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Iraq forces launch push for insurgent-held city

Iraqi federal policemen patrol in Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib suburb, Iraq, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships launched an operation early Saturday aimed at dislodging Sunni militants from the northern city of Tikrit, one of two major urban centers...
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Egypt’s army says ‘virus cure’ needs more tests

FILE – This file image made from undated video broadcast on Egyptian State Television on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 shows a device that the Egyptian army claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis. Egypt’s military said Saturday, June 28, 2014 that devices it...
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Colombia beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Colombia’s James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Colombia’s...
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Wade set to become free agent; Bosh deciding

Miami Heat players Dwyane Wade and LeBron James jerseys are on display outside the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract...
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Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

Patrick Reed watches his tee shot on the third tee during the third round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Patrick Reed watches his tee shot on the third tee during the third round of the Quicken Loans...
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Keselowski wins for 2nd time at Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski poses with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp) Brad Keselowski poses with the trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race Saturday, June...
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Mars ‘flying saucer’ splashes down after NASA test

This image provided by NASA shows the launch of the high-altitude balloon carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle for NASA, to test technology that could be used to land on Mars, Saturday June 28, 2014 in Kauai, Hawaii. Saturday’s experimental flight high in Earth’s...

GM crash victim payment plan won’t have limit

DETROIT (AP) — When Kenneth Feinberg announces the terms of General Motors’ plan to pay victims of crashes caused by bad ignition switches, he’ll have an open wallet. Feinberg, the country’s most well-known compensation expert, is scheduled to reveal the...
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Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

Investigators look over the debris of a fallen security door outside a Rita’s Water Ice store in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Investigators tell Philly.com that the metal security door detached and fell on a 3-year-old girl who died....
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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

This artist’s rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, wearing a headphone, as his attorney Michelle Peterson looks on during a hearing at the federal U.S. District Court in Washington,...