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John McCain's 106-year-old mother says goodbye to son at Capitol ceremony

Roberta McCain – Sen. John McCain's 106-year-old mother – got her first chance to say goodbye to her son during a service at the U.S. Capitol.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Exclusive: Valve walks us through Artifact’s new demo, leaves us wanting more

Enlarge / Getting one’s Artifact on. (credit: Valve Software) Editor’s note: This feature’s two videos include transcripts, and many of their details appear in the article’s text and galleries. So however you want to learn about Valve’s latest video game, Ars has your back. BELLEVUE, Washington—Right as this article goes live, Valve Software is taking the wraps off its next ...

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Aretha Franklin funeral: Ceremony underway as nation mourns and celebrates the Queen of Soul

Scores of friends, family, fans, celebrities and dignitaries will pay their final respects today to Aretha Franklin during her funeral in Detroit. The Queen of Soul died of pancreatic cancer on Aug. 16.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Tackle the rush to sports gambling

In a decision last May, the Supreme Court said that individual states can, in effect, “Play ball!” on legalized sports betting. In just three months, seven states have approved sports wagering while 14 others have bills pending. The rush is on to tap the estimated $ 150 billion now spent in illegal sports gambling each year in the United States. ...

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In Iran, most women must live as second-class citizens, but some are making strides

Millions of Islamic women in Iran grudgingly accept strict rules that dictate how they must live, down to the clothing they can wear in public. Sometimes, the government looks the other way.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Nation's capital prepares a hero's welcome for late Sen. John McCain

For three tribute-filled days beginning Thursday night, Sen. John McCain will get one final hero's welcome in Washington.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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With new negotiations, South Sudanese warily hope for a 'peace' they can see

The president, Salva Kiir, was about to land from Khartoum, Sudan, where the peace deal had been inked, and Mr. Guloch wanted to be there when he did. Like many of the 10,000 South Sudanese who gathered at the airport that day, Guloch was tired of hearing about peace secondhand. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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Joe Biden at John McCain memorial: 'John's code was ageless'

Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered the eulogy at a private memorial service in Phoenix for his longtime friend, Senator John McCain.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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