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Group Brings Soldiers’ Lost Dogs to America

Guardians of Rescue with some dogs they returned to their military owners. Military rules and logistics do not allow soldiers to take animals home from war with them, but leaving a beloved animal behind is a crushing blow. (Guardians of Rescue)
Guardians of Rescue with some dogs they returned to their military owners. Military rules and logistics do not allow soldiers to take animals home from war with them, but leaving a beloved animal behind is a crushing blow. (Guardians of Rescue)

NEW YORK—In Afghanistan, a group of Americans heard shots. They went towards the sounds.  “When we got there, we saw a few Afghanis standing around...

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Apple Earnings Up on Strength of iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple’s growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen. The latest evidence of Apple’s mounting momentum emerged …... Read More


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  • German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier address the media during a statement at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 11, 2014. Steinmeier says he will meet his U.S. counterpart John Kerry at the weekend to discuss allegations the U.S. spied on Germany. Steinmeier told reporters in Berlin on Friday that the meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State will take place at the weekend on the sidelines of talks in Vienna about Iran’s nuclear program. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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  • Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino during a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Monday, June 16, 2014. A poll of New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo leading the little-known Astorino by a large margin in the race for governor. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (R) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about political donations and freedom of speech in the Hart Senate Office Building June 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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  • Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party made appearances at the conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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  • Devin Mueller, 25, left, and his brother, Camden, 23, talk about having to keep their rooms spotless as home managers with Showhomes in the house they live in with their parents in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The Muellers are one of the nomadic families living in luxury homes for short periods of time to help sell them.  (AP Photo/Tampa Bay Times, Will Vragovic)

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  • World War II veteran Arthur Robinson of Saratoga Springs, NY, points to himself in a 1940 photograph with his unit at the New York State Military Museum on May 8, 2014, in Saratoga Springs. The Army’s 27th Infantry Division, which Robinson served in, bore the brunt of Japan’s largest mass suicide attack, launched before dawn on July 7, 1944, on the island of Saipan. The division’s 105th Regiment saw more than 400 killed and 500 wounded during the attack by more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers and sailors. The 27th was a former New York National Guard unit that still had many New Yorkers among its ranks when it landed on Saipan after the US Marines made the initial beach assault on June 15, 1944. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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  • In this March 18, 2014, photo Maria Esther Salazar (C) grabs a cigarette from a friend in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. The Jungle and several hundred smaller encampments in the region are the consequence of urban sprawl, with large open spaces that are not parks, and thus without rangers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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  • In this Thursday, July 3, 2014 photo, Gertrude Weaver poses at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark., a day before her 116th birthday. The Gerontology Research Group says Weaver is the oldest person in the United States and second-oldest person in the world. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    On Fouth of July, at 116, Arkansas Woman Named Oldest American

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she’s now officially the oldest... Read more

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  • US President Barack Obama (L) speaks about immigration while as US Vice President Joseph Biden listens in the Rose Garden of the White House June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Boy’s Death Draws Attention to Immigration Perils

    EDINBURG, Texas—When authorities found the body of an 11-year-old boy in South Texas, a phone number for his brother in Chicago was scribbled on the... Read more

  • 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in the Long Island town of Nesconset, N.Y. (Courtesy of 9/11 Responders Park Remembered, Inc.)

    A Father Remembers His Son and Memorializes the Other Forgotten Heroes of 9/11

    “My son didn’t die on 9/11, but it was 9/11 that eventually killed him,” said Stephen Grossman when I spoke with him recently at the... Read more

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    Drones Are Cheap, Soldiers Are Not: a Cost-Benefit Analysis of War

    Cost is largely absent in the key debates around the use of unmanned drones in war, even though drones are a cost-effective way of achieving... Read more

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    Navajo Veteran Wants to Heal Others With Wild Horses

    When U.S. marine Larrison Manygoats returned from his tours of duty in Iraq, he was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries... Read more

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    No Warrant, No Problem: How the Government Can Get Your Digital Data

    The government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from... Read more

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    Was General George Patton Assassinated?

    Labeled a strong, charismatic, and somewhat eccentric general, George Patton is considered one of America’s brightest generals of World War II and of American history... Read more

  • In this April 28, 2014, Cliff Alderson, of Alamagordo, N.M., loosens a bolt to let oil pour out during an oil change on a car. Alderson, who is blind, completed the two-year auto mechanic program at Dona Ana Community College. He earned his degree by listening and learning to feel his way around the vehicle, KOAT-TV reported. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Greg Sorber)

    Blind Man Hears, Feels His Way to Mechanic Degree

    LAS CRUCES, N.M.—A blind New Mexico man who recently earned an auto mechanics degree is looking for a job. Clifford Alderson, 48, a graduate from... Read more

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    Nearly Half of High-Risk Oil Wells Near Forests, Watersheds Not Inspected

    NEW CASTLE, Colo.—Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal... Read more

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    50 Years Ago, ‘Freedom Summer’ Changed the South

    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss.— As a teenager growing up in a Jim Crow society, Roy DeBerry wasn’t waiting for white folks to come down to Mississippi... Read more

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    Victim’s Family Helped Jail O.J. Simpson, but Not for Murder

    LOS ANGELES—For years, Fred Goldman was adamant that he would never rest until he had held O.J. Simpson accountable for the killings of his son... Read more

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    O.J. Simpson Case Taught Police What Not to Do

    LOS ANGELES—The O.J. Simpson murder trial cast a harsh light on police and forensic work, and gave law enforcement a textbook example of what not... Read more

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    OJ Simpson in Black and White: 20 Years Later

    The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) hold a bilateral meeting during the G7 Summit at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, on June 5, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama Urges Russia to Open Talks With Ukraine

    BRUSSELS—President Barack Obama on Thursday encouraged Russia to open talks with the new government coming into power in Ukraine or face continuing costs imposed by... Read more


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