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North Carolina islands expect busy Saturday after outage

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Raleigh, Aug 5 (AP)- Rental houses and condos were expected to fill up Saturday on two North Carolina islands where a bridge construction accident cut power for a week and threatened seasonal businesses' bottom lines.
The first day of the weekend is a typical starting point for weeklong rentals, and stores and restaurants were expecting brisk business. Both islands reopened to tourists Friday.
"We want everyone to know that we are open for business," said Tommy Hutcherson, the owner of the...
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Head of Venezuela's super assembly vows to target opponents

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Caracas, Aug 5 (AP)- The head of Venezuela's newly installed constitutional assembly pledged to move quickly against President Nicolas Maduro's political opponents, beginning as early as the all-powerful body's second meeting on Saturday.
Former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez's nomination as...
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Former PMs in Thai court ahead of abuse of power verdict

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Bangkok, Aug 2 (AP) - Two former Thai prime ministers arrived in court in Bangkok on Tuesday to hear ver-dicts in their trial arising from the quelling of an anti-government protest in 2008.
Somchai Wongsawat and his then-deputy Chavalit Yongchaiyudh have both denied the charges of abuse of...
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Brazil’s Temer confident he can survive bribery charge vote

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Brasilia, Aug 2 (AP) - President Michel Temer appeared to have the upper-hand Wednesday going into a key vote by the lower chamber of Brazil's Congress on whether to suspend him and put him on trial over an alleged bribery scheme to line his pockets.
Despite a 5 percent approval rating in opinion...
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Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump's choice for FBI

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Washington, Aug 2 (AP) - The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.
The vote was 92-5 for Wray, a former...
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