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Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal

AP Top Stories - 14 min 20 sec ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's two presidential candidates have signed a power-sharing deal for the roles of president and chief executive three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign troops....
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SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

AP Top Stories - 17 min 23 sec ago
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) -- A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit....
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Day 9 begins in hunt for trooper slaying suspect

AP Top Stories - 1 hour 4 min ago
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for a ninth day Sunday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors....
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AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

AP Top Stories - 3 hours 7 min ago
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East....
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Secret Service boosts security outside White House

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday....
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Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:37pm
As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road....
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Doug E Fresh highlights BET Hip-Hop awards

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:17pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday....
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Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 9:12pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo....
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Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world....
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A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 5:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:...
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AP PHOTOS: Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 4:34pm
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Lugging sacks of belongings, hobbling on crutches, carrying children on their hip, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees in Syria have streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, desperately seeking safety after Islamic State militants attacked their villages....
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Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:03pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease....
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Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:19pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters....
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Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:37pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to defeat the extremists....
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Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined....
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Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 9:41am
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders - and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand....
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Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 9:17am
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare....
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Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York....
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Pope Albania visit showcases Muslim-Christian ties

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:23am
DERVEN, Albania (AP) -- The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that dates to St. Paul. Its latest incarnation, however, is particularly poignant: 15 Muslim families chipped in to help rebuild it in a sign of the remarkable coexistence that exists in Albania between Christians and Muslims....
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CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

AP Top Stories - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials....
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