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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Student activists sleep on a road near the government headquarters where pro-democracy activists have gathered and made camp, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 in Hong Kong. Students and activists, many of whom have been camped out since late Friday, spent a peaceful night singing as they blocked stre…

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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Student activists sleep on a road near the government headquarters where pro-democracy activists have gathered and made camp, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Hong Kong. Students and activists, many of whom have been camped out since late Friday, spent a peaceful night singing as they blocked str…

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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Student activists sleep in the shade of umbrellas, on a road near the government headquarters where pro-democracy activists have gathered and made camp, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Hong Kong. Students and activists, many of whom have been camped out since late Friday, spent a peaceful night …

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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

A woman is silhouetted as she walks past a barricade made of metal gates and umbrellas in the central financial district, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Hong Kong. Students and activists, many of whom have been camped out since late Friday, spent a peaceful night singing as they blocked streets…

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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Wrapped in plastic to shield from pepper spray, a student protester stands behind a makeshift barrier blocking main streets in the central business district of Hong Kong, late Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying call…

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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

A student pro-democracy protester covers his face in plastic wrap to protect against pepper spray in the event that it is used as they stand-off with local police, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying cal…

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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub as pro-democracy protesters set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands.

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China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator has approved the iPhone 6 for sale after Apple Inc. promised never to allow other governments access to users' information.

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Romney to help raise money for Comstock in Va.

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to northern Virginia to help an old ally in her congressional campaign.

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Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters following a Democratic policy lunch at the Capitol in Washington. Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats avoid a bloodbath and maintain control of the Senat…

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Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.

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Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, a Uniformed Secret Service police officer stands outside the White House in Washington. The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times…

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Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology.

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Zhang Jing, a police officer poses with a Chinese national flag on the Quanfu island, a Paracels of Sansha prefecture of China's Hainan province. “This is the southern frontier of China,” Zhang said when he had reached one of the islands. “As a Chinese, I feel p…

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Chinese tourists take souvenir photos with Chinese national flag as they visit to Quanfu island, a Paracels of Sansha prefecture of China's Hainan province. A cheer erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and passengers scurried to take pictures of ea…

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Chinese tourists disembark from an inflatable boat upon arrival in Quanfu island, a Paracels of Sansha prefecture of China's Hainan province. They had each waited months for permission to join the tour and then spent from $1,200 to about $2,000 to visit these ba…

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Chinese fisherman Fan Qiusheng chats with a woman outside his wood-and-tarp shack on the Yingyu island, a Paracels of Sansha prefecture of China's Hainan province. Fan was waiting for tourists on the beach of Yingyu island outside the wood-and-tarp shack where h…

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, a Chinese navy frigate cruise near the paracel islands of Sansha prefecture of China's Hainan province. A cheer erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and the other passengers scurried to take pictures of each other at the railing holding China’s bri…

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Chinese tourists enjoy scenic on the Quanfu island, a Paracels of Sansha prefecture of China's Hainan province. A cheer erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and passengers scurried to take pictures of each other at the railing holding China’s brigh…

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Chinese tourists pose with a national flag as they visit to Quanfu island, a Paracels of Sansha prefecture of China's Hainan province. A cheer erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and passengers scurried to take pictures of each other at the railin…

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

ABOARD THE COCONUT PRINCESS (AP) — On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the gray shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea.

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Bill allows families to seek gun restraining order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill that faces a Tuesday deadline for action.

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3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Third-graders across the U.S. are increasingly facing the possibility they'll be held back for missing state reading proficiency targets.

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