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    A pressure cooker in a parked car on the National Mall aroused the suspicions of Capitol Police in Washington on Sunday, and they called out a bomb squad to do away with it.

    Officers spotted the car on routine patrol and found it suspicious. Inside we...

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  • Sharapova in Melbourne

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    Sharapova booed but wins at French Open

    With Paris one of the, to use a tennis expression, Big Four in the fashion world -- joined by Milan, New York and London -- it's no surprise that players spend a considerable amount of time pondering what they wear at the season's second grand slam.



    Charter set to announce Time Warner Cable acquisition

    Time Warner Cable has a new potential buyer: Charter Communications.

    Charter will announce a three-way proposal to buy Time Warner Cable and a smaller cable provider, Bright House Networks, on Tuesday, people close to the talks say.

    The bid will advanc...

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    Iraq Deputy PM: Ramadi 'surprised all of us'

    The Iraqi army's willingness to let Ramadi fall to ISIS "surprised all of us," Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq told CNN on Monday.

    "It's not clear for us why such a unit, which was supposed to be trained by the Americans for years, and supposed ...

  • Air France logo, planes

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    Source: 10 threats made against planes made

    Approximately 10 threats against planes came to at least four different agencies, according to a source familiar with the situation

  • Cigarettes at store

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    Big Tobacco goes into battle over plain packaging

    Big tobacco companies are stepping up their global fight against government attempts to make cigarettes less appealing by removing brands from packaging.

  • Obama on Memorial Day

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    Obama notes milestone Memorial Day

    President Barack Obama observed during remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday that this year is the first Memorial Day in 14 years "that the United States is not engaged in a major ground war."

    Saying that for "many of us, this Memorial Day ...

  • Cleveland protests, Brelo acquittal

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    Cleveland protesters appear in court

    Cleveland is catching its breath on Memorial Day after weekend protests.

    The demonstrations broke out Saturday as people reacted with anger to the acquittal of police Officer Michael Brelo, who had been accused of fatally shooting two unarmed African-...

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    WWII vet writes poetry to describe combat experience

    For more than half a century, Joe Bruni stayed silent about the "hellish day on the bloody sulfuric sands" that took his childhood friend at Iwo Jima.

    "If Tom Brokaw called us the greatest generation, we were also the silent generation," Bruni says of...

  • Baby's hand

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    Man stolen as baby reunited 41 years later

    It was a hug kept on hold for more than 41 years. The hug of a mother and son whose lives were abruptly separated four decades ago.

    Nelly Reyes had been waiting for hours in the international arrivals lounge at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airp...

  • Vatican 'diseases'

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    Vatican bank makes big profit

    It's been a good year for the Vatican bank as it works to scrub clean the sins of the past.

    Stronger income from trading securities including bonds and a fall in operating expenses drove a sharp rise in profits last year.

    Net profits hit €69.3 million ...

  • Man smoking cigarette

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    The 6 most proven ways to quit smoking

    For more than 50 years we've known that smoking can kill you.

    It is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and yet 42.1 million people light up and new smokers start every day.

    "Smoking is my best friend," Atlantan Barry Blackwell sa...

  • Russian space program loses $1.8B


    $1.8 billion disappears in Russian space program

    Russia's space industry is in crisis caused by funding cuts, corruption and "moral decay," government officials said.

    Billions of rubles have been lost in shady transactions. Construction projects are languishing. And important launches are failing.


  • Flood damage in Waverly, Texas, May 2015

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    12 missing in Texas county after storms

    Record-setting rains left officials in Texas and Oklahoma scrambling to assess the scope of the damage and destruction Monday as an emergency coordinator told reporters that a dozen people were missing in one county.

    The 12 people missing in Hays Cou...

  • Racist letter sent to family (cropped)

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    Family gets letter: 'You don't belong here'

    Ronica Copes and her family have lived in their Long Island home for almost two years. But just last week, they received the most unwelcoming letter in the mail:

    "Attn: African-American family," the letter said in all caps. "Lindenhurst is 84% white p...

  • Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh

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    Graves, trafficking camps found in Malaysia

    Malaysian authorities have uncovered 139 graves of victims caught up in the human trafficking trade in forests close to the Thai border, the country's national police chief said Monday.

    Khalid Abu Bakar said that each grave, near the town of Wang Kel...

  • ISIS, ISIL, Syria

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    The horror grows: Some facts about ISIS

    Just when it seems the horror can grow no deeper, ISIS shows that man's capacity for cruelty knows no bounds.

    The terrorist group, famous for posting online videos of beheadings of innocent victims, now takes depravity to new depths: Children have bee...

  • Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl (file)

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    Why Dave Grohl had a better weekend than you

    Fresh off his performance with his band the Foo Fighters on David Letterman's final show, Dave Grohl kept the good times rolling this weekend.

    Grohl rocked out on guitar in London, joining Paul McCartney onstage for a performance of the Beatles' "I Sa...

  • Michelle, Jim Bob Duggar, 19 Kids & Counting

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    What now for Duggars' '19 Kids and Counting'?

    Will the show go on?

    That is the question surrounding TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" after claims that Josh Duggar molested girls as a teenager. The network pulled repeats of the show off the air Friday even as support emerged for the Duggar clan, inclu...

  • Brelo verdict protestor in Cleveland

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    Cleveland cop acquitted after shooting couple

    How can a police officer fire 15 shots into a car with two unarmed people inside and then get acquitted after their deaths?

    That's exactly what happened when a judge announced Saturday that Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo was not guilty of vol...

  • Suicide bomber Afghanistan

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    76 wounded in Afghanistan suicide attack

    At least 76 people were wounded when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden truck near a provincial building in southern Afghanistan on Monday, authorities said.

    The blast destroyed the provincial capital building in Qalat City and damaged sev...

  • Joseph Sepp Blatter

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    Israel cries foul over FIFA suspension talk

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter is trying to broker a deal between the Palestinian and Israel football associations ahead of this week's FIFA World Congress at which the Palestinians have called for a vote to suspend Israel.

    Blatter met with both associat...

  • ISIS in Palmyra

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    ISIS executes 250-plus as it takes Palmyra

    When ISIS captures a city, the bloodshed is hardly over, as the militants summarily execute captive fighters and residents by the dozens. In Syria, they have killed more than 250 of them in less than two weeks.

    At least 13 of the victims were childre...

  • Ehud Olmert

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    Former Israeli PM Olmert sentenced

    Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman.

    He was also fined $25,700.

    Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006, during his tenure as Jerusalem's may...

  • Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller

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    Comedy great Anne Meara dies

    Comedy great Anne Meara, the quick-witted half of the comedy team "Stiller & Meara," died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.

    Meara and her husband, Jerry Stiller, were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long, the family said in a stat...


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