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China iPhone sales boosts Apple; shares up modestly

- Apple Inc beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday as it sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time, but the company gave no sales figures for its new Apple Watch. | Video

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Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

WASHINGTON - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. | Video

Exclusive: Time Warner Cable open to merger talks with Charter - sources

- Time Warner Cable Inc is open to merger discussions with Charter Communications Inc following a failed $45 billion bid by Comcast Corp , according to people familiar with the matter.

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Sobs heard as Colorado cinema massacre trial begins

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial began on Monday with opening statements in which jurors were asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen moviegoers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer who deserves execution.

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U.S., Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role

NEW YORK - Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about nuclear-armed North Korea.

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Islamic State kills five journalists working for Libyan TV station-army official

BENGHAZI, Libya - Islamic State militants have slit the throats of five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said on Monday.

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Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custody

BALTIMORE - Hundreds of rioters looted businesses and set buildings on fire in Baltimore on Monday in widespread violence that injured at least 15 police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. | Video

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Kerry says Iran, world powers closer than ever to historic nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS - The United States and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old nuclear standoff, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. | Video