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  • Comey friend: Here’s what the fired FBI director will — and won’t — reveal in Senate hearing

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    James Comey’s friend Benjamin Wittes, who made headlines last week when he talked and wrote about Comey, made further comments in an interview today.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 15:50:05 -0400
  • Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letter

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    At an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:24:15 -0400
  • Gingrich disproves the whole Trump-Russia thing, based on an unsolved murder on a Washington street

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    The District of Columbia police say Rich, who was shot in the back at 4 a.m. near his home in northwest Washington, was the victim of a botched robbery.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 16:31:17 -0400
  • Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital Murder

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    Prosecutors could seek the death penalty in the case.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:34:50 -0400
  • China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly

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    GENEVA (AP) — China's health minister has all but slammed the door on any more participation for Taiwan at the World Health Organization's annual assembly until the island's government accepts the "One China" principle.

    Sun, 21 May 2017 16:03:34 -0400
  • 'Confirmed fatalities' at Manchester concert: British police

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    British police said early Tuesday there were "a number of confirmed fatalities" and injuries after reports of at least one explosion during a pop concert in the northwest city of Manchester. A fleet of ambulances was seen rushing to the Manchester Arena venue after the late Monday incident and police said people should avoid the area. The deaths followed television footage of people leaving the arena, which had been hosting a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande, in a state of alarm and distress.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 19:48:18 -0400
  • Former CIA Director Brennan was aware of 'interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in Trump campaign'

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    Former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House intelligence committee regarding the Russian campaign meddling probe. "I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in Trump campaign," Brennan said.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:24:45 -0400
  • New Ford CEO Hackett transformed Steelcase, football programme

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    By Paul Lienert and Alana Wise DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's new chief executive officer transformed office furniture maker Steelcase Inc into a global leader, but in Michigan, he may be more revered as the man who turned around a troubled college football programme. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., whose family owns the Detroit Lions football team, pointed to James Hackett's accomplishments as the University of Michigan's interim athletic director in 2015 while a member of the automaker's board. Ford said at a news conference on Monday that Hackett hired Jim Harbaugh as head football coach and "left the department in much better shape than he found it." Hackett, an Ohio native who played football at the university under legendary coach Bo Schembechler, has run Ford Smart Mobility, a new unit established to oversee and coordinate the company's forays in autonomous driving, ride sharing and other ventures, since March 2016.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:27:36 -0400
  • Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

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    BEIJING (AP) — A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 01:42:30 -0400
  • California Democratic party chairman says 'F*** Donald Trump' in speech

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    Outgoing boss John Burton, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a fixture in state Democratic politics for half a century”, grinned as supporters on stage at the party's convention joined him in the gesture. The party's leaders blasted alleged ties to Russia among Mr Trump's associates and presented California as the epicentre of liberal resistance to the President. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump's deception and destructiveness,” said Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 08:55:25 -0400
  • Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution

    Two photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:46 -0400
  • Turkey Angry at U.S. For Stopping Erdogan’s Goons From Beating Up D.C. Protesters

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    In the latest chapter of a new diplomatic rift between Washington and Ankara.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:13:18 -0400
  • New Details About Aaron Hernandez's Prison Time Emerge

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    Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, April 19.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 02:31:45 -0400
  • Times Square driver says he tried to get mental help

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    NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, said he had been trying to get psychiatric help.

    Sun, 21 May 2017 20:59:41 -0400
  • UN urges Indonesia to free jailed Jakarta governor

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    The United Nations pressed Indonesia on Monday to release Jakarta's jailed Christian governor and repeal blasphemy laws which they say undermine religious freedom in the Muslim-majority nation. The call came as the family of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, unexpectedly withdrew an appeal against his conviction and two-year jail term for blasphemy, which had been submitted by his lawyers just hours earlier. A group of UN human rights experts urged Indonesia to free the 50-year-old and repeal the blasphemy laws, which critics say have been repeatedly used to target religious minorities in recent years.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 07:11:31 -0400
  • Journalist Slammed Online For Joking About Ariana Grande’s Music After Manchester Blast

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    A huge explosion took place Tuesday night during singer Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Arena, killing19 people and injuring about 50 others, police said.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 00:13:45 -0400
  • North Korea says missile ready for mass production, U.S. questions progress

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    By Ju-min Park and Phil Stewart SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday it successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile, which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although U.S. officials and experts questioned the extent of its progress. The United States, which has condemned repeated North Korean missile launches, said Sunday's launch of what North Korea dubbed the Pukguksong-2 was of a "medium-range" missile, and U.S.-based experts doubted the reliability of the relatively new solid-fuel type after so few tests. U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the test did not demonstrate a new capability, or one that could threaten the United States directly.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 18:48:02 -0400
  • Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Carving Found in Looting Hole

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    Egyptian authorities say they caught looters digging up an ancient stone block carved with an image of a pharaoh. In the city of Abydos, antiquities authorities say they were inspecting an old two-story, mud-brick house when they found that the owner had excavated a hole in the floor. The block was at the bottom of the hole, about 13 feet (4 meters) below the floor, according to an announcement from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 07:41:00 -0400
  • The Trump administration's Iran policy is dangerous and flawed | Emma Ashford

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    Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia was a huge success. The Saudis wisely pandered to the new president’s foibles, rolling out the red carpet for a lavish celebration. Pushing back on Tehran allows Trump to symbolically break with Barack Obama’s policies and is popular among congressional Republicans, but it is also dangerous, with the potential to undermine the nuclear deal, slow the fight against Isis, and embroil the United States more deeply in parochial regional struggles.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400
  • Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A massive new landslide along California's iconic coastal Highway 1 has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit in winter of crippling slides and flooding.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 10:03:11 -0400
  • Venezuela protest: Pro-government supporter set on fire as death toll hits 48

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    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting a pro-government supporter on fire on the 50th day of the wave of protests, which has gripped the country. Footage of the man being set alight was broadcasted on state television and the man, identified as Orlando Figuera, 21, has been treated in hospital for severe burns and several stab wounds. According to reports, about 100 people, who were participating in anti-Maduro protests in Caracas, surrounded Mr Figuera, doused him in gasoline and set him alight in Plaza Altamira in the east of the country’s capital.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 07:45:05 -0400
  • Member of online hate group accused of knifing young black soldier to death on campus

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    The “totally unprovoked” murder of a young black soldier was committed by a white man who was a member of a “despicable” Facebook group, police have said. Richard W Collins III, a newly commissioned Army officer, was allegedly stabbed to death by Sean Christopher Urbanski. Mr Collins, 23, was black and a student at Bowie State University in Maryland, due to graduate tomorrow.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 04:10:00 -0400
  • Big game hunter crushed to death by falling elephant that was fatally shot

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    Theunis Botha, a trophy hunter, died Friday in Zimbabwe.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:26:59 -0400
  • Elephant crushes S. African hunter to death: reports

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    A South African big-game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant picked him up and then fell on him after being shot, Zimbabwean officials and media reports said Monday. Theunis Botha, 51, a professional hunter who specialised in hunting with hounds, died on Friday in western Zimbabwe. One elephant lifted Botha up with her trunk, and a fellow hunter shot the animal dead, the News24 website said.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 10:39:04 -0400
  • 4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The body of an Indian climber was spotted on Mount Everest on Monday, the fourth fatality during a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest peak.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:01:18 -0400
  • U.S. Supreme Court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districts

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    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in an improper bid to diminish their overall political clout. The justices upheld a lower court's February 2016 ruling that threw out two majority-black U.S. House of Representatives districts because Republican lawmakers improperly used race as a factor when redrawing the legislative map after the 2010 census. "The North Carolina Republican legislature tried to rig congressional elections by drawing unconstitutional districts that discriminated against African-Americans and that's wrong," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat took office in January, said in a statement.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:10:30 -0400
  • First US customer gets keys to Lamborghini Centenario

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    On a sliding scale, collecting a new minivan is probably towards the lower end of excitement levels, while something like a new luxury SUV is probably a lot higher up the scale. The manufacturer has promised all the Centenario's other US buyers will get their cars before the end of this year. The Lamborghini Centenario is a special model produced by the legendary Italian supercar builder to celebrate the 100th birthday of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 06:11:55 -0400
  • Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

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    President Donald Trump is expected to propose cutting $800 billion from Medicaid over 10 years in a budget plan to be released Tuesday that would slash spending on anti-poverty and other programs, US media reported. The plans for the massive cut to Medicaid -- which funds health care for low-income and disabled people -- come as lawmakers from his Republican Party are battling to repeal and replace Obamacare, in which Medicare plays an important role. The $800 billion cut to Medicaid is contingent on a health care bill passed in the House of Representatives earlier this month becoming law, The Washington Post on Sunday quoted people familiar with the plan as saying.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 03:19:37 -0400
  • Mother from Peru granted stay from deportation

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    DENVER (AP) — A mother of two children who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid U.S. immigration authorities has been granted a temporary stay from deportation.

    Sun, 21 May 2017 15:48:24 -0400
  • Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl

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    Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 14:50:38 -0400
  • Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

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    A Florida man told police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found bomb-making materials and Nazi propaganda after he led them to the bodies.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 22:10:39 -0400
  • Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

    At least 22 people were killed and more than 100 injured in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday and two U.S. officials said a suicide bomber was suspected.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 22:31:32 -0400
  • Mike Pence hit by student walk-out at Notre Dame graduation

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    More than 100 students and their family members have walked out of Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech at Notre Dame University in protest over his stance on LGBTQ issues and refugees. Mr Pence, who was born not far from the northern Indiana campus, addressed the graduating class on Sunday. Brian Ricketts, one of the group’s leaders and a former Notre Dame student body president, told IndyStar that many students were “upset and hurt” by the decision to invite Mr Pence because his “policies have impacted the humanity of certain graduates”.

    Sun, 21 May 2017 15:11:00 -0400
  • How To Spot A Psychopath

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    Psychopathy is a psychological disorder in which seemingly charming, normal people actually have no conscience or empathy.

    Sun, 21 May 2017 19:30:01 -0400
  • Towering Rock Once Hidden Beneath Earth Seen from Space

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    It's no wonder this abrupt landform is the center of a Navajo legend involving a giant bird that turned to stone — it's impossible to look at the sheer cliffs without wondering what created them. A new view of Shiprock from space offers a few hints. Leading toward the rugged rock formation in San Juan County is a dark dike, a part of the volcano that created the 1,969-foot-tall (600 meters) cliff formation.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 09:11:00 -0400
  • Body positively identified as missing Duke student

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    Authorities said they have found the body of a Duke University student who had been missing for nearly a week.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 12:53:53 -0400
  • US intel chief mum on possible Trump pressure on Russia probe

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    US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday sidestepped questions about an explosive report which said President Donald Trump pressured him to help push back against the probe into Russian ties with his campaign. Coats told a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would not comment on the Washington Post report late Monday that Trump pressed both him and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russia during last year's presidential election.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:02:08 -0400
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The final performance

    With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. “We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth,” boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. It was an emotional 2 1/2 hours for those who worked on the circus.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 10:03:43 -0400
  • Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal

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    A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that city leaders deemed racially offensive. The last of the four statues, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, was taken down on Friday.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 16:19:40 -0400
  • Witness key in white Tennessee officer shooting of black man

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stefanie Fry had finished her lunch break at home and was getting ready to drive back to work in February when she saw two people run by in her rearview mirror.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 05:26:06 -0400
  • 'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

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    A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:16:50 -0400
  • Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace: 'I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all'

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    Donald Trump, on his first presidential visit to Israel, has claimed there will be peace in the Middle East – eventually. “I thank the prime minister for his commitment to pursuing the peace process,” Mr Trump said of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who stood next to him at a joint press conference in Jerusalem. The watered-down words marked a departure from Mr Trump’s more bombastic comments during Mr Netanyahu’s visit to the White House in February.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 15:52:59 -0400
  • Shelby unveils Super Snake F-150 Pickup with $96,880 price tag

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    After all, Shelby is wholly synonymous with the legendary Mustang. Not only has the F-Series been America's favorite truck range for four decades now, the full-size, light-duty F-150 is the biggest-selling vehicle in the United States.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 08:35:31 -0400
  • China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus

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    China and Russia on Monday launched an ambitious project to jointly develop a long-haul jet to challenge Boeing and Airbus, just two weeks after the successful test flight of the first made-in-China large passenger plane. State-run Chinese manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said they formally established the previously announced joint venture in Shanghai on Monday.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 05:37:03 -0400
  • 7 Burning ‘Agents Of SHIELD’ Questions For Season 5

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    “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 5 has so many questions to answer about Coulson and the team.

    Sun, 21 May 2017 16:36:44 -0400
  • Trump administration wants Obamacare subsidy case put on hold, again

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    By Lawrence Hurley and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration asked on Monday that a major federal court case weighing the fate of the Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies be put on hold again, leaving billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018. The subsidies are available to low-income Americans who buy individual health insurance on the exchanges created under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, popularly known as Obamacare.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 18:58:35 -0400
  • Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next month

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    Apple will unveil the next big thing for its various software operating systems at WWDC 2017, including iOS 11 and the next macOS major update. But the iPhone maker is also tipped to launch a variety of new products at the show, including the Siri speaker, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and new MacBooks. A new report says that Apple is indeed expected to launch new laptops this quarter, and there’s reason to be excited. In a new research note to customers, TrendForce said that notebooks are having a little moment, again. Shipments for the first quarter of the year grew by 6.1% compared to last year, totaling around 37.81 million. That’s a 15.6% decline from the Christmas quarter, but still an impressive result for the period. Apple placed fifth in TrendForce's top, with 3.4 million MacBook laptops shipped during the period — that marks a 15.8% decline compared to the December quarter, but a 15.4% increase compared to last year. TrendForce quotes the MacBook Pro with TouchBar as the device that contributed significantly to the overall shipments. Similarly, the researchers believe the 12-inch MacBook will help Apple ship 10% more laptops in the second quarter of this year than last year. That’s because Apple reportedly plans to launch a new version of the 12-inch MacBook that will feature a new processor. The report notes that promotional pricing for some older models might also be in order. A previous report said that Apple will update the MacBook Pro as well, even if it only launched a new model in late 2016. TrendForce makes no mention of other MacBook updates for the quarter.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 16:09:10 -0400
  • Chinese Fighters Intercept Nuke-Detecting Plane Over East China Sea

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    The U.S. military is describing the interaction as "unprofessional."

    Mon, 22 May 2017 13:30:45 -0400
  • Prosecutor: Bullet meant for suicide killed another person

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities found one shell casing after a man tried to shoot and kill himself but the bullet passed through his head and took the life of his girlfriend, a prosecutor said Monday.

    Mon, 22 May 2017 20:53:10 -0400
  • Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

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    BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.

    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:05:31 -0400
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