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Obama family attends long-time aide's wedding to TV journalist

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POCANTICO HILLS N.Y. - President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters on Saturday attended the wedding of their long-time friend and food guru Sam Kass to media personality Alex Wagner at a farm outside New York City, the White House said.

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Sinkhole that proved popular at Corvette Museum will be filled

- A sinkhole that swallowed eight cars inside the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky will be filled even though it has become a tourist attraction that sharply increased attendance and revenue, the museum’s board decided on Saturday.

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Fri, Aug 29 2014

Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5 million to Buffett son: lawyer

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- A foundation controlled by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett has paid $4.5 million for hundreds of artifacts belonging to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, a lawyer for Parks' heirs said on Friday.

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Porn film moratorium lifted after HIV result proves false positive

LOS ANGELES - A moratorium on U.S. adult sex film productions was lifted on Friday after just 24 hours when a performer's initial HIV test result proved to be a false positive, according to the industry trade group that called for the suspension.

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Thu, Aug 28 2014

German Green's ice bucket challenge lights up dope debate

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BERLIN - A German Greens party leader has taken the "ice bucket" charity challenge to a new high, standing next to a marijuana plant while dousing himself with water in a tacit call for the legalization of cannabis.

28 Aug 2014

Fri, Aug 29 2014

ALS Association backs down on 'Ice Bucket' trademark attempt

- In the wake of criticism over its attempt to trademark the words "ice bucket challenge," the ALS Association said it is withdrawing its applications from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

29 Aug 2014

Poles recall Nazi seizure of radio station, see parallels with today

GLIWICE Poland - Joachim Fulczyk still remembers the fateful radio broadcast 75 years ago this weekend that provided Adolf Hitler with a pretext to launch his invasion of Poland that sparked World War Two.

29 Aug 2014

Capital gains mean church losses in new German tax twist

- A change in Germany's capital gains tax has prompted an exodus from its Catholic and Protestant churches this year as thousands of registered members quit their parishes rather than pay the money.

29 Aug 2014

In India, rice replaces ice in bucket challenge

NEW DELHI - The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.

29 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 28 2014

Trip Tips: Tour the dark side of Copenhagen's fairy tale

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COPENHAGEN - The Danish capital that fostered Hans Christian Andersen, the godfather of fairy tales, and hosts one of Europe's oldest royal lineages is also the setting for grisly murders and political intrigue in television dramas popular across the world.

28 Aug 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.