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Violence kills nearly 50 in Iraq ahead of key vote

Iraqi police officers show their inked fingers at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 28, 2014. Iraqi officials say suicide bombers have targeted polling centers as soldiers and security forces cast ballots ahead of parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)...
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AP PHOTOS: Tornadoes rip across Midwest

In this Sunday, April 27, 2014 photo, Lauren Watts searches for her dog in Mayflower, Ark., after a tornado struck the town. A tornado system ripped through several states in the central U.S. and left more than a dozen dead in a violent start to this year’s storm season,...
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Editorial: Obama’s half-measures give Vladi­mir Putin little to fear

VLADIMIR PUTIN’S assault on Ukraine has been relentless and increasingly reckless: Forces working with Russian personnel in eastern Ukraine are torturing and murdering opponents and holding international observers hostage. In contrast, President Obama’s response has...
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NY lawmaker pleads not guilty to US fraud charges

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm leaves federal court in New York, Monday, April 28, 2014. Grimm was taken into custody Monday to face federal charges following a two-year investigation of his campaign financing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm leaves federal court in New...
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NY lawmaker pleads not guilty to US fraud charges

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm leaves federal court in New York, Monday, April 28, 2014. Grimm was taken into custody Monday to face federal charges following a two-year investigation of his campaign financing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm leaves federal court in New...
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Arkansans rush for cover against twister; 14 die

A row of lightly damages houses, top, face destroyed homes in a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday, killing at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) A row of lightly damages houses, top, face destroyed homes in a...

Discrimination Suit Can Proceed Against OH College

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a woman can proceed with her lawsuit alleging Ohio State University discriminated against her because she has Crohn’s disease. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled the lower court was wrong in...
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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 25 in Kurdish town

Iraqi police officers show their inked fingers at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 28, 2014. Iraqi officials say suicide bombers have targeted polling centers as soldiers and security forces cast ballots ahead of parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)...
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Billy Joel tells Howard Stern about trying heroin

AP Photo/Carlo Allegri NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel has acknowledged in a candid Howard Stern interview he tried heroin and said he almost formed a supergroup with Sting. The piano man opened up Monday in a two-hour interview in front of 150 people in a New York City town...
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Iraq: Suicide bomber kills 25 in Kurdish town

Iraqi police officers show their inked fingers at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 28, 2014. Iraqi officials say suicide bombers have targeted polling centers as soldiers and security forces cast ballots ahead of parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)...