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Obama Poised for Iran Deal Win

Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced this morning that she will support a nuclear agreement with Iran, becoming the 34th Senate vote in favor of the deal and ensuring a major foreign policy victory for President Obama in his final 18 months in office

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Judge Will Not Dismiss Charges in Freddie Gray Case

A Baltimore judge refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray, who was in their custody. The defense had sought to drop the charges, which include second-degree murder, because of prosecutorial misconduct

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Migrants Turn Budapest Into Choke Point of Crisis

Since last week, asylum seekers have been streaming by the thousands every day into the European Union through Hungary, hoping to reach the more prosperous nations of Western Europe and apply for refugee status there

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2016 Oscars Will Have Two Hosts

The 2016 Academy Awards will have not one but two hosts next year, producers confirm. David Hill, who is producing the show along with Reginald Hudlin, says he has a pair in mind that's already a well-known duo

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Brothers Awarded $750K After Wrongful Imprisonment

Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation for the three decades they were wrongfully imprisoned in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. Henry McCollum, 51, and Leon Brown, 47, were released last September

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90% of Seabirds Have Ingested Plastic, Study Says

A new study finds 90% of seabirds around the world have ingested plastic. Researchers reached their conclusion after evaluating 186 seabird species across the globe, explaining the birds sometimes confuse small pieces of plastic for fish eggs

Hulu is Finally Getting Rid of Its Ads—For a Price

One of the biggest complaints Hulu users have leveled against the video-streaming site is its glut of commercials. Now, Hulu is finally offering a solution for customers willing to open their wallets a bit wider: a new “No Commercials” plan

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Jeb Bush Aims at Trump With Interactive Attack Ad

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is escalating his all-out campaign against GOP front-runner Donald Trump with a new ad campaign and quiz on social media designed to highlight Bush's conservative credentials

Iraqi security forces guard the entrance to a sports complex being built by a Turkish construction company, in the Shiite district of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish workers and engineers working at the site in Baghdad at dawn Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqis security officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Gunmen Kidnap 18 Turkish Workers in Iraq

Gunmen kidnapped 18 Turkish construction workers in Iraq in what experts say could be retaliation for Turkey's recent bombing campaigns against ISIS. The kidnapping occurred at a stadium construction site in the predominantly Shi'ite region of Habibiya

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Second Video Emerges of Texas Shooting

A second video has emerged that gives authorities a "very clear view" of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, a prosecutor said


Apple Planning 'Next Generation' Retail Store

The Apple Stores that have become the visible symbol of the company's ubiquity will be getting a makeover, starting with a "next generation" retail store in Memphis, which will feature living plants, artwork and natural oak tables