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Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well.

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The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement's interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to police work.…

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He may be only 16, but Max Verstappen told the world on Friday that age is just a number -- and he is ready to be Formula One's youngest boy racer of all time.

The Dutchman will not be 17 until September and is still at school.

But he is…

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Members of Colombia's military met face-to-face Friday with Marxist rebels for the first time as talks aimed at ending a half-century war enter a decisive phase.

Peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia taking place in Cuba's capital the past two years still face a number of obstacles.…

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The man who shot dead Beatles star John Lennon was denied parole for an eighth time after being deemed likely to violate the law again, prison authorities said Friday.

Mark David Chapman was convicted in 1981 to between 20 years to life in prison for shooting Lennon five times on…

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Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq.

It was not immediately clear if the attack was…

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Palestinian militants in Gaza City executed 18 men on Friday for allegedly helping Israel in its six-week assault on the territory, Hamas TV reported.

Six them were grabbed from among hundreds of worshippers leaving the city's largest mosque, by men in the uniform of Hamas's military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam…

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The Washington Post editorial board will generally avoid using the word "Redskins" when referring to Washington's football team, it announced on Friday, saying the term denigrates Native Americans.

A growing number of newspapers and sportswriters, including the Post's Mike Wise, have said they will no longer use the team's moniker.…

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