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Greece asks for bailout extension as clock ticks down

ATHENS - Greece pleaded for a short-term bailout extension on Tuesday to avert a midnight default as frantic efforts gathered pace to salvage a deal that could keep Athens in the euro, with Germany warning that time had run out to extend vital credit lines. | Video

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Republican Christie launches 2016 bid, promises straight talk

LIVINGSTON, N.J. - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally launched his 2016 presidential run on Tuesday, vowing to bridge the partisan divide in Washington with blunt talk and a willingness to tackle tough issues. | Video

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Tunisia sees Libya link to beach resort attacker: source

TUNIS - A Tunisian gunman who killed 39 people at a resort hotel, mostly British holiday-makers, probably spent time in a training camp in Libya and had been in contact with militants over the border, a security source said on Tuesday.

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Taliban wound 21 Afghans, kill one in attack on NATO convoy

KABUL - A Taliban suicide car bomb attack on a convoy of NATO troops in Kabul on Tuesday wounded 21 Afghan civilians and killed one, police and witnesses said. | Video

Iran, powers give themselves to July 7 to strike deal

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a final nuclear accord after it became clear they would miss a deadline on Tuesday, with U.S. and Iranian officials sounding upbeat even though obstacles remain.

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Islamic State beheads female civilians for first time in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT - The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the founder of a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday.

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DOJ cites missteps by police during Ferguson unrest: newspaper

- Police responding to race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer made a series of missteps, including antagonizing crowds with attack dogs and military-style tactics, according to a U.S. report obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Egypt's Sisi promises tougher legal system at prosecutor's funeral

CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday attended the funeral of Egypt's top public prosecutor killed by a car bomb on the previous day, and said he would within days reveal legal reforms that would allow a tougher line against militants.