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Amid turmoil, Libya holds parliament elections

Defying the turmoil roiling their nation Libyans vote in parliament elections, the third nationwide balloting since the toppling of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, at a polling station in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The vote is a key step in transition for the...
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Explosion rocks Beirut hotel during security raid

Lebanese security forces carry the coffin of Abdul-Karim Hodroj, a security officer who was killed Tuesday by a car bomb, during his funeral procession in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. A powerful car bomb was detonated by a suicide attacker on...

Thunderstorms Cause Flooding, Downed Lines, Deaths

PHELPS, N.Y. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms are being blamed for the deaths of two people killed by a falling tree in New York, flooded roads in northeast Ohio and downed power lines in Indiana and Pennsylvania. Police say a tree fell across a road in the rural town of Phelps around...
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US economy shrank at steep 2.9 percent rate in Q1

In this Friday, June 6, 2014 photo, executive chef Raymond Nicholson cuts a corned beef reuben sandwich at Corky & Lenny’s Restaurant & Deli in Woodmere Village, Ohio. The Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product on Wednesday, June 25, 2014....
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Judge strikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo Dylan Hutson, center, of Indianapolis, holds a sign voicing his opposition to a measure amending the state’s constitution to ban gay marriage at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. A federal judge struck down Indiana’s ban on...
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Federal appeals court: Utah can’t ban gay marriage

FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2013, file photo, Chris Serrano, left, and Clifton Webb kiss after being married, as people wait in line to get licenses outside of the marriage division of the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office, in Salt Lake City. Utah is appealing a federal...
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Argentina leads Nigeria 2-1 at halftime

El delantero de Argentina Lionel Messi es levantado por Angel Dí María tras anotar un gol en el partido ante Nigeria por el Grupo F del Mundial en Porto Alegre, Brasil, el miércoles 25 de junio de 2014. (AP Foto/Michael Sohn) El delantero de Argentina Lionel Messi es levantado...
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Keep those pot plants potted: No more ripping weed

This March 14, 2013 photo shows Rocky Mountain Miracles dispensary owner Alvilda Hillery and her attorney Sean McAllister viewing the 36 pounds of medical marijuana that were seized from her shop, along with 600 plants, during a raid. Colorado Springs medical dispensary owner...
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Officials: Sanctions on Russia could be delayed

In this June 24, 2014, photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Swiss President and OSCE chairperson in office Didier Burkhalter during talks with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE, in Vienna, Austria. The United States and its European...

Obama meeting with Israeli President Peres

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding meetings at the White House with outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres (shee-MOHN’ PEHR’-ehs). Obama and Peres are holding a private meeting with American Jewish community leaders, followed by a working...