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August 2, 2013

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1. US FURIOUS OVER SNOWDEN'S ASYLUM

The White House warned the move could derail an upcoming Russian summit with Obama and some lawmakers suggested boycotting the 2014 Olympics.

2. VICTIM FACES KIDNAPPER IN CLEVELAND

Michelle Knight smiled as Ariel Castro was led out of the courtroom in chains to serve a life sentence for rape, kidnapping and abuse.

3. EMBASSIES TO CLOSE AFTER THREAT

The U.S. is shuttering its embassies this Sunday in the Muslim world out of an "abundance of caution."

4. PROTESTERS DEFY EGYPT'S OFFER OF SECURITY

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi plan "Egypt Against the Coup" marches today after refusing to end sit-ins with the military's protection.

5. JOBS REPORT COMES OUT AFTER WALL STREET RECORD

Economists expect unemployment to fall to 7.5 percent today after good economic news sent the S&P 500 above 1,700 points for the first time.

6. MLB PLAYERS FACE DEADLINE IN DRUG PROBE

Alex Rodriguez and 13 others tied to a Florida drug clinic have until Monday to either accept lengthy suspensions or face harsher penalties.

7. WHAT WAS TAKEN OFF MLK MEMORIAL

An inscription from the civil rights leader's "Drum Major" speech was taken off after critics said it was paraphrased and made King look arrogant.

8. WHY COUPLE CHOSE 2-YEAR-OLD AS THEIR BEST MAN

The leukemia-stricken toddler has been given just weeks to live, so his parents moved their wedding to this Saturday in Pennsylvania so he could attend.

9. WHO'S LOOKING AT YOUR MAIL

The AP's Andrew Miga reports the Postal Services takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the U.S. That was 160 billion last year.

10. 'GLEE' EPISODE WILL ADDRESS ACTOR'S ADDICTION

Fox didn't say how the hit show would write out the character played by Cory Monteith, who died of a heroin and alcohol overdose last month.

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  • Taiwan plane crash photo Air travel a leap of faith for passengers WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, “There

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  • Arizona's prolonged lethal injection is fourth in U.S. this year

    Arizona's execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood marked the fourth time this year that a state failed to dispatch a convict efficiently, according to the Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal group.3

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