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South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks; at least 6 killed

In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor area of Johannesburg.

New Jersey grapples with how, whether to regulate Uber, Lyft

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft could be driven out of New Jersey if a bill lawmakers are considering becomes law. Read more »

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A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors

Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot. But not in a village in Croatia. Read more »

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Nepal marks anniversary of deadliest Everest avalanche

Nepal on Saturday marked the anniversary of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking... Read more »

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Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

Pope Francis joined Italy in pressing the European Union Saturday to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys... Read more »

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Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

They've been allies for more than a decade. But now, ties between Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up. Read more »

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Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill

Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill. Read more »

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South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops... Read more »

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Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35

A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group. Read more »

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Hamblin & Peterson: A modern airport and a very ancient history

Travelers to and from Israel give little thought to the history of Lod, hoping simply to get through the airport as quickly and painlessly as possible. Read more »

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Number of LDS converts, missionaries increasing; conversion rate declines

A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of proselytizing Latter-day Saints didn't lead to an... Read more »

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against... Read more »

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Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions

President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to "creative negotiations" in response to Iran's demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the... Read more »

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Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

A Philadelphia family has been awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. Read more »

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Wife of gyrocopter pilot: 'Very brave,' but he broke the law

A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is a patriot, his wife said in a brief interview... Read more »

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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. Read more »

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Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other... Read more »

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Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions

A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Read more »

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Wizardry fans play Harry Potter-like game at Polish castle

At a 13th-century castle in Poland, wizards and witches are sneaking through the halls and stone staircases of the College of Wizardry that opened this weekend for Harry Potter's devotees. Read more »

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Global finance leaders see economy strengthening

Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will... Read more »

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The Latest: GOP White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

A big weekend in 2016 presidential politics is underway in New Hampshire, where nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court voters this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. Read more »

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Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry

Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday. Read more »

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After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots

To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. Read more »

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24 new HIV cases reported in Indiana outbreak, 130 total

An Indiana county at the heart of an HIV outbreak has seen a "significant increase" in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program approved by Gov. Mike Pence,... Read more »

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Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. Read more »

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