Sept. 8, 2015 06:27 AM
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1. GREECE PICKS UP NEARLY 500 MIGRANTS OVERNIGHT

Meanwhile, leaders of Germany and Sweden, two of the top destinations for the masses of people seeking new homes in Europe, will meet to discuss solutions to the crisis.


2. WHO CALLS FOR 'GLOBAL EFFORT' TO HELP REFUGEES IN EUROPE

In an interview with The AP, Hillary Rodham Clinton says that "everyone should be asked to do more" to assist the thousands on the move.


3. CONGRESS PLUNGING INTO DEBATE ON IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Now the question is whether Democrats can spare Obama the embarrassment of losing and then winning by veto.


4. WHICH ISSUE MAY BE SIDELINED BY U.S.-ISRAEL SPAT OVER IRAN

After a confrontation with the Israeli prime minister over the Iranian nuclear deal, the White House seems to have little appetite for a new round of tensions over the terms of Palestinian statehood.


5. DRILLING BOOM'S GROWING TOLL

An AP analysis in leading oil- and gas-producing states finds more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014.


6. PROTESTERS DEMAND KENTUCKY CLERK'S RELEASE

Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will join activists at a rally outside the jail where Kim Davis is locked over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.


7. REFLECTIONS ON POPE FROM 35,000 FEET

Francis has an almost sinister sense of humor, is candid to a fault and has a bit of street thug in him, says an AP reporter who has crossed the globe with him.


8. SOCIAL MEDIA LIT UP BY FIREFIGHTERS' PICS OF THE WEST ABLAZE

Officials, who have seen an uptick in such postings, warn that the act of focusing on a handheld screen can be deadly when crews are surrounded by danger.


9. 'LONG TO REIGN OVER US'

Queen Elizabeth II is set to become the longest reigning monarch in British history, beating the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.


10. ANDY MURRAY IS DEFEATED IN U.S. OPEN FOURTH ROUND

The third-seeded Briton loses to South Africa's Kevin Anderson in four sets.


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