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Wildfire near Yosemite burns into fourth week

Posted: 09/07/2013 - The U.S. Forest Service reported Saturday that the Rim Fire has burned 394 square miles, 11 more than the day before when it became the third-biggest wildfire in modern California history.

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Tokyo will host 2020 Olympics

Posted: 09/07/2013 - Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

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Ohio to limit food stamps for some adults

Posted: 09/07/2013 - The administration of Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to limit food stamps for more than 130,000 adults in all but a few economically depressed areas starting next year.

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Freeh: Possible corruption in BP claims handling

Posted: 09/07/2013 - A former FBI director has recommended that the Justice Department investigate whether several lawyers plotted to corrupt the settlement program designed to compensate victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill.

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Obama plunges into high-stakes week on Syria

Posted: 09/07/2013 - Back on American soil, President Barack Obama is plunging into a frenetic, high-stakes week of selling a skeptical Congress on a military strike ahead of a critical vote on Syria.

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Europe urging US to delay action in Syria

Updated: 09/07/2013 - European foreign ministers meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are expected to urge the United States to hold off any military action in Syria until U.N. inspectors report on the alleged use of chemical weapons.

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Dispatcher rebuked over Cleveland kidnapping call

Posted: 09/07/2013 - Officials in Cleveland have disciplined the 911 dispatcher who took escaped captive Amanda Berry's call after she fled from the home where she'd been held for a decade.

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AP survey: House shows opposition to Syria attack

Posted: 09/06/2013 - House members who are willing to give their positions are either opposed to or leaning against President Barack Obama's plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria by nearly a 6-to-1 margin.

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Hernandez pleads not guilty to murder indictment

Posted: 09/06/2013 - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park.

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Calif. students' 'twerking' records to be expunged

Posted: 09/06/2013 - The San Diego school district has agreed to expunge the records of 31 high school students who were suspended for making an on-campus video featuring "twerking" dance moves.

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George Zimmerman's wife says he is 'selfish'

Posted: 09/06/2013 - George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, says she stood by her man "through everything" but once he was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, he left her with "a bunch of pieces of broken glass."

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Protesters draw G20 attention to anti-gay law

Posted: 09/06/2013 - About two dozen activists have rallied in St. Petersburg to protest a new Russian law banning gay "propaganda" and attract attention of the leaders of the world's 20 leading economies.

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Chobani recalls some Greek yogurt cups

Updated: 09/06/2013 - Chobani says it's recalling some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold, a move prompted by reports of illnesses by some customers.

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US employers add 169K jobs, rate falls to 7.3 pct.

Updated: 09/06/2013 - The federal government comes out with the latest jobless numbers this morning, and experts surveyed believe they'll show that August unemployment stayed the same, at 7.4 percent.

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World leaders push big companies to pay more taxes

Posted: 09/06/2013 - It's time to make Google, Apple and other multinational companies pay more taxes. That's the message from President Barack Obama and leaders of the world's other leading economies this week.

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