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Militants Kill Three Policemen, Four Others In Ogun State….

No fewer than three policemen and four residents of the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State lost their lives during encounters with some gunmen suspected to be militants. It was learnt that the three policemen, attached to the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad, lost their lives last Thursday after the gunmen abducted a Chinese expatriate. File Photo The …

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Thompson: Suffering of Warriors coach Steve Kerr is heartbreaking

PORTLAND — All Steve Kerr has now are hope and patience. The Warriors coach has tried just about everything else over the last year and a half, since a spinal-fluid leak during back surgery compromised his health. Medicine. Yoga. Meditation. Exercise. Grit-your-teeth toughness. Even marijuana. Yet, he is back here, embedded in discomfort. His competitive spirit brought to submission by …

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After Months of Quiet Travel, Obama to Speak in Chicago

NEW YORK — Three months after leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama will deliver his first public remarks of his post-presidency. Obama is slated to speak with young leaders on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. The event at the University of Chicago is billed by his office as a “conversation on community organizing and civic engagement” …

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Pilot killed in crash of replica WWI-era plane in California

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was killed when a replica World War I-era biplane crashed in a field on California’s central coast. The San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s office says the single-engine, open-cockpit plane went down shortly after takeoff from a private airfield Sunday. Spokesman Tony Cipolla says the pilot, the only person aboard, died at …

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Unattended candle sparks fire in Sunnyvale home

SUNNYVALE — A woman suffered from minor burns on Saturday night after she tried to put out a fire in her home that was sparked by an unattended candle, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said. Flames came out of a second story window of the home on the 1300 block of Elsona Court and a tree caught on fire …

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Japanese American festival in San Jose celebrates its 40th anniversary

SAN JOSE — Colorful carp kites billowed in the sky as music, chatter and the aroma of street food filled Japantown at the 40th annual Nikkei Matsuri Festival on Sunday. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of San Jose’s sister city program with Okayama, Japan, the popular cultural event attracted more than just the Japanese-American community. Organizers estimated that 12,000 people filtered in …

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Euro Jumps as Macron Emerges as Favorite to Lead France

HONG KONG — Investors breathed a sigh of relief after centrist reformer Emmanuel Macron emerged as the front runner to become the next French president. With 96 percent of polling stations declared in the first round of voting Sunday, the former economics minister and investment banker had won 23.7 percent, beating far-right leader Marine Le Pen into second place on …

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