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Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

By Marilyn Geewax on July 28th, 2015 | Last updated: July 28, 2015 at 1:03 pm

U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China’s economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China’s “teaser” demand for more of everything. It couldn’t last.

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In Libya, Gadhafi’s Son, Saif Al-Islam, Is Sentenced To Death In Absentia

By Eyder Peralta on July 28th, 2015 | Last updated: July 28, 2015 at 5:03 pm

The sentence was handed down in connection to killings during the 2011 uprising that overthrew his father, Moammar Gadhafi. Saif Al-Islam, however, is being held by a militia in the west.

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Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid Is Over

By Sam Sanders on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm

The U.S. Olympic Committee had backed Boston over bids from San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. But the mayor now says Bostonians were “rightly hesitant” to commit to the potential cost.

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Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

By Jackie Northam on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 28, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say the upgrade has more to do with politics than with the facts on the ground in those countries.

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Major League Soccer Gambles On Star Power Of Aging Foreign Players

By Laura Wagner on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo is one of a number of older European stars to sign with an MLS team. While their presence may boost the league, it has led to criticism of MLS as a “retirement home.”

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Australia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Failed To Report 1,006 Alleged Child Sex Abuses

By Eyder Peralta on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 4:03 pm

That was the finding presented by a national inquiry on the sexual abuse of children that was launched in 2013. According to the inquiry, church elders also destroyed records about the allegations.

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A Week Later, Milwaukee Police Still On The Hunt For ‘Lion-Like’ Animal

By Eyder Peralta on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 28, 2015 at 11:03 am

Police have been receiving reports of a large “lion-like” animal roaming the city, but over the weekend, police confirmed a sighting.

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In Ethiopia, Obama Calls For An End To Oppressive Tactics

By Eyder Peralta on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm

During a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Obama said that a country is more successful when “all voices are being heard.”

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22-Year-Old Daughter Of Whitney Houston, Dies

By Eyder Peralta on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 28, 2015 at 4:03 am

Brown, who grew up in the shadow of fame and dysfunction, had spent six months at a hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home.

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Fiat Chrysler Hit With Record $105 Million Fine Over Safety Recalls

By Camila Domonoske on July 26th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

The automaker admits it failed to promptly and effectively recall vehicles with defects, including ones that could cause drivers to lose control. The company will also buy back some cars from owners.

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