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U.S. consumer confidence hits near 7-year high

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007.

ISIS

Spy flights over Syria begin

The surveillance flights could pave the way for airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.

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It’s official: Burger King is buying Tim Horton’s

The fast food king will buy the Canadian coffee chain to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group.

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Obama plans executive steps to boost vets’ mental health care

The President will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at improving access to mental health treatment for former service members.

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Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

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Michael Brown remembered in Missouri, march planned

Family and supporters celebrated the life of the black teen slain by a white officer in a funeral ringing with calls for peace and police reforms.

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Republicans pressure Obama to step up action on ISIS

Republicans want more aggressive U.S. action to defeat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

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Mourners, civil rights leaders attend funeral of slain Missouri teen

Mourners remembered Michael Brown with words of goodwill and joy rather than the violence and outrage that has followed his killing.

stocks

S&P 500 tops 2,000 for the first time

The S&P 500 rose to a new record on Monday.

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‘All clear’ given at Fort Lee after active shooter reported

A female soldier shot and wounded herself at Fort Lee, Virginia, sparking a lockdown of the U.S. Army installation.

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Burger King could buy Tim Hortons

Burger King is in talks to acquire the Canadian coffee chain in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse.

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How does a panda celebrate a birthday? With cake, of course

Rambunctious panda bear cub Bao Bao celebrated a rare first birthday at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington.

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As Obama’s vacation ends, criticism does not

Presidents can run into trouble when their playtime is perceived as detached from the concerns of Americans.

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Cali wine country rocked by 6.0 magnitude quake

An earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco, injuring more than 100 people around the picturesque town of Napa.

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