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Boy who was missing is released from hospital...Obama visits struggling mom...Americans advance

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 26, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.



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DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old Detroit boy who went missing for 10 days before turning up in his own basement has been released from the hospital. They say investigators still need to speak with 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell, but that he's been medically cleared and is "doing fine." Police are now focusing on the circumstances surrounding the boy's disappearance and his surprising recovery yesterday afternoon. His father, who made tearful television pleas for help, says he had no idea his son was in the basement. Police don't believe he was there the whole time.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama's visit to Minneapolis today is the first in a series of what it calls "Day in the Life" visits with everyday Americans. He's spending part of the day with an accountant and mother of two pre-school-age boys, who wrote to the president about her family's struggles after her husband's construction business went under.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Amid continued appeals for Iraqi leaders to put aside their differences, violence is claiming more lives in Baghdad and elsewhere. A bombing killed 12 people in a Shiite neighborhood of the capital. And police found eight more bullet-riddled bodies in a city to the south of there. Britain's foreign minister was in Iraq today, issuing the latest call for a unity government there.

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — A loss to Germany today hasn't knocked the U.S. soccer team out of the World Cup. The Americans still captured second place in their division, so they advance to the next round of the tournament in Brazil. The only goal in today's game was scored by Germany in the 55th minute of play.

TOWNSEND, Ga. (AP) — The American wood stork remains a "threatened" species, but it's been taken off the endangered list after 30 years. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the birds are no longer considered at risk of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates wood storks have increased from roughly 10,000 breeding adults in the 1970s to about 18,000. They nest in wetlands from Florida to the Carolinas.

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