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Dog From Philadelphia Ends Up In Oregon Shelter

12 hours 23 min ago

The Jack Russell terrier was wearing a microchip when she was taken to the shelter in Portland. The question is how did she get there?

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High School Reconsiders Student's Yearbook Photo

12 hours 36 min ago

Draven Rodriguez posed with his cat. The school's principal rejected the photo. It will appear in the yearbook after all — on the principal's page promoting animal rescue and adoption.

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Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams

14 hours 8 min ago

In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.

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Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dared To Dream

14 hours 8 min ago

In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.

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NFL's Greg Hardy Sits Out While Domestic Violence Case Is Appealed

14 hours 31 min ago

Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy agreed to be put on the NFL's exempt list until his legal troubles are settled. His case is one of several that brought scrutiny to the NFL.

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Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

14 hours 31 min ago

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.

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Kerry Briefs Skeptic Senators On Coalition Plans Against ISIS

14 hours 31 min ago

President Obama says more than 40 countries are joining together to fight the Islamic State militants. Secretary of State John Kerry has returned from a trip to try to put together a coalition.

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Scottish Voters Cast Ballots On Whether To Cut Ties To U.K.

14 hours 31 min ago

Voting is underway in Scotland on a referendum that will decide if the country becomes independent. British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Scotland more autonomy if it stays in the union.

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Court Reinstates Wisconsin Voter ID Law, Causes Chaos Before Election

14 hours 31 min ago

Last week, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated the photo identification requirement. It had been blocked in a lawsuit brought by voter advocacy groups.

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'American Gothic' House Available To Rent

14 hours 31 min ago

The renter of Iowa's most famous house is moving out. The farm house pictured in Grant Wood's painting, American Gothic, is rented out by the state's historical society.

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Vermont Nonprofit Successfully Helps Homeowners Weatherize

14 hours 31 min ago

Old houses that dot New England's landscape are often expensive to heat. A nonprofit housing agency in Vermont is using customer service to get homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient.

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Holder Urges Bigger Rewards For Wall Street Whistleblowers

14 hours 31 min ago

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the government needs to pay whistleblowers more money if it wants to prevent financial sector fraud.

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Bezos' Space Company To Develop Rocket Engine

14 hours 31 min ago

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that his space company, Blue Origin, is partnering with U.S. based United Launch Alliance to work on a rocket engine. Currently, the U.S. relies on Russian rockets.

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Texas City Unveils Statue Of Innocent Man Who Died In Prison

14 hours 31 min ago

Timothy Cole died in prison in Lubbock, convicted of a rape he didn't commit. The real rapist eventually confessed, but it took years before Cole would be posthumously exonerated.

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Iranian Official Shares Little About Detained U.S. Reporter

14 hours 31 min ago

On July 22, Tehran-based Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian was detained by Iranian authorities. Steve Inskeep talks to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the case.

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Wilderness Area Accused Of Inhibiting Idaho Town's Economy

14 hours 31 min ago

Since President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, Congress has set aside more than 109 million acres for federal protection. But off-limit landscape represents untapped potential for towns.

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Royal Canadian Air Force Tries To Keep Aging Fleet Flying

September 17, 2014 - 7:08am

The Ottawa Citizen reports that technicians from the Search and Rescue unit had to raid an air force museum for navigational equipment to use in some of its Hercules aircraft.

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Police Try To Nab Thief Who Steals Flowers From Graves

September 17, 2014 - 7:04am

Police in the English village wrote a poem: All we can do now to show we cared is to lay flowers at a grave for feelings we shared. Please admire not take our bouquets and our wreaths.

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Bollywood Star Fires Back At Indian Paper Over Cleavage Photo

September 17, 2014 - 5:02am

The Twittersphere lit up in defense of Bollywood star Deepika Padukone when she told off The Times Of India for publishing a revealing photo of her.

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Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

September 17, 2014 - 5:02am

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.

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