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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:43am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block....
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'Running priest' in Philippines campaigns for poor

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:42am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- As the band of protesters approached a red stoplight, a cry went up from the priest leading them: "Run! Run! Run!"...
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Pacquiao beats Bradley by decision in rematch

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:49am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nearly two years later, Manny Pacquiao finally got the decision most people thought he deserved the first time against Timothy Bradley....
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Peru state a violent 'mini-dictatorship'

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:16am
CHIMBOTE, Peru (AP) -- One by one, the senior officials from the capital took the microphone and apologized to an auditorium packed with angry people who had long been living in fear. The officials admitted they had failed to prevent a political murder foretold by its victim. Their integrity was in doubt....
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Feds release all cows gathered during NV roundup

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:38pm
Federal land managers confirmed they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority....
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For Europe, balancing act on new Russian penalties

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 7:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is working to convince a reluctant Europe of the need to punish Russia more severely for its meddling in Ukraine while at the same time warning Moscow to step back or take more financial hits....
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'Obamacare' under attack as conservatives eye 2016

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:36pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama's health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans said marked the campaign's unofficial start....
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Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:39pm
MONROE, La. (AP) -- To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends....
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AP photographer captured humanity amid chaos

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:37pm
HOEXTER, Germany (AP) -- Hundreds of mourners packed a church in central Germany on Saturday to remember Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan last week after a life spent between the chaos of war and the serenity of her rural birthplace....
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Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:18am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two current rifts - one involving U.S. aid policy overseas, the other highlighting strategy differences within the U.S. anti-abortion movement....
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A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:17am
BOSTON (AP) -- Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps - six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old building in Boston's North End, with doors that are big and heavy, not an easy place for an amputee to live....
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Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:15am
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town....
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UN climate report balances science and politics

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 9:33am
BERLIN (AP) -- After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels....
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Iran says has no plans to substitute UN envoy pick

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 9:01am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has no plans to name a new diplomat to the United Nations, its Foreign Ministry said Saturday, after the United States blocked its pick in a rare rebuke that could stir fresh animosity at a time when the two countries have been seeking a thaw in relations....
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Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:44am
BEIRUT (AP) -- The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they detonated it as three rebel explosive experts and four assistants met inside, turning the villa to rubble in seconds....
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Obama reiterates call for equal pay for women

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 6:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is stepping up his call for equal pay for women, reinforcing a top election-year issue for Democrats eager to mobilize women to vote....
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Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:45am
DALA, Myanmar (AP) -- Every afternoon, the long lines start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. It's their only source of clean drinking water, they say, and during the dry season, April and May, there is only so much to go around.  ...
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Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:39am
Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year....
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Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier'

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:04am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking....
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Heat back atop East, beat Pacers 98-86

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:52am
MIAMI (AP) -- For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers....
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