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Hillary Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, email practices this month

Hillary Rodham Clinton is willing to testify on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi

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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GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bids

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, both longshots who nevertheless have the... Read more »

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Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as... Read more »

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In the face of Islamic State successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger

When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida... Read more »

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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. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his... Read more »

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'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time

The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all... Read more »

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US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis

The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby... Read more »

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Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign

Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, resting his longshot bid on his vision of the nation as "a place of dreams" where people can... Read more »

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Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

Skiers and snowboarders at Vermont's Sugarbush resort have spent the morning on the slopes and played golf in the afternoon — testament to the abundance of snow that extended the season at... Read more »

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Ex-Christie allies are at court for hearing in bridge case

The investigation of politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013 heads to court Monday as two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie... Read more »

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Ellis Island expands its story of US immigration history

Not all of the stories at Ellis Island's immigration museum are about someone's great-grandfather arriving as a boy from Europe at the start of the 20th century. Read more »

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Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid in a morning announcement that highlighted her role as a... Read more »

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$500 million US program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled

Eleven months after President Barack Obama announced plans to arm opposition fighters to confront Islamic State militants in war-torn Syria, the $500 million program to train a proxy force has yet to begin, raising questions about... Read more »

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The Latest: Baltimore lifts curfew after days of tension

Baltimore police say they've made nearly 500 arrests and added that more than 100 officers have been injured since large-scale protests broke out after the death of Freddie Gray. Read more »

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LA man builds small home for homeless lady

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Elvis Summers was tired of seeing homeless people in his Los Angeles neighborhood. So when a 60-year-old homeless woman nicknamed "Smokie" knocked on his door one day, asking for recyclables she... Read more »

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More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing

The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007. Read more »

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Mayweather takes his $100 million check and runs

The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn't help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done. Read more »

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Rebels kill 8 Indian paramilitary soldiers

Suspected rebels on Sunday ambushed and killed eight Indian paramilitary soldiers in the remote, troubled northeast, police said. Read more »

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Astros win 10th in row, Gattis homers twice to beat Mariners

Evan Gattis homered twice and the Houston Astros won their 10th straight game, boosting the best record in the American League by beating the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday. Read more »

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Google embeds engineers as professors

Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. Read more »

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