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Waukegan schools close as teachers' strike looms

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The school superintendent in Waukegan says there will be no classes after teachers announced they would go forward with plans to strike in the Chicago suburb.

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Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

A student protester gets emotional while pleading for a peaceful resolution, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The student leaders of the protests are warning that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by tomorrow, they will step up their actions -- including occupying several im…

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Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

Student protesters raise their hands to show their non-violent intentions as they resist during change of shift for local police but backed down after being reassured they could reoccupy the pavement outside the government compound’s gate, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong polic…

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Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

A pro-government supporter, center, argues with pro-democracy protesters during a rally in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving ins…

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Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Just as protesters in Egypt depended on Twitter three years ago, the latest digital tools have become required gear for tens of thousands of people demanding democratic reforms on the streets of Hong Kong.

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Putin: state will support sanctions-hit sectors

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the state will offer support to sectors of the economy that have been hit by international sanctions, but says the country in general is unconcerned about the sanctions' consequences.

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Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Rafael Nadal of Spain return a shot to Peter Gojowczyk of Germany during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Rafael Nadal of Spain serves against Peter Gojowczyk of Germany during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning his match against Peter Gojowczyk of Germany during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Simona Halep of Romania returns a shots to Andrea Petkovic of Germany during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Andrea Petkovic of Germany serves to Simona Halep of Romania during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Simona Halep of Romania chases a ball to return to Andrea Petkovic of Germany during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

A supporter of Rafael Nadal of Spain wears a wig during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

Nadal reaches China Open quarters, criticizes ball

BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back in form on the tennis court — and in his sharp-tongued critiques of the ATP tour.

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DC teen fatally shot playing with gun with friend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police and family members say a 13-year-old District of Columbia boy who was fatally shot was in his best friend's home when a loaded handgun they were playing with went off.

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Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans

Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans

This Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, photo shows the historical marker for Jacob Davis' tailor shop in Reno, Nev., where riveted denim jeans were first created. Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became mo…

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Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans

Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans

This Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, photo shows the historical marker for Jacob Davis' tailor shop in Reno, Nev., where riveted denim jeans were first created. Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became mo…

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Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans

Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans.

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John Wayne's heirs lose 'Duke' legal brawl

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke.

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AP Source: FIU hosting Miss Universe pageant

MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement says that the Miss Universe pageant is coming to South Florida this winter.

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