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Euro zone officials doubt acceptance of new Greek proposal: sources
Euro zone officials said a letter sent to creditors by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday contained conditions for Athens' acceptance of a loan offer that at least some governments would find hard to accept. The letter, seen by Reuters on Wednesday, said Greece would accept terms published by the European Commission on Sunday but with a number of amendments, including maintaining a reduction on value-added tax for Greek islands and maintaining a pension supplement for the richest beneficiaries for the time being. "There are still a lot of loose ends," one euro zone official said. -- read full article
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:07:53 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
Crowds count down to legalization of marijuana in Oregon, then light up

Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, OregonCrowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday, part of a growing legalization movement spreading down the United States' west coast. Hundreds gathered on the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland and smoked under the glow of a neon city sign, marking the moment that the law allowing recreational use, backed by voters in November, came into effect. The legislation opens the way for shops to sell marijuana by next year - though some lawmakers say they will still try to block retail outlets.


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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:13:35 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
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South Carolina church, scene of Ku Klux Klan arson, on fire again
The fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in the city of Greeleyville comes amid a rash of fires that have erupted at black churches across the U.S. south, at least two of which have already been declared as deliberate. It also comes roughly two weeks after a white gunman opened fire inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, 65 miles (105 km) away, killing nine people during a Bible study. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a statement online it was on the scene of the Greeleyville fire. -- read full article
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:39:44 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Fire crews make gains against damaging Washington wildfire

Vern Smith, right, embraces his son Spencer, 13, as daughter Mary, 17, stands with them and his wife, Julie, joins them in front of the remains of their fire-destroyed home Monday, June 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. The wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into town Sunday afternoon. The blaze ignited in brush just outside Wenatchee, quickly burning out of control. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.


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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:14:02 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends

A relative weeps near body bags containing the remains of the victims of a military cargo plane that crashed onto a residential area on Tuesday, at a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The C-130 Hercules crashed shortly after takeoff on June 30 in the country's third largest city. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's air force said Wednesday it will investigate if the transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating orders by carrying paying passengers. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended.


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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:19:18 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Greece makes concession but no deal seen before Sunday vote

Pensioners try to get a number to enter inside a bank in Athens, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were ordered by the government to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to 120 euros ($134) from their retirement checks. Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has made new concessions in talks with its creditors, though some European officials said they were still not good enough and that a deal was nevertheless impossible before a Greek referendum on Sunday.


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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:19:57 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
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No drones in Washington for July 4 holiday

A small drone hovers in the sky on February 1, 2014 during a meet-up of the DC Area Drone User Group in Middletown, MarylandDrones will not be flying over Washington under strict security measures for the US Independence Day holiday weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. "We are working around the clock as we always do to work with our law enforcement partners to keep America safe through the holidays," an FBI spokesman told AFP. "The airspace around Washington, DC is more restricted than in any other part of the country.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:50:51 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Bush releases 33 years of tax returns; made $7 mn in 2013

Former Republican Governor of Florida Jeb Bush announces his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential elections, at Miami Dade College on June 15, 2015, in Miami, FloridaJeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns Tuesday, the most by any US presidential candidate, with records showing he has made $29 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion in 2007. The documents show that in 2013, the latest year for which figures are available, Bush made $7.36 million, much of that through consulting and speaking fees. According to his campaign, Bush is worth between $19 and $22 million, which puts him among the wealthiest in the crowded 2016 race for the White House.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:14:07 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
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The Olympus Air lens camera can be yours for $300
Nearly five months after introducing its Air lens camera in Japan, Olympus is finally ready to bring it to the US. The AIR A01, as it's officially named, is a shooter that attaches to and pairs with your ... -- read full article
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:33:00 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Wilbur Ross: A 'No' Vote in Greece is a Deadly Thing
Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross explains how a ‘no’ vote in the Greek referendum could have severe impacts on the country and its economy. -- read full article
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:09:37 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Can a robot feel? Humanoid opera singer takes on touchy role

Can a robot feel? Humanoid opera singer takes on touchy roleMyon the humanoid robot has spent two years preparing for its starring role in "My Square Lady." With that kind of artistic commitment, we can probably forgive it if it sounds a tad tinny.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:33:59 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
CenITex outsourcing needs to be reversed: Review

CenITex outsourcing needs to be reversed: ReviewThe decision to outsource Victoria's IT service CenITex was not in the state's best interests, according to a review commissioned by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:37:00 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
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U.S. court vacates ruling against Golf Channel over Stanford fraud

Convicted financier Allen Stanford arrives at Federal Court in Houston for sentencing.(Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out its own ruling that could have forced the Golf Channel to repay $5.9 million it received from convicted swindler Allen Stanford. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Golf Channel's request to vacate its March 12 ruling and instead ask the Texas Supreme Court to address a disputed question of state law. Golf Channel, owned by Comcast Corp, had argued that it acted in good faith in receiving the $5.9 million, and in exchange offered sufficient value to Stanford in the form of advertising.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:27:58 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Rare pre-Civil War baseball card heads to auction
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A pre-Civil War baseball card that survived as an heirloom within the family of a player for more than 150 years is being offered at auction, with online bidding starting on Tuesday, a Dallas-based auction house said. The 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team card is expected to fetch at least $50,000, said Heritage Auctions, which will sell the card at its Platinum Night Sports Auction on July 30, coinciding with the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. The card has remained in the family of Archibald McMahon, an outfielder for the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn. -- read full article
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:42:47 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Supertramp co-founder relishes role in 'service industry'

"To me, I look at my job very differently. I actually think of music as a service industry," Roger Hodgson saidRoger Hodgson no longer packs stadiums and doesn't even use the name of his old band, Supertramp, but that doesn't bother him. As his estranged former co-frontman Rick Davies keeps playing as Supertramp, Hodgson has been touring consistently, but more quietly, for the past 15 years and says he feels more comfortable on the smaller stages. "To be honest, I don't really pay much attention to what's happening in the music or entertainment industry," he told AFP as he embarked on his latest tour that started in Germany and includes 14 dates in Canada, where he and Supertramp have been especially popular.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:47:38 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
Ted Cruz turns 'Simpsons' jobseeker; he'll take any part

FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets members of the audience after speaking during the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington. In a Buzzfeed video posted Tuesday, June 30, Sen. Cruz is shown auditioning to replace "The Simpsons" cast member Harry Shearer, who has said he’s leaving Fox's animated TV show. It’s a change-of-pace for the senator who generally projects a stern image. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ted Cruz wants to be president, but he's got another job in mind as well: voice actor for "The Simpsons."


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:52:26 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
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Pluto and Charon Starting to Come into Focus (Photo)

Pluto and Charon Starting to Come into Focus (Photo)Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, posed for a solemn portrait taken by NASA's New Horizon's probe, which is only two weeks away from its close encounter with the dwarf planet. "Looking at pictures on the website, you can see that Pluto and Charon are becoming more distinct in their surface features," Alice Bowman, the missions operations manager for New Horizons, said today (June 30) in a mission update.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:06:30 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Death and Medicine: Why Lethal Injection Is Getting Harder

Death and Medicine: Why Lethal Injection Is Getting HarderA controversial drug used in lethal injections will not be banned for use in the death penalty in the United States. A Supreme Court decision yesterday (June 29) found that the sedative had not been proven more "cruel and unusual" than the alternatives. The drug, midazolam, is just the latest to fall under scrutiny as more and more of the drugs used in the death penalty become unavailable, pulled from sale to prisons by manufacturers who don't want their products associated with execution.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:29:38 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
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O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says

FILE - In this Friday, July 4, 2014 file photo, fireworks light up the lower Manhattan skyline during the Macy's Annual Fourth of July fireworks show in New York. On Tuesday, July 30, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency said children, older adults, and people with heart disease, asthma or other lung diseases are considered to be particularly sensitive to particle pollution. The agency recommended that they limit their exposure by watching fireworks from upwind. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:21:26 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July Is Minority Mental Health Awareness MonthIn July, organizations across the country will take part in Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Named after Bebe Moore Campbell, an accomplished author, activist, and NAMI Urban Los Angeles co-founder, July is a month to focus on building awareness about the importance of mental wellness and effective mental...


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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:11:33 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Holloway disappearance hits cold case file
None of the three suspects in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway will be charged, the Aruban public prosecutor's office said today. Hans Mos, the island nation's chief public prosecutor, said there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial.
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:16:59 EST - CNN.com - Law
Girl who shielded mom is a hero at school
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:42:28 EST - CNN.com - Law
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Where in the world?
Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery to see stunning shots from around the world and share your best travel photos.
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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:55:09 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
Mesmerizing images blur the line between architecture and art
Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar uses Instagram to take stills of interesting buildings and make them appear like works of art. Browse through the gallery to see all the images.
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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:54:24 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
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