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For homeless families, quick exit from shelters is only a temporary fix

The rapid rehousing program provides the homeless with short-term rental assistance. But many recipients ultimately face the same problems as those who stay in shelters, a new government study finds.

After training, female Marines await word on ground combat

Ground combat jobs will open to women in January unless the Marine Corps makes the case they should be closed.

Obama: Fight against IS militants progressing, but still a long slog

Obama made his remarks after a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to get an update on the campaign against so-called Islamic State fighters.

South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

The 37-3 vote Monday allows the state to remove the flag and the flagpole where it flies as soon as it passes the House and is signed by Gov. Nikki Haley. The bill must pass a two-thirds vote, which is likely to be held Tuesday.

Pope Francis kicks off South America tour in Ecuador

He told those gathered that he would pray for them "and I won't charge you a thing. All I ask, please, is that you pray for me."

Greece looks to reopen bailout talks as euro future in doubt

With Greek banks running out of cash and facing the danger of collapse within days without new aid, the government in Athens is racing against the clock.

Greece gives thumbs-down on bailout referendum

The Greek people have given their answer to international lenders and so far is a resounding thumbs-down.

Kerry: Iran faces 'hard choices' to reach nuclear deal with West

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.

When America's librarians went to war

During the world wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.

Russian supply capsule successfully docks with Space Station

The Progress M-28M delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts ended in failure.

Week after beach attack, Tunisia declares state of emergency

President Beji Caid Essebsi's office says in a statement that he needed the powers that come with the declaration to more effectively deal with the threat from extremists.

A reopened embassy in Havana could be a boon for U.S. businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the communist island.

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

Matt Stonie beat Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory.

ISIS reportedly destroys ancient statue in captured city of Palmyra

Photos released by the Islamist extremist group show a 2,000-year-old stone sculpture of a lion being smashed with sledgehammers.

Historic vote may determine whether Greece remains in the eurozone

Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro.

US, Cuba reach agreement to open embassies

The U.S. and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities.