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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors 

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors 

“Roughly, every third person you pass on the street is going to have debt in collections,” Ratcliffe said. “It can tip employers’ hiring decisions, or whether or not you get that apartment.”

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Under a plan by an Australian energy conglomerate, coal being shipped to the Boardman Coal Plant will instead be exported to Asia, where pollution will still spew into the earth’s atmosphere.

Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

Detectives say 33-year-old Joel Smith shot his family inside their apartment about 11:30 p.m. Saturday with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Man dies after lightning hits California beach

Man dies after lightning hits California beach

Witnesses said they saw a glare of light and heard a tremendous boom as lightning struck the water off of Venice Beach around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Virginia’s same-sex marriage bans “impermissibly infringe on its citizens’ fundamental right to marry,” Judge Henry F. Floyd wrote in the court’s opinion.

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

“Are you tired of the media filters?” she asks. “Well, I am. I always have been. So we’re gonna do something about it.”

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

Miller said the bill would “go a long way to resolve the crisis” that is gripping the Department of Veterans Affairs.

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

“The best thing would be if people did not travel when they were sick, but the problem is people won’t say when they’re sick.

In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

In Iraq’s Mosul, radicals unleash their vision

“The bombing of shrines … has nothing to do with Islam,” Abu Abaida, 44, a government employee, told the AP by phone from the city. ”

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

“It’s simply not the way partners and allies treat each other,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.