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60 females, 31 boys abducted in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday, another sign of the Nigerian military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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Egypt president refuses pardon for journalists

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday rejected calls from the United States and other Western governments that he pardon or commute the sentences of three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms a day earlier in a court ruling that raised international outrage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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Kurdish leader cites 'new reality' in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created "a new reality and a new Iraq," signaling that the U.S. faces major difficulties in its efforts to promote unity among the country's divided factions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says many American women can't even get a day off to give birth.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Defibrillators not required in California stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Syria on Monday handed over to Western governments the last of the chemical weapons stockpile that it has acknowledged having, although doubts remain about whether all toxic weapons have truly been removed from the increasingly unstable region.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014

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