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Tunisia's main secular party
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Tunisia's secular party wins 85 seats
in parliament, Islamist party 69

Private jet plane crashes near
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American Indian casino in California to
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Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine,
says will not be bullied

Smartphone woes drag Samsung Electronics
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Florida's craft beer growler ban
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Detroit developer bids on 6,300
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