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SpaceX Dragon departs space station after month

FILE – This April 22, 2014 file photo provided by NASA shows a photo of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft docked to the International Space Station and was photographed by one of two spacewalking astronauts. On Sunday, May 18, 2014, after a one-month visit, the SpaceX cargo ship...
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Billionaire Scaife says he has untreatable cancer

Buy AP Photo Reprints PITTSBURGH (AP) — Billionaire media mogul Richard Mellon Scaife says he has an untreatable form of cancer. Scaife is the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and owner of Trib Total Media. He said in a column (http://bit.ly/1nVFWg4 ) published...
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Report: 18 detained in Turkish mine disaster probe

Riot police use water cannons and teargas to disperse people who were protesting the Soma mine accident that killed 301 miners, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Saturday that crews had found more bodies overnight,...
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CANNES WATCH: Jones premieres ‘The Homesman’

Director Tommy Lee Jones poses for photographers during a photo call for The Homesman at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Director Tommy Lee Jones poses for photographers during a photo call for The...

Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup. At issue is a fungus called coffee rust that has caused more than $1 billion in damage...
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TV tally: Swiss spurn world’s highest minimum wage

A woman enters a polling station in Bern, Switzerland Sunday May 18, 2014. Word reads: Polling Station. Swiss voters were casting ballots Sunday on a nationwide referendum to introduce the world’s highest minimum wage of 22 Swiss francs (US $24.70) an hour. Voters also...
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Bosnia floods create new land-mine risk in Balkans

Serbian police officers carry an old woman out of military helicopter during flood evacuation from Obrenovac, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Belgrade Serbia, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Record flooding in the Balkans leaves at least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and...
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In Kentucky, Senate candidates lay claim to change

Alison Lundergan Grimes, U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State, speaks during a 50-county bus tour stop, Friday, May 16, 2014, at Circus Square Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson) Alison Lundergan Grimes, U.S. Senate candidate...
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In Georgia race, Republicans cry foul over taxes

Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga, and candidate for US Senate talks to a voter during the “Grillin with the Governor” campaign event Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Buford, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga, and candidate for US Senate talks to a voter during the...
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Swiss cast ballots on world’s highest minimum wage

In this picture taken May 1, 2014, supporters of the Trade Union Federation, UNIA, demand on placards a monthly minimum wage in Basel, Switzerland. In a nation of mostly haves and have-mores, Swiss voters head to the polls Sunday, May 18, 2014, to decide on a tr...