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South Korean residents near North Korea border request removal of loudspeakers

Elizabeth Shim
SEOUL, Sept. 1 (UPI) — South Korean residents of a border region near the demilitarized zone have requested propaganda loudspeakers in their community be moved elsewhere – but the …read more

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Federer, top American men’s player cruise to victories at U.S. Open

Doug G. Ware
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) — The upset bug didn’t bite nearly as hard at the U.S. Open Tuesday — as the No. 2 seed and the …read more

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Ongoing conflict could make Gaza ‘uninhabitable’ within five years, UN says

Doug G. Ware
GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A UN agency is painting a bleak picture for Gaza, saying the strip will cease to be habitable within five years if …read more

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White House ‘looking forward’ to Kanye West’s presidential bid in ’20

Doug G. Ware
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — The White House typically doesn’t comment on others’ presidential campaigns — but in the case of controversial rapper Kanye West, it made an …read more

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U.S. drone strike kills six militants in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region

Fred Lambert
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A U.S. drone strike is reported to have killed six militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region. …read more

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Nigeria’s ex-national security adviser pleads ‘not guilty’ to weapons charge

Fred Lambert
ABUJA, Nigeria, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Nigeria’s former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, appeared in Nigerian court to plead “not guilty” to charges of illegal weapons possession. …read more

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CNN Just Found A Way To Get Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

By Danielle Kurtzleben

Fiorina had been fighting CNN’s September debate criteria. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network’s main debate.

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Selfies banned at India’s Kumbh Mela festival to prevent stampedes

Fred Lambert
HARIDWAR, India, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Organizers of the Kumbh Mela festival in India are imposing a selfie ban in order to prevent the flow of river bathers from …read more

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Robotic exoskeleton allows completely paralyzed man to move his legs

Stephen Feller
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Using a robotic exoskeleton and experimental method of stimulating leg muscles, a completely paralyzed man voluntarily took thousands of steps. …read more

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Illinois officer killed by fleeing suspects was 30-year veteran, father of 4

Tomas Monzon and Doug G. Ware
CHICAGO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Chicago area police officer who was shot and killed chasing after three suspects Tuesday was a 30-year veteran and …read more

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Law Professor: Davis Can’t Evoke Religion To Deny Marriage Licenses

NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Columbia Law professor Katherine Franke about Kim Davis, the elected clerk of Kentucky’s Rowan County, who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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‘Hungarian Public Opinion Is In Shock’ Regarding Migrant Crisis

NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to György Schöpflin, member of the European Parliament for Hungary, about the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and the crowds of migrants denied access to trains …read more

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Oxygen oasis at bottom of Antarctic lake resembles ancient Earth

Brooks Hays
DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Green slime at the bottom of an Antarctica lake is giving off oxygen and has created a modern replica of early Earth — …read more

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Nepalese police shoot and kill five protesters of draft constitution

Fred Lambert
BIRGUNJ, Nepal, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Nepalese police shot and killed at least five demonstrators during protests against a new constitution that will divide Nepal into federal districts. …read more

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Researchers explain how dust formed China’s Loess Plateau

Brooks Hays
XIAN, China, Sept. 1 (UPI) — New research suggests China’s Loess Plateau, the largest dust deposit in the world, was formed by the winds blowing across the Mu Us …read more

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Maisie Williams accepts Guinness record for ‘Game of Thrones’

Annie Martin
LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones,” accepted a Guinness World Records award for Largest TV Drama Simulcast on behalf of …read more

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Heart age of most Americans outpaces their actual age

Stephen Feller
ATLANTA, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Researchers at the CDC found 3 out of 4 adults in the U.S. have a heart age older than their actual age, posing potential …read more

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California Prisons To Limit Number Of Inmates In Solitary Confinement

By Carrie Johnson

Under a new settlement, state authorities will only send inmates to isolation if they commit new and serious crimes in prison, like murders or violent assaults. The move could have …read more

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Patti LuPone promoted to series regular for Season 3 of ‘Penny Dreadful’

Karen Butler
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Broadway icon Patti LuPone has joined “Penny Dreadful” as a series regular in Season 3, which is now filming in Dublin. …read more

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Hungary Closes Budapest Train Station To Migrants

By Joanna Kakissis

The Hungarian authorities closed the international rail terminal in Budapest to migrants Tuesday after many purchased tickets to Germany.

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Georgia police went to wrong home, shot dog and homeowner, officials say

Doug G. Ware
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Officials are investigating two Georgia police officers who entered the wrong home after a 911 call, shot a dog and the …read more

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Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey brawl on ‘Real Housewives’ set

Annie Martin
ATLANTA, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey got in a short-lived but physical altercation while filming “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season 8. …read more

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Michigan State football: Spartans poised for college football playoff appearance

The Sports Xchange
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has been hammering home one point since the Spartans rallied to beat Baylor in the Cotton Bowl – …read more

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U.N.: More than 1,300 people killed in Iraq violence during August

Fred Lambert
BAGHDAD, Sept. 1 (UPI) — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq reports 1,325 people were killed in terrorist attacks and armed conflict in Iraq during August. …read more

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NASA Awards Postdoctoral Program Contract

NASA has selected the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) of Columbia, Maryland to provide the agency with administrative support and coordination of research opportunities between NASA’s mission directorates and centers. …read more

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NASA Awards Systems Engineering Advanced Services Contract

NASA has awarded a contract to Alcyon Technical Services Joint Venture, LLC of Huntsville, Alabama to provide mission and instrument systems engineering services for the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center …read more

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J.K. Rowling wishes James S. Potter good luck at Hogwarts

Annie Martin
LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling set off a fan frenzy by wishing the character’s son, James S. Potter, luck on his first day at …read more

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Google launches new logo, friendlier for small screens

Wade Sheridan
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Google introduced a new logo Tuesday, meant to work better across multiple platforms such as desktop computers, smartphones and tablets. …read more

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Scientists: Current El Nino could be biggest in history

Brooks Hays
GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 1 (UPI) — According to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization, the current El Nino event is “mature and strong.” …read more

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Brazilian wasp venom causes cancer cells to die

Stephen Feller
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Scientists found that venom from the Brazilian wasp Polybia paulista kills cancer cells without harming healthy ones because of differences on their surfaces. …read more

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