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Impeachment of Brazil president goes from longshot to likely

Brazil Political Crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – When a measure to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was introduced to Congress late last year, the possibility that she would actually be removed from office seemed remote. The charges against her were obscure, not the variety that spurs outrage: She is alleged to have …

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Iraq: Death toll from Sadr City car bombing rises to 63

APTOPIX Mideast Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi officials say the death toll from a car bombing in a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad has risen to at least 63 people killed. Two police officers say the explosives-laden car that went off Wednesday morning at a crowded outdoor market in …

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Eurovision Song Contest struggles to enforce politics ban

Sweden Eurovision Song Competition

STOCKHOLM (AP) – You can croon about unrequited love, dance with unbridled passion or dress up in drag. Just keep politics out of it. Organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest say the annual kitsch-fest, which is watched by almost 200 million people in dozens of countries, is about having a …

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Rescued son of Pakistan’s ex-PM flown home to his family

Afghanistan Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) – The son of a former Pakistani prime minister who was freed from kidnappers in a dramatic military rescue in Afghanistan was flown back home Wednesday and reunited with family, officials and family members said. Earlier in the day, Ali Haider Gilani was brought by helicopter to …

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