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VALENCE, France (AP) — After a brief respite, the Tour de France heads for the heights again on Saturday when almond and hazelnut pastry fingers point the way for surviving riders through terrain featuring ancient artworks and fanciful architecture.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influenc…

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ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — As the Tour de France's weary cyclists get some respite after three days scaling mountains, the race enters the terrain of a truffle that is so highly prized it's nicknamed the "black diamond."

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BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — After a white-knuckle trip over a bridge from Portsmouth into Bristol, which involved lifting our bicycles over concrete barriers and construction equipment, the police officer who pulled us over told us something we had already figured out.

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VARZANEH, Iran (AP) — The small group of Iranian farmers gathered around their tractors — long idle, parked at the town entrance next to a canal that once irrigated their fields but has been dry for years — and they protested, pleading for help from the government.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The London fashion world didn't know quite what hit it when Alexander McQueen's disheveled models staggered down the runway at his 1995 "Highland Rape" show, their Scottish-inspired clothing ripped to expose breasts and nether regions.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just o…

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LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — On the second day of racing in the Alps, Tour de France riders take on a relatively short stage but their legs will still strain to overcome several peaks before an unforgiving 18-kilometer climb to the tourist resort of La Rosiere.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, the two waitresses welcome you with smiles and friendship.

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What if you had a prep cook in your kitchen? A sous chef who made sure that all of the slicing and dicing and mincing and zesting was done for you, so that when it came time to make dinner, all you had to do was wash your hands and start cooking?

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The great attraction in growing perennial flowers is that you never have to replant them, at least in theory. This doesn't make all perennials care-free, though. Few of them let you just sit back to enjoy them year after year once they're planted.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sue Manning, an editor in the Los Angeles bureau of The Associated Press who for decades coordinated coverage of some of the nation's biggest news including the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson and the O.J. Simpson saga, has died, …

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ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Siham Othman was born decades after her grandparents were forced to evacuate from their homes on the banks of the Nile River along with tens of thousands of their fellow Nubians. But she has a lifelong bond with her ancestral homeland.

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ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's Nubians are stepping up demands to return to their ancient lands after being forcibly resettled from their homes along the Nile River to make way for the Aswan Dam more than 50 years ago.

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AMIENS, France (AP) — After a bumpy ride on the cobblestones to Roubaix, settle your stomach down with some moules-frites (mussels and fries), beer and a cheese dedicated to — what else? — the "pave." That's French for cobbles.

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HELSINKI (AP) — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet Monday at Finnish presidential palace in Helsinki that overlooks the Baltic Sea — the same venue where two of their predecessors met in 1990.

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CHARTRES, France (AP) — Macaroons will be an appropriate treat to try in the birthplace of French president Emmanuel Macron when the Tour de France arrives in Amiens at the end of Stage 8 on Saturday.

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A neighborhood group in California rejected a potential compromise that would have allowed public access to a gated beach popular with surfers and nudists that it charges a fee to use, saying it is willing to take the fight to court instead.

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LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump is coming to Britain fresh from a confrontational NATO summit that featured stinging criticism of America's closest allies, but he's likely to tone down that stance when he takes tea Friday with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

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Seen with reflections through a bus shelter, the window of retailer Marks and Spencer store displaying an image of England head coach Gareth Southgate in London, showing support for the England soccer team. The soft-spoken Southgate in a simple blue waistcoat seems to be uniting Britain amid…

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Shoppers pass the window of a Marks and Spencer store displaying England head coach Gareth Southgate in London, showing support for the England soccer team. The soft-spoken Southgate in a simple blue waistcoat seems to be uniting Britain amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup, with the…

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Shoppers pass the window of a Marks and Spencer store displays an image of England head coach Gareth Southgate in London, showing support for the England soccer team. The soft-spoken Southgate in a simple blue waistcoat seems to be uniting Britain amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup…

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The window of a Marks and Spencer store displaying England head coach Gareth Southgate in London, showing support for the England soccer team. The soft-spoken Southgate in a simple blue waistcoat seems to be uniting Britain amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup, with their next match …

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