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Albanian police storm lawless marijuana village

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:01
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Hundreds of Albanian police, backed by armored vehicles, stormed a lawless southern village Monday after suspected marijuana growers allegedly fired rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and machine guns at officers during a drug raid....
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Thai coup leaders' goal: Democracy on their terms

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:17
BANGKOK (AP) -- From the day Thailand's military coup leader seized power last month, he has promised unspecified reforms to restore stability and return to civilian rule and democracy. Yet, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has mentioned a striking obstacle to a "fully functional democracy" - elections....
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Filibuster weakened, Senate OK'ing judges faster

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 03:19
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven months after curbing filibusters, Democrats are aggressively pushing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees through the Senate, speeding the pace of confirmations and shrinking vacancies on the federal bench to their lowest level since days after Obama took office....
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Kaymer in class of his own in 8-shot US Open rout

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 03:16
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) -- They could've given Martin Kaymer the trophy before the weekend the way he ripped through Pinehurst No. 2 like he was playing the local muni....
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Despite Bergdahl swap, peace talks still in limbo

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 03:14
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon....
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Russia leans on companies to rescue Crimea tourism

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 02:25
MOSCOW (AP) -- When Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea earlier this year, it regained not only harbors for its navy and abandoned Ukrainian military bases but also long stretches of pebble beaches that were the summer destination of choice for millions of Soviet citizens. This summer, however, tourists need a push to go and some help in getting there....
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Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 01:51
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA postseason history, shared hugs....
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Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 01:02
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic....
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Rio officer shoots live round during Cup protests

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 22:14
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A motorcycle policeman can be seen on an Associated Press video firing what appeared to be a live pistol round at anti-World Cup protesters Sunday near Rio de Janeiro's Maracana soccer stadium....
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Income gap widens as American factories shut down

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 22:14
READING, Pa. (AP) -- In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars - David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a sporty Mazda 3. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments....
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Column: Bosnia writes new story at World Cup

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 22:01
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- It truly is a horrific thought that not even the giant Maracana Stadium, filled to the brim with 74,000 people high on life and football, could fit all the dead from the Bosnia war. But their presence - in hearts, in memories - was felt as the young nation they never lived to enjoy made its World Cup debut, the 77th country to plant its flag on football's biggest stage....
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Rise of Shiite militias could fracture Iraq

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 20:41
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Emboldened by a call to arms by the top Shiite cleric, Iranian-backed militias have moved quickly to the center of Iraq's political landscape, spearheading what its Shiite majority sees as a fight for survival against Sunni militants who control of large swaths of territory north of Baghdad....
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