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Pope honors 'slave of the slaves' in Colombia's slave port

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Bogota, Sep 10 (AP) - Pope Francis is wrapping up his Colombia trip with a deeply personal final day hon-oring St. Peter Claver, a fellow Jesuit who ministered to thousands of African slaves who passed through the port of Cartagena during Spanish colonial times.
Claver, the self-described "slave of the slaves forever," has been revered by Jesuits, popes and human rights campaigners for centuries for having insisted on recognizing the dignity of slaves when others treated them as mere...
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Storm surge warnings

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Life-threatening, will cover a house 
Miami, Sep 10 (AP) - The storm surge is called dangerous and life-threatening, but what exactly is it?
It's not a wall of water or a tsunami. Simply put, hurricane winds push water toward shore. It can happen quickly and far from a storm's center...
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North Korea fires short-range missiles in latest test

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Seoul, Aug 26 (AP)- North Korea fired several rockets into the sea Saturday in the continuation of its rapid nuclear and missile expansion, prompting South Korea to press ahead with military drills involving U.S. troops that have angered Pyongyang.
The U.S. Pacific Command revised its initial...
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Uneasy calm after 30 die in India riots over guru verdict

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Panchkula, Aug 26 (AP)- Hundreds of security forces marched through a northern Indian town on Saturday to maintain calm after supporters of a quasi-religious sect leader protested his rape conviction with violence that left at least 30 people dead.
Authorities appealed to thousands of followers...
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Draghi urges cooperation to combat anti-globalization

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Jackson Hole, Aug 26 (AP) - Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said Friday that the global economy is strengthening but warned that countries must work together to resist a growing backlash against open trade.
Draghi told an annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole...
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