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RAFAH, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian who had to delay graduate school in Malaysia and an elderly man forced to put off eye surgery in Egypt are among thousands anxiously trying to get out of Gaza now that the blockaded territory's gateway to the world has opened just a little.


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WASHINGTON — A new report says the Food and Drug Administration is stretched thin and needs to reorganize to better keep the nation's food safe.

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NEW ORLEANS — The cap over a broken BP wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico is collecting more gushing crude day by day, but that's about the extent of the details known as authorities try to pinpoint how much oil is escaping, where it's going and what harm it will cause.


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LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of an Alabama teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.


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SAN FRANCISCO – The next iPhone comes out June 24 and will have a higher-resolution screen, longer battery life and thinner design.


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NEW ORLEANS — Oil from the BP spill is slathering some areas in a tarry mess while leaving others unscathed, and officials confirmed Tuesday that plumes are also lurking in the deep even as a device collects more crude gushing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.


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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Israeli navy killed four Palestinian militants in diver suits off the coast of Gaza before dawn Monday, the Israeli military and Palestinian officials said.


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PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. — The geyser of oil spewing from sea floor is tapering off more day by day with the help of a wellhead cap, but there's no quick fix for containing much of the crude that has already escaped and is spreading across the Gulf of Mexico.


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WASHINGTON — Longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired Monday, according to her employer, Hearst News Service.


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Five dead including a child

Deadly Tornados and thunderstorms hit the Midwest Saturday, leaving homes flattened and killing at least five people, including a child.
Ohio, Michigan and Illinois took the brunt of the storms.


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