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Firefighters douse flames from an outbuilding next to a structure that burned on Cedar Drive in Oakhurst, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, as two raging wildfires in the state forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said flames damaged or destroyed 21 structures. The Fresno Bee reports one neighborhood was hit especially hard, with several homes turned to ash and smoldering embers. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Mark Crosse)
Northern California wildfire burns 100 homesNorthern California wildfire destroys or damages 100 homes; 1,500 evacuated
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon walks off the field after making a lewd gesture to the crowd during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Marlins won 5-4. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)
Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLBPhillies closer Jonathon Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB after making contact with umpire
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In this Sept. 11, 2014, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers raced Monday, Sept. 15, to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel trainingArming Syrian rebels, key part of Obama's war strategy, gets crucial support from House GOP
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A fighter from the Azov volunteer battalion talks to his girlfriend  after returning from rotation at the front line Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city6 killed, 15 wounded in worst fighting since Ukraine cease-fire began; 146 combatants freed
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Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demandAlibaba increases IPO price range to between $66 and $68 per share from $60 to $66 per share.
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People walk past a yacht that was pushed by Hurricane Odile onto a ramp leading to San Lucas' main street, in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico's Baja California Peninsula overnight, damaging homes and tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja CaliforniaHurricane Odile causes extensive damage to homes, hotels, businesses in Baja California
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Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Colts lead Eagles 17-6 at halftimeAndrew Luck throws for 2 TDs to help Colts take a 17-6 halftime lead against Eagles
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White House backs use of body cameras by policeWhite House says requiring police to wear body cameras could address mistrust after Ferguson
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First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fightUS airstrike in Iraq is first step in wider campaign against Islamic State group
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  • Alexian Brothers says no to medical pot firms' donations

    Officials at Alexian Brothers Health System, which includes an Elk Grove Village-based medical center on Biesterfield Road, said they won't accept funds from potential medical marijuana growers and sellers in Elk Grove. Alexian Brothers Health System officials are saying thanks but no thanks to potential medical marijuana growers and sellers who have promised to donate funds to the system if they get a license to open business in Elk Grove Village. Daily Herald, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 08:48 AM
  • Justice Dept. awards $2 to programs in Illinois

    The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded more than $2 million in grants to establish or improve a number of justice system programs in Illinois. In a news release, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said the largest award - $500,000 - went to a program called Life-Span, which provides representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault in Cook County. WAND-TV Decatur, Tue, Sep 9 2014 @ 07:50 AM
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