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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

July 28, 2014

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Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

WASHINGTON (AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine
Posted: July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:01 am

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

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Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

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After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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Man dies after lightning hits California beach
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:01 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.

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Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:01 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

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It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:01 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:00 am

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.

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