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The Galveston County Daily News : AP

September 20, 2014

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Pliskova beats Kirilenko to reach final in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Russia's Maria Kirilenko 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 and reach the final of the Korea Open.

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Calif. fire hit with record amount of retardant
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on a massive Northern California wildfire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought.

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New Zealand prime minister's party in early lead
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's center-right National Party was leading Saturday's general election by a wide margin in early vote counting in his bid for a third term in office.

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Wozniacki, Ivanovic make final at Pan Pacific Open
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open.

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Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostage
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

CAIRO (AP) — A renowned jihadi ideologue on Saturday urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies.

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Quotations in the News
Posted: September 20, 2014

"Was the door open?" — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, after a 42-year-old Texas man jumped over the fence of the White House and made it through the front door before Secret Service agents apprehended him.

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Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat.

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2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.

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Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A spokesman for Afghanistan's election commission says the final results of the country's presidential election will be released on Sunday following a weeks-long audit for fraudulent ballots.

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