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To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:06pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea - fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records....
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Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:52pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy....
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Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:11pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors....
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Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children....
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2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S....
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Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:28am
CAIRO (AP) -- The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence....
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American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:54am
The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel....
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Big milestone for Britain's little prince

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:36am
LONDON (AP) -- The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes....
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EU meets as some countries seek tougher sanctions

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:52am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union foreign ministers are meeting to consider further sanctions against Russia because of the downing of the Malaysian jetliner, with Britain and some other countries demanding much tougher measures....
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Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:25am
MOSCOW (AP) -- An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens....
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Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:15am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police say left the victims unrecognizable....
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Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick....
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US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:16am
CAIRO (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support as he pushes for a Mideast cease-fire, but he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term solution....
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Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:07pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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