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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova set up an enticing quarter-final showdown with Eugenie Bouchard at the Australian Open following a comfortable 6-3 6-0 fourth round victory over China's Peng Shuai on Sunday. The second seed broke Peng tw ...more

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Feisty Russian counter-puncher Ekaterina Makarova continued her love affair with Melbourne Park on Sunday by booking a place in the quarter-finals for a third time in four years with a 6-3 6-2 thrashing of Germany's Julia Goerges. ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.The Donald P. Dow collection brought top bids totaling $803,889, doub ...more

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday after a seesaw 6-1 5-7 6-2 victory over Romania's Irina Begu in their fourth round clash on Rod Laver Arena. The seventh seed, a semi-finalist at ...more

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SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy comple ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Al Pacino says he can relate to Simon Axler, the lead character in his film 'The Humbling' — about an aging actor who worries he's lost his craft and his appetite for acting.That's partly why he made the film. "I thought I had a ...more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 89 mph toppled trees and power poles in Southern California on Saturday, leaving several thousand people without electricity.The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said about ...more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative political forum in Iowa.The former governor of Texas was interrupted during his speec ...more

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist atta ...more