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John Tunney, ex-US senator from California, dies at 83

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Los Angeles, Jan 13 (AP) - John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film "The Candidate," has died. He was 83.
Tunney died of prostate cancer Friday at a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, his brother, Jay Tun-ney, told The Associated Press.
Tunney was among the youngest people elected to the U.S. Senate in the past century when he won his seat in 1970 at age 36. He then became one of the...
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Man who aided disoriented patient says she's getting care

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Baltimore, Jan 13 (AP) - The man who said he came to the aid of a visibly disoriented woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a frigid winter's night said Friday that she's been re-united with her family.
Imamu Baraka, a psychotherapist who has an office across...
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California man confesses to 1993 killing in TV interview

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Redding, Jan 13 (AP) - A Northern California man confessed to a 1993 killing in an emotional interview with a television station, saying his faith in God led him to do the right thing.
Brian Hawkins told KRCR of Redding that he and two accomplices robbed and killed 19-year-old Frank Wesley...
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Final day of talks on possible German govt coalition

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Berlin, Jan 11 (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence Thursday that her conservative Union bloc would be able to find enough common ground with the center-left Social Democrats to move toward for-mal coalition talks.
Heading in to final day negotiations, Merkel told reporters in...
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Pakistani father of slain girl blames police for slow action

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Lahore, Jan 11 (AP) - The father of an 8-year-old Pakistani girl whose rape and killing shocked the nation ac-cused the police on Thursday of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing in eastern Punjab prov-ince.
The father, Anees Ansari, who was on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia with...
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