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Iraq Elects Kurdish Politician To Ceremonial Post Of President

July 24, 2014 - 9:27am

Fouad Massoum, who has a long history in Iraqi politics, took the oath of office vowing to protect the constitution and the unity of the country.

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A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

July 24, 2014 - 7:57am

Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.

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Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know

July 24, 2014 - 7:24am

For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.

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Authorities Lose Contact With Air Algerie Aircraft

July 24, 2014 - 6:34am

The MD83 aircraft was about an hour into its flight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers. It was carrying 116 passengers, including six crew members.

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Air Algerie: Jet Likely Crashed In Mali With 116 Aboard

July 24, 2014 - 6:34am

The MD-83 aircraft was about an hour into its flight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers. It was carrying 110 passengers and six crew members.

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Authorities Lose Contact With Air Algerie Aircraft

July 24, 2014 - 6:34am

The MD83 aircraft was about an hour into its flight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers. It was carrying 116 passengers, including six crew members.

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A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

July 24, 2014 - 6:05am

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

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A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

July 24, 2014 - 6:05am

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

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Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

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In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat.

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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

The governor of Iowa says he's empathetic but doesn't want to host any of the unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America. But advocacy groups and other officials in the state are urging Iowans to welcome them.

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New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.

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With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.

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Military Dogs' Advocates Say The Canines Aren't Pets — They're Vets

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.

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Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.

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Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.

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Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.

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How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy

July 24, 2014 - 6:01am

Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.

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