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GM recalls 717K vehicles, not for ignition switches

General Motors Co. announced six recalls covering more than 700,000 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons.

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Senate panel approves Veterans Affairs nominee

Bob McDonald, President Obama's choice to run the VA, looks set for an easy Senate confirmation.

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Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine

A Dutch air force plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner is on its way to the Netherlands.

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California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

Fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots sold at major retailers including Kroger and Costco are being recalled over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

Two courts injected new uncertainty into the future of Obamacare, with conflicting rulings on whether the government can subsidize health insurance.

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Last victim of deadly Washington mudslide found

Search teams in Washington State have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March.

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U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obamacare

A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to the health care overhaul.

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Armed bandits steal $181K from Atlantic City casino

A manhunt is underway for masked robbers who stole $181,000 from Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey.

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Airlines halt flights to Israel

Delta, American, and United have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety as the turmoil in the region is intensifying.

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Judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare

A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of the law that grants insurance subsidies for members of Congress.

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Bodies, black boxes handed over at Ukraine crash site

A train carrying the remains of the victims of the MH17 arrived in Ukrainian government territory as separatists gave the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

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Wave of migrant children threaten to swamp U.S. courts

As Texas National Guard troops are deployed to the border, a deluge of Central American children threatens the already crowded immigration courts.

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Biden says Putin has ‘no soul’

Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011.

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Bodies leave Ukraine MH17 crash site

A train carrying the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday.

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Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gays

President Barack Obama signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Friend of accused Boston bomber guilty of obstruction

A jury found a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber guilty of obstructing the investigation into the deadly blasts.

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45 years after Apollo landing, U.S. debates next lunar step

Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the U.S. remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.

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More than 1M comments on net neutrality debate so far

The FCC will continue collecting comments, made in response to these first submissions, until Sept. 10.

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Crews make progress in calming massive Washington state wildfire

Firefighters made progress on Sunday slowing a massive wildfire that has raged unchecked for nearly a week.

People place flowers outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Friday, July 18, 2014. The attack on a Malaysian jetliner Thursday afternoon killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch, including vacationers, students and a large contingent of scientists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia.

Indiana University student among Malaysia Air dead

Karlijn Keijzer, a doctoral student at Indiana University, was among the nearly 300 passengers killed when a Malaysian airliner went down in Ukraine.

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