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A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013.

U.S. firm says 1.2B passwords, Internet credentials stolen

A cybersecurity firm says it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses amassed by a Russian crime ring.

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Second American Ebola patient arrives at Atlanta hospital

A missionary stricken with Ebola wore a protective white suit as she was wheeled into the hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Army to start questioning ex-POW Bergdahl today

The U.S. military plans to start questioning Bowe Bergdahl on the circumstances that led to his 2009 capture in Afghanistan.

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Poll: Americans divided on paying for roads

Americans want good transportation but they don't necessarily want to pay for it.

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U.S. General killed in Afghan insider attack; 14 injured

A man described as a "terrorist in an army uniform" opened fire troops, killing at least one American serviceman.

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‘Gluten-free’ labeling standards kick in

Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

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Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school

The Orange are at the top of the annual list of the nation's top party schools. Did your alma mater make the list?

africa

Obama to announce $14B in investments in Africa

U.S. businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking, and IT projects across Africa.

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Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour ceasefire begins

Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas as a first step toward a more enduring end to the month-old war.

immigration

U.S. to close interim shelters housing migrant children

Three interim shelters that have housed thousands of unaccompanied minors will close within weeks.

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James Brady, former White House Press Secretary, dead at 73

The former press secretary, critically wounded in the assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan, has died.

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Food fight builds as regulators weigh ‘added sugar’ label

This fight isn't about how much sugar should be in your food, but how much you should know about it.

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Lights go out in Britain marking WWI anniversary

Lights will be switched off at landmarks around Britain on Monday, marking the centenary of the start of the first World War.

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Toxic algae threatens Ohio drinking water

Hundreds of thousands of people remain without safe drinking water following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.

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Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking seven-hour Gaza truce

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinians accused Israel of breaking its own ceasefire on Monday by…

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Obama: Russia doesn’t make anything, must be ‘firm’ with China

President Barack Obama dismissed Russia and said the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy.

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