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Explosion rocks mall in Nigerian capital

  ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion blamed on Islamic extremists rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Wednesday, June 25, and police said at least 21 people have been killed. The blast came as Nigerians were preparing to watch their country’s Super Eagles play Argentina at the World Cup in Brazil. Many [...]

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Divergent views on exporting gas through bay

  LUSBY, Md. (AP) — Dominion Resources’ proposal to build a liquefied natural gas export facility is dividing residents of the quiet town of Lusby on the Chesapeake Bay. Some, like longtime resident Tracey Eno are worried about increased air pollution. “That can’t be good for me. I mean that’s just common sense,” said Eno, [...]

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Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, June 25, that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices. The justices said by a 6-3 vote that Aereo Inc. is violating the broadcasters’ copyrights [...]

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Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth. World View Enterprises of Tucson said Tuesday, June 24, that it launched the flight last week from Roswell. CEO Jane Poynter [...]

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Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods

  LONDON (AP) — Two computer security groups say law enforcement agencies are taking a page out of the cybercriminal handbook, using targets’ own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with the world’s most malicious hackers. The reports about the Italian firm Hacking Team expose a global network of malicious [...]

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2 universities in DC make deal to buy solar power

 WASHINGTON (AP) — Two universities in the nation’s capital have agreed to a major energy deal to buy more than half their power from three new solar power farms that will be built in North Carolina, the schools announced Monday night, June 23. . George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital [...]

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Border Patrol shelves plans for California flights

  SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol on Sunday, June 22, canceled flights scheduled to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, but the plans could be reinstated, an official said. It was unclear why Monday’s  flights for San Diego and El Centro, about 100 miles of east [...]

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Great white shark numbers are surging, study says

  PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline — bad news if you’re a seal, but something experts say shouldn’t instill fear in beachgoers [...]

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Not falling down: London bridges inspire new show

  LONDON (AP) — London is a city of bridges, but it’s not a City of Bridges. It has never been graced with the elegant arches of Venice or Paris. A new exhibition wants visitors to look again, peering on, under and even inside the structures spanning the River Thames. Without bridges, the show argues, [...]

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New civil rights museum also explores human rights

  ATLANTA (AP) — A new museum about the history of civil rights opens next week in Atlanta, the city where Martin Luther King Jr. was based. But the National Center for Civil and Human Rights also explores other human rights struggles, from women’s rights and LGBT issues to immigration and child labor. The museum [...]

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Va.-based destroyer arrives at homeport in Spain

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk-based destroyer has arrived at its new homeport in Spain. The guided-missile destroyer Ross arrived Monday, June 16, in Rota, Spain, after departing Naval Base Norfolk on June 3, according to The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1pBuOFZ). It is the second of four destroyers to transfer to the U.S. naval base in Spain, including the [...]

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