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Thousands march in S. Korea anti-government protest

Thousands of South Koreans marched to protest labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster a year ago.

Hatch, Lee split on new attorney general

Utah's senators, both Republicans, were split Thursday over whether to confirm Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's choice to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Read more »

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Judge denies parole to former Manson follower Bruce Davis

A Los Angeles judge agreed with the governor's decision to reject parole for a Charles Manson follower imprisoned 43 years for two murders. Read more »

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Cesar Chavez to get Navy funeral honors 22 years after death

Hundreds gathered Thursday to see military honors rendered belatedly for Cesar Chavez, the legendary rights and labor leader but also a Navy veteran. Read more »

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Dr. Oz mounts spirited defense against critical letter

Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week's attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show was spurred by his vocal support for labeling genetically modified foods — a... Read more »

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BALCO & Biogenesis may be over, but steroids cloud remains

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have moved on, their names cleared. The cloud of steroids remains over baseball and all sports. Read more »

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New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast. Read more »

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American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

Blaming the "fog of war," President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two... Read more »

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Mexican girl mistakenly sent to US woman is back home

Alondra Luna Nunez was a young girl when she had a mishap with a remote-control car, leaving a scar between her eyebrows. Last week, that scar resulted in the teenager being misidentified as a missing girl from Texas, and then... Read more »

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Rough ride? Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him to a sidewalk. The cause of the fatal spinal injury he... Read more »

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Google posts mixed 1Q results amid new threats to company

Google has been looking more vulnerable as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search, while the company also deals with a potentially massive regulatory headache in... Read more »

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First lady: Tech industry to train, hire 90,000 veterans

Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector... Read more »

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Jaws meets kangaroo? Rare, cute pocket shark found in deep

Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark — the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast. Read more »

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Profiles of 4 killed by drones: aid workers, terror suspects

A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. Read more »

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Experts say drone strikes appear in bounds of US law

President Barack Obama said Thursday that recent U.S. strikes that killed Americans were consistent with guidelines for counterterrorism efforts, and experts say the attacks appear to have been... Read more »

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Yellowstone supervolcano is super big, new U. study finds

A new study by University of Utah seismologists maps a huge molten reservoir under Yellowstone, revealing that it is much larger than researchers previously thought. It would fill the Grand Canyon... Read more »

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Judge orders Minnesota men held in terrorism case

A federal judge has ordered that four Minnesota men accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State remain in custody while their case is pending. Read more »

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Obama honors Patriots, including Sealver Siliga, for Super Bowl win, community service

President Barack Obama is honoring the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a "huge distraction and media circus." Read more »

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Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to the man who led the nation's third-largest archdiocese and... Read more »

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Mistaken killings by US drone show limits of spycraft

The accidental killing of al-Qaida hostages in Pakistan by a U.S. drone, which President Barack Obama called a regrettable mistake, illustrates the limitations of U.S. intelligence even in a region that has been closely watched for... Read more »

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Report finds few colleges have a Shakespeare requirement

As Shakespeare would say, "We have seen better days." Read more »

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Defense challenges informant in Minnesota terrorism case

Attorneys for four Minnesota men accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group challenged the government's use of a paid informant, arguing at a detention hearing Thursday... Read more »

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Michael Brown's parents sue over son's death

Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the shooting that killed their son and sparked a... Read more »

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Ducey allows same-sex couples to be adoptive, foster parents

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has overruled a legal opinion from the attorney general's office and instructed the state's child welfare agency to allow all legally married couples, including same-sex couples, to jointly be adoptive and... Read more »

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