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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul official says the rival Koreas have agreed to meet to discuss North Korea's participation in the upcoming Asian Games in the South.Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do says North Korea agreed Monday to meet ...more

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If the Israel-Hamas fighting feels like a rerun, that's because it is.This is the third round of Hamas rockets and Israel airstrikes since the Islamic militant group seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007. And issues each time seem much the sa ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Public servants who venture downtown this fall may leave blushing: A show that highlights four big political sex scandals is coming back."Tail! Spin!" — the hit of the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival — will begin perf ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Brazil's football fans finally got their best chance to see Sepp Blatter at the World Cup, they had a message for him.It was not a nice one for the FIFA President at his fifth final as head of football's governing body ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq and the status of Iran nuclear talks during a Sunday phone call.On Ukraine, the White House says the lead ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.Billions of dollars are riding on how thes ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue sharpened their attacks on each other during a heated debate Sunday with just over a week to go before their runoff election.Perdue, the former CEO of Dollar Gene ...more

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "go ...more

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal go ...more