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Chilean village a ghost town after Calbuco's twin eruptions

Mighty blasts from the looming Calbuco volcano have left Ensenada an ash-drowned ghost town

Few vets getting care through $10 billion VA program

A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment... Read more »

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American killed in Pakistan was working to develop business

A 73-year-old American man who the White House says was killed during a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan was an international development worker described as passionate about his work. Read more »

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Minnesota mother shocked that 2 sons face terror charges

Adnan Abdihamid Farah's parents took his passport away last year when it came in the mail, and his mother would later tell authorities she feared her son would "disappear." Read more »

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US stocks move lower after weak global economic surveys

Stocks moved lower in early trading Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from Europe, China and Japan. Read more »

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Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found. Read more »

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Impoverished Africans sail to Europe despite the deadly toll

Some sea voyages took Senegalese fisherman Samba Ngom away for up to three weeks at a time, but eventually he began dreaming of going further, to a place where he could make more money in a month... Read more »

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South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants

Several thousand people marched through South Africa's largest city on Thursday in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people. Read more »

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US jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs. Read more »

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US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global... Read more »

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Volvo prepares to send 'Made in China' cars to US

On the verge of exporting the first "Made in China" cars to the United States, Volvo is determined to show they are as good as vehicles it produces in Europe. Read more »

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Iraq expects new US-made F-16s in July to boost IS fight

Iraq will at long last be getting the first batch of F-16 fighter jets it ordered four years ago, its air force commander said Thursday, a shipment that is expected to boost Iraq's capabilities in... Read more »

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Honda shows new business jet in Japan

Honda, known for making motorcycles and cars, is showing its new sleek business jet in Japan for the first time, billing it as quiet, quick and green. Read more »

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Joy, anger for family of Mexican girl wrongly sent to US

When a woman in Texas claimed that Alondra Luna Nunez was her long-lost daughter, the girl's real parents in Mexico say they presented more than a dozen documents from baptismal records and a copy... Read more »

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Yemen's defiant Shiite rebels press their offensive in south

Yemen's defiant Shiite rebels pressed their offensive in the country's south, apparently ignoring an overture from Saudi Arabia earlier this week, while the kingdom's warplanes continued to target... Read more »

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United Airlines posts record profit of $508 million for 1Q

Lower fuel prices helped United Airlines earn a record first-quarter profit despite a dip in revenue. Read more »

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In Libya's anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with... Read more »

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Calbuco volcano erupts for first time in over 40 years, nearby town evacuated

The Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Read more »

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This week in history: Allied forces land at Gallipoli

On April 25, 1915, 100 years ago this week, British and Allied forces landed along the Gallipoli Peninsula in the Aegean Sea with the goal of capturing Constantinople. The campaign ultimately went... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Human trafficking bill helps victims restore their lives

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Bipartisan legislation to combat sex trafficking in the U.S. helps make sure minors sold for sex aren’t prosecuted as defendants, but are instead treated as victims. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Is the World Bank doing more harm than good?

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The World Bank's mission is to end poverty. A new investigative report shows its projects might leave the impoverished worse off. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Why children with ADHD need to wiggle during class

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According to research from the University of Central Florida, kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are more likely to learn if they’re allowed to let their wiggles out. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Activists and religious leaders speak out on migrant deaths at sea

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Up to 900 migrants fleeing Libya have drowned this week in a "humanitarian disaster." Read more »

April 20, 2015

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