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Suspect in Charleston church shooting indicted on nine murder counts

- Dylann Roof, the suspect in last month's massacre at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been indicted by a grand jury on nine counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, the prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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Pope urges Latin America to find unity through common faith

QUITO - Pope Francis called on people across Latin America to turn to their common Christian roots as an inspiration to resolve differences when he said Mass for nearly one million Catholics in the Ecuadorean capital on Tuesday. | Video

Israel says Islamic State's Sinai assault aimed to help Hamas get arms

JERUSALEM - Israel accused Hamas on Tuesday of supporting last week's assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai in hope of freeing up arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip.

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Syrian Kurds retake northern villages from Islamic State: monitor

BEIRUT - Syrian Kurdish fighters have recaptured more than 10 villages seized by Islamic State north of its de facto capital of Raqqa city, aided by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday. | Video

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Exclusive: Twinkies maker Hostess Brands shelves sale for IPO - sources

- Hostess Brands LLC, the U.S. bakery company whose snack cake brands include Twinkies and Ding Dongs, has pulled itself from the auction block because it believes it can command a higher valuation in an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter.

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Republican Rubio urges overhaul of U.S. college 'cartel'

CHICAGO - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio called for an overhaul of the U.S. higher education system on Tuesday, saying colleges were operating as a "cartel" and not meeting the needs of students or the economy.

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State Department concerned about detention of some 100 activists in Cuba

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it was concerned about the detentions of some 100 peaceful activists in Cuba this week but that it would not slow the restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana.