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This photo taken on May 1, 2013 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 2, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) visiting the Ministry of People's Security to congratulate the people's security persons and service personnel of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces (KPISF) on May Day. - KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty Images
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Man From Texas Detained in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards have arrested a man from Texas who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea.

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Makes Major Announcement Regarding Human Spaceflight Launches
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NASA Partners with SpaceX and Boeing to Transport Astronauts

 

NASA is partnering with private companies SpaceX and Boeing for manned flights to low-Earth orbit, a move that will end the agency’s expensive dependency on Russian launches to the International Space Station and free up resources for a potential manned Mars mission.

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History Books Spark Latest Texas Classroom Battle

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas mulls new social studies books for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers.

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes "wherever they exist", Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with "partner forces" on the ground in Syria and Iraq.
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Congress Gets Chance to Probe Obama’s War Strategy

BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast counterterror strategy.

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GOP Presidential Prospects Tout Faith in the National Anthem

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two possible Republican presidential candidates are touting the nation's religious heritage as part of a webcast marking the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.

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US Retail Sales Rise in August on Auto Sales

JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that steady job growth in recent months is leading to accelerated consumer spending.

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President Obama Addresses The Nation To Outline Strategy On ISIS
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President Obama Announces Strategy to ‘Degrade and Destroy’ the Islamic State

Tonight President Obama took to the national airwaves for a rare prime-time address to describe what America's response would be to the Islamic State (aka ISIL or ISIS), the terrorist group that has taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, and also beheaded two American journalists.

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Netflix, Tumblr Among Sites Demonstrating for Net Neutrality

If you planned to watch your favorite series on Netflix, geek out on Tumblr or catch up with what’s trending on Reddit today, you’re going to see a lot of those annoying “loading” wheels that pop up when you have a slow connection.

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Great Dane Eats 43½ Socks

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Have you ever wondered where those socks that go missing in the dryer end up? Chances are they were eaten by a Great Dane in Portland, Oregon.

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Senator: US Must Take On Islamic State Militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says it's critically important that the United States strongly confront the insurgent Islamic State organization.

The New York Democrat tells MSNBC she knows that won't be easy.

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