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Katie Ledecky of the U.S.  waves to the crowd as she leaves the pool after setting a new world record in her women's 400m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ledecky set a new world record of 3:58.37 ahead of Runge and Lauren Boyle of New Zealand.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world recordKatie Ledecky breaks her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle at Pan Pac championships
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 file photo, Iggy Azalea performs in Santa Monica, Calif. On Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, Azalea fell off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert in Los Angeles. Security guards quickly pulled her back onto the stage, and she barely missed a beat as Charli XCX joined her for the performance. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA showIggy Azalea falls off stage during a pre-VMA performance, appears unhurt finishing 'Fancy'
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Jihadists release video of Lebanese troopsAl-Qaida-linked group releases video of Lebanese troops captured in border town
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Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine stand in line as they return to Russia in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. An Associated Press reporter counted 67 trucks entering the border crossing in the Russian city of Donetsk before noon Saturday. Another AP reporter on the Ukrainian side of the border said a line of trucks about 3 kilometers (2 miles) long was waiting to cross. The checkpoint on the Ukrainian side was being operated by separatist rebels, who inspected the trucks. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Russian aid trucks begin to leave UkraineAid trucks return empty from Ukraine to Russia; Merkel seeks speedy cease-fire on Kiev visit
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Palestinian protesters face Israeli soldiers during clashes, following a protest against the Israeli military action in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
Hamas backs International Criminal Court bidLeaders say Hamas agrees in writing to support Palestinian bid at International Criminal Court
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President Barack Obama, center, speaks with people on the porch while visiting with Valerie Jarrett and friends in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Obama is vacationing for about two weeks on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import BankObama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank, says growing US exports will create jobs
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This Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014 photo shows French poet, journalist, and a member of the French Resistance Madeleine Riffaud answering a reporter during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris. She had a code name, Rainer, and a gun she called Oscar. Just weeks before turning 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him dead on a Paris bridge. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years laterFirst shots of freedom: Paris recalls life under Nazi rule on 70th anniversary of liberation
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Iraq investigating Sunni mosque attackParliament Speaker says Iraq investigating attack on Sunni mosque that killed more than 60
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In this photo taken on April 11, 2013, Jason Rezaian, right, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper The National, smile as they attend a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. They have been held in custody for a month since their detention July 2014 in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Few details month after reporters detained in IranFew details month after Iran detained reporters, though hard-liners suspected having of a role
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