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Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki refuses to go

Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight year rule, but the leader refused to go, creating a dangerous political showdown.

missouri

After riots, Missouri town protests killing of black teen

Protesters gathered at a suburban St. Louis police station, demanding charges against an officer who fatally shot an unarmed man over the weekend.

timessquare

NYPD to tourists: Call 911 if superhero bothers you

Police are handing out fliers to Times Square tourists, telling them that tipping the costumed characters is optional, and to call 911 if they have complaints.

mcdonalds

For largest U.S. companies, job growth lags profits

Employment growth at the largest American companies has lagged far behind increased profits.

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GM must face suit claiming it covered up ignition-switch defect

General Motors has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the automaker of concealing critical evidence about a faulty ignition switch.

ebola

Returning missionaries to be quarantined because of Ebola

Missionaries and others coming home after working with people infected with Ebola will be placed in quarantine as a precaution.

deportation

Plan to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion

President Barack Obama's pledge to fast-track the deportation of migrant children is out of step with the opinion of a majority of Americans.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on the news that made headlines this week and the stories you won't forget.

warroom

U.S. bombs Islamic State to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’

U.S. warplanes struck Iraq for the first time since 2011, attacking fighters in an effort to prevent "genocide."

medicaid

New Medicaid enrollment tops 7M under Obamacare

Some 7.2 million new participants have enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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Today marks 40th anniversary of Nixon resignation

WATCH: Disgraced former President Richard Nixon discusses his resignation in rare video just released.

va

Obama signs $16B VA bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill designed to provide veterans with more timely medical care and fix problems in the scandal-plagued VA.

ebola

Obama administration setting up group on experimental Ebola drugs

A special Ebola working group will consider using experimental drugs to help the hundreds infected by the deadly disease.

wage

Many families still under economic stress after recession

A quarter of U.S. families feel they are under economic stress as the aftershock of the Great Recession continues to drag down living standards.

jobs

U.S. jobless claims fall; four-week average hits 8-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since

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Obama to sign $16.3B veterans spending bill

President Barack Obama will sign a plan to ease health care delays at VA facilities.

immigration

Americans worry illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy

As President Barack Obama considers loosening immigration policy, a new poll shows Americans are worried illegal immigration threatens the economy.

obama

Obama: Insufficient data to fast-track Ebola drug

President Barack Obama says the initial response should focus on public health measures to contain the outbreak.

greene

Military preparing to fly home body of slain general

Major General Harold Greene, a senior officer with the international military command ISAF, is the most senior U.S. military official killed in action overseas since Vietnam.

gaymarriage

U.S. appeals court takes up gay marriage cases from 4 states

The battle over same-sex marriage resumes on Wednesday when a federal appeals court convenes a special three-hour hearing.

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in Music

CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top pop songs

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LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top R&B tracks

This CD cover image released by Epic shows "Xscape," a release by Michael Jackson.

LISTEN: This week's top R&B tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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WATCH: 10 best ‘Simpsons’ episodes

In this photo released by Fox, Homer explains why he wants to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display, after it's cancelled for budget reasons, in the "Yellow Badge of Cowardge" Season Finale episode of "The Simpsons," in May 2014. The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be paired this fall with a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. "I'm not going to over-promise, but I think this website will provide you with affordable health care," longtime "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean told a TV critics' meeting Monday, July 21, 2014.

The recent marathon of all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" inspired us to sit down and come up with our 10 favorite episodes. Enjoy!

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Miley Cyrus pays homeless friend’s legal fees

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

Miley Cyrus has offered to pay the legal fees for a homeless young man she took to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

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Nude pictures of 5 Seconds of Summer bassist leak online

Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer draws a huge crowd as they perform live on the 'Today' show as part of the 2014 Summer Concert Series.

Nude photos of Calum Hood have leaked after the 5SOS bassist reportedly sent a video of himself via Snapchat.