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APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking....
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GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:13pm
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) -- The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade....
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Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:13pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday....
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AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:03pm
From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus....
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Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 1:24pm
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface....
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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 1:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change....
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Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:44pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom....
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In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:29pm
BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) -- The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other....
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Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:10pm
DOVER, N.J. (AP) -- A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online....
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Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:09pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home....
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Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:43am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time....
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Easter morning delivery for space station

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:32am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies....
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Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 9:32am
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday....
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Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 8:26am
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?...
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Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:23am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan....
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Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:43am
PARIS (AP) -- Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?...
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4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:39am
PARIS (AP) -- Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists....
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NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:08am
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) -- John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95....
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Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:42am
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth....
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Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 1:53am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback....
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