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Republicans push back against proposed dietary guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are pushing back against proposed dietary guidelines that urge Americans to consider the environment when deciding what foods to eat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015

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Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a sweeping victory for environmental activists that could have global repercussions, a Dutch court ordered its government on Wednesday to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 to help fight global warming.

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Rains cool Pakistan as heat wave's death toll climbs to 838

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A cool wind from the sea and pre-monsoon rains brought the first signs of respite to southern Pakistan on Wednesday as the death toll from a scorching heat wave climbed to 838 — a high figure even for a nation accustomed to sizzling hot summers.

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Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag

ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for removing the Confederate battle flag that flies in front of her state's Capitol. But she hasn't said the Confederate veterans' monument alongside the flag should go.

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New era in police recruitment: Courting hearts and minds

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay.

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Protesters to fight telescope work restarting on sacred site

HONOLULU (AP) — A battle is poised to unfold on a sacred Hawaii mountain where plans call for construction of one of the world's largest telescopes.

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EU migrant quota plan 'not going to fly,' officials say

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries will reject a plan obliging them to share thousands of refugees arriving in Greece and Italy, diplomats said on the eve of Thursday's summit where Europe's battle to manage a major migrant influx is high on the agenda.

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NATO approves military upgrades to aid alliance members

BRUSSELS (AP) — Rejecting charges they are engaging in a Cold War-style arms race with Moscow, the U.S. and its NATO allies approved an array of military upgrades Wednesday that should help them come to the aid of a threatened alliance member faster, with better equipment and more firepower.

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