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Vatican undergoes 2nd grilling this year on abuse

Members of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), David D’Bonnabel from Austria, left, and Nicky Davis from Australia comfort each other prior to the start of a vigil to denounce abuses in Rome, Friday, April 25, 2014, two days ahead of the canonization of...
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South Korea changing maritime rules after sinking

FILE – In this April 18, 2014 file photo, South Korean Coast Guard officers search missing passengers aboard the ferry Sewol, center, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea. The South Korean government is scrambling to fix what Prime Minister Park...

EU expects recovery to lower unemployment faster

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm says the 28-nation bloc’s economic recovery is firmly under way and will help bring down high unemployment faster than previously expected. The EU Commission said Monday it now expects the unemployment rate...
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Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

AP Photo/Susan Walsh ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it. Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be...
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Pistorius trial moves into 7th week

File: In this Friday April 11, 2014 file photo, Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. The murder trial of Pistorius is expected to enter a critical phase of testimony Monday as the defense attempts to overcome a faltering...
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US air teams rescuing injured Chinese sailors

In this May 3, 2014, image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force Airman parachutes into the Pacific Ocean to aid to two critically injured sailors aboard a Venezuelan fishing boat. The Venezuelan fishing boat found the sailors floating in a raft Friday afternoon after...

Baby Safety Gates Aren’t Always Safe, Study Finds

CHICAGO (AP) — Baby gates meant to protect young children aren’t always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get emergency room treatment each year from injuries resulting from falling through or climbing on these gates. Most injuries...
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Spurs dispatch Mavs, look ahead to Blazers

AP Photo/Eric Gay SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs barely had time to exhale Sunday after a grueling seven-game series with the Dallas Mavericks before an even more demanding test was presented. How do the veteran Spurs expect to keep up with the young and energetic...
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Bigger stage, brighter spotlight for Wall, Lillard

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast MIAMI (AP) — John Wall was the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Damian Lillard hit perhaps the signature shot of the opening round of these playoffs. Within the game, both are already considered stars. Over the next couple weeks, casual fans...
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Syria’s historic Crusader castle damaged by war

This photo made on Thursday, May 1, 2014, shows Crac des Chevaliers, top center, the world’s best preserved medieval Crusader castle, above the destroyed Sunni village of Hosn in Syria. The village was destroyed in fighting between the government and rebel forces while the...