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Experts: Convictions of six officers will be tough to win in Baltimore case

Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly, charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'I am running for president'

Promising to fight what he deems "obscene levels" of income disparity and a campaign finance system that is a "real disgrace," independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he will run for... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Exxon's 1Q profit falls 46 percent amid decline in oil price

Lower oil prices pushed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s first-quarter profit down 46 percent, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Burundi sends college students home amid unrest

Burundi's national university was abruptly closed on Thursday amid protests in the capital that persisted with barricades burning in some neighborhoods. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Applications for US unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence that employers are laying off few workers despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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France sells 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar

France has announced it will sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar in a 6.3 billion euro ($7 billion) deal. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Kremlin: North Korean leader not coming to Moscow on May 9

The reclusive leader of North Korea will not be coming to Moscow next month for the Victory Day celebration, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman announced Thursday. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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German officials say they foiled Boston-style terror attack

German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for Friday, seizing a cache of weapons, including a pipe... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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This week in history: Hindenburg elected German president

On April 26, 1925, Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg was elected president of Germany. The election took place during the turbulent days of the Weimar Republic, and had significant implications for... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Herbert, legislative leaders starting over on Medicaid expansion

After meeting in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell Wednesday, Gov. Gary Herbert said he and legislative leaders are starting over on Medicaid expansion. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Alliance for a Better Utah executive director stepping down

Alliance for a Better Utah executive director Maryann Martindale is stepping down. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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16,000 former Corinthian Colleges students can have loans forgiven if they give up credits

A top education official said Wednesday that the 16,000 former Corinthian Colleges students who saw their campuses abruptly close this week will automatically have their federal student loans... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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40 years on, images of Saigon's fall remain indelible

ears later, the images remain searing: Throngs of desperate South Vietnamese civilians trying to scale the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, hoping somehow to squeeze aboard one of the... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Former US commander: Take nuclear missiles off high alert to keep cyberattack from starting war

Taking U.S. and Russian missiles off high alert could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war, a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces says, but neither country appears willing to... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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AP-GfK Poll: Nuanced views on gay rights, religious liberty

Most Americans think the government should protect religious liberties over gay rights when the two come into conflict, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, though fewer think most businesses... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Jeb Bush: Give 11 million immigrants chance to stay

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Obama in Maryland to visit wounded troops at Walter Reed

President Barack Obama is spending part of his day visiting wounded military members. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Iran's foreign minister says meetings on draft deal Thursday

Iran's foreign minister says his country and world powers will meet Thursday to start bringing together the elements of a draft on a comprehensive nuclear deal, with meetings starting Monday in... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Japan PM offers condolences for WWII dead in historic speech

Declaring "history is harsh," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan offered solemn condolences Wednesday for the Americans who died in World War II as he became the first Japanese leader to address a... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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GOP unveils budget plans in face of Obama opposition

Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama over his signature health care law and his... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Nearly 300 girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care

Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria's military from the forest stronghold of Boko Haram were so transformed by their captivity that they opened fire on their rescuers, and... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug

Supreme Court justices engaged in an impassioned debate Wednesday about capital punishment — part of arguments over a single drug that has been used in several botched executions. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Many 8th graders score poorly on US history, civics exam

Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation's Report Card. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Watchdog group issues dismal report on global press freedom

Terrorists are targeting journalists, authoritarian governments are jailing them and some countries are tightening media controls, developments that help explain why global press freedom in 2014... Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Iraqi Shiite cleric threatens US over budget provision

An influential Shiite cleric threatened Wednesday to attack U.S. interests in Iraq and abroad over a congressional provision to send arms directly to Sunni and Kurdish fighters. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Obama administration on pace to deport fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade

The Obama administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants in nearly a decade, according to internal government data obtained by The Associated Press. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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