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IRS says thieves stole tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers

Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information

B.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas

B.B. King played tens of thousands of gigs around the world and often said he was blessed to play for presidents and the common folk. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Mentoring program helps W.Va. students prepare for college

Rayven Bailey and Emmilea Hatfield have their futures all mapped out after high school: get a college degree and come home to struggling McDowell County to try to make life a little less rough for... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture closer to reality

The 100,000 or so artifacts earmarked for the would-be Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture have for several years been neatly tucked away in numerous boxes at the state's history center in Oklahoma... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Myanmar president signs off on controversial population law

Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall

Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Drenching rains green pastures, bode well for herd expansion

Drenching rains in recent weeks across the nation's major livestock-grazing regions are greening pastures just as ranchers move cattle out for summer. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Cyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capital

Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center on Saturday to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Egypt court acquits 17 in protest that saw mother shot dead

An Egyptian court acquitted 17 people on Saturday over taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration earlier this year that saw a young mother shot to death in downtown Cairo. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties

Negotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday for talks in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Ohio patrolman acquitted in shooting 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 in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Book review: 'Find Momo Coast to Coast' shares road trip photos, adventures

"Find Momo Coast to Coast" is similar to a Where's Waldo? book as readers search for an adorable border collie named Momo in pictures from around the U.S. and Canada. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Should dogs be allowed at outdoor eateries? New York weighs its options

Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Arizona man killed in rollover after swerving to miss cow identified

An Arizona man who died in a rollover accident shortly before midnight Thursday after he attempted to avoid a cow standing on state Route 261 near Blanding was identified Saturday as 63-year-old... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to... Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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What happens if you give some families global aid and some families nothing?

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Yale researcher Dean Karlan found that no one had ever applied the scientific method to global aid. So he tried it. 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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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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