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Former President George H.W. Bush shaves head for toddler fighting leukemia

The former president and his wife lost a 4-year-old daughter to leukemia nearly 60 ago.

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U.S. Senate approves deal to reverse spike in student loan rates

Legislation approved by the Senate now moves to the House for consideration.

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William and Kate leave hospital with baby boy

Oddsmakers say George is the favorite for name of the baby who is third in line to the British royal throne.

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World awaits glimpse of Britain's new prince

Bookmakers in England say the favorites for the boy's name are James and George.

Escapes from Abu Ghraib top 500 prisoners

Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities say.

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Paula Deen butter campaign spreads across the Internet

Paula Deen fans are looking to stick it to the companies who have severed ties with the embattled celebrity chef. Or perhaps they’re trying to butter them up.

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Heat wave brings sauna-like conditions to U.S. Northeast

The northeastern United States sweltered on Tuesday in a scorching summer heat wave, complete with stagnant, sticky air and no winds for relief, forecasters said.

Thousands protest Zimmerman verdict across U.S.

President Obama calls for protests to be peaceful.

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Homeland security chief resigns

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Comic to detail Deen’s rise, fall

Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who lost book deals, contracts and her television cooking show on The Food Network after she admitted using a racial slur, is set to be a comic book star of female empowerment, a publisher said on Wednesday.

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As glacier melts, secrets of lost military plane revealed

An Alaska glacier is exposing remains from a military air tragedy six decades later.

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Simi Valley, Calif. July 4 Fireworks Accident Injures 28

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Sequestration furloughs start Monday

Civilian employees at Albany’s Marine base are among those who will be impacted by the unpaid days off.

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Witness say Zimmerman studied Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law

Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was well versed in Florida's self-defense laws before he shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, despite a previous claim to the contrary, jurors were told at Zimmerman's trial on Wednesday.

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Storm forecasts cloud progress against deadly Arizona wildfire

Firefighters labored on Wednesday to extend their grip on a smoldering but still potentially lethal blaze in Arizona that killed 19 members of an elite “hotshots” crew in the deadliest U.S. wildfire tragedy in eight decades.