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Long Story Short: Blue Jeans and the U.S.A.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:52am
A brief history of America's love affair with the iconic denim pant.






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McIlroy Makes Major Statement With PGA Win

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:05am
Comparisons are inevitably being made between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.






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Safe at Last: Iraq Refugees Survive Mountain Ordeal

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:25am
Thousands of members of Iraq's Yazidi minority undertook a grueling week-long journey via Syria to escape ISIS militants.
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Sailboat 'Caught' in 30-Foot Seas, 115mph Winds

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:39am
As Hawaii cleaned up from Tropical Storm Iselle, emergency workers were attempting to rescue a sailboat "caught" in Hurricane Julio.






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Looting Erupts After Vigil for Teen Killed by Officer

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:58am
Tensions erupted after a candlelight vigil Sunday night for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police said was shot multiple times after a scuffle.






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Two Killed, Five Hurt in New Orleans Shooting

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:31am
New Orleans police said two people were killed and five others wounded, including a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old.






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Vandalism Reported After Vigil for Teen Killed by Officer

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:54am
A few thousand people crammed a suburban St. Louis street Sunday night at a vigil for an unarmed black man shot and killed by a police officer.






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Mom in Hot Car Death Case Living 'Tortured Existence'

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 11:27pm
Nearly two months after her son died inside an SUV, Leanna Harris opened up about the twin heartbreaks of losing a son and husband.






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Sailboat 'Caught' by Hurricane Julio: Coast Guard

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:55pm
As Hawaii cleaned up from Tropical Storm Iselle, emergency workers were attempting to rescue a sailboat "caught" in Hurricane Julio.






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Rory McIlroy Captures PGA Championship by 1 Shot

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:03pm
Players fought the vanishing daylight Sunday at Valhalla, but in the end Rory McIlroy edged past the field.
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Iraq PM's Surprise Speech Sparks Political Crisis

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:47pm
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he will file a legal complaint against the country's new president for committing "a clear constitutional violation."






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Reported Abduction of Woman Didn't Happen: Sheriff

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:41pm
Authorities are closing an investigation of an 18-year-old woman's claim she was abducted along a road and held hostage for 16 hours.






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Missouri Teen Killed by Cop After 'Confrontation': Police

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:02pm
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by a police officer on Saturday, sparking outrage in the community.






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Israelis and Palestinians 72-Hour Cease-Fire Takes Effect

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 7:54pm
Both Israeli and Palestinian delegations in Cairo have accepted an Egyptian proposal for a 72-hour cease-fire to the war in Gaza, officials said on Sunday.






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'Limited Number' of Staff Removed From Iraq Embassy

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 7:52pm
"We're not moving our embassy anytime soon, were not moving our consulate anytime soon," President Barack Obama said Saturday.






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U.S. Military Conducts More Airstrikes Against ISIS

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 7:52pm
U.S military forces continued to attack Islamic terrorists in northern Iraq on Sunday, using a mix of manned fighter jets and drones.






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Jewish Community Protesting After Shooting of Rabbi

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:48pm
Miami's Jewish community is protesting what they believe to be inadequate protection by police after a rabbi was gunned down Saturday.
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Parents in Surrogacy Scandal: We Feared Losing Twins

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:25pm
The biological parents of twins caught up in a scandal in Thailand wanted both babies but the surrogate mother threatened to involve the police.
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Body Found of Woman Swept Away by Flood

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:14pm
About 3 inches of rain fell in Greenville — about 100 miles west of Charlotte — in the span of two hours on Saturday.
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Sky High: Students Rehearse for Nanjing Youth Olympics

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:04pm
Students from a martial arts school perform during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China on Saturday.
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