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US soldier released after 5 years of captivity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five years after his capture by insurgents, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl climbed into an American helicopter. He took out a pen and wrote on a paper plate, "SF?" — asking the troops who had come to find him in eastern Afghanistan if they were U.S. special operations forces.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014

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Drug helps breast cancer patients keep fertility

CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors may have found a way to help young breast cancer patients avoid infertility caused by chemotherapy. Giving a drug to shut down the ovaries temporarily seems to boost the odds they will work after treatment ends, and it might even improve survival, a study found.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2014

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Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2014

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Man returns $125,000 that fell from armored truck

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2014

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Cross-country flight diverted after dog poops

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cross-country fight had to make an unscheduled landing when a service dog pooped twice in the aisle, sickening passengers with the odor.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2014

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Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) — For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.

Then, the weather changed.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2014

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India arrests 3rd suspect in gang rape of 2 teens

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police arrested a third suspect Saturday in the gang rape and slaying of two teenage cousins found hanging from a tree in northern India, as a top state official said he was recommending a federal investigation into a case that has triggered national outrage.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2014

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Security matrix prevents another Tiananmen

 

BEIJING (AP) — When visiting friends in China's capital, environmental activist Wu Lihong must slip away from his rural home before sunrise, before the police officers watching his home awaken. He rides a bus to an adjacent province and jumps aboard a train just minutes before departure to avoid being spotted.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2014

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