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Kansas to allow concealed guns without permit

Kansas will join a handful of other states that allow their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit after a bill backed by the National Rifle Association was approved, The Associated press reported.

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Would pilotless planes make sense?

Would you be willing to fly on a plane with no pilot?

Scott Kelly

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Astronaut to lift off on history-making mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history.

East Village fire, explosion

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Police: 2 missing in New York explosion

Two people remain unaccounted for following an explosion Thursday at a building in Manhattan, two New York police sources said.

Yemen Houthi soldiers

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Yemen: Residents fear worst is yet to come

Sanaa, the bustling capital of Yemen, has turned into a ghost town. Hundreds of shops are closed, and the once-crowded pavements are empty.

On Thursday morning, nearly every house in the city shook -- the beginning of Operation "Decisive Storm" announ...

Ruth Porat

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Google's new CFO and her $70 million pay package

Google snagged a star to be its new chief financial officer, and will pay her like one. Ruth Porat, formerly the CFO of Morgan Stanley, received a $70 million-plus cash and stock deal from Google.

Pope Francis

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Obama, Pope Francis meeting scheduled

The Obamas will host Pope Francis at the White House during his first visit to the U.S. on Sept. 23.

Harry Reid statement

Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, to retire

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, and endorsed New York Sen. Charles Schumer as his successor for his leadership post.

The fifth-term Nevada Democrat has spent months denying retirement rumors, which grew...

Investigators search Andreas Lubitz home

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Germanwings co-pilot kept 'illness secret'

Latest developments:

• 12:45 p.m.: A Dusseldorf medical facility says that contrary to reports, it didn't treat Andreas Lubitz for depression.

• 11:49 a.m.: Germanwings says it didn't receive a sick note for the day of the flight.

• 10:57 a.m.: A letter...

Mitch McConnell

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Senate passes GOP-approved budget plan

After slogging through a grueling and exhausting day casting scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which lasted until 3:30 a.m., senators narrowly approved a Republican-authored budget resolution.

It passed ...

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