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Slaying casts pall on plan to reduce solitary confinement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's efforts to ease its famously harsh use of solitary confinement are clashing with a bloody reality after an inmate who spent decades alone in a tiny cell was sent back to the general population and killed by fellow inmates within days.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2015

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Law enforcement, attorney among 9 arrested in man's death

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long and largely forgotten death investigation in California's Central Valley has led to a vast and unexpected set of arrests that included three current and former Highway Patrol officers and a prominent defense attorney.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2015

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Kerry calls for democracy as US flag rises in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. Marines raised the Stars and Stripes over the newly reopened American Embassy in Cuba on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry made an unprecedented nationally broadcast call for democratic change on the island ruled by a single party for more than five decades.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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Drug execs behind female libido pill have run afoul of FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drugmaker from North Carolina may succeed next week where many of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have failed: in winning approval for the first drug to boost women's sexual desire.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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In a slow-growth world, technology stocks are trending again

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks are trending big-time as investors latch on to innovative companies racing ahead in a slow-growth world.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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World Health Organization backs viral testing in Rio water

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization says it "never advised against viral testing" for Rio de Janeiro's polluted waterways where about 1,400 athletes will compete in Olympic events next year.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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Eurozone optimism after Greek lawmakers back bailout deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece's euro partners debated Friday whether to grant billions in new loans to rebuild its shattered economy and guard against default after the country's parliament passed a slew of painful reforms and spending cuts.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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3 arrested after searching NYC sewer system for valuables

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say three men hoping to find discarded valuables in New York City's hot and putrid sewer system have been arrested — after coming out empty-handed.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2015

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