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Helton: Talladega Races Still Have Big Impact

Helton: Talladega Races Still Have Big Impact NASCAR's Mike Helton: Talladega's downsized track still has big impact on area...

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Here’s What Obama Would See at the Border

Here’s What Obama Would See at the Border Republicans -- and even a few Democrats -- have pounced on President Obama for his refusal to visit the U.S.-Mexico border where hoards of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have crossed into the country illegally are being held in overburdened, overcrowded border patrol facilities. But Obama, who is visiting Texas this week, says he’s “not interested in photo ops� and insists a border visit wouldn’t enhance his understanding of what he, himself, has called a “humanitarian crisis.�...

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State: Michigan Boy Found in Basement Was Abused

State: Michigan Boy Found in Basement Was Abused Agency says Michigan boy found in basement was abused, seeks to end dad's parental rights...

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Afghan Aid Is Dropping, but How Fast Is Too Fast?

Afghan Aid Is Dropping, but How Fast Is Too Fast? US aid to Afghanistan shrinking with military footprint; aid officials want gradual decline...

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Los Alamos to Get New Supercomputer

Los Alamos to Get New Supercomputer Los Alamos National Laboratory to get new supercomputer to manage nuclear stockpile...

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Feds Bring Charges Against Amazon for Kids' App Purchases

Feds Bring Charges Against Amazon for Kids' App Purchases Amazon is accused of billing parents for millions of dollars in their children's unauthorized in-app purchases....

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UN Chief Urges Israeli-Palestinian Cease-Fire

UN Chief Urges Israeli-Palestinian Cease-Fire UN chief says Israelis and Palestinians must avoid war, urges immediate cease-fire...

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US Is Trolling the Chinese Embassy in DC

US Is Trolling the Chinese Embassy in DC During meetings in Beijing this week, Secretary of State John Kerry has been urging the communist nation to improve its abysmal human rights record. But back in Washington, activists and members of Congress are taking a more in-your-face approach: trying to get Kerry to rename the street outside the Chinese embassy in Washington after jailed activist Liu Xiaobo, a symbolic move that would be a daily reminder to China’s US representatives – but one that some fear could unnecessarily provoke the Pacific giant just as the US is trying to get the relationship back on track. ABC’s Ali Weinberg reports....

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Plan to Keep Highway Aid Flowing Advances in House

Plan to Keep Highway Aid Flowing Advances in House Plan to keep highway, transit aid flowing to states advances in House as deadline looms...

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Brooks' Music Coming to Digital Via His Own Site

Brooks' Music Coming to Digital Via His Own Site Garth Brooks, whose music isn't on iTunes, to make songs available digitally on his own site...

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Ex-US Rep. Akin Defends 'Legitimate Rape' Remarks

Ex-US Rep. Akin Defends 'Legitimate Rape' Remarks Former Missouri congressman defends 'legitimate rape' remarks from 2012 campaign in new memoir...

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Meet 6 Republicans Who Want Obama Impeached

Meet 6 Republicans Who Want Obama Impeached From Sarah Palin to Tom Coburn, several Republicans are calling for impeachment....

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Watch Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense In Action

Watch Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense In Action A look at how Israel's anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome, works....

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Jumping Jack to Become Official Missouri Exercise

Jumping Jack to Become Official Missouri Exercise Missouri governor signs bill declaring the jumping jack to be official state exercise...

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Russia-Born Student Pleads Guilty to Making Bombs

Russia-Born Student Pleads Guilty to Making Bombs Russia-born central Pennsylvania college student pleads guilty in homemade bomb case...

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Ferrer Leads 3 Spaniards Into Swedish Quarters

Ferrer Leads 3 Spaniards Into Swedish Quarters Top seed Ferrer to meet Berlocq in Swedish Open, among 3 Spaniards in quarterfinals...

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Senate Confirms Housing Chief to Run Budget Office

Senate Confirms Housing Chief to Run Budget Office Senate OKs housing chief for new job running Obama's budget office, completing Cabinet shuffle...

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911 Dispatcher: Call for Help Involved Her Son

911 Dispatcher: Call for Help Involved Her Son California 911 dispatcher says call for help came from fiancee about her own choking son...

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Timeline: From 'We're Under Attack' to Evacuation

Timeline: From 'We're Under Attack' to Evacuation Benghazi chain of events: From 'we're under attack' to last flight out of Libya...

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Yankees' Derek Jeter Has Best-Selling MLB Jersey

Yankees' Derek Jeter Has Best-Selling MLB Jersey Yankees' Derek Jeter has best-selling MLB jersey followed by Giants' Buster Posey...

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