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On His Native Turf, Pope Frances Touches on Cherished Issues
New York Times
QUITO, Ecuador — History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.
Pope Francis to leave for South America in 'homecoming' tripJerusalem Post Israel News
Pope Francis heads to South America to champion the poor and the planetZee News
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America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security
NEW YORK Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday. Possible security threats ...
Happy birthday America!Boston Herald
Thousands attend fireworks spectacular on EsplanadeBoston Globe
America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, paradesWatertown Daily Times
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EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) -- A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beachhouse as a family got set to take a group photo Saturday evening, leaving at least 14 injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party....
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011....
Obama Says Freedom Paid for by Members of Military
President Barack Obama thanked members of the military at home and abroad, saying the nation couldn't enjoy the "incredible blessings" without their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families. "Freedom is not free. It's paid by all the folks who ...
Independence Day celebrations at White HouseEconomic Times
The Obamas lead Independence Day celebrations with Bruno Mars concert as ...Daily Mail
Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US militarySTLtoday.com
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Deck collapse in North Carolina, at least 14 taken to hospital
WILMINGTON, N.C. A residential deck on a North Carolina island collapsed on Saturday and at least 14 people were rushed to the hospital, with several listed in critical condition, officials said. Raleigh-based television station WNCN, citing officials ...
Deck Collapse at North Carolina Beach House Injures at Least 14 PeopleABC News
Police: 14 hurt in deck collapse at North Carolina beachhouse when family ...Minneapolis Star Tribune
Deck collapse in North Carolina injures over 20 people: reportToronto Sun
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Ten Hurt in Flash Fire on Boat Being Fueled in Maryland Marina
At least 10 people were hurt, including three children, in a flash fire on a boat that was being fueled at a Maryland marina Saturday, officials said. The 35-foot cabin cruiser was fueling at a dock at Spring Cove Marina in Solomons at around 6:04 p.m ...
Several people injured after a boat explosion in Calvert CountyMyFox Washington DC
12 hurt in Calvert County boat explosionWTOP
10 People Hurt, Including 3 Children, in Boat Explosion at Solomons IslandNBC4 Washington
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ISIS video shows execution of 25 men in ruins of Syria amphitheater
Atlanta (CNN) A just-released video from ISIS shows militants executing 25 captives in the ruins of a Roman amphitheater in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The graphic video begins with images of the Quran, followed by gruesome scenes showing what ...
IS video shows troops' deaths in Syria archaeological site7Online WSVN-TV
New ISIS Videos Show Child Jihadis Massacring Syrian Soldiers at Palmyra ...Breitbart News
Purported video shows ISIS executing Syrian soldiers in PalmyraCJAD
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Jeb Bush: Donald Trump's Immigration Remarks Offensive
AMHERST, NH - JULY 4: Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush participated in 4th of July Parade on July 4, 2015 in Amherst, New Hampshire. Bush is a front-runner in the polls for the 2016 presidential race with 14 other republican candidates ...
Bush fury at Trump migrant remarksBelfast Telegraph
Trump Hits Back at Rivals on Immigration: 'No One Else Knows Where to Begin'Newsmax
Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personallyWTOC
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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women's World Cup....
Leaping sturgeon kills five-year-old girl boating in Florida
A leaping sturgeon struck and killed a 5-year-old girl boating with her family on a river in Florida, and a similar incident injured two adults in a different part of the state, wildlife officials said on Saturday. Jaylon Rippy was boating with her ...
US girl killed by leaping sturgeonBelfast Telegraph
Girl killed after being struck by jumping sturgeon in boatAsiaOne
Huge jumping fish kills five-year-oldHerald Sun
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Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth parades
Kansas City Star
Alongside the patriotic music and waving flags Saturday in parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of a presidential race coming up next year: Red balloons promoting “Jeb! 2016,” a tractor draped in a Rick Perry banner and dutiful ...
Candidates do holiday march through New HampshireUSA TODAY
Clinton defends progressive record as campaigns hit Independence DayThe Guardian
GOP presidential candidates celebrate July 4 in New HampshireWMUR Manchester
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around....
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My Travels With Pope Francis
New York Times
I'll be traveling with Pope Francis as he visits Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. Follow along as I chronicle the trip here, and on Twitter and Instagram. You can also receive updates on WhatsApp. UPDATED July 4, 2015 ...
Pope Francis to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and ParaguayBBC News
Politics, Vatican style, touches global warming: Local clergyman says ...The Times (subscription)
Tour of Latin America close to heart of Pope FrancisIrish Times
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Wikileaks: US 'routinely spied' on Brazil
The Wikileaks website says it has evidence that a number of senior Brazilian government officials were routinely spied on by the National Security Agency in the United States. It says the NSA was particularly active in economic espionage against Brazil.
Brazil brushes off latest WikiLeaks release on US spyingCNN
WikiLeaks reveals list of Brazil gov't officials spied on by USFox News Latino
US spy agency targeted top Brazilian officials: WikiLeaksThe Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
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'Have We Changed Enough?' Nikki Haley Pushes for Confederate Flag Removal
On Monday, South Carolina lawmakers will start debating whether to remove the Confederate flag from state battlegrounds — a move that to some is tantamount to tearing down a symbol of Southern pride. But to others, like South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley ...
Haley's Charleston response, Confederate flag stand spark VP talkFox News
Pro-Confederate flag group making robocalls to residentsCharleston Post Courier
State-sponsored Confederate flags 'a remarkable and profound imbalance'Henderson Daily Dispatch
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros ($266 billion) and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory....
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy....