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Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015

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In Egypt, disaffected youth increasingly drawn to extremism

CAIRO (AP) — The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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Sheriff's office asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff's office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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Prosecutors launch last push for theater shooter's execution

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The prosecutor of James Holmes told jurors Tuesday that once they hear from at least 12 more people this week — relatives of each of his murder victims — they will decide that death is the only appropriate sentence for his attack on a Colorado movie theater.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' vote on the international accord to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most significant national security decision since lawmakers voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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Hollywood takes on troubled minds with summer slate of films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1941 film "The Wolf Man" presents Larry Talbot's transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little was known about mental illnesses then, the explanation may have seemed plausible.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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AP Exclusive: Deaths of Yosemite jumpers remain a mystery

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to be an exhilarating flight through a V-shaped rocky formation — a route that left little margin for error.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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