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US ship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons meant for rebels

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for... Read more »

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Tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi taking shape in Austin

A dramatic change is in store for Austin’s skyline, as plans move forward on what now has become a 58-story tower that would be the city’s tallest building and the largest residential... Read more »

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Activists and religious leaders speak out on migrant deaths at sea

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Up to 900 migrants fleeing Libya have drowned this week in a "humanitarian disaster." Read more »

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Nuclear waste drums in New Mexico appear stable after signs of reactions

Dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year, according to federal officials. Read more »

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Bird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens

Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. Read more »

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Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners

Details and reaction on the winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes: Read more »

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Clinton calls allegations of favoritism tied to foundation's foreign donations 'distractions and attacks'

Hillary Rodham Clinton is rejecting a book's allegations that foreign governments that made donations to her family foundation received favorable treatment from the State Department while she... Read more »

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Q&A: Vatican's U.N. representative brings moral voice to world body

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Unique among participants in the General Assembly's debates, the Most Rev. Bernardito C. Auza, the Vatican's U.N. representative, brings a moral voice to debates about world affairs. Read more »

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Campaigning Hillary Clinton says economy has 'stalled out'

Hillary Rodham Clinton has a dismal assessment of the U.S. economy. She says it's "stalled out." Read more »

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Father killed in crash on the way to birth of 8th child

A father driving his pregnant wife and children to the hospital for the birth of the couple's eighth child was killed when a deer struck their van in central Wisconsin, according to sheriff's... Read more »

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Lawyer: Washington Post reporter in Iran faces 4 charges

A Washington Post reporter jailed for nearly nine months in Iran faces charges of espionage and three other crimes, his lawyer revealed Monday following her first in-depth meeting with the journalist. Read more »

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TSA adding new security measures for airline, airport staff

The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling... Read more »

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Chemistry Ph.D. student illustrates her thesis in comic book

Late last spring, a doctoral student worked late into the night. As she doodled, her chemistry thesis took on a life of its own, transforming into a comic book. Read more »

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Bombing trial enters penalty phase amid life or death debate

The guilt phase of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements... Read more »

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Ugly Olympic conflict breaks into open at Sochi conference

Never in recent memory has the Olympic movement seen anything quite like this. Read more »

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Agency proposes lifting most humpback whales' protections

The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list, saying they have rebounded after 45 years of protections. Read more »

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2 years after bombings, a festive Boston Marathon mood

The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday's running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line and shattered one of sports'... Read more »

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Countrymen shocked by Islamic State killings of Ethiopian Christians

Many in Ethiopia are reeling from the news that several Ethiopians were killed in Libya by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings. Read more »

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Arab journalist defiantly accepts Israeli honor

When 14 Israelis light torches in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the country at Israel's splashy Independence Day ceremony on Thursday, Arab newscaster Lucy Aharish will stride... Read more »

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SS 'accountant of Auschwitz' going on trial in Germany

Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from Hungary to the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland. Read more »

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Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed

Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four employees of the U.N. children's agency in an attack... Read more »

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Full circle: Chlorine now chemical weapon of choice in Syria

Exactly one century ago Wednesday, German troops opened the taps on a line of chlorine tanks to send a poisonous cloud drifting across no man's land and into World War I Allied trenches. The gas... Read more »

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US, Philippines start combat drills amid China reclamations

More than 11,500 American and Filipino military personnel launched one of their largest annual combat readiness exercises Monday amid growing alarm over massive land reclamations by China in... Read more »

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Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before... Read more »

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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change

Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be... Read more »

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