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New era in ties begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country's embassy in Washington, signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015

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Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

NEW YORK (AP) — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.

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Doctors say teen's HIV in check for 12 years without drugs

An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago — an unprecedented remission, doctors are reporting.

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Police: Maine man accused in shooting rampage confessed

HOULTON, Maine (AP) — A gunman charged with killing two men in separate shootings and kidnapping a woman who had managed to escape from him through a bathroom window confessed to the killings, state police said.

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Remains of victims of Nazi experiments found in France

PARIS (AP) — It started with a letter, a brief reference to samples taken from the bodies of Holocaust victims used in Nazi medical research. Decades later, the jars and test tubes found behind a glass cupboard in a locked room testified to history's horror.

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Cost of insurance forcing many in Detroit to 'drive dirty'

DETROIT (AP) — Like most Americans, the drivers of Detroit are required to carry auto insurance whenever they get behind the wheel, but many law-abiding residents can't afford the Motor City's highest-in-the-nation auto premiums, which top $5,000 a year in some neighborhoods.

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Eco-friendly pope to encourage likeminded mayors at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) — One city banned Styrofoam. Another has the highest percentage of "clean" cars in Europe. Still another has cut greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent since 1990 — while seeing its GDP grow 19 percent.

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Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

 

LONDON (AP) — Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has joined a Russian billionaire to launch a major new effort to listen for aliens in the search for extraterrestrial life.

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