lightning strikes in national park kill 2

CNN - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:36pm
Lightning strikes killed two people in two days in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
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US gushes oil; refiners struggle to cope

CNBC - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:02pm
The U.S. is swimming in oil and gas, but refiners are struggling to capitalize on it all.
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Catching the summer of supermoons

CNN - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm
The first of this season's summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.
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Holder: 'Frightening' signs on Syria

POLITICO - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:53am
The threat is "more frightening than anything I think I've seen as attorney general," he says.
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Identity theft ring a real Mickey Mouse operation

FOX News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:25am
Police in Bellevue, Wash., were investigating stolen construction signs last week when they stumbled upon an identity theft operation, KIRO-TV reported.
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Michelle Knight, freed after 11 years of captivity, says her new fame comes with complications

FOX News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:25am
Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro's house of horrors cuts both ways.
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Gutiérrez hits immigration hard-liners

POLITICO - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:14am
He says some policymakers are engaging in a "demonization" of the children.
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Back on bike after losing arm

CNN - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:59am
O'Brien lost his arm after an accident earlier this year. But he says that pales to what people with cancer go through.
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United flight diverted to remote Midway Island

CNN - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:52am
A harrowing United Airlines flight Friday over the Pacific Ocean was forced to land on remote Midway Island because of what an FAA official said was an electrical odor on board.
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Boy found in basement tells of grueling forced exercise

CNN - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:50am
Twice each day, 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V says in court documents, he was forced to do 100 push-ups, 200 sit-ups and 100 jumping jacks. He told child welfare investigators in Michigan that he'd have to curl a 25-pound weight on each arm and do 5,000 revolutions on an exercise machine, and if he didn't finish in less than an hour, he'd have to do the routine again, according a petition filed in Wayne County court in Michigan this week.
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PayPal to refund donations in toddler's hot car death

CNN - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:49am
PayPal said Friday it will refund donations to the family of Cooper Harris, the Georgia toddler whose father is charged with murder in his hot-car death.
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Student: I was expelled for marrying another woman

CNN - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:49am
A 22-year-old woman is expelled from a Christian university in Oklahoma for marrying a woman, in violation of the school's morality covenant.
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