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Here are the top stories for Sunday, July 14th: New Orleans avoids worst of storm; Dozens dead in Nepal flooding; France celebrates Bastille Day; New York interrupted by power outage.

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New Orleans Mayor: city ‘spared’ by storm

The mayor of New Orleans says the city is “beyond lucky” after tropical storm Barry failed to cause significant flooding or damage in the city over the weekend. (July 14)

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Coast guard rescues man, dog from Barry

The U.S. Coast Guard released video of a helicopter crew rescuing a 77-year-old man and a dog from a home after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Barry inundated southern Louisiana. (July 14)

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France celebrates Bastille Day with parade

French President Emmanuel Macron has overseen the annual Bastille Day celebrations which this year showcased European defense cooperation. (July 14)

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U.S. Coast Guard holds Hurricane Barry briefing

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued a number of people stranded in their homes in Louisiana because of life-threatening storm conditions. (July 13)

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Today in History for July 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Bastille prison stormed during the French Revolution; Outlaw ‘Billy the Kid’ gunned down; Richard Speck murders student nurses in Chicago; Mariner 4 probe flies by Mars; Folk singer Woody Guthrie born. (July 14)

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Here’s the latest for Saturday, July 13th: Barry has made landfall weakened to a tropical storm; Louisiana Governor says levees hold but the storm remains a threat; Islamic extremists attack Somali hotel; Meditation helps kids stay calm in class.

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Aftermath of deadly attack on Somali hotel

Somali forces Saturday morning ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo, in which the death toll has risen to 26 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners, officials say. (July 13)

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New Orleans wakes up to Tropical Storm Barry

The wind and rain was being felt Saturday morning around the famed French Quarter but some expected to wake up to worse conditions. (July 13)

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Kim Yoon-seok on his directorial debut, drama ‘Another Child’

South Korean actor and director Kim Yoon-seok talks about his directorial debut, ‘Another Child,’ at the New York Asian Film Festival (13 July).

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Director Katsumi Nojiri on how his brother’s suicide inspired him to create ‘Lying to Mom’

At the New York Asian Film Festival, Japanese director Katsumi Nojiri says he used humor to tell a story about suicide, a taboo subject, in his new film ‘Lying to Mom’ (13 July).

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Protest against Hong Kong cross-border traders

Several thousand people marched in Hong Kong against traders from mainland China on Saturday in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (July 13)

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Today in History for July 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born. (July 13)

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States buy new voting systems running old software

According to an analysis by The Associated Press, states are buying ‘new’ election systems that will soon be running outdated and unsupported software that makes it more vulnerable to hacking. (July 12)

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NYC sees Manhattanhenge sunset

People in Manhattan got to see a clear Manhattanhenge sunset Friday night as the sun set intersected with the street grid and clouds did not block the view. (July 12)

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AP Source: Westbrook going to Rockets for Paul

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and draft picks. The move will reunite Westbrook with former Thunder teammate James Harden. (July 12)

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R. Kelly’s attorney: He ‘didn’t do anything wrong’

The attorney for R. Kelly says the singer “didn’t do anything wrong” after federal prosecutors alleged Kelly and his entourage recruited girls and women to engage in illegal sexual activity. (July 12)

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San Francisco officials brace for ICE operation

San Francisco’s mayor says the city ‘will continue’ as a sanctuary city as the Trump administration moves ahead with plans for immigration enforcement operations targeting migrant families. (July 12)

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Here are the top stories for Friday, July 12th: Acosta resigns as U.S. labor secretary; Trump blasts Ryan for unflattering quote in book; Louisiana residents brace for Tropical Storm Barry; Federer will face Djokovic in Wimbledon men’s finals.

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Trump calls on Congress to pass USMCA trade bill

Donald Trump is calling on Congress to pass a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico and send it to his desk immediately. “We shouldn’t be playing around,” he says. Trump is lobbying for passage of the USMCA agreement in Milwaukee. (July 12)

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Baton Rouge residents prepare for drenching

Baton Rouge residents prepare as Tropical Storm Barry closes in on what could be a long, slow _ and epic _ drenching that could trigger flooding in and around Baton Rouge. (June 12)

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First moon landing log book, tapes, at auction

A lunar module timeline book used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the first manned trip to the moon will be auctioned by Christie’s in New York. The auction house expects the book to fetch between seven and nine million dollars. (July 12)

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Tropical Storm Barry is a “life-threatening storm”

Tropical Storm Barry began rolling in from the Gulf of Mexico on Friday with the potential for one of the biggest drenchings Louisiana has ever seen. (July 12)

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Sea lion pup makes its debut at Illinois zoo

A male sea lion pup, named Charger, has made his public debut at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. (July 12)

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New Orleans’ hunkers down for Barry

As Tropical Storm Barry’s outer bands began to blow through New Orleans, residents and tourists alike didn’t let it dampen their plans. (July 12)

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