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Only woman on Georgia's death row executed; 1st in 70 years

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:32am
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) -- The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the state in seven decades....
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10 Things To Know For Today

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:22am
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Finland suddenly a top choice for Iraqi asylum-seekers

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:06am
HELSINKI (AP) -- After 25 days of winding through Europe on buses, trains, cars, a motorcycle and even a horse cart, Firas Afandi reached the end of the line: Finland....
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UN: HIV patients should start treatment immediately

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 7:32am
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately....
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China micromanages Tibet, floods it with money to woo locals

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:31am
LHASA, China (AP) -- Ji Yunpeng misses hotpot dinners with his wife and daughter back in Beijing and fights insomnia caused by the high altitude in the Tibetan capital by playing computer games, and, occasionally, studying Tibetan Buddhism....
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16 Turkish workers kidnapped in Iraq are released

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:10am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Sixteen Turkish workers kidnapped from a construction site in Baghdad and held for nearly a month were released on Wednesday, Turkey's prime minister and Iraqi officials said....
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GOP field: Tax cuts for all, don't worry about consequences

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:40am
DENVER (AP) -- Republicans came into this presidential campaign with painful memories of how, in the last one, Democrats blasted Mitt Romney's tax plan as a giveaway to the rich. They've heard a new wing of conservative intellectuals urge them to focus on tax cuts to working-class Americans rather than the wealthy....
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Colombian rebel leader shies away from deadline to end war

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:47pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- In a landmark television interview, the rarely seen leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reaffirmed the commitment of Latin America's oldest insurgency to abandon the battlefield even while shying from a six-month deadline to sign a final peace accord....
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Saudi minister: There's a military option to oust Assad

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:29pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Tuesday there is a military option in Syria that will end with the removal of President Bashar Assad if the preferred political option does not lead to his departure....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 9:59pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Trump gives Putin an 'A' on leadership

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 9:25pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- One day after President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin made little headway in their standoff over Syria at their first formal meeting in more than two years, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is agreeing with Putin on his backing of Syrian President Bashar Assad....
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Red Sox manager meets President Barack Obama at hotel gym

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 8:48pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Just like any other morning on a Boston Red Sox road trip, interim manager Torey Lovullo woke up Tuesday and headed for the gym at the team hotel....
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Mormons acknowledge early polygamy days at renovated museum

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 8:44pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church's renovated history museum set to reopen this week features a small and surprising display about an uncomfortable part of the faith's history that for generations has been glossed over: polygamy....
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Environmental groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 6:41pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Royal Dutch Shell's decision to end its quest for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska sparked jubilation among environmental activists, who said Tuesday that they will seize the opportunity to seek an end to all drilling to in the region....
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'Can you hear me now?' Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:57pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Edward Snowden, who has confounded U.S. officials since his abrupt departure from the country two years ago, has just found a new megaphone in Twitter....
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German states lower housing standards amid migrant influx

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:53pm
BERLIN (AP) -- Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and three meals a day. But with authorities struggling to find housing for tens of thousands of people each month, many new arrivals will find their lodgings a squeeze....
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Facing Congress, Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women's health organization Tuesday before a Republican-run Congress bent on slashing its federal funding, telling lawmakers that accusations against her group fed by stealthily recorded videos are "offensive and categorically untrue."...
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Burned as baby, woman finally meets nurse who cared for her

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:20pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- For 38 years, a few black-and-white photographs of a nurse cradling a baby provided comfort to a woman who suffered terrible burns and endured years of playground taunts and painful surgeries thereafter. For all that time, until Tuesday, she dreamed of meeting her again....
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VW details brands affected by scandal; fix due in Oct

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:09pm
BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen's commercial vehicles and cars from its Spanish unit SEAT are among the 11 million fitted with a diesel engine that can cheat on emissions tests, the company said Tuesday....
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Yogi Berra remembered at funeral by family, sports royalty

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:09pm
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) -- A gold catcher's mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in baseball, Yogi Berra was remembered for being more than one of the game's greats....
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