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Armed Man Killed In Attack On Atlanta Courthouse

Fri, 2014-06-06 15:26

The man, who was scheduled to plead guilty to drug-related charges later Friday, was armed with an assault rifle, grenades, smoke bombs and tear gas.

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American Detained In Honduras: 'We Came With An Open Heart'

Fri, 2014-06-06 15:18

Six Americans remain in a rural Honduran prison after being arrested last month on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country.

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GM Recalls 105,000 More Vehicles

Fri, 2014-06-06 14:01

The latest recall comes a day after General Motors admitted that it had failed customers who owned cars with potentially deadly ignition switch problems.

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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

Fri, 2014-06-06 13:31

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.

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Clinton Aides Weighed Fallout Of Calling Rwanda Killing 'Genocide'

Fri, 2014-06-06 13:13

A legal adviser to President Clinton wrote in 1994 that concluding that the situation in the central African country amounted to genocide "does not create a legal obligation ... to stop it."

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Prison Rape Law A Decade Old, But Most States Not In Compliance

Fri, 2014-06-06 13:11

A law to educate inmates about their rights and how to report sexual violence crimes went into effect in 2003. But most states are still not in full compliance. Others are protesting the rules.

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Despite Va. Order, Car Services Uber, Lyft Refuse To Pull Over

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:33

The smartphone-linked services have run afoul of taxi drivers who accuse them of having lax insurance and background checks.

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Will Rick Perry Take Another Swing At The Presidency?

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:31

The long-serving Texas governor may be stepping down, but that doesn't mean his political career is over. There's still "tread left in our tires," says his wife.

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President Obama's Globe-Trotting, By The Numbers

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:25

Which countries has President Obama visited the most during his presidency? France and Mexico. His current visit to France is his fifth as president.

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Former Boxer Steps Up As Kiev Mayor, Spars With Remaining Activists

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

Former world heavyweight boxing champ Vitaly Klitchko is now set to become mayor of Kiev. In his first major move, Klitchko is asking activists in Independence Square to pack up their tents and allow the square to return to normal. Some activists are resisting, warning that one presidential election doesn't guarantee the success of their revolution — or do justice to the martyrs who were killed there.

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On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. On the same day, Putin met with new Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.

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In May Jobs Report, A Milestone: A Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

The May jobs report showed steady job creation. Payrolls expanded by 217,000, and unemployment held steady at 6.3%. And there was a milestone: The U.S. economy now has slightly more jobs than it did in December 2007, when the last recession began.

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Allies Land Again In Normandy, This Time To Honor D-Day Vets

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France, President Obama joined with other allied leaders in commemorating veterans and those who lost their lives in the pivotal battle there.

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An Open, Dark Secret: Ireland Reacts To Mass Grave Of Children

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

The bodies of hundreds of children were recently discovered in the Irish town of Tuam, left behind a former home for unmarried mothers. Alison O'Reilly of The Irish Mail broke the story, and she speaks with Robert Siegel about the mass grave and reactions to the news.

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Who Shot Pakistan's Star News Anchor? Some Point To Spy Agency

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

Pakistan's biggest media house and the country's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, have been embroiled in conflict recently. Geo TV alleged that ISI tried to kill the network's anchor, who was shot and badly injured in April. Now, government regulators have intervened, banning Geo for two weeks.

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For Americans Held In Honduras, Daily Fines And Decrepit Conditions

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

Six Americans have been detained in Honduras for the last month, jailed on suspicion of smuggling arms. The Americans claim the guns they carried were for personal protection against pirates as they cleared logs to give locals better access to fishing sites.

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North Dakota's Gay-Marriage Ban Challenged In Federal Court

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:37

The state had been the only one to have its voter-approved same-sex prohibition go unchallenged in the courts. On Friday, seven couples filed suit to change that.

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R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:18

For smokers hoping to quit, text messages with tips and reminders may be just as effective as phone counseling, a study finds. Texts doubled the success rate compared with people who didn't text.

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@CIA Tweets; Internet Explodes In Not-So-Covert Sarcasm

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:00

The agency has probably been on Twitter before, but its first public tweet was cloaked in tongue-in-cheek humor.

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WWII Vet, AWOL From Nursing Home, Found At Normandy Ceremonies

Fri, 2014-06-06 10:20

After Bernard Jordan's nursing home in Sussex couldn't sign him up for an organized trip, the 89-year-old put on his medals and headed out on his own. The nursing home reported him missing.

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