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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis is joining a colorful cast of characters painted on the outside of buildings across Philadelphia.Officials announced Thursday that hundreds of residents and visitors will help create the mural honoring the pontif ...more

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9:05 a.m. (CDT)Arkansas transportation officials have indefinitely closed a section of highway near its border with Texas due to flooding along the Red River.The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department shut down the section o ...more

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By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana's potential as medicine, in a first step for an organiza ...more

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By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - From the rooftops of Amsterdam to the expanses of Kazakhstan, Dutch technology is helping food producers to meet the needs of both gourmets and growing populations facing uncertain supplies. O ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly lower in early trading Thursday, following a steep sell-off in the Chinese stock market and the approaching deadline for cash-starved Greece to make a debt payment.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial ...more

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ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:3:50 p.m. (1350 GMT, 9:50 EDT)UEFA President Michel Platini says some European countries might pull out of FIFA and the World Cup if Sepp Blatter wins a fifth term as FIFA president.Spe ...more

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DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies convened some of the world's best-known economists to explore ideas on how to keep the global upswing going.The meeting of finance ministers and central bank officials in ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in cash-strapped Atlantic City has given out nothing and instead led to a federal lawsuit.Atlantic City is suing t ...more

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind.Just before the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70, Holmes mailed the notebook t ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer says a Detroit-area woman accused of killing a friend with a slow cooker while very drunk has agreed to a plea deal.John McWilliams says 51-year-old Tewana Sullivan has agreed to plead guilty but mentally ill to second-de ...more