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Boko Haram leader demands fighters swap for girls

Posted: 07/14/2014 - A new video shows the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crowing over recent victories including two explosions at a fuel depot in Lagos that the government tried to cover up.

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Outage: Monorail train evacuated at Disney in Fla

Posted: 07/14/2014 - A spokeswoman for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at its central Florida amusement complex, adding no one was hurt.

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Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'

Posted: 07/14/2014 - A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.

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Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

Posted: 07/13/2014 - Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day of an offensive against Hamas that has killed more than 160 people.

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Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

Posted: 07/12/2014 - Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools. The issue is stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.

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House chairman: $3.7 billion request 'too much'

Posted: 07/11/2014 - The chairman of the House committee that controls spending says President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too much money and the House won't approve it.

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Chrysler recalls 651,000 SUVs for mirror lights

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.

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US given heads up about newspaper data destruction

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Newly declassified documents show the Obama administration knew in advance the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked documents.

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Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.

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Gaza dead tops 85 as Israel presses its offensive

Posted: 07/11/2014 - The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying the structure and killing eight relatives in a matter of seconds. A survivor said all the dead were civilians.

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FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

Posted: 07/10/2014 - The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

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Beanie Babies creator defends probation sentence

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Lawyers for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies say a federal judge didn't let him off too easily by giving him probation and no prison time for hiding at least $25 million from U.S. tax authorities in Swiss banks.

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Homeland chief to presses $3.7B border request

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson is making the case to Congress for President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion to deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants that's overwhelming the Border Patrol in South Texas.

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Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders suggests that well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, that followed the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night.

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