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Pro-Russian rebel leaders from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin, left, and Alexey Karyakin  walk in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Brushko)
Pro-Russian rebel leaders from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin, left, and Alexey Karyakin walk in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Brushko)
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Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in Ukraine peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) -- Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

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Pro-Russian rebels prepare arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine
Pro-Russian rebels prepare arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)
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New round of Ukraine talks to be held in Belarus

MOSCOW (AP) -- With a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine about to start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the participants to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and separatist forces.

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FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington DC in 1947. (AP Photo/File)
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington DC in 1947. (AP Photo/File)
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Fearing Soviet invasion, US trained Alaskan ‘agents’ in 1950

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

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A tour offered to journalists by the Dawn of Libya militia on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, shows damage in the front yard of a building at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo)
A tour offered to journalists by the Dawn of Libya militia on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, shows damage in the front yard of a building at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo)
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Islamist militia now guards abandoned US Embassy in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.

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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) on NBC's "Meet the Press"
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) on NBC's "Meet the Press" (NBC)
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House, Senate leaders urge action on possible Islamic State threats

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

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French President Francois Hollande addresses the media at the end of an EU summit in Brussels
French President Francois Hollande addresses the media at the end of an EU summit in Brussels (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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US welcomes EU decision on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine.

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Fire Department of New York fire truck
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Firefighters battle fire near Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in a building near New York's Times Square that's home to a popular Irish pub.

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Iraqi Shiite Turkmens, mostly women and children, try to board an Iraqi Army helicopter aid flight bringing in supplies to Amirli, a town that has been completely surrounded by ISIS militants.  (AP Photo)
Iraqi Shiite Turkmens, mostly women and children, try to board an Iraqi Army helicopter aid flight bringing in supplies to Amirli, a town that has been completely surrounded by ISIS militants. (AP Photo)
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Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town under siege

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission.

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Three juveniles killed in Pennsylvania SUV crash

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say an SUV carrying six young people overturned in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing three and injuring the others.

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It’s homework time again

Our kids spend a third of their day in school, but the work doesn't stop there. Perhaps the most dreaded part of back-to-school, for both students and their parents, is the return of homework.

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