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For Bastille Day, France commemorates World War I

PARIS (AP) — Soldiers carrying the flags of 76 countries are walking down the Champs-Elysees in Paris, as France's traditional Bastille Day military parade commemorates the centenary of World War I.

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Singapore ad backfires thanks to Germany Cup run

SINGAPORE (AP) — An ad campaign warning of the perils of gambling that began as just another bland public service announcement by Singapore's government has turned into fodder for international mockery, and left authorities scrambling after Germany's World Cup victory.

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Defense ministry OK's deal for planes sale to US

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Defense Ministry has signed a deal to deliver 14 military airplanes to the United States in an $11 million deal.

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China indicts US, British corporate investigators

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday, as the Briton blamed the pharmaceutical company for misleading and using him.

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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

This Saturday, July 12, 2014 photo shows Pasadena Police officers blocking off a street corner following a shooting in residential Pasadena neighborhood, in Pasadena, Calif. Police say John Izeal Smith, 35, opened fire on police officers with a rifle before barricading himself inside a home …

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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

This July 12, 2014 photo shows Diego Gonzalez, 17, being interviewed by a reporter following a shooting in residential neighborhood, in Pasadena, Calif. Police say John Izeal Smith, 35, opened fire on police officers with a rifle before barricading himself inside a home in the Los Angeles su…

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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

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Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue

HORONOBE, Japan (AP) — Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story.

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INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules

INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules

FILE - This July 6, 2013 file photo shows smoke rising from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes and behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds…

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INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules

INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules

FILE - This July 9, 2013 file photo shows workers comb through debris after a train derailed Saturday causing explosions of railway cars carrying crude oil in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes and behind-the-scenes campai…

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INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules

INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.

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2016 SPIN METER: 5 things to know not to believe

2016 SPIN METER: 5 things to know not to believe

This photo taken Feb. 15, 2011, show former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush greeting his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, at the White House's 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in Washington, where her husband, former President George H.W. Bush is to receive the Medal. Jeb Bush has al…

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2016 SPIN METER: 5 things to know not to believe

2016 SPIN METER: 5 things to know not to believe

FILE - This April 23, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky and wife Kelley Ashby posing for a photo that the TIME 100 Gala, which celebrates the "100 Most Influential People in the World" at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential campaign, Paul has …

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2016 SPIN METER: 5 things to know not to believe

2016 SPIN METER: 5 things to know not to believe

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, talking to his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as Ann Romney waves after her husband conceded the 2012 presidential race at his election night rally in Boston. N…

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2016 SPIN METER: 5 things to know not to believe

2016 SPIN METER: 5 things to know not to believe

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's considered bad form for politicians to say things that are not true.

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Police bike ride helps officers' survivors

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A group of 66 active and retired police officers are going on a bicycle ride around Indiana to benefit the families and co-workers of colleagues who have died in the line of duty.

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Illinois attorney general to address alleged scams

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' attorney general plans to announce legal action against what her office says are new student loan debt scams.

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Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

FILE - In this June 29, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Kentucky Democratic Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes wave to supporters at at rally in Louisville, Ky. Warren is quickly becoming a top Democrat fund-raising and campaigning powerhouse. Since …

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Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

This photo taken June 25, 2014, shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew as he testifies at a Capitol Hill hearing examining the Financial Stability Oversight Council's annual report to Congress in Washington. Warren is quickly becoming a top Democrat fund…

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Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

FILE - In this June 29, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, introduces Kentucky Democratic Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes at rally in Louisville, Ky. Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fund-raising and campaigning powerhouse. Since March, Warre…

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Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

Democrats get help from Massachusetts Sen. Warren

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November.

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Notre Dame to receive Bible of pioneer priest

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has acquired a Bible once owned by the first Roman Catholic priest ordained in the United States who built a log chapel on land that is now the school's campus.

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Whiteside County, Dixon getting new police dogs

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (AP) — The Whiteside County Sheriff's Department has a new crime fighter: a German shepherd named Nicom.

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Grayslake man Veteran of the Month

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-area businessman who served on an American submarine during World War II has been selected as the Illinois Veteran of the Month for July.

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Hundreds expected for Gary officer's funeral

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Organizers say they expect 600 to 1,000 law enforcement personnel to attend the funeral of a Gary police officer slain in the line of duty.

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