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at 07:28 on September 17, 2014, EDT.

Pope OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint, without second miracle confirmed

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis signed off Wednesday on Sri Lanka's first saint, bending the Vatican's rules once again to bypass the usual requirement that a second miracle be confirmed.

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at 07:19 on September 17, 2014, EDT.

Shelling kills 2 in eastern Ukraine as rebel leader rejects plans for temporary self-rule

DONETSK, Ukraine - Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said.

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at 07:18 on September 17, 2014, EDT.

Excitement and anxiety mount a day before Scotland votes on independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Excitement and anxiety are mounting in Scotland on the final day of campaigning before an independence referendum.

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at 07:14 on September 17, 2014, EDT.

Celebrity Israeli rabbi takes plea bargain for bribery, may face a year in prison

JERUSALEM - A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the U.S. has accepted a plea bargain in a high-profile bribery case and could face a year in prison, an Israeli official said Wednesday, bringing closer an end to one of the rabbi's various legal sagas.

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at 06:46 on September 17, 2014, EDT.

Big break in barracks ambush probe: Suspect's partly submerged SUV

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.

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at 05:26 on September 17, 2014, EDT.

Bangladesh court commutes death sentence of Islamist to imprisonment until death

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader Tuesday whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests.

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