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Watch: President Obama: 'No Doubt' Russia Causing Violence in Ukraine

U.S. president says Russia is “more isolatedâ€? than at any time since the end of the Cold War. …read more

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Watch: Pres. Obama: 'We Don't Have a Strategy Yet' to Fight ISIS

U.S. president admits that his administration does not have a strategy in combating militant Islamic group. …read more

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Oregon spotted frog to be protected as threatened

By By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon spotted frog is being protected as a threatened species…. …read more

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No-pot city takes aim at Washington marijuana law

By By GENE JOHNSON FIFE, Wash. (AP) — A judge on Friday is expected hear arguments over whether cities in Washington can ban marijuana businesses that are allowed under state law, in a case that could have big implications for Washington’s experiment in legal weed…. …read more

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Maroon 5 Releases New Album Teaser, Book "America's Got Talent"

By Andrea Dresdale

Credit: Vincent Perini/NBCMaroon 5 is hitting the ground running next week with major TV appearances lined up to promote their new album, V.

The group will appear on NBC’s Today show on Monday, September 1, Labor Day. On September 2, the album arrives in stores, and on September 3, they’ll appear on the semi-finals results show of America’s Got Talent, performing their latest hit “Maps.”

The band also has been teasing a tour announcement on Twitter, revealing a number of states in which they’ll be performing, but the full details have not been announced yet. So far, the only scheduled date is September 11 at the iTunes Festival in London.

Maroon 5 also has released a video teaser for V. It features black-and-white footage of the band in the studio, interspersed with shots of the streets of L.A, a beach, someone riding a motorcycle in a desert, a hummingbird suspended in mid-flight, a lightning strike, a group of lions, birds flying in the sky and the wing of an airplane. The whole thing is set to a spacey version of “Maps.”

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Gun background check expansion foes start ads

By By RACHEL LA CORTE OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — TV and radio ads in support of an initiative to prevent the expansion of gun sale background checks will begin next week, the campaign announced Thursday…. …read more

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How USC Star Josh Shaw's Story Unraveled

Over the last five days, one of captains of the USC football team went from a hero who selflessly hurt himself rescuing a drowning boy to being suspended from the team for lying – and possibly under police investigation. …read more

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Warm waters send salmon to Canada, not Washington

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Unusually warm water off the Washington coast is sending the vast majority of the sockeye salmon run to Canadian waters, leaving Puget Sound fishermen with nearly empty nets…. …read more

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Retired Marine Steps Up As Crossing Guard for Students Without One

With no crossing guard sight, one retired marine made it his duty to help children at an elementary school cross the street. …read more

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Paramore's "Ain't It Fun" Is the Perfect Song for Kids About to Tackle "The Real World"

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Lou RoccoIt’s the time of the year when recent high-school graduates head off to college for the first time, and according to Paramore front woman Hayley Williams, the band’s latest hit “Ain’t It Fun” should be on their required listening list.

The song by the Nashville-based rock/pop group is about getting a big dose of reality and suddenly having to make your own way –as the lyrics say, “So what are you gonna do when the world don’t orbit around you?/Ain’t it fun/living in the real world?” Hayley wrote it about being on her own for the first time when she moved to L.A. to record the band’s latest album, but its sentiment is something new college freshmen can definitely relate to.

“I feel like the message is sarcastic but also inspiring enough for younger people who might be getting into the world for the first time on their own,” Hayley explains. “I know it really helped me through a transitional phase in my life, so maybe it’s also connecting with younger people in that way too.”

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