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Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 8:42am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the deadly disease....
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Israeli Arabs caught in the middle of Gaza war

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:39am
TIRA, Israel (AP) -- Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are dying in growing numbers in the Gaza Strip....
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Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 3:06am
LONDON (AP) -- An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday....
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AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 2:39am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on offense and appears to positioning for the long game....
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AP PHOTOS: North Korea marks war anniversary

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 1:30am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War," a major national holiday....
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Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 8:51pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people....
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Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:49pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con....
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Arizona execution renews debate over methods

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 2:53pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one....
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Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 1:24pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House - six years in - still doesn't get it when it comes to working with Congress....
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US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:30pm
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March....
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AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:10pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction....
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Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:54am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton....
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In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:51am
HONG KONG (AP) -- As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift....
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At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:48am
Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college....
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FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:32am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions....
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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move....
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2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:52am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia are still hunting for a pair of carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings....
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Russia: EU sanctions weaken anti-terrorism efforts

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 8:28am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia lashed out Saturday at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying they endanger the fight against international terrorism, and accused the United States of spreading flagrant lies about Russia's alleged involvement in the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine....
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Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic....
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AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 4:24am
LONDON (AP) -- When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow....
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