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Leaders aim to use earthquake relief money to bring electricity—and, hopefully, jobs—to all corners of country

BOUCAN CARRE, Haiti (AP) -- Sometimes it seems as though the people here have only the sun and moon: the blinding sun that bakes their mud homes and moonlight that with flickering gas lamps fights against the dark of night.


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2,000 women have issued complaints about being victims of government effort to lower birth rate in mid-1990s

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru's highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic, lured by the offer of a free medical checkup.


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Passengers on 2009 flight have chance to comment about how attempted bombing shook them

DETROIT (AP) -- Alain Ghonda travels the globe with heightened awareness after Christmas 2009, when a plane he was on could have been destroyed in midair by a terrorist smuggling a bomb in his underwear.


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Rapper has committed to providing 1 billion meals for hungry population

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Rapper 50 Cent is teaming up with the World Food Program to see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya.


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Asked by inquiry chief Lord Justice Brian Leveson whether he could supply any information to back the assertion that he had heard the recording legally, Morgan said he couldn't

LONDON (AP) -- CNN star interviewer Piers Morgan refused Tuesday to disclose details about the most damning link between himself and Britain's phone hacking scandal - his acknowledgment that he once listened to a phone message left by Paul McCartney for his then-wife Heather Mills.


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Culinary school, classical-music center may not seem like necessities but backers say they're key to hope, progress

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Ron Duprat, a robust celebrity chef decked out in skull-and-crossbones Crocs and a navy blue apron, pauses from his mango-slicing duties at the Karibe Hotel to introduce what he says is a simple recipe for his impoverished country, still battered nearly two years after a devastating earthquake.


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Aid has helped restore food but militants and future shortages loom large

DOLO, Somalia (AP) -- Lush patches of green dot this once-barren land, allowing goats and camels to graze. A nearby field is full of large, purple onions thanks to a U.N.-funded project.


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Some officials say agency's push for quick terror results may be compromising quality of work

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hezbollah has partially unraveled the CIA's spy network in Lebanon, severely damaging the intelligence agency's ability to gather vital information on the terrorist organization at a tense time in the region, former and current U.S. officials said.

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70-day journey of more than 1,000 miles would be longest solo polar expedition by female

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Reaching the end of the Earth has become almost routine these days: One hundred years after Norway's Roald Amundsen beat Britain's R.F. Scott to the South Pole, more than 30 teams are trying for it this year.


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Country eyes public meetings, other solutions in wake of this summer's riots

LONDON (AP) -- Britain will roll out programs pioneered in the United States to tackle gang violence as part of the country's response to summer riots in which hundreds of young people committed arson, looting and attacks on police officers, the government said Tuesday.


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