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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

NYPD officer shooting suspect faces attempted murder charge

A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head will be arraigned Sunday on charges including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, officials said. Read more »

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Blogger, 24, hoping to use site as springboard into politics

Politics often came up around the dinner table when Brooke Winn was growing up. 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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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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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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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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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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The Latest on Nepal: Chance of finding more survivors slim

Nepal's Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal says hopes of finding any more survivors are fading away as more than a week has passed since the massive earthquake. Read more »

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Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts

At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about... Read more »

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Bridge scandal charges may prove a mixed bag for Christie

The charges handed down against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal provide mixed news for the Republican governor as he tries to regain... Read more »

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Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation. Read more »

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Kerry says Yemen not yet a failed state, seeks peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Yemen can avoid ending up a failed state. Read more »

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Burundi: 3 killed in grenade attacks as tension continues

Three people have died in grenade attacks in Burundi, a spokesman for the ministry of public security said Saturday, during a week that has seen street protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term. Read more »

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A week after earthquake, Nepal still needs tents and food

Nepal's government renewed its appeal to international donors to send tents, tarpaulins and basic food supplies in the wake of last weekend's devastating earthquake, saying some of the items being... Read more »

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Latest on police-custody death: 53 arrests Friday night

Police spokesman Sgt. Jarron Jackson says there were 38 protest-related arrests and 15 curfew-violation arrests Friday night. Demonstrators took to the streets Friday to celebrate the announcement... Read more »

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Hundreds gather for vigil, fundraiser on behalf of Nepal earthquake victims

Hundreds gather in Salt Lake City for a vigil and fundraiser on behalf of Nepal earthquake victims. Read more »

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Poll: Majority of Salt Lake City residents say panhandling should be illegal

A new survey shows most Salt Lake City residents are frustrated with the presence of panhandling in the city. Nearly a two-thirds of those polled say panhandling should be illegal in the city,... Read more »

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3 former Christie allies charged in bridge scandal

Federal prosecutors brought charges Friday against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie — but not Christie himself — in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, apparently... Read more »

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Venezuela raises minimum wage 30 pct amid raging inflation

President Nicolas Maduro raised Venezuela's minimum wage Friday to help workers being battered by the world's highest inflation. Read more »

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May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race

Marches and rallies in U.S. cities on Friday drew crowds ranging from a few dozen to hundreds of people demanding more rights for workers and immigrants and an end to police brutality. Read more »

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US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire... Read more »

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Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit

The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said... Read more »

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Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu

A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak. Read more »

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Latest on Baltimore protests: Rallies planned across the US

6 p.m. About 400 people have marched in Chicago, some to protest recent police shootings and some to recognize May Day's message of workers' rights. Seventy-three-year-old activist Richard Malmin says he participates every year... Read more »

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