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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.The deal, brokered by U.S. S ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to ...more

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two projectiles presumed to be ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving ou ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will attend the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro — along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian authorities said Saturday.An official in Brazil's government with direct knowle ...more

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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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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Democrat running for Congress in conservative central Washington on Saturday removed an online campaign video that showed him blasting an elephant-shaped piñata with a shotgun.The Tri-City Herald reported (http://is.gd/1 ...more

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years.While the Rep ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The conflict in Ukraine will not affect the 2018 World Cup, Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday.Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, said he did not foresee "any major issue ...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