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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in a likely second-round runoff in Brazil's October election, a survey by polling firm Datafolha showed on Friday. I ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online Thursday by Nate D. Sanders Au ...more

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge accepted a settlement on Friday between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland on reforms intended to improve the way police deal with mentally ill people.U.S. District Court Judge Michael S ...more

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with 16 counts that include rape and sexual battery after authorities said he attacked at least eight women while on patrol.Prosecutors on Friday charged 27-year-old Daniel Ho ...more

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PHARR, Texas (AP) — At least two Texas National Guard troops are in need of financial assistance after being sent to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally, officials said Friday.The National G ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.In its final recommendation in a 597-page report, the agency staff agrees with EPA' ...more

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.Attorney Benedict Morelli tells The ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The plight of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers in Syria remained "very, very fluid" Friday, the secretary-general's spokesman said, as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day.Some radio contact has been made wit ...more

Reuters News - 33 mins ago

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so "for their own protection" and that all the detained blue-helme ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's schools chief said Friday that he will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said he has no authority to ...more