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AP PHOTOS: Afghans vote in presidential election

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:19
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Across Afghanistan, voters turned out in droves Saturday to cast ballots in a crucial presidential election....
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'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:01
On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless 20-year-old - a needle mark in his arm, a syringe in his pocket. It didn't take long for Douglas to realize that the man, fresh out of treatment, was his second heroin overdose that day....
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Gay men concerned after LA meningitis deaths

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:25
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so....
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Brazil security forces raid Rio slum before WCup

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:53
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- More than 2,000 Brazilian soldiers stormed into a Rio de Janeiro slum complex Saturday with armored personnel carriers and helicopters in a bid to improve security two months before the start of the World Cup....
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Hagel: US strongly committed to protecting Japan

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:43
YOKOTA AIR FORCE BASE, Japan (AP) -- Against the backdrop of Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday he will convey to Japanese leaders that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting their country's security....
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AP-GfK Poll: Election indicators suggest GOP edge

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:11
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there are ominous signs for congressional Democrats as well....
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Britain levels against Italy in Davis Cup quarters

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 07:44
NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- Andy Murray completed a straight sets victory over Andreas Seppi as Britain leveled the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Italy 1-1 on Saturday....
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Hungary's Fidesz tipped to win big in Sunday vote

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 06:35
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's governing party is tipped to win parliamentary elections Sunday, while a far-right party is expected to make further gains, according to polls....
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Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 05:19
BERLIN (AP) -- After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it....
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NYPD: 4 dead, 1 injured after car flips into creek

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:38
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people died after the car they were riding in flipped into a creek and sank Friday night in Queens, authorities said....
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Rare Myanmar ecosystems protected only on paper

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:10
LAMPI ISLAND, Myanmar (AP) -- Off a remote, glimmering beach backed by a lush tropical forest, Julia Tedesco skims the crystalline waters with mask and fins, looking for coral and fish life....
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Unclear Washington landslide lawsuits could win

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 03:41
SEATTLE (AP) -- The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the "potential for a large catastrophic failure" of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River. Another noted plainly that it "poses a significant risk to human lives and private property."...
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Retired general taking another look at nuke corps

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 03:26
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Service leaders took an assessment last year of the nuclear Air Force as an encouraging thumbs-up. Yet, in the months that followed, signs emerged that the nuclear missile corps was suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership....
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Candidates for Afghanistan's presidential election

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 03:07
Eight candidates are vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan's election on Saturday. A look at the field:...
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US, Cuba boxers renew old rivalry in Havana

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 01:10
HAVANA (AP) -- Boxers from the U.S. and Cuba have gone glove-to-glove on Cuban soil for the first time in 27 years in a semipro World Series of Boxing clash that in many ways resembled a big-time Las Vegas bout....
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Union says other college teams in play

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 23:27
Players from other universities have expressed interest in forming unions in the wake of the landmark decision last week involving the Northwestern football team, a union organizer said Friday....
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Judge dismisses lawsuit over drone strikes

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 21:39
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric....
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Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 20:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will re-evaluate its role as mediator, he said....
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Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 20:23
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The resignation of Mozilla's CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley's strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region's foundation....
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Harrison twins behind Kentucky's Final Four run

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:20
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Whether they're setting up game-winning shots or hitting them, Andrew and Aaron Harrison have become the maestros orchestrating Kentucky's unexpected run to the Final Four....
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