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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

A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border... Read more »

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Analysts: Greek government's post-referendum future unsure

Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts... Read more »

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Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth parades

Alongside the patriotic music and waving flags Saturday in parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of a presidential race coming up next year: Red balloons promoting "Jeb! 2016,"... Read more »

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Australian academy prepares punters — including ones at Utah and Snow College — for U.S. college football

The fog is still lifting off a deserted playing field on the outskirts of this southern Australian city as 10 aspiring college football punters begin their morning drills. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: The country and the concept

John Adams didn’t have anything against the Fourth of July. He just thought it was two days too late. Read more »

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What went right: 5 stories of survival, inspiration from the past week

While the passing of a hero is, of course, a tragic occasion, it can also be a time to celebrate stories of survival and inspiration. Read more »

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McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal

The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the... Read more »

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Ten Commandments decision prompts conservative outcry

The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling... Read more »

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Owners of former Vick dogfighting house clash with county

The black two-story shed still stands out back at 1915 Moonlight Road — a haunting reminder of the brutal dog fights that took place upstairs when NFL quarterback Michael Vick owned the place. Read more »

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China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

China has reportedly decided to bar new initial public offerings of stock and create a fund to stabilize its stock market, which has been roiled by a wave of selloffs. Read more »

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Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

The fate of six women — four of them dead, two missing for months — have people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened... Read more »

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Maine using online tool to try to stamp out invasive plants

Maine is turning to crowdsourcing to chronicle the invasive plants that plague some of its natural areas. Read more »

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Spain's weather stations warn of extended heat wave

Spain's meteorological agency on Saturday warned people to brace for high temperatures across much of the country over the coming days, amid a lingering European heat wave. Read more »

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After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M

Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops... Read more »

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Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses

A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record. Read more »

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New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy

How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? Read more »

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Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning

Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals,... Read more »

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Would euro departure help or hurt Europe's currency union?

With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon. Read more »

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Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to... Read more »

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Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. Read more »

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Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. Read more »

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Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation

In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to... Read more »

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FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism on Friday about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the... Read more »

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Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year. Read more »

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'A sacred space in Manhattan': Monument pays tribute to African slave legacy

Slavery was not practiced solely in the South. It was legal for years in New York City, but it had been largely forgotten until a surprise discovery in 1991. That history is today commemorated in... Read more »

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