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Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Republican National Committee summer meetings in Chicago. Court documents released Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, show that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to in…

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Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative g…

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China shuts down Beijing independent film festival

BEIJING (AP) — Organizers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.

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Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

This Aug. 21, 2014 photo made available by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel K. Holtzclaw. The 27-year-old Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assau…

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Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, p…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a man uses a pair of binoculars to get a glimpse of recovery efforts of an ancient bell in the Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. Unsubstantiated rumors that the 270-ton mysterious bell has been spotted have sent thousands of curious spectators flocking to…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 photo, a man offers a basketful of milk from nats along with a monk and others before divers commence their search to recover an ancient bell in Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. Nats are spirits of pre-Buddhist religions that persist across much of South-East As…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

In this Aug 15, 2014 photo, a diver, second from left, clings to a rubber hoses that act as primitive breathing device prepares to dive searching for an ancient bell in Yangon River in Yangon, The world's largest copper bell, believed to have been lying deep beneath the riverbed for more tha…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 photo, curious spectators in a small boat take pictures of divers who are searching for an ancient bell in Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. For small boat owners, shuttling passengers to within a few meters (yards) of the divers' boats has become a brisk busines…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

In this Aug. 15, 2014 photo, curious spectators in small boats gather close to a boat with divers, far right, that search for an ancient bell in Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. For small boat owners, shuttling passengers to within a few meters (yards) of the divers' boats has become a brisk…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 photo, gongs that are used in religious rituals, are hung on a ferry that houses leaders and divers of a recovery attempt of an ancient bell in Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. The latest operation - which is expected to last up to 45 days and cost $250,000 rais…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, women in traditional Myanmar longyis eat snacks as they sit on a riverbank to try to get a glimpse of recovery efforts of an ancient bell in Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. Unsubstantiated rumors that the 270-ton mysterious bell has been spotted have se…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, young Myanmar men pose for a selfie as people gather at a riverbank to get a glimpse of recovery efforts of an ancient bell in Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. Unsubstantiated rumors that the 270-ton mysterious bell has been spotted have sent thousands o…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 photo, Myanmar people, including Buddhist monks, gather on a riverbank to get a glimpse of recovery efforts of an ancient bell in Yangon River in Yangon, Myanmar. Unsubstantiated rumors that the 270-ton mysterious bell has been spotted have sent thousands of cur…

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Divers stand on the edge of a small wooden fishing boat gazing at the murky, choppy waters below. After receiving blessings from Buddhist monks, they lower their masks and plunge one-by-one into the mighty Yangon River, clinging to garden hoses that will act as primiti…

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Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

MILLS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.

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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2011 file photo, the state ferry MV Wenatchee sails across Elliott Bay out of Seattle and past the Space Needle as the Cascade Mountains are seen behind. Officials have warned for years about the chronic shortchanging of the ferries, and they’re wondering now whether a…

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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, bicyclists ride onto the Puyallup, already packed with vehicles, at Colman Dock in Seattle for a cross-sound trip to Bainbridge Island. Officials have warned for years about the chronic shortchanging of the ferries, and they’re wondering now whether a …

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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, a ferry worker directs drivers as they load onto the Puyallup at Colman Dock in Seattle for a cross-sound trip to Bainbridge Island. Officials have warned for years about the chronic shortchanging of the ferries, and they’re wondering now whether a rec…

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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

FILE - In this July 29, 2014 file photo, tugboats bring the M/V Tacoma into Eagle Harbor after it lost power while traveling from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Wash. Officials have warned for years about the chronic shortchanging of the ferries, and they’re wondering now whether a recent ser…

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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, the ferry Puyallup departs Colman Dock in Seattle for a cross-sound trip to Bainbridge Island, as another ferry is seen sailing in the distance. Officials have warned for years about the chronic shortchanging of the ferries, and they’re wondering now w…

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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, a ferry worker directs drivers as they load onto the Puyallup at Colman Dock in Seattle for a cross-sound trip to Bainbridge Island. Officials have warned for years about the chronic shortchanging of the ferries, and they’re wondering now whether a rec…

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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries

SEATTLE (AP) — The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier.

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Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

A Palestinian boy, along with supporters of Hamas, holds a representation of a rocket as others shout slogans to protest against Israel and to support people in Gaza, during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

A ball of fire rises following an Israeli air strike on a building in Gaza, in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The airstrike came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas would pay a ``heavy price’’ for the killing of a 4-year-old boy by a mortar shell fired …

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