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A migrant family stands at the border in Roszke, Hungary, after Hungarian police officers closed access between Serbia and Hungary on Monday.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 16:45

A military operation closed Hungary's borders Monday. With other countries also tightening restrictions, refugees wonder where they'll end up.

The church of Our Lady Queen of Angels in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood closed in 2007, but parishioners still congregate outside the parish for service every Sunday.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 16:35

Pope Francis is set to visit a Catholic school in New York City that used to have a sponsoring church. The parish was closed in 2007 in a region that has been a traditional Catholic stronghold.

Syrian refugees continue to arrive in Jordan, where they are greeted by authorities and sent to refugee camps and temporary settlements.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 14:43

The U.N. refugee agency has received less than half the $4.5 billion needed to help Syrians who have fled to neighboring countries. As conditions worsen, many are opting to risk the journey to Europe.

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 14:36

The Obama administration announced big changes Monday to help students fill out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid, predicting hundreds of thousands more students will get help as a result.

A view inside Grotta Paglicci, in southern Italy, with wall paintings. Scientists say a 32,000-year-old stone found inside the cave was used to grind flour.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 14:23

Research into an ancient stone found in a cave in Italy shows Paleolithic hunter-gatherers were grinding oats and other grains for flour. It's the earliest evidence yet of food processing in Europe.

Pop icon and former Beatle Ringo Starr poses for the media in front of some of his photographs as he launches a book, <em>Photograph,</em> in London on Wednesday.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:59

The Fab Four drummer is putting an original pressing of the White Album, a guitar once owned by John Lennon and one of his own Ludwig Oyster drum kits on the block.

Inmates talk with professors about how to teach classes in the Inside-Out program, where half the students are prisoners and half are traditional college students.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:31

Two decades ago, a prisoner serving a life sentence had an idea of a college course. This year, over 100 universities and colleges will be offering a class just like the one he envisioned.

Miss America pageant chief executive Sam Haskell apologizes to Vanessa Williams, who was forced to resign her Miss America title.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:19

Vanessa Williams was forced to resign as Miss America in 1984 after nude photos of her were published in a magazine.

A law enforcement officer stands watch as emergency vehicles clog a road near Delta State University after an active shooter was reported in Cleveland, Miss., on Monday. One person died in the shooting and the campus remains on lockdown.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 13:05

Cleveland, Miss., police identified Shannon Lamb, an employee of the university, as a person of interest. A deputy county coroner tells NPR that professor Eric Schmidt was shot in the head.

Ousted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's fondness for eating raw onions has inspired a social media campaign: #Putoutyouronions.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:32

Inspired by recent campaigns that have marked notable deaths, Australians create a "prehumous" tribute to a controversial leader: They're putting out their onions for Tony Abbott.

Japan's Mt. Aso on the main southern island of Kyushu, erupts on Monday, spewing black smoke and ash more than a mile into the sky.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:31

Mount Aso, one of the country's most active volcanoes, unexpectedly erupted on Monday, spewing ash for miles. But no injuries or damage were immediately reported.

Republican presidential candidates from left, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:25

A lot has changed in the month since the first Republican presidential debate — perhaps most notably the number of Republican rivals willing to attack Donald Trump.

A screenshot of Nintendo's video commemorating Super Mario's the 30th anniversary.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:24

The game's concept and graphics were simple. The gameplay was habit-forming. And Nintendo's mustachioed, overalls-wearing plumber Mario became a global icon.

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina marches in the Labor Day parade in Milford, N.H.
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:20

Donald Trump was recently quoted commenting on Carly Fiorina's appearance, "Look at that face!" and "Would anyone vote for that?" Fiorina turns her rival's remarks around and voters back her up.

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:06

Health care practitioners who band together can earn Medicare bonuses by saving money. Most of the groups decline potentially richer deals that include penalties for excessive spending.

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