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Men affiliated with militia accused in smuggling rip-off

PHOENIX (AP) — Three men affiliated with an Arizona militia group are charged in federal court with replicating a tactic long used by smugglers: Stealing drugs from people who have already sneaked them past the Mexican border.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Police tell AP: Man carrying backpack is Bangkok bomber

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai investigators believe a man seen in security video wearing a yellow T-shirt and carrying a backpack set off the bomb at a central Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people and injured more than 100, police said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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9 dead as shelling increases in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A night-long artillery exchange in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russia-backed rebels claimed nine lives on Monday, casting doubt on the already shaky cease-fire.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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UN: Some sexual abuse charges against peacekeepers ignored

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 12-year-old girl said she had been raped by a foreign soldier, one of many who had come to Central African Republic to calm sectarian violence. So the military commander brought her in front of a dozen of his soldiers and asked: Can you identify him?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Gay couples win, but still lose after Kentucky judge's order

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Two same-sex couples in this small eastern Kentucky county got everything they wanted in a ruling from a federal judge Monday, except for one sentence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Tourists flee Washington town as wildfire threatens homes

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Many tourists have fled this scenic lakeside town in the Cascade Mountain range that counts on money from summer visitors after wildfires burned dozens of homes and continued to threaten many more.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Networks, stars to raise awareness for education

NEW YORK (AP) — The four largest broadcast networks will simultaneously air a fundraising special for education next month featuring Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson and other celebrity entertainers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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Israeli opposition leader fears new Palestinian uprising

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's opposition leader is calling on the government to work with the Palestinian Authority to prevent what he says could be a third Palestinian uprising.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

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