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September 11, 2013

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1. SYRIA SCHEME HITS A SNAG

Leading nations disagree on whether military force should be used if Syria fails to comply with a plan to dismantle its chemical weapons.

2. EVIDENCE LESS THAN IRONCLAD

Obama makes his case to the nation on Syria — but proof of who launched the deadly chemical attack is still lacking.

3. EXPLOSION ROCKS BENGHAZI

A powerful blast on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — and one year after the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate — seriously damages Libya's Foreign Ministry building.

4. SPYING TOOK ON LIFE OF ITS OWN

Newly declassified documents tell a story of a U.S. surveillance apparatus so unwieldy and complex that nobody fully comprehended it.

5. WHO WON'T BE SPEAKING AT GROUND ZERO

No politicians — including the mayor — were allowed to speak last year or will be this year. It's an effort to keep politics out of the 9/11 anniversary ceremony.

6. SEX SCANDALS SINK WEINER, SPITZER

New York voters reject bids by the pair of disgraced pols to resume their careers in office.

7. WHAT APPLE DESERVES CREDIT FOR

The AP's Michael Liedtke says one of the best things about the latest iPhones is the slick new software that runs them.

8. SWIMMER ANSWERS SKEPTICS

Diana Nyad denies that she got into or held onto a boat during part of her record swim from Cuba to Florida.

9. JIMMY KIMMEL: I'M THE PRANKSTER BEHIND TWERKING VIDEO

The clip of a woman accidentally catching fire while doing the provocative dance has generated more than 10 million views on YouTube.

10. AMERICANS PUNCH TICKET TO RIO

The U.S. team blanks Mexico 2-0 and qualifies for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

 

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    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

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    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

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    July 25, 2014

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    July 25, 2014

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