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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.

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine, and the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

Obama condemns Russia after Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine

Barack Obama demands Russia stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airline by a surface-to-air missile.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the news you might have missed and the headlines you won't forget.

People arrange candles to offer prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines jetliner was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday in eastern Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world from Malaysia to the Netherlands.

PHOTOS: Remembering the victims of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 attack

Mourners around the world remember the victims of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet that was shot down over Ukraine.

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and warned it could "significantly widen" an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians.

Israel steps up Gaza ground offensive, civilian casualties grow

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday.

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Should online accounts die when you do?

Should your emails, social media, and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member?

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2013, file photo Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Holder has shown interest in working with Congress to make permanent changes in sentencing laws. Holder last month instructed federal prosecutors to stop charging nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences.

Changes could mean an early release for 50,000 drug offenders

A proposal before the U.S. Sentencing Commission would take an average of 23 months off prison terms being served by drug offenders.

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Sam Smith’s inspiration? Unrequited love

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The chart-topping debut album, "In The Lonely Hour," is a reflection of a love that wasn't reciprocated.

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A tree planted in honor of the late Beatle has been devoured by bugs.

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Countdown: Supporting characters that need their own movie

From left: Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Aaron Ruell (Kip) in "Napoleon Dynamite," a comedy about a quirky teenager growing up in the remotes of Idaho, trying to understand his life.

Which of these supporting characters should have their own movies?