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Chinese President Xi Jinping stands in a car to review the army during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. The spectacle involved more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware and 200 aircraft of various types, representing what military officials say is the Chinese military's most cutting-edge technology. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)China's leader announced the cuts at the start of a huge parade marking Japan's WWII defeat.


2015-09-02 23:01:05 -0600

Photo by Matthew Heptinstall / Getty ImagesHeroin has been quietly wreaking havoc across the United States for more than a decade, capturing media attention, prompting federal government action and — for the first time since the early ’90s — turning drug abuse into a presidential campaign talking point.


2015-09-03 00:17:05 -0600

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis gestures as she refuses to issue marriage licenses to a same-sex couple in MoreheadA county clerk in Kentucky sought an emergency injunction on Wednesday to temporarily block a federal court order requiring her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a day before she goes to court to face contempt charges. Kim Davis, the elected Rowan County clerk, says her religious beliefs as an Apostolic Christian stop her from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that made gay marriage legal nationwide.


2015-09-02 21:21:37 -0600