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Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:13am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker....
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Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:08am
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region....
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Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:23pm
PARIS (AP) -- As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Cat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:58pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road....
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Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:27pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending to say they want to remain in the United Kingdom....
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Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:07pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still alive, into a plastic bag, then putting the bag inside a box and dumping it nearby....
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Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War....
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Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:41pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL....
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Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:17pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism....
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Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions....
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Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:42pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are booked solid....
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Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:28pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup....
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European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:36pm
BERLIN (AP) -- Talk about a moving target....
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Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:00pm
INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) -- A billboard at the county line advertises home health care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members who may be disconnected from family up north. Lawyers and accountants make house calls like doctors. Elderly residents get ferried to stores by a fleet of county minivans....
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Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:06pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."...
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Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:47am
GENEVA (AP) -- About 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said Monday....
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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:37am
DENVER (AP) -- The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family....
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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments....
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A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:09am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance....
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