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Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine

DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border into Russia on Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Facts about US racial unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there mirrored past, larger-scale riots in multiple U.S. cities, most of them triggered by perceived racial injustice, or an incident involving police, in already tense communities.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014

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Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises facing the United States right now.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

 

BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014

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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

 

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014

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