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  • New York police officer dies after being shot in head

    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City plainclothes police officer shot in the head over the weekend as he tried to question a local man sought on gun charges died on Monday of his wounds, police and City Hall officials said. Officer Brian Moore, 25, was shot on Saturday evening as…

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  • LeBron lifts media blackout to call Chris Paul

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James lifted his personal media boycott during the playoffs to phone a friend.

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  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    LONDON (AP) — William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale.

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  • Four killed in shooting on Wisconsin foot bridge, including suspect

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man fatally shot three people on a walking and biking bridge in central Wisconsin on Sunday, and wounded a fourth before being found dead himself, police said. "We believe that this was a random act and we do not believe that anyone was targeted," Menasha Police…

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  • Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

    The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending "freedom" and critics see as antagonizing Muslims. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by…

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    Gunmen shot outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas (25 photos)

    Federal agents are searching an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday. Police officers shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside…

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  • 'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.

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  • Verizon caught lying in effort to upgrade customers to more expensive broadband plans

    The idea that an Internet service provider might lie to subscribers in an effort to get them to upgrade to a more expensive broadband plan will shock no one. These companies are notorious for pulling the wool over subscribers’ eyes and maintaining close relationships with regulators, who often turn…

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  • Car smashes into complex, kills woman, child walking outside

    LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A car driven by a suspected drunken driver crashed into a Northern California apartment complex, killing a woman and her toddler and slightly injuring two other children as they all walked together outside, police said.

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  • Husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dies suddenly

    David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly, his brother said Saturday. Robert Goldberg said his brother, the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey, had died late Friday. "It's with incredible shock and sadness that I'm letting…

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  • An Ethiopian immigrant rues the day he moved to Israel

    By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - When Sendeku Belay thinks about how his life has turned out, the 36-year-old believes he would have been better off staying in Ethiopia than moving to Israel. "Had I known Israel would work out like this, I would have preferred to die in Africa of…

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  • With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.

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  • ‘It Was Never a Dress’ Ingeniously Updates Women’s Room Symbol

    Flipping the dress idea on its head, an Arizona tech company, Axosoft, debuted its newly designed bathroom symbol at Arizona’s Girls in Tech Conference this week. Girls and women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math are an underrepresented minority, with women making up less…

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    Photos of the day - May 4, 2015 (33 photos)

    A group of 1000 customers receive a facial massage at a sports center in Jinan, Shandong province, China, a girl walks past Star Wars' Stormtroopers posing in an appearance for a campaign celebrating 'Star Wars Day' at a toy shop in Tokyo and a worker of the recently closed Swan garments factory…

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  • 6 Career Mistakes Even Smart People Make

    Career management is essential to reaching your full potential at work. While you may currently be in a position where your job feels stable and your next steps are clear, anything can change -- and quickly.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Georgia sheriff investigated after critically wounding woman in shooting

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia sheriff is under investigation after he critically injured a woman in a shooting that he described as an accident, police in an Atlanta suburb said on Monday. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill shot Gwenevere McCord, 43, in the abdomen at a model show…

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  • World kept guessing over name of Britain's baby princess

    Royal watchers around the world waited to discover the name of the two-day-old British princess born to Prince William and his wife Kate, which could be announced on Monday. The couple left hospital with their newborn daughter on Sunday -- and when their toddler son George was born in 2013 his name…

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