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  • With her adopted home state of Minnesota considering a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, the Lynx star is now becoming a vocal proponent of equal rights for gays.

    In this photo made Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, Minnesota Lynx WNBA basketball star and Olympic gold medalist Seimone Augustus, right, looks at the engagement right she gave LaTaya Varner, left, during an interview with The Associated Press in Minneapolis. With a wedding scheduled for May and a crucial vote in November that threatens to ban gay marriage in Minnesota, the intensely private Augustus is speaking out.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
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  • In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, handout photo released by the Mauritanian government news agency AMI (Agence Mauritanienne de l'Information), Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz recovers at the Ksar Military Hospital in Noukchott, Mauritania before being evacuated to France for further treatment for a gunshot wound sustained to the arm.

    Aziz, 55, had surgery in Mauritania's capital, Nouakchott, over the weekend after being hit by a bullet when Mauritanian soldiers accidentally fired on his car.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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  • TD Bank has begun notifying approximately 260,000 East Coast customers that they may have been affected about a data breach.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
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  • In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks at a public gathering on his tour to the northeastern city of Bojnourd, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Iran's top leader said Wednesday that European countries are "foolish" to support sanctions against Tehran, telling them they are sacrificing themselves for the sake of the United States.

    Iran's foreign ministry says a recent U.N. report on human rights in the Islamic Republic has been influenced by hostile Western countries.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • Cuban President Fidel Castro (R), delivers a speech 30 December 2005, during a meeting with newly elected Bolivian President Evo Morales in Havana.

    State paper quotes Alex Castro as saying "the comandante" is going about daily life as normal, reading and exercising, despite rumors.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
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  • McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second practice session for the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

    Two people familiar with the negotiations said F1 was in talks with NBC for U.S. broadcast rights and the contract would not be renewed with Speed.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
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  • President of the International Cycling Union Pat McQuaid stands on the podium during an award ceremony for the fourth stage of the Tour of Beijing in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. McQuaid defended his organization's efforts to catch drug cheats in the wake of a damning report on Lance Armstrong's doping practices.

    The Tour de France will have no official winner for the seven races from 1999-2005 if Lance Armstrong is stripped of his victories by the International Cycling Union.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 1:30 AM EST
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  • Supporters of Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, gather at the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville, Wis. to watch his debate with Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.

    Such requests are at odds with Ryan's public persona as a small-government advocate and tea party favorite who has pledged to tighten Washington's belt.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 1:00 AM EST
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