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US companies falling behind as Africa surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Africa's economy rises, American businesses are at risk of being left behind.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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12-year-old charged in fatal playground stabbing

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — The giggles and innocence neighbors associated with the playground at the Pinebrook Village mobile home park vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who witnesses and authorities said was stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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Comet chaser reaches target after 10-year chase

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe's unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind's first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014

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In Gaza war, violent death part of daily life

JEBALIYA CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — The airstrike that crushed the Najam family home in this refugee camp set in motion a grim but increasingly familiar process as the Gaza war claims victim after victim. A search through the rubble for bodies and body parts. Relatives claiming the dead from the morgue. Then a swift burial in a hastily dug grave with a cardboard name tag instead of a tombstone.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Poll: Obama health law is a tale of 2 Americas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

ATLANTA (AP) — A second American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, where doctors will closely monitor the effect of an experimental drug she agreed to take even though its safety was never tested on humans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Utah files gay marriage appeal to US Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah is formally asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its ban on gay marriage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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Nixon tapes released on resignation's anniversary

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014

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