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FILE - This May 6, 2014 file photo shows a sign that reads in Spanish; "We don't sell pot, yet," on display at a head shop in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay. Delays in implementing the plan to create the world’s first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot , are putting it at risk as polls point to opposition gains in October general elections and disapproval of the project by most Uruguayans. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smokeUruguay's world-renowned plan to create national marketplace for legal marijuana under fire
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A employee  of the Monrovia City Corporation spray disinfectant on a street in front of a building in a bid to prevent the spread of  the deadly Ebola virus, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. U.S. health officials warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Ebola moving faster than control effortsEbola moving faster than efforts to control disease in West Africa; death toll 729+
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Israeli reserved soldiers with kerchiefs to protect against the dust direct their tanks and armored personnel carriers as they advance towards the Israel Gaza border Gaza Strip, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
A look at Israeli soldiers who have been capturedA look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured and later swapped
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In this image taken from video, U.S. citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle speaks at an undisclosed location in North Korea Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Two Americans, Fowle and Matthew Todd Miller, charged with “anti-state” crimes in North Korea say in a video that they expect to be tried soon and possibly receive long prison terms, and appeal for help from the U.S. government. They made the comments in the video shot by a local AP Television News crew. The crew was taken to a location to meet the detained Americans after repeated requests to North Korean authorities to see them. (AP Photo/APTN)
2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help
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Australian experts in the background,  examine the area of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane crash, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The investigators from the Netherlands and Australia plus officials with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe traveled from the rebel-held city of Donetsk in 15 cars and a bus to the crash site outside the village of Hrabove. Then they started setting up a base to work from at a chicken farm. The investigative team's top priority is to recover human remains that have been rotting in midsummer heat of 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius) since the plane went down on July 17.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash siteUkraine: Body parts retrieved at crash site by investigators working close to war zone
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo. In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. A number are being developed, but none have been rigorously tested in humans. One experimental treatment, though, was tried this week in an American aid worker sick with Ebola, according to the U.S-based group that she works for in Liberia. Without a specific treatment, doctors and nurses focus on easing the disease’s symptoms _ fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhea _ and on keeping patients hydrated and comfortable.  (AP Photo/WHO, Christopher Black, File)
Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?Ebola treatments, vaccines still in development; should they be tried now during outbreak?
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Remains of Air Algerie crash victims now in ParisFrench officials: first remains of victims of Air Algerie crash in Paris for identification
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A criminal evidence building is seen collapsed after an attack by Islamic hard-line militias in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons. (AP Photo)
Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violenceTunisia closes border crossing with Libya after people fleeing violence try to break through
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People hold burning flares to commemorate the 70.  anniversary of the  1944 Warsaw Uprising  in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. On Aug. 1, 1944, thousands of poorly-armed young city residents rose up against the German forces to try to take control of Warsaw ahead of the advancing Soviet army. They held on for 63 days in the cut-off city before being forced to surrender. Almost 200,000 fighters and civilians were killed in street fights and in German bombings. The Nazis expelled the survivors and set the city ablaze. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw UprisingPoland honors fighters on 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising against Nazi Germans
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, Shakhtar's Donetsk supporters wave Ukrainian flags as they react during the final soccer match of Ukraine's Cup between Donetsk's Shakhtar and Dynamo Kiev at Vorskla Stadium in Poltava, Ukraine. Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region. Defying authorities in Ukraine, Russia is incorporating three Crimean teams into its own leagues _ a move that could strain relations between the host country of the 2018 World Cup and the sport’s world governing body. Champion Shakhtar Donetsk has been left humbled by the conflict, forced to play its home games in exile in Lviv near the Polish border, a Ukrainian-speaking city that is the cultural opposite of mostly Russian-speaking and industrial Donetsk. (AP Photo/Andrey Lukatsky, File)
Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in CrimeaSoccer Squabble: Russia and Ukraine spar over control of clubs in Crimea
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Soldiers use electronic sensors to search for missing persons believed to be buried after massive gas explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, killing scores of people, Taiwan's National Fire Agency said Friday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
Evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosionsResidents allowed to return after Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 26, injure 267
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FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, March 22, 2014, a Ugandan homosexual man sits in the one-room safe-house where he now lives, at an undisclosed location in Uganda. A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. (AP Photo, File)
Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay lawUgandan court invalidates anti-gay measure, a move met with cheer and caution
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