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Rafael Nadal Loses In First-Round Upset At Wimbledon

After winning the French Open earlier this month, Rafael Nadal falls early at Wimbledon, losing to Belgium's Steve Darcis, ranked No. 135 in the world. It's the first loss for Nadal in the opening round of a Grand Slam.
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Why Would Ecuador Want Edward Snowden?

The country's president likes jabbing the U.S. The U.S. could put pressure on Ecuador if it grants asylum to Edward Snowden, though the country's oil reserves give it something of a buffer.
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White House: We Expect Russia To Expel Snowden

Hong Kong and China were wrong to let the "NSA leaker" fly to Moscow, White House spokesman Jay Carney says. Now, the Obama administration expects Russia to take steps that will lead to Snowden's return to the U.S. Meanwhile, Julian Assange talks about the help Snowden is getting from WikiLeaks.
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Pakistan's Premier Says Musharraf Should Be Tried For Treason

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Musharraf, who returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile earlier this year, violated the constitution when he suspended it in 2007.
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Where In The World Is Edward Snowden? Still Russia, It Seems

It was widely reported that he would fly from Moscow to Havana on Monday. But he apparently did not board that flight. Just where Snowden is headed isn't known for sure, but it's thought that his final destination will be Ecuador.
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Artist's Fake Diploma To Be Sold At Auction

David Hockney's fake diploma is expected to sell for up to $27,000. He created it in 1962 when he was denied a real degree by the Royal College of Art because he refused to write a final essay.
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'Everything Possible' Being Done For Ailing Nelson Mandela

The former South African president, an icon of the anti-apartheid movement, remains in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. He is being treated for a recurring respiratory infection. Mandela is 94.
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Authorities Find Clues To Bridge Disappearance

In Russia, a culprit trying to make a quick buck made off with a small metal bridge. After dragging it home with his tractor, he cut it up with a welding torch. Police followed the trail he left behind.
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Turkey's Protests Are An Impediment For Its Prime Minister

After more than three weeks of anti-government protests, Turkey's leaders insist they will restore order and quickly bounce back from any damage to the country's economy or image abroad. The crisis comes at a delicate time for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He is in the midst of a fragile peace initiative with the Kurdish minority, dealing with an escalating war next door in Syria, and trying to convince parliament to strengthen the office of the president, which he is expected to run for as his final term as prime minister winds down.
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Protests Allow Brazilians To Feel Part Of Global Movement

Brazil's government has been caught by surprise by the size and scale of recent protests. But analysts say they shouldn't have been. In a connected world, what happens in one part of it — say Turkey — can inspire social movements as far away as Brazil.

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