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US flying aircraft over Nigeria in hunt for girls

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian government official said "all options are open" in efforts to rescue almost 300 abducted schoolgirls from their Islamic extremist captors as U.S. surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft started flying over the West African country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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Car bomb attacks kill 28 people in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of car bombings in mainly Shiite areas of Baghdad killed 28 people on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a surge in violence that has been the most serious challenge to the government's efforts to achieve stability across Iraq.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014

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Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

WASHINGTON (AP) — The towering symbol that honors the nation's first president reopened to the public Monday, nearly three years after an earthquake cracked and chipped the 130-year-old stone obelisk.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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US on track for narrowest budget gap since 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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Nigerian extremist leader demands fighter release

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Islamic extremist leader says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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Apple CEO dares to be different from Steve Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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Insurgents in eastern Ukraine declare independence

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia insurgents declared independence Monday for Ukraine's eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions and those in Donetsk even asked to join Russia — a day after they held a vote that Ukraine's government and the West said violated international law.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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NYPD to stop seizing sex work suspects' condoms

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution, ending a longstanding practice that had been criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014

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