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'We need help. Please help': Aid still scarce in earthquake-hit Nepal villages

At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village stands a wooden sign cobbled together and pleading for aid

Floyd Mayweather wins decision over Manny Pacquiao in richest fight ever

Pacquiao did what he wanted to do, chasing Mayweather around the ring most of the fight. But he was never able to land a sustained volume of punches, often looking frustrated as Mayweather worked... Read more »

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Have you seen 'Age of Ultron'? Here are 50 things you might not know about the previous Marvel films

Prior to the May 2008 release of "Iron Man" — the movie that kicked off Marvel's ongoing rule of the box office — you can hear the uncertainty in director Jon Favreau's voice.... Read more »

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Britain has a new princess — and eagerly awaits her name

From Prince Charles to royal fans to most of those who put down a bet, millions in Britain were hoping for a girl. Read more »

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After calm protests in Oakland, smaller group turns violent

Oakland's mayor and police chief acknowledged Saturday falling short in controlling what police said was a night of some of the heaviest damage yet in peaceful marches that have turned violent. Read more »

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Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case

Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly, charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed... Read more »

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Thousands expected in Baltimore rallies, now celebratory

Thousands of marchers expected to hit the streets this weekend had planned to protest the death of a man in police custody but instead looked to turn the gathering into a "victory rally" after... Read more »

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Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

Their faces were gaunt, eyes infected, hair tinted orange and stomachs distended from malnutrition. They looked bewildered, lost, broken. But the girls were alive and free. Read more »

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New royal baby: Destined to be a 'spare to the heir'?

When Prince William and his wife, Kate, announced the arrival of their first child in 2013, Britain jubilantly celebrated the birth of a future king. Two years later it's a different story. Read more »

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Governor, legislators leave 'baggage' behind in Medicaid expansion

Gov. Gary Herbert's announcement that he and legislative leaders "agreed to start over" on Medicaid expansion is apparently more about politics than policy. Read more »

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American Pharoah gives Baffert 4th Derby win

The win by the sweet-striding colt gave Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his fourth Derby win, and jockey Victor Espinoza his third and second in a row. Read more »

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Honolulu Food Festival explores the wonders of canned meat

An annual food festival in Honolulu features an unlikely star — Spam canned meat. Read more »

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Mexican drug cartel Jalisco New Generation flexes muscles

Political analysts say the increasingly powerful Mexican drug cartel known as Jalisco New Generation was showing off its muscles in a spasm of violence that killed seven people and forced down a... Read more »

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Wyoming dinosaur track site a chance discovery

Every time Cliff Manuel talks about the amazing dinosaur fossils that have been unearthed near his Shell, Wyo., home, his wife, Row, makes him recount the discovery of the Red Gulch Dinosaur Track... Read more »

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Stars speak out about Baltimore; others won't risk it

As the events in Baltimore continue to grip the nation, a few celebrities are raising their voices for the city and the cause. But experts say many stars are reluctant to address such heated... Read more »

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Hundreds of families trapped by fighting in Yemen's Aden

Hundreds of families are trapped in their homes by weeks of fierce fighting in the center of the southern city of Aden, running short of supplies — their only lifeline coming from volunteers... Read more »

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Warren Buffett defends practices, showers advice at meeting

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders always celebrate Warren Buffett at the annual meeting, but amid the praise Saturday, investors also questioned a couple of the conglomerate's recent business moves. Read more »

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On 150th anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral

At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages," but the meticulous, 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented Saturday proved... Read more »

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Proposed trade legislation could boost Utah exports, Hatch says

A hotly debated bill that would presumably open up trade for domestic producers, including many Utah businesses, may be gaining traction in Congress. If approved, the Trade Promotion Authority... Read more »

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The Latest: Baltimore braces for mass demonstration

12:30 p.m. Demonstrators hold a moment of silence at the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues in Baltimore for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after being seriously... Read more »

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Fundraising website won’t take contributions for officers charged in Freddie Gray case

RE –– GoFundMe, a fundraising website, has disallowed contributions for the Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. Read more »

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Thai police dig up 26 bodies at suspected trafficking camp

Thai police trekked into the mountains and dug up 26 bodies from dozens of shallow graves at an abandoned jungle camp that's been linked to human trafficking networks, which activists say are "out... Read more »

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Canadian prime minister visits Iraq as bomb attacks kill 13

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit Saturday to Iraq pledging to continue its support for the country's battle against the Islamic State group. Read more »

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Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure

The blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa stare silently from a hilltop overlooking this city in the Himalayan foothills. Read more »

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Taxpayers are already paying the bill over NJ bridge scandal

A nearly yearlong investigation into the 2013 lane George Washington Bridge Lane closures resulted in two indictments and a guilty plea — and New Jersey taxpayers have already footed some of... Read more »

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Pope defends soon-to-be saint vs Native American objections

Pope Francis on Saturday praised the zeal of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he will make a saint when he visits the United States this fall but whom Native Americans contend brutally... Read more »

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