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Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

OAKLAND, California — Golden State's Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over Houston on Wednesday.

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The Rock faces off against the Big One in 'San Andreas'

LOS ANGELES — Dwayne Johnson has played his share of outsized heroes over the years. His characters have taken down crazed criminals and evil empires. He's crushed an army of fire ants with his chin.

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Scientists use bacteria to detect cancer, diabetes

WASHINGTON -- Two research teams said Wednesday they have used Escherichia coli (E. coli) as diagnostic tools to detect liver cancer and diabetes.

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1,100 people dead as summer temperatures soar in India

HYDERABAD, India -- Soaring summer temperatures in India have left over 1,100 people dead over the past month, officials said Wednesday.

Most of the deaths have been reported in the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana.

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Del Rosario richest Cabinet member; Luistro poorest

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario remained as the wealthiest member of President Benigno Aquino III's Cabinet.

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House passes economic Cha-cha on 2nd reading

THE House of Representatives approved on second reading Wednesday a resolution which seeks to lift foreign ownership restrictions in the 1987 Constitution.

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Napoles daughter refuses to enter plea in tax raps

JEANE Christine Napoles, a daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, failed to enter a plea during her arraignment at the Court of Tax Appeals on Wednesday.

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Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen's capital

SANAA, Yemen -- Dozens of Saudi-led airstrikes rocked Yemen's capital on Wednesday, targeting a sprawling police commando camp in Sanaa and sending black smoke billowing into the air.

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