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Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

For all the talk of police militarization, no reliable statistics exist on the number of raids by SWAT or other heavily armed tactical teams. There are no federal or state tallies — except in Utah.
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Selfie Leads To Car Crash, Police Say

Police say Jordan Toner of Maine was driving with seven passengers when he attempted a selfie. Several people suffered non life threatening injuries when the car struck a tree.
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Obama's Climate Change Words And Actions Don't Match, Alaskans Say

President Obama is visiting Alaska this week to highlight his push to fight global warming. Two weeks ago, the Obama administration approved drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean.
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Travel Suggestions: 'Gates Of Hell' And Ringing Rocks Park

David Plotz of Atlas Obscura, a website devoted to the world's wondrous and curious places, takes us to "The Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan and to Ringing Rocks Park in Pennsylvania.
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Tokyo Wins Little League World Series 18-11 Over Pa. Team

In the title game on Sunday in South Williamsport, Pa., the Tokyo team defeated the team from Lewisberry, Pa., 18-11. The Japanese team battled back after being down eight runs in the first inning.
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Buddhist And Muslim Relations Underly Southeast Asia Refugee Crisis

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a crisis. The ethnic Buddhists and minority Muslims fought in 2012, and that incident underlies the "boat people" crisis facing several Southeast Asian nations.
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Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Get Chance To Meet Pope

During his U.S. visit in September, the pope is set to meet with unaccompanied minors from Central America who have formed a youth soccer team co-sponsored by New York's Catholic Charities.
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How Are U.N. Climate Talks Like A Middle School? Cliques Rule

Tiny island nations, Latin American developing countries and even non-joiners like Switzerland have all found more power and influence in climate negotiations after forming or joining a group.
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To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

Doctors and parents often miss the signs of female athlete triad syndrome — low energy, low bone density and irregular menstruation in an otherwise healthy-looking girl or teen.
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The 'Trump Effect' Alienating Conservative Latinos

The GOP's post-mortem in the wake of the 2012 election suggested the party needed to appeal to Latinos. But the current immigration conversation sparked by Donald Trump could threaten that goal.

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