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Egypt declares monthlong state of emergency

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Egypt's interim president has declared a monthlong state of emergency to combat worsening violence after riot police moved to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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West's wildfire season roars on as Utah homes burn

Posted: 08/13/2013 - A wildfire has destroyed 10 to 15 structures and forced the evacuation of hundreds of exclusive Utah homes as lightning-sparked blazes devoured dry grass and brush across the West and burned to the edges of small communities in several states.

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Hostage dead, gunman dead in LA

Updated: 08/14/2013 - Authorities say a man who took three people hostage at a rural Louisiana bank has released a female bank teller and that negotiations are continuing to secure the release of the other two, a man and a woman.

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Race-based claims thrown out in Paula Deen lawsuit

Posted: 08/12/2013 - A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big slice of her culinary empire.

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NY fraud victim gets 18 artworks worth $33M

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Federal prosecutors in Manhattan say 18 artworks valued at some $33 million have been transferred to a hedge fund victimized in a massive $400 million fraud scheme.

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Jennifer Lawrence: 'I always knew I'd be famous'

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Best-actress Oscar winner and Kentucky-native Jennifer Lawrence tells the September issue of Vogue magazine that she used to "lie in bed and wonder" about what would make her well-known.

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Most NY voters embarrassed by Weiner, Spitzer

Posted: 08/12/2013 - A new poll shows that most New Yorkers watching Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer in political races dominated by sex scandals want to forget about them.

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UK: Firm must stop tracking people with trash cans

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Officials say that an advertising firm must immediately stop using its network of high-tech trash cans to track people walking through London's financial district.

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Prince Charles facing political 'meddling' claims

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Prince Charles has had 36 private meetings with British Cabinet ministers in the last three years, and the large number has spurred accusations that the heir to the throne is meddling in politics.

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Author Berry wins Ohio peace award

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Author, essayist and poet Wendell Berry has been named winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's lifetime achievement award. The award recognizes his steadfast promotion of the need for people to live in harmony with their environment.

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