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The Galveston County Daily News : AP

July 26, 2014

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2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the southern African kingdom.

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Activists: Syrian rebels shoot down helicopter
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 8:00 am

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have shot down a helicopter gunship over a slum in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least four people, activists said Saturday.

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In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 8:00 am

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.

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Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 8:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.

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Iraqi police: Baghdad official taken by gunmen
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 8:00 am

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad on Saturday, police officers said.

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AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 7:02 am

LONDON (AP) — When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.

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Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 7:02 am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa begins, appropriately, in a place called Clinton.

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Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 7:02 am

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 6:01 am

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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