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Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is "a risk I am unwilling to take." "After speaking with those closest to me, I've come to realize that my health †and my family's health comes before anything else," the four-time major winner said in a statement released by his management company. The 27-year-old McIlroy said this month that he and his...

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LONDON (AP) " The Latest on the British referendum on EU membership (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The chief of the NATO alliance says Britain remaining in the European Union is key for trans-Atlantic security and common efforts to...

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BERLIN (AP) " Seventy-five years after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, which led to the deaths of tens of millions, Germany's foreign minister warned Wednesday that "Europe is at risk of splitting along new divides," while Russia's...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Leading Republicans expect Sen. Marco Rubio to announce he is running for re-election to his Florida Senate seat. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it would be "a great outcome" that would mean the GOP likely...

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LONDON (AP) " Campaigners on both sides of the crucial vote over whether Britain should remain in the European Union crisscrossed the country Wednesday, their last day to win support from the undecided. Prime Minister David Cameron outlined...

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STOCKHOLM (AP) " A disgraced stem cell scientist is facing preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with two patients who died after windpipe transplants, Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday. Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, who...

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CHICAGO (AP) " Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is due to report by Wednesday afternoon to a federal prison in southeastern Minnesota that has held other disgraced VIPs, including a former congressional colleague and a...

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Gotham has found its new Poison Ivy! Fox confirmed Wednesday that Maggie Geha will take over the role...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) " For days, wildfires have raged amid spiking heat across Southern California and much of the West, driving hundreds of people from their homes. Yet homes have overwhelmingly remained safe so far, after aggressive and...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " A small plane left the South Pole on Wednesday with a sick worker in a daring rescue mission from a remote U.S. science outpost, federal officials said. In an international effort, a Canadian-owned Twin Otter turboprop...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign. The...

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