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5:01 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Marine Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Finish Marathon, Runs Alongside Him Until Finish Line

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A marine who helped a nine-year-old boy finish a five kilometre run by dropping back and encouraging him over the finish line, has become an internet sensation after a photo of his endeavors was captured.
A marine who helped a nine-year-old boy finish a five kilometre run by dropping back and encouraging him over the finish line, has become an internet sensation after a photo of his endeavors was captured. Myles Kerr, a Lance Corporal, was on leave in his hometown of Charlevoix, Michigan, when he decided to partake in the run.
3:46 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Zimbabwe voting concludes and counting set to begin to decide fate of Robert Mugabe

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — Voting concluded Wednesday in most of Zimbabwe’s polling stations in elections in which Robert Mugabe, faced one of the biggest challenges to his 33-year grip on power.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - In an election that poses one of the biggest threats to President Robert Mugabe's 33-year grip on power, Zimbabweans flocked to polling stations Wednesday to determine the future course of this former British colony even as suspicions are high that vote-counting could be rigged.
3:41 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Border security: US rancher's warning on immigration reform

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US Congress is debating an increase in border security as part of an overhaul of the country's immigration system. But local residents and long-time ranchers along the border worry that their already diminished rights might be under attack again.
Increased security on the border between the US and Mexico has made life for residents along the frontier difficult. The BBC's Franz Strasser spoke to a fourth-generation rancher in Arizona.
3:38 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Egypt's cabinet orders police to end pro-Morsi sit-ins

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Egypt's military-backed government has ordered police to end sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the capital Cairo.
Egypt's military-backed government has ordered police to end sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the capital Cairo. "The cabinet has decided to take all measures necessary to confront these risks and put an end to them," an official said in a televised statement.
3:29 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

US to pay $4 million to San Diego student abandoned in cell for 4 days without food, water

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SAN DIEGO — A 25-year old college student reached a $4.1 million settlement with the federal government after he was abandoned in a windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys said Tuesday.
Iredale says the Justice Department's inspector general is investigating what caused Chong's near-death experience, but that he still has no answers. Chong's attorneys say the DEA had no policy on the treatment of detainees at the time. It does now, and that policy includes cameras in cells and daily inspections.
3:21 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

U.S. Outlines N.S.A.’s Culling of Data for All Domestic Calls

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The formerly classified papers outline a program that is collecting records of all domestic calls in the United States. Their release comes as top officials are testifying before the Senate.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday released formerly classified documents outlining a once-secret program of the National Security Agency that is collecting records of all domestic phone calls in the United States, as a newly leaked N.S.A. document surfaced showing how the agency spies on Web browsing and other Internet activity abroad.
8:32 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Obamacare Glitch Could Make Coverage Unaffordable For Low-Wage Workers

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WASHINGTON -- It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama's health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.
WASHINGTON -- It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama's health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels. That might seem strange since the law requires medium-sized and large employers to offer "affordable" coverage or face fines.
8:29 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Nigeria: Multiple blasts in Christian area of northern Kano city kill 12, injure scores

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KANO, Nigeria — Multiple explosions that blasted a bar and entertainment area in a Christian quarter of Nigeria’s northern and mainly Muslim city of Kano killed at least 12 people, the military said Tuesday.
KANO, Nigeria - A hospital official says that multiple explosions at a bar and entertainment area in a Christian quarter of Nigeria's northern and mainly Muslim city of Kano killed at least 24 people. Lt.
8:24 am
Tue July 30, 2013

FBI 'saves 105 trafficked children in 76 US cities'

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The FBI says it has rescued 105 children and arrested 150 pimps in 76 US cities over the weekend, in an operation against child prostitution. The largest numbers of children rescued were in San Francisco, Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver and New Orleans. FBI assistant director Ronald Hosko said the Operation Cross Country VII raids had been the agency's largest action against child exploitation.
The FBI has announced it has rescued 105 children across 76 US cities over the weekend, in an operation against child sex trafficking. Some 150 pimps were also arrested in the raids, said the FBI, conducted as part of Operation Cross Country VII.
8:22 am
Tue July 30, 2013

U.S. Balancing Act With Egypt Grows Trickier

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The Obama administration has prodded Egypt’s generals to restore a democratic government while trying not to jeopardize any future influence on the military or undermine security arrangements.
WASHINGTON - In four weeks of quiet but intense diplomacy, the Obama administration has engaged in a balancing act, prodding Egypt's generals to avoid violence and restore a democratic government while trying not to jeopardize any future influence on the military or undermine security arrangements that have been at the heart of a three-decade relationship.

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