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Surge in smartphones' popularity, social media threaten online news providers

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A surge in the use of smartphones as the leading device for accessing online news & the growing influence of social media…

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Colorado court: Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, yet you can still be fired for using it. The state Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Monday that a medical marijuana patient…

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Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths: study

Smoking is responsible for nearly half of deaths due to certain types of cancers in 2011, a US study said Monday. Some 48.5 percent of nearly 346,000 deaths attributed to…

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Turkey takes in Syrians amid battle for border city

Turkey has taken in hundreds of more Syrians fleeing the conflict along the border in Syria's al-Raqqa province after fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant (ISIL)…

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Israelis go on offensive ahead of UN report

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday launched a pre-emptive assault on an upcoming U.N. report into last year's war in the Gaza Strip, saying the report is unfairly biased &…

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Thousands rally as Hong Kong braces for democracy showdown

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people, many holding yellow umbrellas, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge lawmakers to vote down Beijing-backed election reforms that sparked huge street…

Former China Communist Party official Qiao Shi dies at 91

BEIJING (AP) — Qiao Shi, a senior Communist Party official & chairman of China's legislature in the 1990s, died Sunday at the age of 91, state media reported. Qiao died…

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Pakistan suspends move to shut down foreign charity, says leaked letter

By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan's government has suspended an order to shut down the offices of Save the Children, a government letter leaked on Sunday said, after international…

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Suspect killed after attack on Dallas police headquarters

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – A man attacked the headquarters of the Dallas Police Department with gunfire & explosives early on Saturday & was shot dead inside a…

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Lewandowski scores 3 as Poland beats Georgia 4-0

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Robert Lewandowski's hat trick in the last four minutes boosted Poland to a 4-0 victory over Georgia & control of Group D in 2016 European Championship…