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at 23:43 on December 06, 2013, EST.
North Korea deports elderly US tourist who advised South Korean guerrillas during war
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Saturday deported an elderly U.S. tourist, apparently ending the saga of Merrill Newman's return to the North six decades after he advised South Korean guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
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at 21:22 on December 06, 2013, EST.
6 people detained in theft of radioactive material released from Mexican hospital
MEXICO CITY - Six people tested for possible radiation exposure have been released from hospital but remain under detention as suspects in the theft of a truck carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60, officials said Friday.
at 20:58 on December 06, 2013, EST.
Hundreds celebrate Washington pot anniversary in haze-filled tent at permitted Seattle bash
SEATTLE - Crowds of people bundled in winter coats celebrated the anniversary of marijuana legalization in Washington state Friday by sparking up at a city-sanctioned party under Seattle's Space Needle.
at 20:54 on December 06, 2013, EST.
Guardian gives up attempt to force Amish girl in Ohio to resume chemotherapy
TOLEDO, Ohio - A court-appointed guardian is dropping her attempt to force an 11-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy after she and her parents fled their home to avoid treatment.
at 20:13 on December 06, 2013, EST.
C Michal Handzus returns to Blackhawks lineup against Ducks after illness
CHICAGO - Blackhawks centre Michal Handzus is set to play against the Anaheim Ducks after missing two games with an illness.
at 19:44 on December 06, 2013, EST.
Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton to travel to South Africa to honour Mandela
WASHINGTON - At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
at 19:20 on December 06, 2013, EST.
Death of Nelson Mandela is a time of reckoning for South Africa, again in global spotlight
JOHANNESBURG - What next for South Africa?
at 19:00 on December 06, 2013, EST.
Hundreds expected to celebrate US state's legal marijuana anniversary at permitted bash
SEATTLE - The first anniversary of Washington state's law permitting legal marijuana use was being celebrated Friday by hundreds of people lighting up beneath the Space Needle, Seattle's iconic landmark structure.
at 18:26 on December 06, 2013, EST.
Song, dance, tears, prayer: South Africa celebrates Mandela's life and legacy
JOHANNESBURG - Themba Radebe spun slowly in a circle.
at 18:15 on December 06, 2013, EST.
Correction: Libya story
TRIPOLI, Libya - In a story Dec. 5 about an American teacher killed in Libya, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a statement from The Austin Stone Community Church. The statement came from Dave Barrett, an executive pastor at the church, not Daphne Bamburg, a church employee who emailed Barrett's statement.
at 18:11 on December 06, 2013, EST.
World mourns Nelson Mandela as inspiration to all those who struggle for freedom
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.
at 18:01 on December 06, 2013, EST.
Maya Angelou mourns Nelson Mandela: 'Our planet has lost a friend'
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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