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Germany, France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals

PARIS/ATHENS - France and Germany told Greece on Monday to come up with serious proposals in order to restart financial aid talks, a day after Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject more austerity. | Video

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Obama says U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war on Monday and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers. | Video

World, Politics, Syria 6:46pm EDT

All clear at Maryland military hospital after gunshot report

WASHINGTON - Authorities gave the all clear at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington, the biggest military hospital complex in the world, after a report of a gunshot triggered a lockdown on Monday, the U.S. Navy said.

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South Carolina bill to remove Confederate flag advances in legislature

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina lawmakers took a step on Monday toward removing the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state house in Columbia, long denounced as a symbol of slavery by critics. | Video

Politics, U.S. 6:22pm EDT

Air strikes kill nearly 100 in Yemen, cast shadow on truce talks

DUBAI/ADEN - Nearly 100 people were killed on Monday in air strikes across Yemen, the Houthi-run state news agency reported, as a Saudi-led coalition stepped up attacks that are likely to weigh on efforts to broker a humanitarian truce. | Video

World, United Nations, Yemen 7:21pm EDT

In Ecuador, Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive Church

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador - Pope Francis used his first Mass in Ecuador on Monday to ask for support in his efforts to reach out to Catholics who feel shunned by the Church when the world's bishops gather at the Vatican in October. | Video

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Bill Cosby said in 2005 lawsuit he gave Quaaludes to women for sex

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them, according to court documents unsealed on Monday.

Syria's al-Qaeda offshoot Nusra stages suicide bombing in Aleppo: monitor

BEIRUT - A suicide bomber from Syria's al Qaeda offshoot the Nusra Front blew himself up in a Syrian army outpost in a contested neighborhood in the divided northern city of Aleppo and killed at least 25 soldiers and allied militia and injured scores, a monitor said.