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The Galveston County Daily News : AP

August 23, 2014

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China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival on its opening day Saturday, a rare venue for the showing of films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls, organizers said.

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Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief
Posted: August 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him.

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Thousands to march against NY chokehold death
Posted: August 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.

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Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 2:03 am

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.

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Emails show Walker recall election campaign push
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 2:03 am

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative groups backing him.

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Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 2:03 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, police documents show.

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Spirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell
Posted: August 23, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Divers stand on the edge of a small wooden fishing boat gazing at the murky, choppy waters below. After receiving blessings from Buddhist monks, they lower their masks and plunge one-by-one into the mighty Yangon River, clinging to garden hoses that will act as primitive breathing devices during their dizzying descent into darkness.

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US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 2:03 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.

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Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 2:03 am

MILLS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.

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