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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As the nation's midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own politically off-key statements.It worked l ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Civil liberties groups took Britain's spy agencies to court Monday in a bid to limit electronic surveillance, as the government tries to pass legislation to extend snooping powers.A special court, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, ...more

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is celebrating her 17th birthday in Nigeria and meeting with the parents of some 219 girls still held by Islamic extremists, and with the dozens that escaped.She says, "My birth ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical company ...more

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two generals who led the helicopter unit of Cambodia's air force were killed in a crash Monday, along with two pilots, police said. Defense Minister Tea Banh, who rushed to the crash site in a muddy pond south of the capital ...more

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A group of Cypriots has filed a war crimes complaint against Turkey at the International Criminal Court over what they say is its policy of settling Cyprus' breakaway north with mainland Turks.Cyprus split into a Turkish-s ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will press Congress this week to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states.The White House says Obama will discuss the issue during remarks Tuesday at a facility in Virginia that tests new technologi ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it downed a drone on Monday along the country's southern coastline, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the campaign against Gaza Strip militants began last week.The drone was launc ...more

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HORONOBE, Japan (AP) — Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story.Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below thi ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Another day, another defiant weapons test from North Korea.A day after launching two ballistic missiles from a base near the border with archrival South Korea, Pyongyang on Monday fired a barrage of artillery shells int ...more