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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

US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief

Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States... Read more »

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Greece votes on high-stakes bailout referendum

Greeks started casting ballots early Sunday in the closely watched bailout referendum, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in... Read more »

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Spectators brave tight security for NYC fireworks show

Hundreds of thousands of people braved tight security along New York City's East River to watch the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display. 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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Bakery ordered to pay $135,000 for mental, emotional suffering in denying wedding cake to lesbian couple

The former owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake, in the latest front in the battle between religious liberty and... Read more »

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America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cool music

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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Arizona prison hit with 3rd disturbance by inmates in 4 days

A third disturbance within four days broke out Saturday in a private prison in Kingman, authorities said. Read more »

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Dwarf planet Ceres offers big surprises for scientists

ser we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid... Read more »

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Barry Manilow to headline 'Capitol Fourth' concert in DC

Barry Manilow has put the nation's capital in a patriotic mood, opening the Independence Day concert on the National Mall. Read more »

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Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the... Read more »

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Bentley: Removing Confederate flags was 'right thing to do'

Gov. Robert Bentley said removing four Confederate flags from the state Capitol was the "right thing to do" and that the state didn't need to go through a fight over the banners. Read more »

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Syrian troops and Hezbollah attack border mountain resort

Syrian troops backed by members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group began a major offensive Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes to retake a rebel-held mountain resort while opposition fighters... Read more »

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Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music

Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's... Read more »

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Shark’s unique trek could help save the species

Her name is Jiffy Lube2, a relatively small shortfin mako shark that, like others of her kind, swims long distances every day in search of prey and comfortable water temperatures. Read more »

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Auburn firefighter donates bone marrow to save patient

As a firefighter, saving lives is included in the job description. But for Auburn firefighter Stephen Bradford, this life-saving initiative extends beyond rescuing people from smoke and flames. Read more »

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Clinton: Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline. Read more »

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Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further... Read more »

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Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. Read more »

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Brave dachshund Leo honored with monument in Serbian town

Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true... Read more »

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Nigerian women's choir members recall horrors of attacks by Islamic insurgents

Rosemary Ganama finds it hard to talk about the day her father's house was burned to the ground by Boko Haram fighters and her elderly mother was forced to flee to the mountains in the Chibok... Read more »

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Photographer Clyde Butcher finds freedom with digital camera

Clyde Butcher's black-and-white landscape photography is known for evoking a feeling that America's vistas are timeless even as development encroaches. Read more »

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Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2

About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy. Read more »

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Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an... Read more »

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Immigrant children given adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine

About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs... Read more »

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Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together

As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling... Read more »

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