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August 27, 2013

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1. KERRY: 'UNDENIABLE' EVIDENCE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE

His tough language marks the clearest justification yet for U.S. military action against the Syrian regime.

2. CALIF. FIREFIGHTERS MAKING HEADWAY

While a huge blaze near Yosemite continues to grow in size, containment numbers are up.

3. WHERE SPIN IS IN

The transparency surrounding Bo Xilai's trial — even though the outcome is a foregone conclusion — likely shows China's PR machinery has become more sophisticated.

4. OBAMA SALUTES AFGHAN WAR VETERAN

The president bestows the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter for risking his life to save an injured soldier during intense fighting.

5. WHY CHELSEA MANNING SPILLED PERSONAL SECRET

The Wikileaker, formerly known as Bradley Manning, decided to announce that she wants to live as a woman only after the military publicly said that it would not provide hormone treatment, her lawyer says.

6. TRANSPLANT PATIENT LEAVING HOSPITAL

Ten-year-old Sarah Murnaghan spurred a national debate over donated organs this summer when she received two sets of lungs at a Philadelphia hospital.

7. HOW NJ CASINOS HOPE TO END THEIR LOSING STREAK

The strip club Scores is opening a satellite in the Trump Taj Mahal Casino — a first during Atlantic City's 35 years of legal gambling.

8. EX-PRESIDENT RECALLS ASSASSINATION TRY

In a newly unsealed videotape, Gerald Ford describes the day in 1975 when Manson disciple Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme came at him with a gun.

9. WHO'S SUING OVER A TELL-ALL

Kate Gosselin accuses her ex-husband of stealing her hard drive and hacking her phone and computer to get material for the 2012 book.

10. VENUS ADVANCES AT US OPEN

Showing she's still got game, the 60th-ranked Williams upsets Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens.

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  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    The decision clears the way for official changes to Manning's military records, but does not compel the military to treat the soldier previously known as Bradley Edward Manning as a woman.

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  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

    April 23, 2014

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  • In cuffs... 'Warlock' in West Virginia accused of sexual assault

    Police in West Virginia say a man claiming to be a “warlock” used promises of magical spells to lure children into committing sexual acts with him.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • The top 12 government programs ever

    Which federal programs and policies succeed in being cost-effective and targeting those who need them most? These two tests are obvious: After all, why would we spend taxpayers' money on a program that isn't worth what it costs or helps those who do not need help?

    April 22, 2014

  • Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

    When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

    Even the design of the courtrooms, with plenty of sunlight and space, can help calm witnesses or defendants in high-stress cases, some judges believe.

    April 22, 2014

  • McCain 1 House Republicans are more active on Twitter than Democrats

    Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Are Democrats more active than Republicans, or vice versa? Who has the most followers on the Hill?

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

    The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday. Authorities found the high school student wandering the airport grounds with no identification. He was questioned by the FBI and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed.

    April 21, 2014

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