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Meet Coco: China’s next Li Na

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country’s two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese.

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Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race against Blatter

In this Friday, June 30, 2006 file photo, Portugal's national soccer player Luis Figo eyes the ball during a training session in Marienfeld, Germany. Luis Figo said in an interview on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 that he wants to become FIFA president and has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte, File)

GENEVA (AP) — Luis Figo wants to become FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter.

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Voltaire book on tolerance climbs French best-seller lists

PARIS (AP) — A 250-year-old book by the Enlightenment anti-establishment writer Voltaire is climbing best-seller lists in France weeks after attacks by French-born Islamic extremists that left 20 people dead, including the gunmen.

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Michigan school mourns loss of students killed in car crash

Members of the Eastern Michigan men's basketball team observe a moment of silence before an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Ypsilanti, Mich. Shannise Heady, a player on the EMU women's basketball team, was killed Sunday morning in Ypsilanti Township when she lost control of her vehicle and hit an oncoming vehicle. Her passenger and fellow Eastern Michigan student, 23-year-old Jordan Hopkins, also was killed. Investigators say Heady was speeding and neither woman was wearing a seatbelt. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Alex McDougall)

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — The men’s basketball team at Eastern Michigan University has honored two students who were killed in a car accident over the weekend.

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Review: Tragedies of ‘Timbuktu’ told with rare beauty

This image released by Cohen Media Group shows a scene from "Timbuktu."  (AP Photo/Cohen Media Group)

The hot Malian sands of Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu” are a cool reservoir of placid beauty, where desert dunes are swept by quiet ripples of colorful, everyday village life and haphazard storms of violence.

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