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Greek PM Tsipras races to restart talks after vote win

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads Tuesday to Brussels, where he will try to use a bailout referendum victory...

Pope puts family first at outdoor Mass in steamy Guayaquil

Pope Francis received a hero's welcome in Ecuador's biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families... Read more »

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Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as "Nashville" and "Ocean's Eleven," has died. He was 77. Read more »

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Donald Trump isn't backing away from immigrant comments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood firm Monday on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals. Read more »

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Obama: Fight against Islamic State progressing, but still a long slog

President Barack Obama on Monday conceded difficulties in fighting "opportunistic" and "nimble" Islamic State militants, but defended progress that had been made in combating the extremists in Iraq... Read more »

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Ex-friend: Was told about Indiana house explosion in advance

A man accused of blowing up his Indianapolis home for the insurance money, killing two neighbors and devastating a neighborhood in the process, told a former friend some days before the explosion... Read more »

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Iowa inmate escaped maximum-security cell through piping

A convicted armed robber managed to escape from one of Iowa's most highly secure prison cells by sneaking through the building's piping onto the roof and guiding himself to the ground with a... Read more »

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As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm

Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump... Read more »

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San Francisco status as 'sanctuary' criticized after slaying

The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out... Read more »

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Judge tosses bid for probe of prosecutor in Ferguson case

A judge has tossed out a push by activists for an independent investigation of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, ruling that the... Read more »

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Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to... Read more »

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Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday... Read more »

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EU official: Migrant boats also carrying Islamic State fighters

The European Union's top prosecutor said Monday she has been told that smugglers' boats bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe are also carrying Islamic State group fighters. Read more »

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Clinton unveiling 2016 policy ideas on families, economy

Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts. Read more »

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Police: No evidence of gunshot at Walter Reed hospital

Police say there's no evidence of gunshots and no injuries reported after officers searched a 20-story tower at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington. Read more »

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Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move

Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections. Read more »

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Touched by tragedy: Survivors and kin recall London bombings 10 years ago

Ten years after the suicide bombings that killed 52 people on the London transport network, survivors and the loved ones of those who died are still angry, grief stricken and scarred. Read more »

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Blacks torn between anger, mercy for Charleston shooter

Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the... Read more »

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Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60

A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful... Read more »

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Broadway's Idina Menzel readies US tour like a pop star

Idina Menzel, who has crossed over from the Broadway stage to the Billboard charts, is still surprised that she's able to sell concert tickets like a proper pop star. Read more »

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After vote win, Greece's Tsipras looks to rebuild talks

Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal that might prevent it from... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton to sit with CNN for first national interview

Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to give CNN her first one-on-one national television interview since launching her 2016 presidential campaign. Read more »

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'Stunning' number of large drug doses by doctor in Detroit, expert says

Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about... Read more »

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Greece's departing finance minister, brash to the end

s departing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday with the same dramatic flair with which he served. Read more »

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Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60

A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful... Read more »

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South Carolina lawmakers begin debate over Confederate flag

South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began debating whether to bring the Confederate flag down outside the Capitol, starting with a pair of senators — one white, one black — whose... Read more »

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