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Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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US embassy in Baghdad to send some personnel out

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Baghdad threatened by the advance of an al-Qaida-inspired insurgency, the State Department is reinforcing security at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq's capital — and sending some personnel out of town.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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Police: 48 killed in terror attack on Kenya town

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street. At least 48 people were killed, officials said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014

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Supreme Court has 17 cases to decide by June's end

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's crunch time at the Supreme Court, where the justices are racing to issue opinions in 17 cases over the next two weeks.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014

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Obama order forces Philly rail workers back on job

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday forced union workers in Philadelphia's commuter rail strike to return to the job, granting Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the contract dispute.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014

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Ships move into Gulf as Obama lays out goals for Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier was ordered to move into the Persian Gulf on Saturday as the United State laid out specific ways for Iraq to show it is forging the national unity necessary to gain assistance in its fight against Islamic insurgents.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014

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Baltimore police shoot cow running loose in city

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police shot and killed a steer that escaped from a city slaughterhouse on a downtown street Friday morning, a spokeswoman said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Army: Bergdahl 'looked good' after returning to US

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the moments after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he was nervous but "looked good" and saluted a commanding officer who welcomed him home, military officials said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 June 2014

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