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British Airways Jet Catches Fire On Runway, Sparking Emergency Exit

An engine on a plane at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas caught fire as it was preparing for takeoff. All passengers and crew escaped.

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United Airlines CEO, Other Senior Executives Resign Amid Investigations

The airline is the target of internal and federal corruption investigations regarding possible improper dealings with a former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Federal Requests For "Immigration Holds" Continue To Decline

A research group at Syracuse University has determined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is decreasing its practice of asking local police to hold detained immigrants.

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Senate Democrats Have Enough Support For Iran Nuclear Deal To Squelch Opposition

Supporters in the Senate now have 41 votes. It's enough to thwart a Republican-led effort to undo the Iran deal – without the President needing to exercise a veto.

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Kansas State Imposes Sanctions In Halftime Show Controversy

After the KSU marching band was accused of depicting a lewd act during its halftime show, the university has self-imposed sanctions while maintaining the band's intentions were innocent.

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Tonight: Serena Vs. Venus In Williams' Historic U.S. Open Match

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, Venus Williams will attempt to defeat her younger sister and World No. 1, Serena, ending her quest to become the first person to win a calendar grand slam since 1988.

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Hours Before Big Rally, Judge Orders Kim Davis Released

Judge David L. Bunning also ordered Davis not to interfere when her deputy clerks issue marriage licenses.

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The American Dentist And Killer Of Cecil The Lion Returns To Work

Walter Palmer had been out of the public eye since killing Cecil the lion in July. He returned to his dental practice in Minnesota Tuesday.

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Pollster Andrew Kohut Of Pew Research Dies At Age 73

The former leader of the polling group that calls itself a "fact tank" had been battling a form of leukemia that his son says was first diagnosed in 2009.

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Baltimore Reaches $6.4 Million Settlement Proposal With Freddie Gray Family

Gray suffered a fatal spine injury while in custody of police. His death sparked days of peaceful protests and a night of riots. The deal still has to approved by the Board of Estimates.

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Police Look Into 2 High School Football Players' Hits On Texas Referee

The two players were suspended from both the school and the football team, after they converged on a back judge near the end of Friday night's game.

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Top Stories: U.S. Considers Migrant Aid; Pope Francis On Annulments

Also: A manhunt continues for the killer of an Illinois officer; Queen Elizabeth is poised to become Britain's longest ruling monarch; and somebody vandalized King Kamehameha's statue in Hawaii.

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Announcing Reform, Pope Francis Smooths Process To Annul Marriages

In a sharp revision of Catholic policy, Pope Francis rewrote the process of annulling a marriage within the Church Tuesday.

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U.S. Weighs Offering More Help As Migrants Arrive In Europe

The migrant crisis has placed stress on infrastructure in Greece, Macedonia and Hungary – and it has also highlighted divisions between European Union countries.

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Attorneys For Jailed Kentucky Clerk Ask For Emergency Release

Legal documents filed Monday ask that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who has been incarcerated since Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses, be allowed to return to work.

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Martin Milner, Star Of 'Adam-12' And 'Route 66,' Dies At 83

Actor Martin Milner, whose work as Officer Pete Molloy introduced generations of Americans to a tough and honorable policeman on Adam-12, died on Sunday.

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Obama Orders Federal Contractors To Provide Paid Sick Leave

"This will give about 300,000 working Americans access to paid sick leave for the first time," President Obama said after signing an executive order.

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Stonehenge Has A New (Old) Neighbor: Row Of Huge Stones Found Nearby

The newly found Neolithic monument dates from more than 4,000 years ago, researchers say, adding a new wrinkle to the "super-henge" at Durrington Walls.

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Top Stories: Migrants In The E.U.; Kentucky Clerk Still Jailed

Also: A runoff vote is expected from Guatemala's presidential election; a salmonella outbreak from jarred cucumbers has victims in 27 states; and a cheetah briefly escapes the Indianapolis Zoo.

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Germany, France Announce Plans To Welcome Thousands Of Migrants

So far in 2015, more than 200,000 people have reached Greece and another 100,000 reached Italy, the U.N. says. Germany expects as many as 800,000 new arrivals this year.

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