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Judge Blocks Kansas' Proof-Of-Citizenship Voting Registration Requirement

The ruling is the latest development in a back-and-forth over the registration requirement, which supporters claim prevents voter fraud and opponents say is an effort to suppress voting rights.

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Senate Confirms Eric Fanning, First Openly Gay Leader Of Military Service

Eight months after President Obama nominated Fanning to the position of Army secretary, the Senate confirmed the appointment.

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Fire Fighters Watching Canadian Blaze, Worried About Summer Conditions In U.S.

The U.S. Forest Service says South and Southwest may face above-normal fire danger. In California, for instance, drought has killed millions of trees that are now dry fuel.

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Olympic Committee Could Bar 31 Athletes From Rio Games

After the retesting of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, dozens of athletes from six sports could be banned from the 2016 Games in Rio, the International Olympic Committee said.

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French Labor Protests: Tear Gas Used In Paris; Truckers Block Highways

French truckers, railroad workers and a range of unions oppose a bill that would overhaul worker protections. The French president says the changes would boost the economy and he won't back down.

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Pipeline Company Indicted Over 2015 California Oil Spill

Plains All American Pipeline company is facing 46 criminal counts after one of its pipelines ruptured last year, spilling crude oil that fouled miles of coastline near Santa Barbara.

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After 50-Year Legal Struggle, Mississippi School District Ordered To Desegregate

The town of Cleveland is divided by a railroad track — and its schools are divided by race. For 50 years, the district has said it will fix the problem; a judge says the schools will have to merge.

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U.S. Economy Could Be Poised For Stronger Growth

From retail sales to manufacturing and housing, several key indicators are picking up. An accelerating economy would be a big deal in this election year.

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Investigators: Amtrak Engineer May Have Lost Sense Of Place Before Deadly Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board said Brandon Bostian may have thought he was past a curve when he accelerated to 106 miles per hour. The derailment killed eight people.

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Tejano Music Legend Emilio Navaira Dies At 53

Navaira — known to many as just "Emilio" — was a star in both English and Spanish, and in both the U.S. and Mexico. He was found unconscious at his house on Monday night, police say.

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Top Stories: Deadly Baghdad Bombings; Man Booker International Prize

Also: The U.S. may ease an arms embargo against Libya to fight ISIS; Verizon and two striking unions will resume negotiations; and more oil workers evacuate ahead of a spreading Canadian wildfire.

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Two Blasts In Baghdad Kill At Least 37 People

Outdoor markets in two primarily Shiite neighborhoods were struck by car bombs on Tuesday.

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'The Vegetarian' Wins Man Booker International Prize For Fiction

South Korean author Han Kang was awarded the prize for her dark novel The Vegetarian at a London ceremony on Monday. She shares the honor with translator Deborah Smith.

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Amtrak Engineer Distracted By Radio Before Deadly Derailment, NTSB Says

The National Transportation Safety Board says the engineer of the speeding train that derailed last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a source told NPR.

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100,000 Orbits Later, International Space Station Still Going Strong

"One-hundred-thousand orbits, the journey continues," NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams said in a video from space.

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Crowdfunding For Small Businesses Gets Kick-Start

Small companies now can raise up to $1 million from ordinary investors through what are called "crowdfunding portals."

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Baby Bison That Was Placed In A Van By Tourists In Yellowstone Is Euthanized

The tourists said they thought the bison was cold. They were fined but the bison calf was never able to be reunited with its family.

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Silent No More: French Women Speak Out Against Pattern Of Sexism

Over the weekend, 17 former ministers publicly denounced the entrenched sexism of French society — particularly politics. The open letter comes after a week of intense national debate on the topic.

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More Than 8 Tons Of Cocaine Seized In Massive Colombian Drug Bust

Officials say the drugs were discovered in an underground chamber beneath a banana plantation near the border with Panama.

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More Than 8 Tons Of Cocaine Seized In Massive Colombian Drug Bust

Officials say the drugs were discovered in an underground chamber beneath a banana plantation near the border with Panama.

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