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In Gaza, emotional wounds of war remain unhealed

AP Top Stories - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:20am
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her living room. Shrapnel pierced the 8-year-old's head and neck, and she died minutes after arriving at a hospital....
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AP Analysis: Pope gets crash course on Korea issue

AP Top Stories - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:53am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The heads of AP's Rome and Seoul bureaus look at the achievements and lessons of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea:...
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Obama on family vacation with just part of family

AP Top Stories - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:21am
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama started his vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard with just one of his daughters, and he may leave with just one of his daughters when the two-week getaway ends next weekend. In a first for Obama family summer vacations, neither teenager is spending the entire holiday with her father....
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Pope leaves South Korea after urging peace

AP Top Stories - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:16am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans -from the North and the South - to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation" that clouds their relations and find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided peninsula....
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Name of Muslim group in Myanmar goes unspoken

AP Top Stories - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid. To heap on the indignity, Myanmar's government is pressuring foreign officials not to speak the group's name, and the tactic appears to be working....
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Twin protests suspend life in Pakistani capital

AP Top Stories - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:59am
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circumvent shipping containers and barbed wire to get to work, protesters knock on people's doors to use the bathroom, and garbage is piling up....
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Campaigning in Alaska has a distinct feel

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:57pm
EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) -- Wearing a fleece vest with his name and the logo of the northwestern city of Nome, Lt. Gov Mead Treadwell walked through this Anchorage suburb on a recent night, demonstrating how Alaska's unique political culture makes the outcome of Tuesday's GOP Senate primary anybody's guess....
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10 Things to Know for Monday

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:00pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:53pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during World War II....
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Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers....
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Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 6:20pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. Others, college students. Retirees. Professionals taking a break from their jobs....
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BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 4:06pm
The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins this month:...
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More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:01pm
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) -- More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday....
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AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 2:33pm
Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll....
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Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 1:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math....
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Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 1:17pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory. But not gay Ugandans who fled persecution to live in a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya....
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Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:31pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub....
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Trial of Texas father raises legal, moral issues

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:06pm
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) -- David Barajas denies killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck in 2012 on a rural road in Southeast Texas....
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Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:41am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation....
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Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:55am
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks....
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