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Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to
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Policies on transgender admissions at women's colleges
Barnard College's Board of Trustees is expected to vote next week on a formal policy governing admission of transgender students. The vote at the Manhattan campus follows those at a number of women's colleges across the country over the past year.
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Barnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions
NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn,
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Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away
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Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch
PHOENIX (AP) — About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam on separate sides of the street.
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Hurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Andres is getting a little stronger as it spins far off the coast of Mexico.
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Quotations in the News
"Justice was not served today. Cody Devine did not deserve to die for being in the wrong place at the wrong time." — The Rev. Howard Dotson after Wayne Burgarello was acquitted of murder in Nevada in the latest case nationally testing the boundaries
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Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series
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AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.
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Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to
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North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to
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McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam
SINGAPORE (AP) — America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heightened over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea.
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THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup
ZURICH (AP) — The latest developments concerning FIFA:
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Egypt frees Egyptian-American sentenced to life in prison
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities freed an Egyptian-American on Saturday who was sentenced to life in prison and had been on hunger strike for over a year, forcing him to renounce his Egyptian citizenship as a precondition of his release.
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After Pakistan bus attack, worry an insurgency growing worse
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — As hundreds of mourners on Saturday protested the killing of 22 people in deadly bus hijackings in western Pakistan, the assaults raised new fears that a long-simmering insurgency there could be growing more violent.
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Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported.
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Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 45 people in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 45 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in town held by the Islamic State
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Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region
MOSCOW (AP) — Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region.
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Italy: 4,200 more migrants saved off Libya's coasts, 17 die
ROME (AP) — More than 4,000 migrants have been rescued off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations in one day, with rescuers finding 17 people dead aboard a rubber dinghy, the Italian Coast Guard said Saturday.
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