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Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors

Princess Modupe Ozolua

ATLANTA (AP) – It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland. But Ozolua feels just as troubled when the plight of survivors dealing with the aftermath of the attacks goes unheard. …

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Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Cal

GOP 2016 Trump

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) – Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful Thursday as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After …

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White powder mailed to Trump campaign office ruled harmless

APTOPIX Trump Tower Suspicious Powder

NEW YORK (AP) – An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it later was deemed to be harmless. The envelope was mailed to Manhattan’s Trump Tower, near Central Park, police said. …

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South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missile crashes

South Korea Korean Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A suspected powerful intermediate-range North Korean missile crashed moments after liftoff Thursday, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said, in what would be the second such embarrassing failure in recent weeks. The report of the North Korean launch failure is particularly humiliating as it comes ahead of …

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New killings in Bangladesh leave LGBT community full of fear

Bangladesh LGBT Fears

NEW DELHI (AP) – The killing of two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital has driven the country’s already secretive and small gay community underground, wondering if they can trust a government that considers their status to be criminal, rights groups said. Police detectives say they are working with …

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Migrants: UN secretary general critical of European curbs

Ban Ki-moon

VIENNA (AP) – Warning of “growing xenophobia,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon on Thursday criticized increasing restrictions on safe haven for refugees in Europe, saying they tarnish commitments to international law. Ban did not name any country in his speech to Austria’s lower house of parliament. But considering the venue, his …

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After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm ‘outbreak’

Severe Weather Kansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a “bust” because the tornadoes that did develop …

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’76 a window into ugliness of a GOP contested convention

Billy Mounger

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Clarke Reed and Billy Mounger still sound like they want to spit when they talk about each other – 40 years after the contested Republican National Convention where the Mississippi delegation split between President Gerald Ford and smooth-talking Ronald Reagan. As the GOP stares down the …

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UN office ‘concerned’ over Mexico missing students case

Mexico Missing Students

MEXICO CITY (AP) – A U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday that it is troubled by a group of international experts’ complaints of obstacles to their investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico. Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, …

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Jury blames police, clears fans in 1989 soccer disaster

Britain Soccer Hillsborough Verdicts

WARRINGTON, England (AP) – The families of 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death at a crowded stadium in 1989 declared they had finally won justice Tuesday after a jury found that police and emergency services were to blame for Britain’s worst sports disaster. The jury exonerated the …

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