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Wednesday's Top 7 News Stories

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 7:24am
From captured convict David Sweat detailing his escape to the deal to open respective U.S. and Cuban embassies, see the stories we're following today.









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European Markets Surge on Greek Deal Hopes

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 7:20am
Hopes that a deal between Greece and its creditors could be cobbled together sent stock markets across Europe sharply higher on Wednesday.









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'Vendetta': NYC Mayor Comes Out Swinging at Governor

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 7:09am
In extraordinary remarks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that Gov. Andrew Cuomo of "deal-making and horse-trading."









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Record-Setting 137K Migrants Cross to Europe in 6 Months

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 6:34am
A record-setting 137,000 migrants came to Europe by sea in the first half of 2015, says a UNHCR report into a "crisis of historic proportions."









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Greece Bailout Expires, Slides Deeper Into Debt Crisis

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 6:30am
With its failure to repay the $1.8 billion to the IMF, Greece became the first developed country to fall into arrears on payments to the fund.









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Artful Escapee: See Works Fugitive Allegedly Gave to Guard

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 5:08am
Richard Matt — who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility and was shot dead last week after three weeks on the run — was a noted prison painter.









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Why This July 4 Holiday Could Be Deadliest in Years

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 5:02am
Busier roads, rising fatalities and the Fourth falling on a Saturday may push the national death toll over 400, says the National Safety Council.









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Historic Black Church, Once Burned by KKK, on Fire Again

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:44am
Another black church in South Carolina went up in flames Tuesday night — 20 years after it was burned down by the KKK.









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Happily Ever After? Mexican Mayor Weds Alligator

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:30am
Joel Vazquez Rojas, mayor of Mexcian town of San Pedro Huamelula, 'married' an alligator in a traditional service to bring luck to local fishermen.









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Aging Air Fleet Grounded as Crash Toll Tops 140

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:54am
Indonesia is to review its aging air force fleet as the death toll from the crash of a military transport plane jumps past 140.









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Journey Drummer Behind Bars on Rape Charge

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:41am
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was in jail in Oregon on Tuesday on charges of rape and sexual assault, court officials said.









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