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Iraq insurgents capture fourth town in Anbar

Volunteers of the newly formed “Peace Brigades” participate in a parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The armed group was formed after radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to form brigades to protect Shiite...
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US seeks to thaw Egypt relations despite concerns

Relatives of a Muslim Brotherhood member who was sentenced to death react to the verdict outside a courtroom in Minya, Egypt, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohammed Badie and over 180 others were sentenced to death Saturday by an Egyptian...
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Shooting involving rapper likely not random

FILE – In this March 14, 2014 file photo, Schoolboy Q performs during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The rapper was in a vehicle that was fired on after a concert at the popular Red Rocks outdoor amphitheatre in Colorado, but he was not injured, investigators...
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Openly gay governor candidate leads pride parade

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic candidate for governor, greets spectators at the Portland Pride Parade, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Portland, Maine. Gay rights activists around the country are eyeing the Maine’s governor’s race as a chance to make history....
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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

FILE – In this Tuesday June 17, 2014 file photo President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall in New York. President Barack Obama, who established his bona...

5 things to know about transgender people

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation’s most misunderstood minorities. Here are five things to know about transgender America: ___ WHO YOU...
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Mt. Rainier search for writer ends when body found

This undated image provided by Lola Kemp shows missing hiker Karen Sykes, right, with her friend Lola Kemp. Crews searched Mount Rainier National Park on Friday June 20, 2014, for Sykes, a prominent hiker and outdoors writer who was reported missing late Wednesday. She was...
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Military surrounds SKorean soldier who fled post

South Korean army soldiers stand guard on the road to search for a South Korean conscript soldier who is on the run after a shooting incident at a temporary checkpoint in Goseong, South Korea, Sunday, June 22, 2014. The military searched Sunday for an armed South Korean soldier...
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Iraq insurgents capture fourth town in Anbar

Volunteers of the newly formed “Peace Brigades” participate in a parade in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The armed group was formed after radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to form brigades to protect Shiite...
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US seeks to thaw Egypt relations despite concerns

Relatives of a Muslim Brotherhood member who was sentenced to death react to the verdict outside a courtroom in Minya, Egypt, Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohammed Badie and over 180 others were sentenced to death Saturday by an Egyptian...