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After vote win, Greece's Tsipras looks to rebuild talks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal that might prevent it from falling out of the euro — possibly within days.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2015

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Nigerian military frees 180 Boko Haram suspects, some babies

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has freed 180 detainees held for months, including women carrying babies with toddlers clinging to their skirts, declaring they are no longer suspected of being part of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist insurgency.

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Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.

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To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.

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Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.

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South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — While it appears there is broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan.

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Congress heads back to work with looming funding deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.

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Running of the bulls festival starts; crowd doused in wine

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of revelers doused each other with wine Monday to celebrate the start of the famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival in this northern Spanish city.

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