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BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the countr ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says both of Afghanistan's presidential candidates are committed to abiding by the results of the "largest, most comprehensive audit" of the election runoff ballots possible.Kerry stoo ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated charities and an Islamic home for the disabled, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offe ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US Secretary of State Kerry: Every ballot cast in Afghan presidential runoff will be audited. ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US Secretary of State Kerry: 2 presidential candidates, Karzai show commitment to compromise. ...more

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt's love of the country's untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, parks and monuments during his presidency.His legacy, though, is being preserved digitall ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said they expect to shut down in mid-September.Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press t ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called Saturday for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict centered on the Gaza Strip.A council statement approved by all 15 members calls for de-escalation of the violence, restoration o ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency.On one side: a confident Obama making campaign-style stops around the country and ridiculing his political opponents to the delight of cheering supporters. On the other side: an ...more

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's finance minister has resigned, saying he disagreed with the prime minister over the pace of reform and the austerity measures needed to restart the Balkan country's economy.Lazar Krstic said Saturday he believed ...more