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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pauses as he testify before a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, July 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Congress gives Kerry an earful on Iran deal

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry equated walking away from the agreement to giving Tehran a fast track to a nuclear weapon.  Full Article 

Wall Street ends sharply higher as China jitters ebb 4:36pm EDT

- U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Tuesday, breaking a five-day losing streak as attention shifted from trouble in Chinese equities to U.S. corporate earnings and to speculation the first Federal Reserve interest rate hike may not come until December.

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Twitter, in the midst of a management shakeup after Chief Executive Dick Costolo abruptly announced his departure, reports the company's push to boost advertising income paid off.  Full Article 

Joyce Mitchell is escorted out of the court house after pleading guilty at Clinton County Court, in Plattsburgh, New York July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Prison worker pleads guilty to aiding escape

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - A female prison employee pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor charge in connection with helping two convicted murderers in their daring escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York.  Full Article 

A billboard showing the hot-selling Forester outside a Subaru factory in Ota. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Behind Subaru's success, cheap migrant help

The maker of the Forester has won U.S. drivers with its socially responsible image. Another key to success: The hundreds of low-paid foreign workers in its supply chain.  Full Article 

A Turkish Air Force AS-532AL Cougar helicopter takes off from Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey's real motive in Islamic State fight

The focus on Islamic State and PKK will distract both Turkey and the West from pursuing their long-term interests: ending the Syrian conflict.  Commentary 

A boy looks inside the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex replica at the Egidio Feruglio Museum in Trelew, Argentina, in this May 18, 2014 file photograph. REUTERS/Maxi Jonas

Better to eat prehistoric flesh with, my dear

WASHINGTON - If you want to know the secret behind the success of Tyrannosaurus rex and its meat-eating dinosaur cousins, look no further than their serrated teeth.  Full Article 

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Unidentified bodies languish in Colombia

With at least 50,000 people missing in Colombia's war with rebel and paramilitary groups, the country is struggling to trace the victims.

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