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Germany beats the United States 1-0 in Group G

United States’ goalkeeper Tim Howard can not stop a shot by Germany’s Thomas Mueller to score his side’s first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26,...

Study: Low Great Lakes Water Levels Will Be Costly

DETROIT (AP) — A study finds that if water levels remain low on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River they will have a negative economic impact on the region that could reach $18 billion by 2050. The report released Thursday by the Mowat Centre used a climate-change scenario...

Feds nix eagle penalties for California wind farm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday. The Shiloh IV Wind Project LLC, 60 miles east...
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Sodexo cafeteria workers regain health coverage

Julie Pemberton leans against a counter top between the living room and kitchen of her apartment, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Weymouth, Mass. Pemberton works more than 40 hours a week during the academic year. That gave her access to health care on the job until her employer...
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Nadal rallies against Rosol to avenge 2012 upset

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates as he defeated Lukas Rosol of Czech Republic in their men’s singles match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates...
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Yardley: Book review: ‘ The Inevitable City’ Hurricane Katrina and the rise of New Orleans by Scott Cowen with Betsy Seifter

There’s a lot of sensible stuff in this account of post-Katrina New Orleans by the outgoing president of its most prominent educational institution, Tulane University, but there’s a lot of soapy stuff, too. Scott Cowen writes with obvious passion and personal...
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Book review: ‘Supreme City,’ New York jazz and modern America, by Donald L. Miller

By Robert MacNeil’ June 26 at 1:01 PM E.B. White, the affectionate chronicler of Manhattan life, believed that New York comprised three cities: one of people born there and a second of the commuter. “Third,” he added, “there is the New York of the person who was born...
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Book review: ‘Our Declaration,’ by Danielle Allen

By Thane Rosenbaum June 26 at 1:05 PM In this algorithmic age of quants, wonks and hackers, where statistics and big data take all the credit for explaining the world, Danielle Allen, a political philosopher at the Institute of Advanced Studies, rolls back the numbers to the mere...

Sudanese Christian woman ordered freed again

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned was ordered freed again on Thursday after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents. Eman Abdul-Rahman, the lawyer for 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, told The...
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Iraqi parliament to meet in step to form new govt

In this photo taken Saturday, June 21, 2014, Iraqi electricity company workers repair a transformer in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, ten days after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took over the country’s second largest city. U.S. Secretary of State John...