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Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he's testing fate

It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died.

The Muppets to team up with several YouTube stars

It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to stream the video. Read more »

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Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack on Muhammad cartoon event

Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet... Read more »

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Obama launches foundation to help minority young men

Acting in the aftermath of Baltimore's unrest, President Barack Obama helped launch a foundation Monday to take up his campaign to help minority young men by improving education, training and job... Read more »

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Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month

Hillary Rodham Clinton is willing to testify on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email practices during her tenure as secretary of state, her... Read more »

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Boston Marathon bomber cries at federal death penalty trial

For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty... Read more »

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Supreme Court will hear appeal over energy regulation

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption. Read more »

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Supreme Court rejects inmate's appeal for sex-change surgery

A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in failure Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her final appeal. Read more »

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Former CIA leader defends drone strikes, torture

A former CIA official says in a new book that President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against... Read more »

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Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction

Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April... Read more »

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Orange-haired shooter turned heads at Colorado gun range

A man with fiery orange hair was such an odd sight when he showed up at a gun range in the summer of 2012 that two volunteer supervisors went to talk to him, one of the volunteers testified Monday... Read more »

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Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes

In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly... Read more »

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25-year-old NYPD officer shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on... Read more »

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Derek Hough says he's being careful after 'Dancing' injuries

Derek Hough, who was recently injured while rehearsing a dance routine, says it's not in his nature to take it easy. Read more »

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Report highlights earth-shattering increases in central U.S. seismic hazards

A new analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey examines the increased rates of seismic activity in eight central U.S. states. It found that man-induced, ground-shaking events are in many cases linked... Read more »

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Going inside Big Bird, a film takes wing with Caroll Spinney

He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for nearly half a century, all the while hidden from sight. Read more »

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Obama: Powerlessness has fueled protests following deaths in Baltimore, Ferguson

President Barack Obama says a sense of powerlessness and unfairness among young minorities has helped fuel the protests the nation has seen in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. Read more »

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Fired National Park Service official says she's a scapegoat for damage to sacred burial site

A former National Park Service official in Iowa says she was unfairly blamed and fired for approving illegal construction projects that damaged a sacred American Indian burial site. Read more »

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A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Read more »

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Defeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans

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Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao lost a unanimous decision to American Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night, but the devout fighter is keeping the faith — as do his fans. Read more »

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State: No evidence of conflict in Clinton Foundation gifts

The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations... Read more »

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Berkeley's Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writing

Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. Read more »

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Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea

Italian rescue ships brought migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports, including a baby born aboard a navy vessel, as crowded shelters in Sicily and on the mainland struggled... Read more »

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Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of the Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and... Read more »

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Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space

The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista. Read more »

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Kerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5... Read more »

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