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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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From slums to space, world tunes in to World Cup

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 05:39
From the stadium in Sao Paulo to sofas in Germany, from a pub in Nairobi to a cafe in Miami, from a Rio slum to outer space, nearly half the world's population was expected to tune in to the World Cup, soccer's premier event which kicked off Thursday in Brazil....
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Endangered delicacy: Japan eel on species red list

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 03:49
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese eel, a popular summertime delicacy that has become prohibitively expensive due to overfishing, has been put on the international conservation "red list" in a move that may speed up Japan's push for industrial farming of the species....
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Ray Davies, Donovan inducted into Songwriters Hall

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 02:43
NEW YORK (AP) -- A death in Ray Davies' family didn't allow the singer to attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but Jon Bon Jovi closed the three-hour event by performing Kinks hits such as "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night."...
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Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog, dies at 86

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 02:37
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Eric Hill, whose effort to entertain his young son with a simple drawing of a mischievous dog named Spot blossomed into a popular series of children's books that have sold more than 60 million copies, has died at his home in central California. He was 86....
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New trial ordered for ex-BP engineer

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 02:20
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A new trial was ordered Thursday for a former BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico....
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90-year-old ex-president Bush makes parachute jump

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 01:21
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home, fulfilling a goal he made five years ago after a similar jump even though he can no longer use his legs....
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Costly stadium no answer to Manaus' traffic woes

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:11
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) -- The 2 million people of this Amazon rainforest metropolis were promised traffic relief. As a World Cup host city, they would have a dedicated rapid bus lane and a state-of-the-art monorail system to untangle the congestion tying up their streets....
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