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Bangladeshi policemen investigate at the site of attack on Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangladeshi policemen investigate at the site of attack on Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh (AP Photo/Rajib Dhar)
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Attackers hack American blogger to death in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.

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A Homeland Security police vehicle
A Homeland Security police vehicle (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal.

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US experiencing food ‘culture change,’ says first lady

Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity, but as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts the first lady also warned that the progress is "incredibly fragile."

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at an open hearing in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at an open hearing in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Net neutrality rules for Internet providers get FCC approval

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under "net neutrality" rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

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In this file still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group.
In this file still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. (AP Photo, File)
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Muslim group: ‘Jihadi John’ resembles man who grew up in UK

LONDON (AP) -- A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday.

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Preventable injuries kill 6 children each day, report says

Every day, six children are killed from an injury in the home and 10,000 go to the emergency room for such injuries, most of which are preventable, according to a new report by Safe Kids Worldwide.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens during a news conference following a meeting on Capitol Hill
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens during a news conference following a meeting on Capitol Hill (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Homeland Security bill moves in Senate while House in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is moving forward on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department, but the House is in limbo two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conservatives angrily reject the Senate plan.

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Teen ‘sexting’ photos could be landing in the wrong hands

The act of sexting -- sending explicit photos or videos through cellphone -- has become more popular among teenagers, but while they see the act as an innocent version of flirting or showing off, they're most likely not aware of the digital danger they may be creating for themselves.

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Astronaut Terry Virts points to his helmet as he sits inside the International Space Station Wednesday. (AP Photo/NASA)
Astronaut Terry Virts points to his helmet as he sits inside the International Space Station Wednesday. (AP Photo/NASA)
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Spacewalk scare – astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station.

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NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, second from left, arrives for a news conference at police headquarters Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, second from left, arrives for a news conference at police headquarters Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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ISIS plot – 3 in NY, Florida, busted in plan to join terrorist group

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United States, and federal officials said one of them spoke of shooting President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island.

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