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Iraq: Car bombing kills at least 13 pilgrims in Baghdad

An explosives-laden car detonated on Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 13 Shiite pilgrims.

Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. Read more »

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Snyder expects expanded Medicaid coverage in Flint next week

An additional 15,000 children and pregnant women grappling with Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis should become eligible for government health insurance starting next week, once the funding... Read more »

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Man who served 10 years for '64 NYC killing cleared of crime

A Virginia man who spent almost 10 years in prison for a New York City slaying he was pressured to plead guilty to over 50 years ago was back in court on Monday — to hear a judge finally... Read more »

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Marines investigating claim about men in Iwo Jima photo

The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two... Read more »

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Cate Blanchett named goodwill ambassador for UN refugees

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said Monday she's proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency. Read more »

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Trump far behind in preparing for general election

The Republican presidential nomination may be in his sights, yet Donald Trump has so far ignored vital preparations needed for a quick and effective transition to the general election. Read more »

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Prince siblings stand to make millions but keep low profiles

Prince's death at age 57 stands to make instant millionaires out of six surviving siblings if no will is ever found. So who are they? Two sought to follow in their brother's musical footsteps. One... Read more »

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Wheaton group blasts college's silence over Hastert confession

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Gay students, supporters and alumni at Wheaton College, a top evangelical Christian school that counts former House Speaker Dennis Hastert among its most famous grads, have told the administration... Read more »

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Roman police seize thousands of fake Vatican souvenirs

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Police raided a storeroom near St. Peter’s Square and seized a cache of Vatican souvenirs and trinkets including flags, bracelets and key rings bearing Pope Francis’ image. Read more »

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USCIRF calls for government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees

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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its 2016 annual report. Read more »

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Leicester wins English title for 1st time in 132-yr history

Leicester secured an incredible first Premier League title without playing on Monday after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea in one of the biggest-ever triumphs by an underdog in sports. Read more »

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Online harassment is most often targeted at women and even worse for this group

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Female journalists often bear the brunt of anonymous online criticism. Unfortunately, that's part of their job description. Read more »

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Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns

The police department in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border is inflicted by an entrenched culture at the expense of the constitutional rights of nonbelievers and should be disbanded,... Read more »

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Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year

A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school... Read more »

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First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that once represented a half-century of Cold... Read more »

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Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, apparently ending one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. Read more »

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Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Read more »

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What millennials need to do to retire comfortably

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You might have to save a lot more for retirement than expected, as McKinsey predicts that return rates will drop in the coming years. Read more »

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Your triplets just got even more special

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The number of triplets born in the U.S. rose dramatically in the 1980s and '90s, but now has fallen just as dramatically. The change mostly affects one group of mothers. Read more »

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How to reap the financial benefits of your degree

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Soon students will trade in textbooks for diplomas, along with a lot of debt also. The daunting task of paying off student loans, which total about $1.2 trillion in America, tests whether students'... Read more »

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Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 policemen, 22 wounded

A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to the state-run Anadolu... Read more »

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US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome. Read more »

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Sen. Orrin Hatch headed to Israel to meet with Netanyahu

Sen. Orrin Hatch is traveling to Israel on Monday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the Obama administration proposes the largest military aid package ever to another country. Read more »

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Apple reports iPhone sales down, 1st revenue drop since 2003

Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company... Read more »

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Campaign rumbles into Indiana with underdogs struggling

The 2016 presidential campaign rumbled into Indiana Sunday focused on Tuesday's critical primary, even as front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump itched to fully engage in the one-on-one... Read more »

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Did woman sway boy to kill his dad? Court raises doubts

The paramedics who looked at Robert Breininger's lifeless body in his twin bed suspected right away that whatever happened didn't match the story being told by his 10-year-old son. Read more »

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Teacher to run 5K race 6 months after double lung transplant

Six months to the day after undergoing a life-saving double lung transplant, a Boston school teacher who for his entire life has lived with a disease that robs him of lung capacity is running a 5K... Read more »

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South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary

Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a... Read more »

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'Holy Fire,' fireworks: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000... Read more »

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Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again

A novelist who was twice rescued from storm-battered sailboats hopes his next adventure lacks in such drama. Read more »

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This tool blocks shooters from their 15 minutes of fame, but not everyone is pleased

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A new extension for Google's Chrome browser takes perpetrators' names and photos out of news stories about mass shootings. But even the advocates against killer notoriety are split about it. Read more »

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With no sign of Trump's decline, some media outlets vow to keep ignoring him — even if he's the GOP pick

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The Huffington Post doubled down on its controversial decision to cover GOP hopeful Donald Trump's presidential bid as a "sideshow" even if he's picked to lead the party to the White House. Read more »

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Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington (+video)

Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy. Read more »

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Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Read more »

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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. Read more »

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Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. Read more »

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Obama gets once more chance to zing official Washington

President Barack Obama is getting one more chance to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Read more »

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33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift

The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will... Read more »

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Woman struck, killed by duck boat in downtown Boston

A 29-year-old woman was killed and her passenger was injured after the scooter she was driving was struck by an amphibious sightseeing vehicle in downtown Boston on Saturday. Read more »

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Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East... Read more »

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Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliament

Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting... Read more »

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Man abandoned 30 years ago tries to find his birth family

Nobody knows just how long the baby lay there that September night in 1986. Read more »

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Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia

Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight? Read more »

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Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender

She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman. Read more »

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San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training

San Francisco's police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already... Read more »

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Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. Read more »

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Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday night under heavy rain and flooding, killing at least seven people and injuring 121 others, Kenyan... Read more »

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The positive role religion plays in furthering foreign policy goals

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Secretary of State John Kerry hopes lawmakers will continue assessing the positive role religion plays in furthering foreign policy goals. Read more »

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Is your 'doctor' really an M.D.?

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From a teenager posing as a physician to a chiropractor practicing "pastoral medicine," some people sound like doctors, but they're not. What initials should you look for after your doctor's name? Read more »

April 30, 2016

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This controversial law could help schools in Nevada struggling with growth booms

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While the courts deliberate, school choice advocates debate the political and policy merits of the nation's boldest school choice law. Read more »

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