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Welcome mat fraying as more migrants reach Greek island

LEROS, Greece (AP) — The islanders bring food, drinks, clothing & necessities like diapers & toothpaste to the migrants huddled on this tiny outcrop in the Aegean Sea. The generosity…

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Study finds link between e-cigarettes, smoking in US youths

A study of high school students in California out Tuesday has shown that those who have tried e-cigarettes are more likely to moreover try traditional cigarettes or cigars. However, the…

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Foreign companies around Tianjin blast suspend operations

SHANGHAI (AP) — Foreign companies have suspended operations around the Tianjin port as officials scramble to contain the toxic fallout of last week's deadly chemical explosions, which dealt a blow…

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'Empire,' One Direction win at 17th Teen Choice Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The 17th Teen Choice Awards threw its full support behind the hit series "Empire," honored late "Furious 7" star Paul Walker & paid homage to a…

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State of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, extended at least 24 hours

By Fiona Ortiz (Reuters) – The government of St. Louis County extended for at least 24 hours a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been the scene of…

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China Devalues Yuan To Kickstart Economy

China has devalued its tightly-controlled currency – sending the yuan to its lowest point against the US dollar in almost three years. The surprise decision by the country's central bank…

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The Latest: Holmes family expresses sorrow for victims

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The family of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has…

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Sandra Lee, still fighting infection, to soon leave hospital

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food Network star Sandra Lee plans to head home this weekend following a hospitalization for complications from a recent surgery for breast cancer. New York Gov….

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Pay TV industry shows cracks in media earnings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Further cracks emerged this week in the pay TV bundle as media companies & distributors indicated that more people are cutting the cord & ditching pricey…

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AstraZeneca widens cancer push with up to $500 million Heptares deal

LONDON (Reuters) – AstraZeneca expanded its push into cancer immunotherapy on Thursday by striking a deal potentially worth more than $500 million (320 million pounds with Sosei's <4565.T> biotech unit…