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Witnesses: Boko Haram seizing villages in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram militants are taking over villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing and terrorizing civilians and political leaders, witnesses say, as the Islamic fighters make a comeback from a year-long military offensive aimed at crushing them.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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Rebels seize 3 government bases in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents dislodged government troops from three bases in eastern Ukraine, a new blow to beleaguered armed forces as its president-elect vowed new initiatives to help end the regional mutiny.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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Mourning, tight security on Tiananmen anniversary

BEIJING (AP) — Yin Min held the ashes of her son and wept, she said, as she marked 25 years since he was killed in the crackdown by Chinese tanks and troops on protests at Tiananmen Square. Outside, guards kept a close eye on her home while police blanketed central Beijing to block any public commemoration of one of the darkest chapters in recent Chinese history.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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Neighbors: Stabbing at odds with girls' upbringing

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Neighbors of two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a friend nearly to death say they're struggling to reconcile the allegations with what they know about the 12-year-olds and their upbringings.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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Hail, tornadoes reported as storms cross Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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House GOP conflicted on health law alternative

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are united as ever in their election-year opposition to "Obamacare," but they're increasingly divided over their promise to vote this year on an alternative to it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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Michigan Legislature OKs $195 million for Detroit

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature's $195 million lifeline to help prevent steep cuts in Detroit's pensions and the sale of city-owned art is being hailed as a major step forward in ending the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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For the G-7, Putin is the man not coming to dinner

BRUSSELS (AP) — He's been disinvited and the meeting location abruptly switched out of his country. But Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the topic of conversation anyway when President Obama and the rest of the G-7 leaders get together over dinner here Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

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