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No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:59am
PARIS (AP) -- When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return....
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US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 5:41am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world....
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Blatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:57am
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter has skipped another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day....
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Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:49am
RAMLE, Israel (AP) -- It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."...
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Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:10am
LONDON (AP) -- The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests....
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EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing....
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Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:17am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department's soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes....
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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:54am
HOUSTON (AP) -- The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise....
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Paris leaders want fast expulsion of migrants from tent camp

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:24am
PARIS (AP) -- In the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur basilica, hundreds of migrants have poured into a makeshift tent camp on a bridge over Eurostar train tracks to Britain - the country that many see as a cherished final destination....
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Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 1:31am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again....
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Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:42am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it....
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Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:05pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals....
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FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:18pm
LONDON (AP) -- FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials....
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Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:20pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:05pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:49pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons....
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US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:32pm
ZURICH (AP) -- The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami....
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Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:16pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- It's the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side....
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Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:55pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- As Iraqi forces gathered for a major new offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar province, Islamic State militants struck first, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings that killed at least 17 soldiers....
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Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:44pm
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax....
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