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LOS ANGELES (NNPA and wire services) – Riots erupted across California after Oscar Grant's killed was found guilty to lesser charges.


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KAMPALA, Uganda — Somalia's most dangerous al-Qaida-linked militant group claimed responsibility Monday for twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people watching the World Cup final on TV, saying the militants would carry out attacks "against out enemy" wherever they are


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NEW ORLEANS — BP expected to attach a tight new cap Monday on its busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, putting the oil giant a few tantalizing steps closer to knowing whether the fix will be enough to finally stop crude from gushing into the Gulf.


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Operation expected to take two to three days.

Hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil are being allowed to spew into the fouled waters of the Gulf of Mexico while BP engineers prepare to install a new containment system they hope will catch it all in the coming days.
There's no guarantee for such a delicate operation nearly a mile below the water's surface, officials said, and the permanent fix of plugging the well from the bottom remains slated for mid-August.


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NEW ORLEANS — The BP oil leak could be completely contained as early as Monday if a new, tighter cap can be fitted over the blown-out well, the government official in charge of the crisis said Friday in some of the most encouraging news to come out of the Gulf in the 2 1/2 months since the disaster struck.


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Lebron James arrived in Miami to cheering fans after making his decision to sign with the Heat.
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James said the decision to leave his longtime home at Cleveland, but ultimately decided that he could win more with the team in South Beach


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With allies like Pakistan how can the US end the war in Afghanistan?

Publicly, the U.S. credits Pakistan with helping kill and capture many al-Qaida and Taliban leaders. Privately, the relationship is often marked by mistrust and double-dealing as Pakistan runs double agents against the CIA and the agency tries to penetrate Pakistan's closely guarded nuclear program.
Spying among friends is old news in the intelligence business, but the U.S.-Pakistan relationship is at the heart of Washington's counterterrorism efforts. Any behind-the-scenes trickery could undermine those efforts as well as the long-standing hunt for Osama bin Laden.


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Anna Chapman and friends have been traded for a Russian physicist and other US agents

Plans are underway for the biggest Russia-U.S. spy swap since the Cold War. Ten defendants accused of spying for Russia have told a federal judge in New York that they are pleading guilty.
Anna Chapman, one of the spy ring, came to the United States from Britain after marrying an unsuspecting British man. Analysts say it is common practice to place spies in a Western country before moving them to the country that will be the target of their activity.
Chapman posted glamour shots of herself on Facebook. But it's unclear how successful the ring was at delivering secrets Russia.


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PHOENIX — On paper, Arizona's controversial new immigration law is not that different from the federal version. But the key difference is this: Arizona wants every illegal immigrant caught and deported.


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JOHANNESBURG — The first World Cup in Africa appropriately presents something new: Spain or the Netherlands as a first-time champion.


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