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Obama's 'Biggest' Climate Move

President Obama will unveil regulations to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and eventually revamp the energy industry, which he bills as "the biggest, most important step" ever taken to address climate change

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Cecil's Brother Is Alive, But Another Lion May Be Dead

A Zimbabwe conservation group retracted its claim that Jericho, Cecil the lion's brother, had been killed by hunters—even as officials in the country said a second American citizen illegally killed another lion several months ago

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Buzz Grows Around Biden 2016 Bid

Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run

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Mission: Impossible Attracts Rogue Nation of Viewers

Mission: Impossible is still box office gold. Rogue Nation debuted to a solid $56 million this weekend, exceeding expectations and outstripping everything else in theaters. Meanwhile, Vacation opened with an undercooked $14.9 million for the weekend

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Rubio: Iran Could Bomb California Within a Decade

The Florida Republican warned GOP donors in Orange County of a pending apocalypse. “I don’t think any of us wants to live in a country where a radical Shiite cleric in Tehran can have a nuclear weapon ... that can hit where we are sitting right now," he said

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Capture of U.S. Trained Fighters Sets Back ISIS Fight

This capture of around 20 rebel fighters was a cataclysmic event for the division and a serious blow for the U.S. train and equip program, which will now certainly face steeper challenges in recruiting new fighters and maintaining their morale

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Wildfire North of San Francisco Threatens Homes

Wildfires blazing in several Western states chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations. Wildfires are also burning in Washington and Oregon

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Dr Dre to Release First Album in Over 15 Years

Compton: A Soundtrack, which arrives over a decade after his 1999 album 2001, will be out Friday on Apple Music, the rapper and producer has revealed. The album was inspired by the upcoming biopic Straight Outta Compton

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Migrants Dare to Hope at French Camp

Desperate conditions in France's sprawling migrant camps—the ones in Calais are known as "the Jungle"—drive more migrants to seek a future across the Channel in England, but many remain in the crowded camps for months or years

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Malaysia Broadens Search for Missing Jet Debris

Officials said they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris, as a reported second discovery turned out to be unrelated to the Boeing 777

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Confederate Flag Supporters Rally in the South

About 150 Confederate flag supporters rallied in North Carolina, and others in Georgia, to challenge the growing numbers of elected officials and public figures who want the flag consigned to history as they consider it a symbol of slavery and segregation