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4 killed in crash of small plane in Texas

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 00:21
A Texas man, his wife and their two children died when the plane they were flying crashed next to a feed store shortly after takeoff Saturday, investigators say.
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Asian groups file federal complaint against Harvard over admission practices

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 00:00
An alliance of Asian American groups filed a federal complaint Friday against Harvard University, claiming that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians.
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'War on police': Line-of-duty deaths rise amid racially-charged rhetoric, anti-cop climate

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 00:00
Police throughout the nation say they fear a growing anti-cop sentiment driven by a handful of racially-charged incidents is making their jobs more dangerous on the streets, where the number of officers killed in the line of duty is rising sharply.
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Earthquakes on active Hawaii volcano could signal new eruption

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 23:06
A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world's most active volcanos.
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GOP presidential prospects in Iowa talk tough on terrorists - and Democrat Hillary Clinton

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 22:15
Republicans wooing Iowa's most active party members called Saturday for a stronger presence in the world but ran the gamut in tone and just how tough to get with America's enemies.
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Mom, 13-year-old daughter land in US after 8-year custody battle

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 21:24
The joyful tears shed by a Texas woman and her long-missing daughter after they returned to Houston from Mexico on Saturday signaled the end of an eight-year cross-border custody case that had mistakenly sent another girl to the U.S. against her will.
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Earthquakes and shifting ground on Hawaii volcano could signal new eruption, scientist says

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 20:28
A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world's most active volcanos.
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Police say 1 killed, 1 injured in shooting near water park in Kansas City, Missouri

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 20:07
A police chief says one person has been killed and another injured in a shooting near a water resort in eastern Kansas City, Missouri.
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2 officer-involved shootings with suicidal men in Florida county occur within a week; 1 fatal

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 18:05
Sheriff's deputies were involved in two officer-involved shootings in one week that left one man dead and another in critical condition.
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Study: Office Plants Can Boost Productivity and Morale

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 17:00
While minimally-appointed office spaces are typically thought to be the most productive, one study suggests that ornamentation -- via greenery -- can enhance efficiency.
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Plains states on alert for another burst of severe weather; tornadoes, large hail possible

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:47
Forecasters say the Midwest could be in for another round of strong storms and heavy rain.
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Harvard accused of bias against Asian-Americans

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:10
A complaint Friday alleged that Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants by setting a higher bar for admissions than that faced by other groups.
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Top bin Laden aide sentenced to life in prison in embassy bombing plot

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 03:55
A former top aide to Osama bin Laden was given life in prison for the 1998 bombings of two embassies in Africa, a sentence handed down Friday in a U.S. courtroom where he was confronted by a woman who was blinded in one of the attacks and others who lost loved ones.
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After Death Sentence, What's Next for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 03:32
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection, but he won't be executed for years — maybe decades — as the appeals process runs its course.
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Amid trappings of prosperity, Sweet Briar College's scheduled demise revealing common ills

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 03:13
A visitor to Sweet Briar College would be hard-pressed to find signs of the financial stress that is shuttering the tiny women's school.
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Meth lab found inside home of North Carolina elementary school teacher

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 03:12
Authorities in North Carolina said Friday they found a meth lab inside the home of an elementary school teacher.
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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be 1st terrorist executed in US since 9/11

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 03:08
The death sentence jurors imposed on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sets the stage for what could be the nation's first execution of a terrorist in the post-9/11 era, though the case is likely to go through years of appeals.
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Amtrak ordered to modify signal system following deadly train derailment, report says

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 02:37
The Federal Railroad Administration has reportedly ordered Amtrak to modify its signal system to protect against speeding around sharp curves long the Northeast Corridor, including the one where a train derailed Tuesday night killing eight people.
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Asian groups file federal complaint against Harvard over admission practices

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 01:35
An alliance of Asian American groups filed a federal complaint Friday against Harvard University, claiming that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians.
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Bird flu fears prompt show cancellations at Minnesota State Fair

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:23
All poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and all county fairs across the state this year as authorities try to stop a deadly bird flu virus, officials said Friday, while other states have already made or are considering similar moves.
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