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AP Interview: Silva seeks grassroots Brazil reform

AP Top Stories - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:05am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Front-running presidential candidate Marina Silva says the key to her support among millions of Brazilians who joined in anti-government protests last year is her understanding that reforming a broken political system will come from the ground up....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:03pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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US military role in Iraq raises combat questions

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and the Pentagon are grappling with how to explain what American military forces are doing and could do in Iraq as they battle the Islamic State militants....
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Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders....
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Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:22pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces....
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Dow ends at record after Fed maintains low rates

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:22pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates....
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Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:05pm
ABASSAN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars....
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Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:13pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday....
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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:56pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own....
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Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females....
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Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:37am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"...
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Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:02am
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy....
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North Korea powerful temptation for some Americans

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:46am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines....
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APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale....
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Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:08am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy - her husband....
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Celebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:13am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the U.S. has accepted a plea bargain in a high-profile bribery case and could face a year in prison, an Israeli official said Wednesday, bringing closer an end to one of the rabbi's various legal sagas....
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Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa....
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Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:24am
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out....
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US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:29am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday....
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Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

AP Top Stories - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:20am
MONTREAL (AP) -- Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom....
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