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Bomb kills 6 at well-guarded area in Afghanistan

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:48
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bombing killed six policemen at the Afghan Interior Ministry compound in one of the capital's most heavily fortified areas Wednesday, part of a recent escalation in violence in the heart of Kabul....
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Hollande's ex-partner named to new French cabinet

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:43
PARIS (AP) -- Faced with a voter backlash at the polls, French President Francois Hollande is looking to revive his sputtering presidency with help from a surprising quarter: Segolene Royal, the mother of his four children....
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Lawmakers accuse GM of possible criminal cover-up

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:18
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO during a second day of hearings Wednesday into why GM waited a decade to recall cars with the deadly flaw....
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Former CIA official: No politics in Benghazi memo

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:01
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA's former deputy director said Wednesday he deleted references to terrorism warnings from widely disputed talking points on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack to avoid the spy agency's gloating at the expense of the State Department....
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Judge halts 2 Texas executions over drug secrecy

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:52
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Texas attorney general's office says it is appealing a federal judge's order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them....
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Stolen Gauguin on Sicily kitchen wall for years

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:14
ROME (AP) -- A Paul Gauguin still life stolen from a wealthy collector's home in Britain has been recovered after hanging for 40 years in a Sicilian autoworker's kitchen....
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Ted Cruz: Religious liberties under attack

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:43
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Possible Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said Wednesday that religious Americans have a duty to take a stand against policies, such as President Barack Obama's health care law, that could threaten their liberties....
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New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:31
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to seek further international recognition of a "state of Palestine" - despite promises to hold off while negotiating with Israel - has thrown into disarray the troubled U.S. mediation efforts on a peace deal. Here's a look at the possible repercussions....
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Japan-Korea tussle over history spreads to US

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:49
WASHINGTON (AP) -- All politics is local, the saying goes. But in some American cities, local politics has gone international, with city governments finding themselves caught in historical disputes between two close U.S. allies: Japan and South Korea....
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'Living on borrowed time,' said Kenyan Muslim

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:57
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The charismatic Muslim leader on Kenya's coast was certain he would be killed....
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Deep water search for jet could turn on robot subs

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:49
Two miles down or more and darker than night, the ocean becomes a particularly challenging place for human searchers....
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Sheer size is just 1 complexity in Indian election

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:58
NEW DELHI (AP) -- In a country where men have long told their wives whom to vote for, Sheila Kumar says she has no intention of letting her husband dictate her vote in next month's national election....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 05:58
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Scandal-weary voters boot DC mayor from office

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren't nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership....
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Syrians adjust to life without limbs

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:13
JIB JANINE, Lebanon (AP) -- Grimacing, Mustafa Ahmad slid the scarred stump just below his right knee into his new prosthetic leg. Extending his arms for balance, he slowly rose and hobbled across the packed dirt floor toward the door of his ramshackle tent....
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American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:11
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard an early release in a high-stakes gamble to advance Mideast peace talks....
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Pyongyang opens marathon to tourist-runners

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:13
TOKYO (AP) -- Runners of the world, unite!...
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Savings and loan figure Charles Keating dies at 90

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:04
PHOENIX (AP) -- Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90....
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California's $425M Powerball winner comes forward

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:08
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The sole winner of February's $425 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday....
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Health care sign-ups surge _ will they save Dems?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mocking his critics, President Barack Obama boasted Tuesday that 7.1 million people have signed up for his health care law, an unexpected comeback after a disastrous rollout sent his poll numbers plummeting and stirred fears among Democrats facing re-election this fall....
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