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Hometown, church mobilize to support Plains' Jimmy Carter

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to their resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015

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Reid: Iran deal best path to stop country from getting bomb

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid now on board, President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran seems to be picking up the momentum it needs to survive fierce opposition from its Republican and Israeli opponents.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015

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Police: Man came out of truck in ditch with sawn-off shotgun

A Louisiana state trooper was fighting for life Sunday night after being shot in the head by a man whose pickup truck had run into a ditch, and who got out of the truck with a sawed-off shotgun, the head of Louisiana State Police said.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015

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Americans, Briton who thwarted attack get France's top honor

PARIS (AP) — Three Americans and a Briton who tackled an attacker loaded with guns and ammunition prevented carnage on the high-speed train carrying 500 passengers to Paris, France's president said Monday as he presented the men with the Legion of Honor and praised them as an example of the need for action when faced with terrorism.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015

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Typhoon Goni hits Okinawa after killing 19 in Philippines

TOKYO (AP) — Typhoon Goni lashed the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa with heavy rains and winds on Monday, as the death toll rose to 19 in the northern Philippines. The latest victims include a 9-month-old boy and his 2-year-old sister who drowned in flash floods.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015

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Rival Koreas masters at pulling back from the brink

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Once again, the Koreas are trying to disentangle themselves from violence and threats of war — this time in tense talks that have dragged out in two marathon sessions over three days. Skepticism over success abounds, but the rivals have proven time and again over the decades their mastery at pulling back from the brink.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015

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New Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat

FORT BENNING, Georgia (AP) — The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure — whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015

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New Orleans rises decade after Katrina _ but gaps remain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As people search for words to describe New Orleans' recovery a decade after Hurricane Katrina, they sometimes use words verging on the Biblical - an economic and cultural resurrection, a rising from the ashes.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015

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