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Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:58pm
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government....
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Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies....
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Churches, synagogues, mosques bear tough New England winter

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:31pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Religious leaders in snowbound New England are beginning to ask themselves how on Earth their houses of worship will make ends meet after all these acts of God....
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Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond....
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Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season....
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Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:43am
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations....
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Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:11am
CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) -- Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania....
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GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge....
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Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:30am
BERLIN (AP) -- Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments....
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5 things to know about Estonia's parliamentary election

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:01am
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Estonia's center-right government is being challenged by a party that draws its support from the Baltic country's Russian minority. Here are five things to know about Estonia's parliamentary vote on Sunday:...
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AP PHOTOS: Germany Young Ensemble

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 5:58am
BERLIN (AP) -- Hoping to demonstrate their posture, agility and strength, a handful of boys and more than 120 girls between ages 7 and 9 tried out for the Young Ensemble of Berlin's Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre in February....
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Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 4:20am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature - and a nuisance - for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:...
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70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 2:03am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II....
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Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

AP Top Stories - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:35am
Recent captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders:...
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Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown recovered

AP Top Stories - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:17pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said....
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Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

AP Top Stories - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:22pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month....
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Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

AP Top Stories - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:17pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said....
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Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

AP Top Stories - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:46pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself....
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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

AP Top Stories - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:13pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" - an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him....
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The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth

AP Top Stories - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:38pm
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth....
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