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Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups trying to curb the partisan sculpting of House districts are hoping their Supreme Court victory will prompt more states to create independent commissions to redraw congressional lines.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants.

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2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

ODAWARA, Japan (AP) — A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said.

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The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining

VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one.

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Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities and whether that would even be feasible.

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France, UK issue heat warnings as high temps hit Europe

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is bringing unusually hot weather to Western Europe, with France the next in line for a scorching day.

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Tunisia chief: New security system had been set for July 1

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thirty-eight tourists died in a gun attack just days before Tunisia planned to implement heightened security measures for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, but those plans had not anticipated an assault on tourist beaches, the country's president said Tuesday.

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After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee

NEW YORK (AP) — The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end.

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