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America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs, banners and barbecues

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NEW YORK - Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday. | Video

10:30pm EDT

Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

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ATHENS - Greece votes on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain. | Video

World, Greece 9:24pm EDT

China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI - China froze share offers and set up a market-stabilization fund on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal said, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy.

8:19pm EDT

China lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration case

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HONG KONG/MANILA - China's claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week, but while Beijing has officially refused to take part in the case filed by the Philippines at a U.N. tribunal, it has made its presence felt.

Pope heads to South America to champion the poor and the planet

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis leaves Rome on Sunday for his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America, a "homecoming" to a continent where he will champion the rights of the poor and of the planet.

Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

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ATHENS - Greece votes on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain. | Video

World, Greece 5:22pm EDT

Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking U.S. computers

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GLEN, N.H. - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and "huge amounts of government information," and of trying to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America."

Politics, China 5:01pm EDT

America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs, banners and barbecues

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NEW YORK - Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday. | Video

4:31pm EDT

July 4 crowds ignore call to boycott Georgia park over Confederate flag

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Fourth of July holidaymakers ignored a call to boycott Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known as the "Confederate Rushmore," over its display of the contentious Confederate flag.

4:31pm EDT

Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops

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ISMAILIA, Egypt - Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there.

World, Egypt 3:42pm EDT