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Loss of Mosul threatens Iraqi PM's hold on power

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:47
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's botched policies and "obsession with power" are quickly eroding his support even among longtime Shiite backers, politicians here say, as the Iraqi leader moved Friday to try to repair his shattered image after the disastrous loss of the north to Islamic militants....
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FAA controllers working exhausting schedules

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:12
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Air traffic controllers are at greater risk for fatigue, errors and accidents because they work schedules known as "rattlers" that make it likely they'll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, according to a government-sponsored report....
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Angelina Jolie honored by Queen Elizabeth II

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:10
LONDON (AP) -- Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscar-winning actress has been named an honorary dame - the female version of a knight - by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II....
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Vets watch as insurgents undo sacrifices in Iraq

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:45
Marine Sgt. Colin Archipley's unit suffered heavy casualties in the savage house-to-house fighting against insurgents holed up in the Iraqi city of Fallujah in 2004....
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Italy's Renzi enhances anti-corruption czar

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:34
MILAN (AP) -- Premier Matteo Renzi gave his top anti-corruption official enhanced powers Friday aimed at preventing scandals like the one that forced the resignation earlier in the day of Venice's mayor....
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After defeating Cantor, Dave Brat avoids spotlight

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:26
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The giant slayer isn't quite ready for his close up....
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UK sexual violence summit ends on hopeful note

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:55
LONDON (AP) -- A conference focusing on rape in conflict zones ended on an upbeat note Friday, with hundreds of participants from Somalia to Kosovo encouraged by an outpouring of international support....
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After defeating Cantor, Dave Brat avoids spotlight

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:30
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The giant slayer isn't quite ready for his close up....
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Ukrainian troops drive rebels out of Mariupol

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:59
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian troops attacked pro-Russia separatists Friday in the southern port of Mariupol, apparently driving them out of buildings they had occupied in the city....
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Safety concerns at Brazil stadium before Cup match

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:49
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Firefighters in the World Cup city of Natal said they were concerned about some safety problems in the stadium hosting its first match on Friday, even as a bus strike in the city forced officials to scramble to find alternative transportation for some fans....
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Waits for doctors can vary widely outside the VA

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:35
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans aren't the only ones who can find it tough to get a quick appointment with a new doctor....
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Wireless companies put up more 'stealth' towers

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:17
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- One might be hidden in a cross on a church lawn. Others are disguised as a cactus in the desert, a silo in farm country or a palm tree reaching into a sunny sky....
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E3 unleashes next generation of gruesomeness

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Game makers at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo went for the jugular....
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Poachers massacre 68 elephants in Congo park

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:12
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- One of Africa's oldest national parks is under attack "from all fronts," its director said Friday after 68 elephants were slaughtered in two months by poachers, some of whom shot them from helicopters....
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UN warns of war crimes, atrocities in Iraq

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:11
GENEVA (AP) -- With Islamic insurgents pushing toward Baghdad, the U.N.'s top human rights official expressed "extreme alarm" Friday at reports of war crimes....
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Obama on Iraq security: We can't do it for them

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:17
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing a range of options for halting a violent Islamic insurgency in Iraq, but he warned that American military action alone cannot stabilize the country....
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Spain props up soccer amid crushing austerity

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 08:28
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- At the height of Spain's crushing economic crisis, the Villarreal soccer club sported an eye-catching logo across its jerseys: Aeroport Castello. The local government paid the club 20 million euros ($27 million) to promote what was to become Spain's most notorious "ghost airport" - one that hasn't seen a single flight since it opened in 2011....
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