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In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

Calls for security at the border have intensified as an unprecedented number of migrant children have started crossing into the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the area, but border security is more complex than it appears.
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U.S. Considers Taking To Air To Aid Iraqis Marooned On Mountaintop

The White House is considering several military options to address an emergency humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. The administration may approve either air strikes or airdrops of food and medicine to help tens of thousands of refugees stranded on a mountaintop.
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A Pair Of Approaching Storms Promise Hawaii A 1-2 Drench

The National Weather Service is forecasting that for the first time in 22 years, Hawaii will be hit directly by a hurricane — two, in fact. Hurricane Iselle is expected to make landfall soon, and Hurricane Julio is right on its tail.
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Michigan Man Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Girl On His Porch

The white homeowner said he shot the 19-year-old because he'd felt threatened when she pounded on his door after 4 a.m. She had crashed her car about half a mile from his house.
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Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law

The legislation provides funding to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.
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Embattled Montana Senator Withdraws From Race

In the wake of plagiarism accusations, appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh announced Thursday he would not seek a full term in November.
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NCAA Votes To Give New Autonomy To Big Conferences

Elite college sports conferences can set their own rules about sharing profits with student-athletes, under a new policy adopted by the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors on Thursday.
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Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?
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Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot

Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.
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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.

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