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Ohio patrolman acquitted in deaths of 2 unarmed suspects amid 137-shot barrage

A Cleveland officer has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.

China says it's entitled to keep watch over island claims

China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following a reported exchange in... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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AP Photos: Heritage sites under Islamic State control

lamic State fighters routed Syrian government forces and took control of the ruins of Palmyra Thursday morning, the ancient city became the latest archaeological site to fall into the hands of the... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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CVS to spend $10.4 B in cash on drug distributor Omnicare

lth will spend more than $10 billion to buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare and tap a growing target for prescription drug distribution: care for the elderly. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos

Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky — even though they spend 48 hours... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Applications for US jobless aid up, but from very low level

More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Japan town to still hunt dolphins after aquariums' rejection

The fishing town of Taiji will not stop its dolphin hunts, the mayor said Thursday, after Japan's aquariums decided to stop buying captured dolphins under international pressure sparked by cruelty... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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UK's Cameron announces new plans as UK immigration rises

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain's borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Malaysia orders sea search-and-rescue for migrants

Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday he has ordered the navy and coast guard to comb the sea to look for stranded migrants, the first country to announce it will search for the refugees in... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Spanish political renegade poses threat to dominant parties

Nearly a decade ago, Albert Rivera caused a stir in Spanish local politics by posing nude in campaign posters. These days, he sports Hugo Boss suits but his campaign on the national stage is no... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Timetable for decision on teams in LA could be moved up

Los Angeles might be in the NFL's future sooner than anyone thought. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Louisiana black bear could move off threatened-species list

Federal and Louisiana officials say it's time to get the animal that inspired teddy bears off the list of protected species. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Cuban wrestlers prepare to face US in Times Square

Invited to take part in an exhibition against the U.S. in Times Square, top Cuban wrestlers quickly received approval from their government to make the trip. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Pilot who landed gyrocopter at US Capitol facing 6 charges

A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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This week in history: Charles Sumner attacked in the Senate

On May 22, 1856, Rep. Preston Brooks beat Sen. Charles Sumner on the floor of the Senate with a cane. The beating was in response to a speech that Sumner had given in which he insulted the South... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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1 dead in Burundi unrest; leader delays parliamentary vote

Burundi police fired live bullets, tear gas and tossed a grenade Wednesday to disperse hundreds of protesters angry over the president's bid for a third term in office. One soldier died while... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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David Letterman to sign off as late-night host

After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman is signing off. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Police officer, suspect critically hurt by gunfire in Omaha

Gunfire broke out Wednesday while police were trying to arrest a fugitive in Omaha, leaving an officer and a suspect critically wounded. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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New York's top financial regulator to step down

Benjamin Lawsky, New York state's top financial regulator who collected billions of dollars in penalties and fees from Wall Street giants, announced Wednesday that he will step down. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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The science of late-night snacking — and how to resist

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New research illustrates why late-night snacking can quickly become an out-of-control eating behavior. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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The bipartisan bill that puts students back in control of their privacy

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In a rare expression of bipartisanship, two congressmen last week introduced a bill to modernize student privacy protections for students. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Families struggle, comfort each other after Nepal earthquake

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Nepalese living in the U.S. struggle to reach families and send help, and comfort each other in the wake of the disaster in their homeland. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

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New research has found that children who are bullied are more likely to develop social and mental health problems in adulthood than children who are physically abused. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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