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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 3:53pm

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally....

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 3:42pm

Police probe other attacks after transients killed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinderblocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday....

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 3:39pm

Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war....

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 3:05pm

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."...

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 2:26pm

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel....

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 2:22pm

Marathon suspect's friend guilty of impeding probe

BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into the bombing....

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 1:14pm

Better weather to aid in Washington wildfire fight

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Calmer winds and cooler temperatures were allowing firefighters to go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of terrain in Washington State....

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 1:12pm

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Its reputation as a man-eating predator aside, the great white shark is emerging as a boon for tourism on Cape Cod. Unlike in "Jaws," in which one of the animals terrorizes a small island, the sharks that have been spotted in growing numbers are stirring more curiosity than fear - and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise....

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 12:24pm

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida....

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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 11:26am

More studies needed in apparent chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) -- The medical examiner's office has not yet determined what caused the death of a man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him last week....

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