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Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington StateFires are still raging in Washington state, where officials hope rain might help them contain the large fires — but there's also a chance that heavy rainfall could trigger flooding and mudslides.

400,000+ Sign Petition To Move ‘Sad Bear’ To Better Life In Canada

400,000+ Sign Petition To Move ‘Sad Bear’ To Better Life In CanadaSocial media has dubbed Arturo, a polar bear living in an Argentinian zoo, the "world's saddest animal," and more than 400,000 people have signed an online petition asking that he be moved to a "better life" in Canada.

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To BorderTexas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce on Monday that he is ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, according to reports from The Monitor and The Houston Chronicle.

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report SaysNew data released by the Department of Labor suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.

Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of Homes

Wildfire In Washington State Threatens Hundreds Of HomesResidents of 860 homes have been told they should evacuate as a wildfire burns out of control in central Washington state.

CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu Scares

CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu ScaresCiting an anthrax scare and other safety concerns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily shut down two of its laboratories.

Desmond Tutu Backs Britain’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill

Desmond Tutu Backs Britain’s ‘Assisted Dying’ BillRetired Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu, who describes as "disgraceful" the way former South African President Nelson Mandela was treated in his last, enfeebled days, has thrown his support behind a British assisted-dying bill.

U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees

U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As RefugeesPeople who enter the U.S. and nearby countries illegally from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras should not be forced to return home and should be treated as refugees, a U.N. agency says.

Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From ‘Ordinary Internet Users’

Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From ‘Ordinary Internet Users’A Washington Post analysis revealed that nine out of 10 communications intercepted by the NSA were from ordinary Internet users, not legally targeted foreigners.

Still Off Florida’s Coast, Tropical Storm Arthur Moves Northward

Still Off Florida’s Coast, Tropical Storm Arthur Moves NorthwardForecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center In Miami say Tropical Storm Arthur is gaining strength as it moves slowly northward.
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