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Woman's parents focused on healing, not on accused man's 5 deportations

Kathryn Steinle was shot Wednesday evening as she walked with her father and a family friend at Pier 14

NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags. Read more »

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Woman suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead

A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said. Read more »

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On his native turf, Pope Frances touches on cherished issues

History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in... Read more »

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Official projection shows 'no' winning in Greek referendum

Greece faced an uncharted future as its interior ministry predicted Sunday that more than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum had rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in... Read more »

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To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for people with ties to slavery, the Confederacy

Some institutions outside the South are reconsidering whether to still honor historical figures with ties to slavery and the Confederacy. Read more »

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. Read more »

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Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting... Read more »

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'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

"Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" both fizzled over the July 4th weekend, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday box office. Read more »

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Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate

Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in... Read more »

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Mormon voters: A key bloc up for grabs in Nevada caucus race

Before Heidi Wixom arrived at her neighborhood high school to cast a caucus vote in each of the last two presidential elections, she already had a steadfast favorite to support. Read more »

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Idaho's gay marriage ban remains in state constitution

Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, but nestled in the Idaho Constitution remains the provision that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. Read more »

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Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal; 1,350 evacuated

More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave, a local official said Sunday. Read more »

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Gov. Nikki Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda. Read more »

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Now playing: Harpsichord of Columbus' era sounds again

A harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500s has been restored by a South Dakota museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears. Read more »

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California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates... Read more »

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Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. Read more »

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On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb... Read more »

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Years after losing her leg, woman still playing volleyball

It's been two years, sixth months and 19 days since a life-altering car accident had Christian County High School graduate and Crofton native Courtney Baker asking if she'd ever play volleyball again. Read more »

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Ted Cruz's 2016 campaign says its raised $14.2M since launch

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign says it has raised more than $14 million in the just over three months since the Texas senator launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Read more »

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Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town

The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful. Read more »

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Rare stone slave quarters unearthed at Belvoir

Janice Hayes-Williams held a shard of a plate at the slave quarters archaeological dig at Belvoir, the site of an 18th-century plantation in Crownsville. Read more »

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Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) for 2016 policy ideas

In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Hillary Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation to... Read more »

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World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. Read more »

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America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of... Read more »

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7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far

After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any... Read more »

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