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Historic Handover: New Afghan Leader Is Sworn In

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:58am
Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in Ashraf Ghani who pledged a "new chapter" in foreign relations.

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What Do You Serve a Fasting Dinner Guest?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:35am
President Obama is hosting India's Prime Minister Modi for dinner. There's just one problem: he's not eating.
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Why Were 11 Year Olds at a Miami Club Shooting?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:30am
Among those hit by gunfire early Sunday morning at The Spot were five girls ranging in age from 11 to 17.

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'Complacency' Is an Issue for Secret Service: Ex-Agent

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:21am
On the heels of a Washington Post report that it took four days for the Secret Service to realize a gunman hit the White House in 2011, one former Secret Service speaks out.

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Five Weeks to Go: It's Crunch Time for Midterms

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:09am
High-profile surrogates are hitting the road.

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Hunt Is on: Parolee Sought as Real Estate Agent Vanishes

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:34am
Police issued an arrest warrant for kidnap in connection with the disappearance of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter.

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U.S. Begins War Games Near Waters Claimed by China

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:11am
Thousands of Philippine and American soldiers began annual war games on Monday near disputed waters in the South China Sea.
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Best Birth Control for Teens? Hint: Not the Pill

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:43am
The best birth control to offer teenage women is an implantable rod, followed by an IUD, pediatricians say in new guidance.

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From Tea Seller to Dinner With Obama: Meet India's PM

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:36am
President Barack Obama is due to meet India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday.
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Monday's Top 6 News Stories

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:29am
From 80,000 protesters in Hong Kong in to a deadly volcano eruption in Japan, see the stories we're following.

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Grain Silo, Gas Plant Hit by Airstrikes: Syria Activists

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:20am
U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed ISIS positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, activists said Monday.

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'Dear, Sweet' Mother of Four Slain While Walking Dog

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:51am
A mother of four died from her injuries Sunday morning after she was shot in the forehead and the leg while walking her dog in Philadelphia.

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Violence Ruled Out in Deaths of Couple, Three Kids

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:45am
A preliminary autopsy has ruled out any violent assault in the deaths of five Utah family members including three children, police said Sunday

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Cowboys Stun Saints With Offensive Might

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:54am
The high-powered offenses of the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys will clash on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

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Violence Ushers New Afghan President Into Office

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:38am
A series of small explosions and a deadly attack on government offices in Afghanistan's Paktya province precede Ashraf Ghani's inauguration.

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Violence Precedes Afghan Presidential Inauguration

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:10am
A series of small explosions and a deadly attack on government offices in Afghanistan's Paktya province precede Ashraf Ghani's inauguration.

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Grim Task: Volcano Rescuers Return for More Bodies

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:07am
At least 31 people are believed to have died in the aftermath of the sudden eruption of Mt. Ontake on Saturday.

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California Adopts 'Yes Means Yes' Sex-Assault Law

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:04pm
The bill, the first of its kind in the U.S., requires sex-assault investigators to focus on active consent for sex, rather than a victim saying "no."

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Who Are They? Democracy Protests Grip Hong Kong

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:49pm
A look at the protesters who are fighting for democracy in Hong Kong, this weekend's crackdown, and what's next for China and elections there.
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New U.S. Ebola Case? Possible Patient Arrives at Hospital

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:29pm
An American doctor who may have been exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone is starting experimental isolation at the government's top medical research lab.

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