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Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

Pope Francis pressed the European Union to do more to help Influx cope with influx of migrants.

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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AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing

EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured... Read more »

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McVeigh defense archive shows bomber viewed blast as failure

Timothy McVeigh considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a "Paul Revere-type messenger" and even suggested his defense team... Read more »

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Q&A on the Gulf, resilient but scarred 5 years after spill

Five years after the BP well explosion, there is no single, conclusive answer to how the Gulf of Mexico is doing, but there are many questions. Read more »

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Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion... Read more »

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Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast

Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago. Read more »

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Michael Phelps fails to qualify for 400 free in Arizona

Michael Phelps failed to qualify for the 400-meter freestyle final in Arizona on Friday, finishing 17th overall in his first meet since serving a six-month suspension. Read more »

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Disney measles outbreak that sparked vaccination debate ends

An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the virus... Read more »

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Man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher in oil boom town

A mentally disabled Colorado man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday for the murder of a Montana teacher whose death highlighted the downsides of an oil boom that's sweeping across the... Read more »

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Police: Man kills 2 brothers, mom, woman over business fight

Authorities have removed five bodies from a north Phoenix home where a man shot and killed his two brothers, his mother and one of their wives before taking his own life. Read more »

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Bacteria found in this Amazonian tribe has positive and negative health impacts

In a remote part of the Venezuelan Amazon, scientists have discovered that members of a village isolated from the modern world have the most diverse colonies of bacteria ever reported living in and... Read more »

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What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

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A research paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that nearly 16 percent of NFL players drafted between 1996 and 2003 have declared bankruptcy within 12 years of retirement. Read more »

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US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

CONCORD, N.H. — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that... Read more »

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Judge: Russian man does not have to pay for his lawyers

A federal judge will not make a Russian man accused of hacking U.S. businesses pay for his court-appointed attorneys. Read more »

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Lake search for bodies of woman, kids murdered 30 years ago

Investigators once again are preparing to search a deep lake near Pinedale for the bodies of a woman and her two children murdered in rural Fremont County more than 30 years ago. Read more »

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She paid for a family's groceries and got this heartwarming letter in return two years later

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When Emily paid for the groceries of the family in front of her at the store, she had no idea she'd get something back more than two years later. Read more »

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Obama, Renzi pledge to focus on threats from Libya

President Barack Obama says he and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are going to work together more intensely on threats from Libya. Read more »

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science talk show debuts Monday

With weekly talk shows devoted to other TV shows becoming a cottage industry (see: “Talking Dead” on AMC, “Beyond A.D.” on NBC.com), a science-themed talk show does not... Read more »

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