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Top Stories: Obama To Visit Cuba; Turkey Arrests Several For Bombing

Also: Nike ends its contract with Manny Pacquiao over remarks about gays; presidential elections are underway in Uganda; and a corroded pipe caused a huge California oil spill.

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Nike Ends Manny Pacquiao's Contract Over Remarks About Gays

The boxer has apologized "for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals," but he also reiterated that he was merely going by "what the Bible says."

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Turkey Arrests 14 Over Ankara Bombing; Leaders Blame Kurdish Groups

"I'm sure that the number will be more than 14," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. "It has been revealed that the extensions of this attack are both inside- and outside-linked."

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Obama To Visit Cuba Next Month

The visit would be the first by a sitting U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge visited the island in 1928.

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5 Memorable Scenes From Pope Francis' Tour Of Mexico

The pope took politicians and clergy to task, saying they were not making it their priority to ease the sufferings of the people. He also apologized for past abuse of indigenous people by the church.

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LA Hospital Pays Hackers Nearly $17,000 To Restore Computer Network

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid the ransom of 40 bitcoins — currently worth $16,664 dollars — after the system was infiltrated by hackers.

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Court: State Department Wrongfully Revoked Passport Of American In Yemen

A naturalized citizen was stranded for more than a year in war-torn Yemen. The U.S. embassy there says he admitted to identity fraud; the judge says the man was coerced into signing that statement.

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New Manufacturer Gives Oscar Statue A Minor Makeover

The New York-based company, Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, has taken over production from the Chicago-based R.S. Owens & Co., which had made the statues since 1982.

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Iran To Countries Capping Oil Output: Good For You! But Not For Us

Iran applauded the effort led by Saudi Arabia and Russia to freeze oil production at January levels. But it would not commit itself to participating in plans to cap oil output to drive up prices.

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War May Not Have Led To Easter Island's Ancient Collapse

The question of what caused Easter Island's demise is a matter of hot debate. War is often blamed, but new research suggests that obsidian blades on the island were used for farming — not fighting.

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Dozens Of People Killed In Blast Near Turkish Military Buildings

The explosion in Turkey's capital Ankara near a group of military buildings has also wounded more than 60 others, according to Turkey's deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmuş.

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Apple, The FBI And iPhone Encryption: A Look At What's At Stake

The Justice Department wants Apple to help investigators get around iPhone security features so that the FBI can access data belonging to one of the San Bernardino killers. Apple is firmly opposed.

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  • I pity people who think Apple is a shitty company. : amiantos
Body Scanners And Explosives: TSA Starts Academy For Screeners

After reports last year showed that auditors had easily smuggled fake explosives through security checkpoints, TSA has stepped up training for new hires.

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Canada To Launch Nationwide Investigation Into Murdered, Missing Aboriginal Women

A study by Canada's police found that nearly 1,200 Aboriginal women were murdered or went missing between 1980 and 2012. But two Canadian government ministers say that number could be far higher.

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Bailed Out In 2012, Spanish Bank Says It Will Repay Investors, With Interest

Bankia says small investors "will quickly and easily recoup 100 percent of their investments plus compensatory interest" — hopefully within 15 days.

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Pope Francis Scolds Overeager Crowd After He's Jostled In Mexico

"Don't be selfish! Don't be selfish!" Pope Francis said in Spanish, raising his hand to emphasize his point and call for patience.

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Top Stories: Apple Refuses Order To Unlock Shooter's Phone; China Deploys Missiles

Also: Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is denied bail; U.S. military jets fly over South Korea in a warning to North Korea; and a tech at a Colorado hospital is accused of tampering with surgical drugs.

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China Has Deployed Missiles On Disputed Island, U.S. And Taiwan Say

In response, China isn't disputing the claim, with its foreign minister Wang Yi saying the country has lawfully deployed "limited, necessary defense facilities."

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Apple Opposes Judge's Order To Help FBI Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's Phone

Apple has said it can't access data on its phones running iOS 8 or higher — and doesn't intend to try.

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German Shorthaired Pointer Wins Westminster's Best In Show

Three-year-old CJ, a male German shorthaired pointer, was named best in show at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night.

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