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Afghans line up to vote in presidential runoff

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Despite a Taliban threat to stay away, Afghans lined up Saturday to vote in a presidential runoff between two candidates who both promise to improve ties with the West and combat corruption as they confront a powerful Taliban insurgency and preside over the withdrawal of most foreign troops by the end of the year.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Israeli official says missing teens presumed alive

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Saturday that the military is determined to find the three missing teenagers, one of whom is an American, who he said are presumed alive and believed held by Palestinian militants.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Daughter: Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014

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90-year-old ex-president Bush makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home, fulfilling a goal he made five years ago after a similar jump even though he can no longer use his legs.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014

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Cross latest attempt at stealth cellphone towers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One might be hidden in a cross on a church lawn. Others are disguised as a cactus in the desert, a silo in farm country or a palm tree reaching into a sunny sky.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014

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China housing slump sparks fears for economy

BEIJING (AP) — Six months ago, China's housing market was so red-hot that Feng Xiaowei, a sales manager at a real estate agency in the eastern city of Hangzhou, rarely took a day off.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014

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Washington's flag awaits museum's 2016 opening

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even as Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the nation's official flag in 1777, another American banner was making history on Revolutionary War battlefields.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014

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Oregon shooting suspect called aspiring serviceman

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of killing a fellow freshman in a high school locker room was heavily armed with an assault rifle, handgun and knife that police said Wednesday had been taken from a secured area at his family home.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014

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