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Nearby residents were exposed to radiation from Russia's Mayak nuclear facility for decades before the Chernobyl accident. (Full story: http://apne.ws/1SPefmo) http://apne.ws/1rnGM9v
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For tens of thousands of people who escaped it, North Korea is still the home they left behind and there is much that they miss, sometimes achingly.
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger. But for tens of thousands of people scattered across South Korea and living…
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As the GOP stares down the possibility of a contested convention this summer if neither Trump nor Cruz wins enough delegates to secure the presidential nomination, that bitter fight in 1976 provides a window into just how ugly things could get.
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Clarke Reed and Billy Mounger still sound like they want to spit when they talk about each other — 40 years after the contested Republican National Convention where the Mississippi delegation…
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+B.Scott Love you'll be surprise he's going to surround himself with the best people money can buy, not like Obama's people who don't have a clue, it's the reason we are where we at as a country...
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Shish Kebab, a restaurant down the street from the Raleigh Convention Center, stands to lose between 10 percent and 20 percent of its business when an event is canceled, owner Sam Yehia says.
Small businesses in North Carolina are already losing valuable business because of the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Companies that cater to travelers from out of state…
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A day after five Northeastern states had their say in the presidential race, candidates are recalculating cold, hard delegate math and plotting strategy for the contests still to come _ 10 for Republicans, 16 for Democrats.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With five more states in the rear-view mirror, presidential candidates will spend Wednesday recalculating cold, hard delegate math and plotting strategy for the contests still to come — 10 for Republicans,…
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Prince owned a dozen properties in and around his famous Paisley Park complex in suburban Minneapolis: mostly rural pieces of land and some houses for family members. Public records show those properties were worth about $27 million in 2016. Estimates of how much licensing his personal brand will bring in after death reach to the purple clouds.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When he was alive, Prince made hundreds of millions of dollars — for record companies, concert venues and others. That much is certain. What's less clear is how much he left behind and who'll come…
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"Sometimes they would put up signs warning us not to swim in the river, but they never said why," said Gilani Dambaev, a construction worker from Muslyumovo.
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) — At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link…
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"They have gone into hiding. They are feeling particularly vulnerable," said Meenakshi Ganguly of Human Rights Watch. "Being gay is hard enough in conservative societies."
NEW DELHI (AP) — The killing of two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital has driven the country's already secretive and small gay community underground, wondering if they can trust a government that considers…
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getting back to Bangladish they hate and any one who is backed by this area =Hilary shame = Saudi Arabia ...we don't know who they are affiliated with
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"We were in combat 66 years ago and today history has arrived to recognize us," said Angel Acevedo, a Puerto Rican man who fought in a segregated Hispanic regiment in World War II, and also served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. "When I was wounded, those Borinqueneers saved my life."
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Angel Acevedo looked down at the Congressional Gold Medal in his hands as his eyes welled with tears during a ceremony held Wednesday to honor Puerto Ricans like him who faced discrimination…
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Earlier this month, the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara in Peshawar's crowded Old City opened its doors to worshippers for the first time in 73 years. The reopening was celebrated by Pakistan's tiny Sikh minority, but security is a constant concern.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. He kept a watchful eye on everyone who passed him on the narrow street, looking…
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Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's wins propelled them ever closer to a general election showdown. Still, Bernie Sanders and Republicans Ted Cruz and John Kasich, vowed to keep running, even as opportunities to topple the leaders dwindle.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the GOP's "presumptive nominee." Hillary Clinton was…
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+Johan Marais Bernie isn't "stable?"  He's the most consistent one out of the whole bunch.  Have you lived under a rock the last couple of decades???  Go look up his history and get back to us.
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"We were absolutely flabbergasted, to be honest, to see that kind of opposition," said Ismail Fenni, a representative of Al-Marhama Islamic Burial, which wants to build a cemetery in Walpole, south of Boston.
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — On the site of a long-idle dairy farm, leaders of a local mosque hope to build a final resting place for about 500 Muslim families — to the dismay of many residents of this quaint town in central…
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