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Judge stays recognition of most Ohio out-of-state gay nuptials

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio will not be required to recognize the legal marriage of gay couples statewide, pending appeal of a ruling that struck down a state ban, but it must recognize the...

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Jaws, the prequel: Scientists find the 'Model T Ford' of sharks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You've heard of the Model T Ford, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. But how about the Model T shark?

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Philadelphia using 'robo-calls' as weapon in war on illegal signs

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia is taking on businesses that blanket its neighborhoods with illegal paper and plastic signs by using automated phone calls to disrupt the operations of people...

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Afghan women stand to be counted as West begins to disengage

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Framed by her blue shawl, the solemn, bespectacled face of Serena Faizi peers out from an election campaign poster at a Kandahar city roundabout, while Afghanistan...

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Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey

A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey's Cumberland County said on Wednesday.

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Colombia's Garcia Marquez 'delicate' after pneumonia: Santos

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on...

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Pope struggles to keep fellow Latin Americans in Catholic fold: Poll

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Despite a high-profile first year as the head of the Vatican, Pope Francis has not been able to stem the tide of fellow Latin Americans turning away from Catholicism and toward...

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Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus

NICOSIA (Reuters) - For the first time in more than half a century, a church in northern Cyprus will host Good Friday mass in a sign of a thaw in relations between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

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Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania's stray dogs

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 donation...

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Time slips quietly by for Austrian nuns' resort

GOLS, Austria (Reuters) - Being blasted with jets of hot and cold water by a 70-year-old nun may not be everyone's idea of fun, but it has some firm fans. They return year after year to Marienkron,...

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China shadow looms large over bid to scrap Tiananmen crackdown museum in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A planned museum dedicated to the brutal crackdown on China's Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests has run into a legal challenge in Hong Kong that some say is motivated by...

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Mercedes to revive luxury Maybach brand

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler is set to revive Maybach, a brand once coveted by oligarchs, rap stars and royals, to woo a growing class of ultra-wealthy clients in Asia and the United States, a...

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Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study

(Reuters) - Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers...

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Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a...

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Alex Ferguson's wines expected to score with buyers - Christie's

LONDON (Reuters) - To take his mind off the pressure of "the beautiful game", retired Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson collected vintage wines that will be sold at auction starting in Hong Kong...

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South Dakota mystery solved: Teen girls died in 1971 car crash

(Reuters) - The remains recovered from a car found overturned in a South Dakota creek last fall have been identified as those of two teenage girls who disappeared in 1971, and no foul play is...

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New York court advances lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living on pet products

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit claiming Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc tried to undercut a business partner's relationship with pet products retailer PetSmart Inc can proceed, a New York state...

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Time slips quietly by for Austrian nuns' resort

GOLS, Austria (Reuters) - Being blasted with jets of hot and cold water by a 70-year-old nun may not be everyone's idea of fun, but it has some firm fans. They return year after year to Marienkron,...

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Behind Brazil's low unemployment, a quest for education

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's growing prosperity is allowing teenagers to stay in school for longer instead of searching for jobs to support their families, boosting the country's long-term prospects...

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World Chefs: Jose Garces to put on a show at new restaurant

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jose Garces has been practicing his entertaining skills and refining the menu he will cook before guests at his latest fine-dining venture restaurant Volver, set to open on...

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Japanese whaling group intends to resume its hunts

TOKYO (Reuters) - The group that conducts Japan's whaling says it expects to resume scientific whaling in the Antarctic after this year's hunt was canceled following an order by an international...

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Egypt limits air conditioning in mosques as power shortages worsen

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt, facing the worst energy shortages for years, has set limits for electricity use at mosques as part of government efforts to ease the impact of power cuts already affecting...

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After 50-year wait, Sydney to get second airport in Australia infrastructure drive

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has approved a $2.4 billion project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney, likely boosting near-term investment and jobs in a bet that the city's air travel...

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Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for U.S. spying coverage

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that...

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Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for U.S. spying coverage

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that...





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