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Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school

The Orange are at the top of the annual list of the nation's top party schools. Did your alma mater make the list?

africa

Obama to announce $14B in investments in Africa

U.S. businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking, and IT projects across Africa.

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Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour ceasefire begins

Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas as a first step toward a more enduring end to the month-old war.

immigration

U.S. to close interim shelters housing migrant children

Three interim shelters that have housed thousands of unaccompanied minors will close within weeks.

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James Brady, former White House Press Secretary, dead at 73

The former press secretary, critically wounded in the assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan, has died.

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Food fight builds as regulators weigh ‘added sugar’ label

This fight isn't about how much sugar should be in your food, but how much you should know about it.

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Lights go out in Britain marking WWI anniversary

Lights will be switched off at landmarks around Britain on Monday, marking the centenary of the start of the first World War.

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Toxic algae threatens Ohio drinking water

Hundreds of thousands of people remain without safe drinking water following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.

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Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking seven-hour Gaza truce

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinians accused Israel of breaking its own ceasefire on Monday by…

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Obama: Russia doesn’t make anything, must be ‘firm’ with China

President Barack Obama dismissed Russia and said the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on the news that made headlines this week and the stories you won't forget.

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U.S. reforms poultry inspections in effort to boost food safety

The USDA hopes reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities will cut down on foodborne illnesses.

healthcare

Senate passes $16.3B veterans health care bill

The U.S. Senate gave final approval to a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

migrant

For some companies, influx of migrant children is booming business

For companies with contracts with federal agencies, the wave of children crossing the border is a business opportunity.

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Obamacare subsidy case could be headed to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.

obamacare

Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumpy road

Consumers buying coverage through the federal HealthCare.gov site are likely to still have technical difficulties.

immigration

Divided House abandons vote on border bill

Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

jobs

Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

verizon

Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

veterans

House approves $17B veterans health care bill

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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