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NYC SKYLINE OPENS UP
14 years later anyone can gaze The Big Apple from the top of One World Observatory at One World Trade Center.

DENNIS HASTERT INDICTMENT
US House Speaker allegedly agreed to pay millions in hush money, but hasn't revealed what he did wrong yet.

HOTEL KILLINGS
Bombings by the Islamic State group strikes at fortified locations in Iraq with impunity, like the Taliban in Kabul.

FLOODS CONTINUE IN LONE STAR STATE
Public safety officials closely monitor the dangerous water levels of rivers in Texas caused by the deluge.

HORSE TRAINER AND RACING ELDER STATESMAN
Bob Baffert, winner of 11 Triple Crown races, says a heart attack changed his outlook and his attitude.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN AN EIGHT GRADER?
The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the second year in a row, with the title shared by eighth-graders Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar. Vanya, 13, of Olathe, Kan., correctly spelled “scherenschnitte,” which means the art of cutting paper into decorative designs, in the final round.
Gokul, 14, from Chesterfield, Mo., correctly spelled “nunatak,” a hill that's completely encircled by a glacier.