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For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.
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Suicide bomber kills six at church in Nigeria

A suicide bomber killed six people at a church in northeast Nigeria on Sunday at the end of a week in which suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed more than 200 people. The spate of bloodletting prompted renewed international outrage and French President Francois Hollande said he was ready to hold a summit with regional leaders to coordinate the fight against Boko Haram. The blast in Potiskum in Yobe state on Sunday came after an attack on the capital of neighbouring Borno state on Friday, deadly raids in three towns during the week and suicide bombings along a highway.
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Greek referendum: LIVE REPORT

A Greek flag flutters as tourists visit the Acropolis hill in Athens on July 5, 2015Athens (AFP) – 15:36 GMT – Greece seeks 30% write-down – Alexis Tsipras has demanded that the European Central Bank, International Monetary and European Commission write off 30 percent of the 240 billion euros ($267 billion) they have loaned Greece over the past five years, and allow it a 20-year grace period before it starts repaying the rest. 15:26 GMT – Early voters split – Michelis, an 80-year-old first through the doors of a primary school being used for the vote in central Athens, says he is saying 'No' "because they (the creditors) will take us more seriously". Theodora, 61, a retired journalist, says she was voting 'Yes' because "it's a 'Yes' to the European Union".



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Ode to joy for victorious Hamilton

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton raises the trophy on the podium after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 5, 2015Lewis Hamilton jumped for joy on Sunday after steering his way through the capricious extremes of an English summerâ s afternoon, with the aid of two well-timed pit-stops, to secure a third win on home soil in a dramatic British Grand Prix. In front of a jubilant and wildly-enthusiastic crowd of more than 140,000, his well-judged win enabled him to increase his lead in this yearâ s driversâ world championship as he led Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg home in treacherous and changeable conditions. "Thank you everyone for coming out today and making my weekend," said Hamilton, praising the fans.



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Sanders: I’ll find middle on guns

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is running to Hillary Clinton’s left on nearly every other issue — but says he can “bring us to the middle” on guns.


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The Latest: Pope Francis leaves for Ecuador on 3-nation trip

Police stand guard near a billboard of Pope Francis covered by the Spanish words: "With Francis. We announce the joy of the Gospel" as they train ahead of his arrival in El Alto, Bolivia, Saturday, July 4, 2015. The pope's trip to South America that includes Bolivia is set for July 5-12, though he will only spend four hours in Bolivia due to the altitude, church officials say. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:



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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Members of Congress return from July 4 fireworks and parades on July 7, facing a daunting summer workload and a looming deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The government funding fight is shaping up as a major partisan brawl against the backdrop of an intensifying campaign season, with Republicans eager to avoid another Capitol Hill mess as they struggle to hang onto control of Congress and take back the White House next year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.



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Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian army enter rebel-held border city

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters said on Sunday they had entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway. The army, backed by Hezbollah, has long sought to wrest control of Zabadani, near the Lebanese border, from the rebels who have held it since 2012, a year after the start of the Syrian civil war. The Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah’s al Manar television station said its fighters and the Syrian army had entered the Jamaiyat district in the western part of Zabadani, about 45 km (30 miles) northwest of the capital Damascus.
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TOUR DE FRANCE WATCH: Cookson praises security on Tour

Spectators cheer during the start of the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 166 kilometers (103 miles) with start in Utrecht and finish in Neeltje Jans, Netherlands, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) — This year more than ever, security is a top priority for Tour de France organizers.



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Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Adamo Anshebo, who is under detention as a suspected smuggling kingpin though he denies the charges, stands in the detention center in Metema, in northwestern Ethiopia next to the border with Sudan. The town is a center for a booming trade in migrants from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan, with many hoping to make their way to Europe, but life here is now a cat-and-mouse game: The authorities are cracking down, yet the migrants just keep coming, often risking death. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)METEMA, Ethiopia (AP) — The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.



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Islamic State targeted in 38 air strikes by U.S.-led coalition: statement

Eighteen of the strikes were near the Syrian city of Raqqa, capital of the ‘caliphate’ that Islamic State has declared. The statement from the Combined Joint Task Force said tactical units and vehicles had been hit and 16 bridges had ben destroyed. The attacks in Syria also included five near Hasaka and three near Kobani, in which tactical units, vehicles and fighting positions were hit.
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Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer headline Fourth of July festival

FILE - In this May 31, 2015, file photo, Queen Latifah arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Latifah, Amy Schumer and Sara Evans headlined the first annual 4th of July Freedom Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah started with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and ended with a rap classic, Amy Schumer told raunchy jokes despite some children in the crowd and country singer Sara Evans was a vocal powerhouse when she covered Sam Smith.



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Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal; 1,350 evacuated

MADRID (AP) — More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain’s northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave, a local official said Sunday.
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Billy Joel marries in surprise US wedding

Billy Joel Alexis Roderick pose on the red carpet during the The 36th Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center on December 8, 2013 in Washington, DCUS pop legend Billy Joel married longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise wedding Saturday, popping their nuptials on unsuspecting guests at a July 4 holiday party, the singer's publicist said. The wedding, which took place on Joel's Long Island estate, was officiated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Joel and Roderick "surprised guests at their annual July 4th party by exchanging vows in front of their family and close friends," said a statement sent to AFP by Joel's publicist Claire Mercuri.



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2 UK girls married ISIS-approved men, newspaper reports

ISIS executes 25 in ancient ruin | Video shows missing teens at border | ISIS smashes artifacts


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Now playing: Harpsichord of Columbus’ era sounds again

This May, 8, 2015 photo shots the oldest known playable harpsichord at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D. The harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500's has been restored by the National Music Museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears. (Justin Wan/The Sioux City Journal via AP)SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500s has been restored by a South Dakota museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears.



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Ted Cruz’s 2016 campaign says its raised more than $14M

FILE - In a Saturday, June 20, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a "Celebrate the 2nd Amendment Event,", at the CrossRoads Shooting Sports in Johnston, Iowa. Cruz's presidential campaign has raised more than $14 million since the Texas senator launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination just over three months ago, his campaign said Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has raised more than $14 million since the Texas senator launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination just over three months ago, his campaign said Sunday.



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Progress in Iran talks but difficult issues remain: Kerry

Iran and the United States have made “genuine progress” on a nuclear deal but there are several difficult issues to resolve and Washington is ready to walk away from the talks if need be, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. “We have in fact made genuine progress but … we are not yet where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues,” Kerry told reporters.
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On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

VIENNA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says negotiations with Iran could go either way — cutting off any potential path for an Iranian nuclear bomb or ending without agreement.
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Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family en route to Jordan

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two young lions stranded in Gaza for the weekend have left the territory ruled by the militant group Hamas and are en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan.
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California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

In this photo taken Thursday, July 2, 2015, Dan Johnson, a treatment plant operator inspects a sediment pond at the Roseville Water Treatment Plant in Granite Bay, Calif. Due to the reduction of water use, plant operators are using only two of the three sediment ponds that are the first step in preparing the raw water taken from nearby Folsom Lake, for use by Roseville area water users. Due to the less water use, Roseville is among the water agencies that have had to impose a "drought surcharge," in order to make up the lost revenue.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.



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Burundi rejects U.N. mediator after critical report about elections

Members of the Burundian National Independent Electoral Commission count votes for the parliamentary elections at a polling station near Musaga neighbourhood in capital BujumburaBy Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – Burundi on Sunday rejected a second U.N. diplomat named to help resolve the country's political crisis, saying a critical report about last week's parliamentary elections demonstrated bias. The tiny east African country plunged into turmoil in late April when protests erupted in response to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. The opposition boycotted the June 29 parliamentary election and says it will boycott the July 15 presidential vote.



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David Sweat moved from hospital to prison

Escaped inmate David Sweat has been released from Albany Medical Center and is now incarcerated at the maximum security Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, New York, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.


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Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

Jeremy Alcede talks about his legal issues Friday, June 5, 2015, outside the federal courthouse in Houston. Alcede spent nearly seven weeks in jail for refusing a judge’s order to share his social media passwords with the new owner of the business he lost in bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.



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Yes or no? Greeks vote on high-stakes bailout referendum

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, center, waves to his supporters after voting at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks were voting Sunday in a bailout referendum that will decide the country's future, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks lined up at polling stations and ATMs alike Sunday as the country voted on its financial future, choosing in a referendum whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal.



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Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday.
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China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash

Investors talk in front of an electronic board showing stock information, filled with green figures indicating falling prices, at a brokerage house in NantongBEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China's stock markets face a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that would threaten the world's second-largest economy. In an extraordinary weekend of policy moves, brokerages and fund managers vowed to buy massive amounts of stocks, helped by China's state-backed margin finance company which in turn would be aided by a direct line of liquidity from the central bank. China has also orchestrated a halt to new share issues, with dozens of firms scrapping their IPO plans in separate but similarly worded statements over the weekend, in a tactic authorities have used before to support markets.



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World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

In this June 29, 2015 photo, tourists visit a part of Hashima Island, commonly known as Gunkanjima, which means “Battleship Island,” off Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, southern Japan. The island is one of 23 old industrial facilities seeking UNESCO's recognition as world heritage “Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution” meant to illustrate Japan's rapid transformation from a feudal farming society into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is expected to approve the proposal during a meeting being held in Bonn, Germany, through July 9. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.



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