Polls finds many view Afghan, Iraq wars as failures

US soldiers prepared to leave after handing over the military base in Baghlan to the Afghan National Army in July.

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Three in four Americans think it was right to pull forces from the two countries, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

Doctors say Slender Man stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

One of two Wis. preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered to receive treatment rather than stand trial.

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Justice Department seeks appeal in health overhaul case

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Denver fair adds contests for marijuana entries

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Colo. issuing licenses to immigrants regardless of legal status

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