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Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal, relied on guides

A dentist who went on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected

Bill Belichick says Brady suspension won't alter camp; Kraft slams the NFL

Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using deflated footballs (all times local): Read more »

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House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch

The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a... Read more »

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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the... Read more »

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Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''If/Then" and... Read more »

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Iran, France talk of 'new era' in ties after nuclear deal

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared Wednesday during a landmark visit to Iran that the time has come for the two nations' relations to improve, calling his visit "an important trip" in... Read more »

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NTSB: Developer of commercial spacecraft should have prepared for human error

The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking... Read more »

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Pakistani militant leader killed in police convoy attack

One of Pakistan's most-feared Islamic militant leaders, believed to be behind the killing of scores of minority Shiites, was gunned down along with 13 other militants during an assault on a police... Read more »

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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Read more »

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Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'

Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. Read more »

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Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units... Read more »

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Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible... Read more »

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Tracking 'shadows' in one of Mexican border's most rugged corridors

Heading down County Road 1 deep into New Mexico's Bootheel, one of the Mexican border's most rugged corridors, no sign warns of the drug mules — men smuggling 65-pound packs of pot on their... Read more »

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Turkish government not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds, still hitting Kurdish targets

Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish... Read more »

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Lessons learned from traveling with baby on Puerto Rico trip

We were in paradise, surrounded by lush trees and waterfalls in El Yunque rainforest. But the pint-sized traveler on my husband's back was more concerned about our dwindling Goldfish supply than... Read more »

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Calais migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England by rushing Eurotunnel

Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed to death by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions surrounding the... Read more »

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Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Read more »

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Administration would give prisoners access to Pell grants

Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars. Read more »

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Tom Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Read more »

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Religious groups react to Boy Scouts’ vote to drop ban on gay leaders

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The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to drop its ban on gay adult leaders and employees brought a range of responses from religious groups. Read more »

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Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in... Read more »

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American being sought for lion poaching with crossbow in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and... Read more »

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Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government... Read more »

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George Washington University joins other schools that don’t require ACT or SAT for admission

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If your student doesn’t excel at high-stakes testing, like many students, getting into college might be getting easier. Read more »

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GOP: Still no deal on Clinton testimony to Benghazi panel

Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, say there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite... Read more »

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Snow piles from record-breaking Buffalo storm still melting

People from Buffalo hear it all year — over the phone or while traveling: "Buffalo? Got snow there?" Read more »

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