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'The Book of Mormon' gets rousing reception in Utah

4 min 4 sec ago
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater....
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Pakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 others

11 min 43 sec ago
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police gunned down one of the country's most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation's minority Shiites....
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Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

16 min 14 sec ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday....
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New video shows more of Sandra Bland's time in Texas jail

40 min 34 sec ago
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) -- Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving....
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Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

1 hour 8 min ago
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal....
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Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

2 hours 20 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of "Deflategate."...
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Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

2 hours 27 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years....
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Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

2 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood aid

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effort to weaken women's health care programs, but stopped short of flatly predicting its defeat....
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Kerry implores Congress to back Iran nuclear deal

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry warned skeptical lawmakers not to nix the contentious nuclear deal with Iran, insisting that it includes strict inspections and other safeguards to deter cheating by Tehran....
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Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:22pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others....
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Authorities: California teen accused of killing 8-year-old

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:21pm
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy lured an 8-year-old girl into his apartment and killed her before hiding her body in a recycling bin at the housing complex for artists where they lived, authorities said Tuesday....
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New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:30pm
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and spent three weeks on the run....
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End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:25pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units - warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own....
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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over....
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Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:46pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing....
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Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:06pm
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) -- Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival....
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Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:31pm
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising....
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Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 2:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia....
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