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Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations

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MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down....
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Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross on bus

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 11:57pm
DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) -- International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates on Sunday were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark peace event....
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The Latest in Cleveland: Multiple arrests after verdict

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 11:23pm
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Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent `yes' to gay marriage

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 10:44pm
DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue....
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Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:03pm
VIENNA (AP) -- Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies....
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Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:46pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said....
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B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 7:56pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas....
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Many questions in Mexico cartel battle that killed 43

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 6:37pm
ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) -- The call for backup went out to local police after 8 a.m. There was a shootout underway at a ranch in the western reaches of Michoacan state and the federal authorities needed help....
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Missouri suspect in killing of woman, teen son is dead

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 5:31pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said....
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Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 5:09pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his assassination....
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Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:08pm
CAIRO (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom....
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Palme d'Or up for grabs ahead of Cannes Film Festival finale

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 3:11pm
CANNES, France (AP) -- A week and a half of French Riviera frenzy comes down to, as it always does, wild conjecture....
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Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:20pm
LAKE TANGANYIKA, Tanzania (AP) -- Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as their small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba....
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NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month....
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Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:30pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby....
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Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:18pm
Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country....
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Senate Republicans block changes to NSA surveillance

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month....
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Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections....
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Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House....
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DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 3:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said....
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