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GM is fined $35 million over deadly defect

This Friday, May 16 2014 photo shows the General Motors logo at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit. U.S. safety regulators fined General Motors a record $35 million Friday for taking at least a decade to disclose defects with ignition switches in small cars that...

US Embassy in Kenya requests security upgrade

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in Kenya is requesting additional security assistance and reducing the number of people stationed at the embassy because of an increase in security threats. Ambassador Robert Godec sent a letter to embassy staff Friday saying he...

Paul Casey shots 27 on back nine at Nelson

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Paul Casey has matched the PGA Tour record for the best score on a back nine, carding an 8-under 27 in the second round at the Byron Nelson Championship. The overall nine-hole scoring record is Corey Pavin’s 8-under 26 on the front nine in the...

Yardley: Book review: “Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter,” by Randall Balmer

Religion is a tricky business, never more so than when it gets mixed up with government. Although Balmer pays due respect to the argument that “religion functions best from the margins of society and not in the councils of power,” that “once a religious group panders after...
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Companies sue over possible Jackson hologram use

AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owners of technology used to digitally resurrect Tupac Shakur have asked a federal judge to block the use of their techniques in any effort to project a Michael Jackson hologram at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards....

Manziel Sent Browns Text Urging Them To Draft Him

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns’ quarterbacks coach says the team received a text from Johnny Manziel during last week’s draft urging them to select him. Cleveland passed on the Texas A&M quarterback earlier in the first round but selected him with their second pick....
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Bombings kill 10, wound 70 in Kenyan market

A member of the security forces patrols at the site where two blasts detonated, one in a mini-van used for public transportation, in a market area of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 16, 2014. Two blasts hit Kenya’s capital on Friday, killing a number of people and injuring many...
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Gay rights supporters in Idaho gather for rally

Maria May-Chang, right, wipes away a tear after having a piece of cake with her wife Judy May-Chang, left, and their son Cody at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, May 16, 2014. Maria and Judy were married last year in Washington state and were hoping to get a...
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Turkish firm, govt deny negligence in mine fire

Anti-government protesters chant slogans on a monument for the town’s miners, during a march in Soma, Turkey where the mine accident took place, Friday, May 16, 2014. Hundreds of protesters took part in the march against the government and there were clashes with the police...

Book review: “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered,” by Lynne Cheney

Consequently liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans can claim the founders and cite their words and actions in support. Are taxes too high? The American Revolution started in a dispute over taxes, so yes, the founders would have thought so. But no: The crux of the...