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Reignited war drives Iraqis out in huge numbers

CNBC - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 6:47am
As Sunni rebels advanced across Iraq in recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were driven from their homes. The New York Times reports.
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North Korea fires 2 missiles in defiance of UN ban

CNBC - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 5:53am
North Korea fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, flouting a United Nations ban on the country testing such missiles.
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Calmer winds slow down Arizona wildfire; evacuations still in place

FOX News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 4:24am
A wildfire that has charred nearly 8 square miles in eastern Arizona's White Mountains was holding steady, though the human-caused blaze has not been brought under control at all, officials said.
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Ga. father charged with murder did Internet search on kids dying in cars, warrant says

FOX News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 3:00am
A Georgia man charged with murder after his 22-month-old son died in a hot SUV searched online for information about kids dying in cars and told police he feared it could happen, according to documents released Saturday as the boy's family held his funeral in Alabama.
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Release of 'Pillowcase Rapist' to force new neighbor to relive childhood horror

FOX News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 3:00am
Nearly 60 years after a neighbor snatched toddler Sharon Duvernay from her family's backyard and raped her, the now-retired school teacher is getting a new neighbor -- the infamous "Pillowcase Rapist," a serial sex offender responsible for at least 40 attacks in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt in Arizona, New Mexico

FOX News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 2:53am
A moderate earthquake has struck in Arizona near the New Mexico line that was widely felt across the region, but no injuries or damages were immediately reported.
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Mira Slovak, a Daring Pilot Who Won Freedom, Then Races, Dies at 84

The New York Times - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 11:34pm
Mr. Slovak, known as the Flying Czech, lived a life of high-speed adventure, including hydroplane championships, after escaping Communist Czechoslovakia by hijacking his own commercial plane.






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Justina Pelletier says 'no one should go through' her ordeal

FOX News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 10:27pm
Justina Pelletier, the 16-year-old Connecticut girl taken from her parents more than a year ago after two hospitals clashed over her diagnosis, told Fox News’ Mike Huckabee in an emotional interview Saturday that no child should go through the ordeal she went through at the hands of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
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3-year-old dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

FOX News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 9:04pm
A metal security gate detached from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl, police said.
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Suspect in Benghazi Attack Is Arraigned in U.S.

The New York Times - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 8:31pm
The militia leader Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded not guilty Saturday in federal court in Washington to charges stemming from the 2012 attack on the United States mission in which four Americans died.






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For Wendy Davis, Filibuster Goes Only So Far in Race to Be Governor of Texas

The New York Times - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 7:43pm
Wendy Davis’s campaign for governor is expected to set a fund-raising record, but even supporters point to missteps in her race and question her chances at election.
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Car thief gets backseat surprise

CNN - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 7:32pm
A two-year-old girl was kidnapped as the car she sat in was stolen from a New Orleans gas station pump.
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Obama to Seek Funds to Stem Border Crossings and Speed Deportations

The New York Times - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 7:10pm
President Obama will seek $2 billion for border enforcement to cope with the influx of illegal Central American migrants, including unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied minors.






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Past Road’s End, Democrats Dig for Native Votes

The New York Times - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:58pm
Democrats consider remote tribal villages so vital to their majority in the Senate that they are building an outreach operation across rural Alaska and on reservations in other states.
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Tot's father calls funeral from jail

CNN - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:56pm
CNN's Nick Valencia reports from the funeral for toddler Cooper Harris, after his father spoke on speakerphone from jail.
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Ga. father charged with murder did Internet search on kids dying in cars, warrant says

FOX News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:41pm
A Georgia man charged with murder after his 22-month-old son died in a hot SUV searched online for information about kids dying in cars and told police he feared it could happen, according to documents released Saturday as the boy's family held his funeral in Alabama.
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Creeping Up on Unsuspecting Shores: The Great Lakes, in a Welcome Turnaround

The New York Times - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:41pm
Scientists attribute the resurgence of water levels to an unusually cold winter that limited evaporation as well as heavy precipitation in the winter and spring.






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Father of Man Who Killed 6 Says Son Hid Mental Illness

The New York Times - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:25pm
Peter Rodger, whose son, Elliot, killed six people near the University of California, Santa Barbara, said he wants to help others recognize warning signs.






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NASA tests Mars 'flying saucer'

POLITICO - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:00pm
NASA's $150 million experimental flight tests a novel vehicle and a giant parachute for space travel.
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In Home Loans, Subprime Fades as a Dirty Word

The New York Times - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:00pm
Facing a tight credit market, homebuyers are turning to a safer version of the subprime mortgage, a culprit of the 2008 housing crash.
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