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Transit zone for migrants at Budapest Keleti railway station
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E.U. to Meet on Refugee Crisis

The E.U. is calling emergency talks to discuss ways of coping with its rapidly escalating refugee and migrant crisis, which it says has attained "unprecedented proportions." The talks will be held on Sept. 14 and be attended by Interior Ministers

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See All the Winners at the 2015 VMAs

MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards aired on Aug. 30, and while the ceremony was overshadowed by a purported "feud" between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj over the top nominations, it was host Miley Cyrus who found a way to overshadow everyone

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Renowned Horror Director Wes Craven Dies

Acclaimed Hollywood horror maestro Wes Craven, director of classics like the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream movie series, died on Sunday in his Los Angeles home. The 76-year-old director passed away after a lengthy battle with brain cancer

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Jake Arrieta Pitches No-Hitter Against Dodgers

Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory on Sunday night. "I think it will be more special the longer it sets in," he said

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: Mount McKinley (6194 meters), Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States of America. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

President Obama Renames Mount McKinley 'Denali'

President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. He's giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit

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Deadly Attack on Texas Cop 'Clearly Unprovoked'

The fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy at a Texas gas station was "clearly unprovoked," officials said, and there was no evidence the shooter knew his victim. Investigators had no information about a motive for the attack

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Malaysian Prime Minister Slams Protests

Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal involving some $700 million

Historic Ancient Palmyra Falls Under Control Of IS

ISIS Severely Damages Ancient Temple in Palmyra

Activists say Islamic State militants have set off an explosion that severely damaged the 2,000-year-old Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in the city of Palmyra in central Syria. One witness said only the wall of the temple remains

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 29-30 - FILE - In this July 3, 2015, file photo, Maria Sharapova returns a ball to Irina-Camelia Begu during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Sharapova is seeded third for the U.S. Open tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Maria Sharapova Pulls Out of U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury. She is a five-time major champion who was going to be seeded No. 3

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Scott Walker: U.S.-Canada Border Wall Is 'Legitimate'

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said on Sunday that building a wall on the U.S.-Canada border is "a legitimate issue for us to look at." "Until we secure the border and enforce the laws, we shouldn’t be talking about any other issue," he said


Straight Outta Compton Tops Box Office for Third Week

Straight Outta Compton topped the box office for the third straight week with $13.2 million at North American theaters over the weekend. It joins Jurassic World as the only movies to lead the box office three consecutive weeks this summer

06 Feb 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA --- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett speaks at a news conference for the 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery after it was recently recovered, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 6, 2014. The Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars, which was stolen from a concert violinist in an armed robbery last week, has been recovered from a suitcase in the attic of a Milwaukee house, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) --- Image by © DARREN HAUCK/Reuters/Corbis

Milwaukee Mayor: Police Should Wear Cameras

All Milwaukee police officers on the street would be wearing body cameras by the end of 2016 under a proposal announced by Mayor Tom Barrett. The proposal comes after tense episodes between police and Milwaukee's African-American community