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Obama plans on active role in 2016 election

After a weekend of glitzy West Coast celebrity fundraisers starring Kanye West, Jamie Foxx and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, President Barack Obama has no intention of staying on the political sidelines during the 2016 campaign.

In fact, White House...

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Why is Tokyo the world's greatest food city?

When it comes to global culinary centers of excellence, one city stands head and shoulders above the rest -- Tokyo.

The Japanese capital's got a mind-blowing 226 Michelin-starred restaurants, leaving it light-years ahead of its nearest rival, Paris, ...

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Massive merger units 9 of world's top 20 beers

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to buy its main rival SABMiller for £68 billion ($104 billion), creating a super brewery with sales of $55 billion.

The combined firm will be the world's largest beermaker by far, with nine of the world's top 20 beers b...

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Did the NFL kill Twitter accounts for Deadspin, SB Nation?

Twitter accounts for two sports websites were suspended Monday after the NFL and other groups filed a number of complaints under a copyright law.

The complaints, sent to Twitter, alleged certain tweets by @Deadspin and @SBNationGIF violated copyright ...

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Syrian civil war becomes a proxy war between US, Russia

The Syrian civil war is now a proxy war between Russia and the United States, with each side fueling the conflict with more firepower.

In the latest maneuver, the U.S. sent 50 tons of ammunition to rebels trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad an...

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Tokyo slams UNESCO in Nanjing massacre row

UNESCO, a top United Nations agency, has added Nanjing Massacre historical documents to its Memory of the World Register, a move welcomed by Beijing but slammed by Tokyo.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga said it was considering protes...

Iran nuclear deal negotiators

U.S. Department of State

Iranian lawmakers approve nuclear deal

The Iranian parliament has given its approval to the deal Tehran reached with world powers over its nuclear program, state media reported.

Lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday allowing the Iranian government to implement the agreement, with 161 voting in ...

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2 Kansas City firefighters die in apartment fire

Two Kansas City, Missouri, firefighters have died after part of an apartment building collapsed on them and two of their colleagues during a fire.

The crews were pulling back from the unstable structure when a wall gave way.

"Two firefighters pronounce...

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Mets trounce Dodgers 13-7, lead NLDS 2-1

NEW YORK -- Right fielder Curtis Granderson tied a franchise postseason record with five RBIs, and the New York Mets came back from an early deficit to rout the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-7 Monday in Game 3 of the National League Division Serie...

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Ex-staffer: Benghazi chair breached confidentiality

The attorneys for a former investigator with the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Monday issued a cease-and-desist letter alleging that Republican Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy violated confidentiality terms of a mediation between the parties.


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