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at 01:48 on April 29, 2016, EDT.

Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

BEIJING, China - The foreign ministers of Russia and China on Friday expressed their joint opposition to the U.S. deployment of an anti-missile system in South Korea and said non-claimants should not take sides in the dispute over the South China Sea.

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at 01:44 on April 29, 2016, EDT.

Polls open in key runoff parliamentary election in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliamentary runoff elections got underway Friday, a key vote to decide whether hard-liners or moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will control the legislature, state media reported.

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at 01:31 on April 29, 2016, EDT.

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

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at 01:27 on April 29, 2016, EDT.

Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston

BOSTON - A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations.

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at 00:57 on April 29, 2016, EDT.

The Latest: Hundreds turned away from Trump rally in OC

COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Latest on the scene outside Donald Trump's rally in Southern California (all times local):

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at 00:30 on April 29, 2016, EDT.

Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space

TOKYO - Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.

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at 00:29 on April 29, 2016, EDT.

Trump, Cruz face early test at California GOP conclave

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - California's Republican Party convention will be an early test for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a state whose June election could hold the decisive delegates in the fight for the party's presidential nomination.

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at 00:29 on April 29, 2016, EDT.

White powder mailed to Trump campaign office ruled harmless

NEW YORK, N.Y. - An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it later was deemed to be harmless.

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at 00:02 on April 29, 2016, EDT.

Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy

HELENA, Mont. - Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanour and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, died Thursday. He was 81.

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at 23:34 on April 28, 2016, EDT.

The Latest: Utility says blame for 2015 wildfire is unclear

SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on the cause of a deadly 2015 wildfire (all times local):

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at 23:27 on April 28, 2016, EDT.

Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters.

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at 22:37 on April 28, 2016, EDT.

Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain

NEW ORLEANS - The start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was marked with thunderstorms, but the music played on to crowds that were thinned by the bad weather.

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