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Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families

In this July 10, 2014, photo, men search for items to recover in the rubble of houses razed by bulldozers in downtown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Demolitions began in June for construction of the "administrative city” in downtown Port-au-Prince. But the plan hailed as a sign of post-quake rebirth by some residents has also set off a firestorm of criticism for creating a new wave of homelessness after many poor renters were given just minutes to vacate their dwellings before bulldozers arrived.  ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The broad avenues in the Haitian government’s promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass. The new ministry buildings are sleek and modern but retain some of the neo-classical architecture of the former structures lost to natural disaster.

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Dutch: Plane crash site needs full forensic sweep

A Malaysian investigator takes a black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it is handed over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

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Jeter turns small part of attention to business

In this Feb. 19, 2014 file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter answers a question during a news conference in Tampa, Fla. Jeter, saluted at the All-Star game and making a long goodbye this season, finishes his baseball life this fall. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.

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Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

This image released by Netflix shows Taylor Schilling, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black." Netflix reports quarterly earnings on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Netflix, Paul Schiraldi, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.

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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb.   Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  (AP Photo/Bill Wolf, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

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