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U.S. defense chief to China: Stop building islands

As China rapidly builds new artificial islands in the South China Sea to expand its territory claim there, Washington is adamantly refusing to recognize those claims.


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Hemp industry enters 2nd year with hazy market potential

In this May 19, 2015 photo, biomass company CEO Ed Lehburger examines a barrel of shredded hemp on the way to being turned into pulp and used for paper and other products, at Pure Vision Technology, a biomass factory in Ft. Lupton, Colo. The newly legal hemp industry is entering its second growing season with some big questions for producers experimenting with marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)FORT LUPTON, Colo. (AP) — The newly legal hemp industry is entering its second growing season with some big questions for producers experimenting with marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.



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New treatments may prolong health after breast cancer: experts

A targeted drug, palbociclib, was granted accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration earlier this year for use in women with the most common form of advanced breast cancerPromising advances in research could mean longer, healthier lives for women with breast cancer, the number one cancer in women worldwide, experts said Saturday at a major US cancer conference. A new targeted therapy that appears to double the amount of time cancer can be held in check, a drug that offers more women a chance at healthy lives post-diagnosis and a surgical option to remove extra tissue in order to reduce the likelihood of cancer's return were among the findings presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago. The targeted drug, palbociclib, is made by Pfizer and was granted accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration earlier this year for use in women with the most common form of advanced breast cancer, known as estrogen receptor positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-).



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Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

Japanese soccer fans react to a strong earthquake as they watch a J-League soccer match between the Shonan Bellmare and the Sanfrecce Hiroshima at BMW Stadium in Hiratsuka, southwest of Tokyo Saturday, May 30, 2015. A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck a group of remote Japanese islands and shook Tokyo on Saturday, but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported. (Munehide Someya/Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of major damage.



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Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said.
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Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood

Johnny Rodriguez uses a plank to cross standing water as he works along the Blanco River, Friday, May 29, 2015, in Wimberley, Texas. Search efforts continue for those persons who went missing from the Memorial Day weekend floods in Central Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood.



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The Latest: Nadal firing at French? Still too early to tell

Spain's Rafael Nadal is framed between two barriers as he returns the ball to Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Paris, France. (AP Photo/David Vincent)PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:



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Former quadriplegic runs, walks to show others they can

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015 photo, Aaron Baker, right, a former motocross racer who was paralyzed from the neck down in a crash while practicing on a motocross track in 1999, exercises at the Center of Restorative Exercise in the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The worst day of Aaron Baker's life wasn't when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first, paralyzing him from the next down.



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Latest on flooding: Dallas police report 2nd flooding death

Flood waters from the Brazos River encroach upon a home in the Horseshoe Bend neighborhood, Friday, May 29, 2015, in Weatherford, Texas. Floodwaters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday after another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)10:45 a.m. (CDT)



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Czechs remember ethnic Germans who died in postwar expulsion

BRNO, Czech Republic (AP) — In a rare gesture of reconciliation, hundreds of Czechs have participated in a 20-mile walk to remember some 1,700 ethnic Germans who died 70 years ago during their expulsion from the Czech city of Brno.
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Former Md. Gov. O’Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Saturday joined the Democratic presidential race with a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination and tried to stake a position to her left on the economy and Wall Street reform.
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New England’s epic winter gives way to unusually dry spring

Debris covers a lingering snow pile, amassed during the record-setting winter, Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Seaport District in Boston. A 75-foot-high snow mound in the Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash, including bicycles, traffic cones and even half a $5 bill, that remains encrusted in solid ice. Crews have been working for six weeks to clean away the trash as it breaks free from the mound. So far, they have pulled 85 tons of debris from the pile. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — It's hard to believe that after a winter of record-setting snowfall, much of New England is approaching drought conditions.



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French conservatives get new name _ and it seems familiar

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, leader of opposition right-wing party formerly known as the "UMP", delivers a speech during the party congress to mark the foundation of the movement "Les Republicains" (The Republicans), in Paris, Saturday, May 30, 2015. The UMP — an acronym for "union for a popular movement" — on Saturday officially changed its name to "the Republicans" after a two-day vote by members. The party, under the leadership of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, is hoping that shedding its old name will also help unload some political baggage before the 2017 presidential race. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS (AP) — Meet France's new conservatives, same as the old conservatives — but with a different name.



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Rocket grenades kill 13 as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Rocket-propelled grenades exploded into several homes, killing at least 13 people before dawn Saturday in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri as Boko Haram unleashed a new kind of violence in the extremist group’s birthplace, said residents.
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Martin O’Malley sets sights on the presidency

The former Maryland governor launched his bid promising to rebuild the American Dream. FULL STORY


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Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

FILE - In this May 20, 2015, file photo, workers monitor the site of an underground oil pipe break up a hill from Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. The pipe, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, spewed oil down a culvert and into the Pacific on May 19 before it was shut off. Democratic U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein say the response to the oil spill that blackened beaches and created a 10-square-mile slick on the ocean was "insufficient." and called on federal regulators to provide more details on the activities and decisions by Plains. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches.



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NFL team cuts player after arrest for dog death

The Atlanta Falcons have cut linebacker Prince Shembo following an arrest for allegedly kicking his ex-girlfriend’s dog, which later died.


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Gay-rights activists clash with foes in Moscow, 15 detained

Russian anti-gay demonstrators attack a quad bike driven by gay rights activists as police detain gay rights activists during an attempt to hold a gay demonstration in central Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Such meetings, not permitted by the Moscow city authorities, are marked by police interference and resulting detention several activists of the movement. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW (AP) — Police in the Russian capital have detained 15 people after a clash broke out between gay-rights advocates and opponents.



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Blatter aims to ease sponsor anger over FIFA graft

A worker arranges a Coca-Cola logo in the glass hall of the Congress center in Leipzig ahead of the draw for the World Cup in 2006FIFA is taking action to ease the fears of sponsors over corruption scandals, world football chief Sepp Blatter said Saturday as he denied authorising a $10 million payment to a disgraced official. A US indictment says that in 2008 a FIFA official authorized the payment of $10 million — an alleged bribe from South Africa — through a FIFA account to Jack Warner. Blatter told a press conference "we have had contact with the sponsors last week when such declarations came.



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More than 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as crisis grows

PLAN INTERNATIONAL handout photo shows refugees from Burundi and aid workers sailing on a boat to reach MV Liemba, a ship freighted by the United Nations at the Kagunga landing base on the shores of Lake Tanganyika near Kigoma in TanzaniaBy Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) – More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in last 24 hours, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday. In some of the most intense Mediterranean migrant traffic of the year, a total of 4,243 people have been saved from fishing boats and rubber dinghies in 22 operations involving ships from nations including Italy, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Britain. On Friday the Italian navy said 17 dead bodies had been found on one of the boats off Libya.



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Egypt releases U.S. citizen

A U.S. citizen held by Egyptian authorities for his role in demonstrations in support of ousted former President Mohamed Morsy has been released and is on his way back to the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said Saturday.


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Barnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions

In this Thursday, May 28, 2015 photo, a gate over the entrance of Barnard College is seen in New York. Barnard, like other women's colleges, has always admitted only students born as women, but the class of 2020 may be different. Soon Barnard's trustees vote on whether to officially admit transgender students _ trans women, trans men or those not identifying with either gender _ following new policies announced at several other women’s colleges. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn, chatting animatedly with current students.



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Blatter slams Europe’s ‘hate’ campaign, US judiciary

FIFA President Sepp Blatter celebrates after being re-elected following a vote to decide on the FIFA presidency in Zurich on May 29, 2015FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Saturday he was "shocked" at the way the US judiciary has targeted football's world body and slammed what he called a "hate" campaign by Europe's football leaders. Blatter said he suspected the arrest of seven FIFA officials this week under a US anti-corruption warrant was an attempt to "interfere with the congress" at which he was elected to a fifth term on Friday. While US officials have said more indictments in their investigation are likely, Blatter said he believes there is a deliberate campaign against FIFA including the arrests just two days before the vote.



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Kerry, Zarif in crucial nuclear talks ahead of deadline

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) pictured with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the United Nations in New York on April 27, 2015Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections Saturday just as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart launched crunch talks to secure a nuclear deal ahead of a looming deadline. The Geneva talks between Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the run-up to the June 30 deadline come amid heightened diplomatic moves to try and end a 12-year standoff and put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran's reach. Kerry and Zarif huddled for negotiations in a leading hotel, greeting each other warmly and chatting as they walked together along the corridor to the meeting room.



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Boko Haram attack on Nigeria’s Maiduguri city kills 11

Soldiers are seen on a truck in Maiduguri in Borno State, NigeriaBoko Haram insurgents attacked the outskirts of Borno state capital Maiduguri in Nigeria on Saturday morning and at least 11 people were killed in the fighting, residents and security sources said. The attack occurred barely a day after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who swore to crush the Islamist militant group and move the command centre for military operations away from the capital Abuja to Maiduguri. A military source said the shooting took place around the Damboa road near the small settlement of Mule, about 10 km (6 miles) from Maiduguri, a city of two million people.



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U.S.-Egyptian released from Egypt jail-family

By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian-American jailed in Egypt for nearly two years for involvement in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has been released and is headed for the United States, his family said on Saturday. Mohamed Soltan was among thousands detained after Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was toppled in 2013 by the military under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is now president. “After extensive efforts, the U.S. Government has successfully secured Mohamed’s deportation back home to the U.S., mercifully concluding this dark chapter for Mohamed and our family.” The family has run a campaign to free her 27-year-old brother, who had been on hunger strike in detention and has appeared emaciated in photographs.
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Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study that could change care for more than 100,000 women in the United States alone each year.
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Drug boosts long-term survival after breast cancer: study

A targeted drug, palbociclib, was granted accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration earlier this year for use in women with the most common form of advanced breast cancerAfter a diagnosis of localized breast cancer, women are often prescribed tamoxifen for five years to help prevent a recurrence, but researchers said Saturday another drug, anastrazole, may work better. The federally funded phase III study involved more than 3,100 postmenopausal women with a kind of breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ, which was treated by removing the cancerous lump followed by a radiation regimen. Some women were then randomly assigned to receive tamoxifen and others anastrazole.



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