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Mandela makes final journey home in SAfrica

QUNU, South Africa (AP) — A casket carrying the remains of Nelson Mandela arrived at his hometown of Qunu Saturday, the day before he is to be buried in the native ground he loved.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 December 2013

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UN: several peacekeepers killed, wounded in Mali

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A bomb explosion killed and wounded several members of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali in the troubled northern city of Kidal, a spokesman for the mission said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 December 2013

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Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013

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Railroad boosts undercover checks after NY crash

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The nation's second-largest commuter rail line is increasing scrutiny of its engineers and conductors onboard trains, a move that comes two weeks after a deadly derailment and a year after a similar effort was exposed as flawed.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013

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100,000 gather but only half see Mandela's body

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An estimated 100,000 South Africans lined up in Pretoria to view Nelson Mandela in his casket but about a third of the overwhelming crowd was sent away without being able to file past the bier.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013

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Ukraine president proposes protester amnesty

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president proposed an amnesty Friday for all those facing criminal charges in the country's wave of anti-government demonstrations, but the gesture did little to mollify opposition leaders driving the protests.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013

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North Korea executes leader's uncle as a traitor

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013

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GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican establishment's much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013

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