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After 30 years, museum gets stolen piece by modern master

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Phoenix, Aug 12 (AP)- More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the Uni-versity of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico.
Curators at the museum that was home to Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre" spent years hoping to get it back after two people stole the painting the day after Thanksgiving in 1985.
That dream finally came true when furniture and antique dealer David Van Auker...
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Guam residents fear attack after North Korea statements

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Hagatna, Aug 9 (AP) - Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory.
Though local...
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NZ politician resigns after revealing past fraud

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Wellington, Aug 9 (AP) - The co-leader of New Zealand's Green Party resigned Wednesday, three weeks after confessing she committed welfare fraud as a struggling young mother more than 20 years ago.
Metiria Turei said the scrutiny on her family following her disclosure had become unbearable and...
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Taliban frees 235 villagers in northern Afghanistan

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Kabul, Aug 9 (AP) - Taliban insurgents released 235 civilians held since seizing control of an area in northern Sari Pul province five days ago, provincial officials confirmed Wednesday.
Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the civilians were released after negotiations between...
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Fire engulfs house where 3 killed on Crow Indian reservation

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Billings, Aug 9 (AP) - A house on Montana's Crow Indian reservation where three people were shot and killed last week has burned to the ground, officials said Tuesday.
The fire destroyed the one-story house in the town of Lodge Grass where tribal officials have said a dispute linked to...
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