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  • FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in U.S.: CNN

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials. A Federal law enforcement official who asked not to be named said there was a known threat to Los…

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  • Australians get 72-hour notice of execution in Indonesia: source

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Australian drug convicts were notified on Saturday that they will be executed by firing squad in 72 hours at the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. "A 72 hours notice of execution was given to Bali 9 death row…

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  • Pakistani 'teen' convict to be hanged on May 6: authorities

    Pakistani authorities issued a death warrant Friday for a convicted killer whose supporters say he was a juvenile at the time of his crime and whose case has attracted attention from rights groups around the world. Shafqat Hussain was sentenced to death for killing a seven-year-old boy in Karachi…

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  • Sawyer Sweeten of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies at 19

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19.

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    Father dying of brain tumor gets wish to do father-daughter dance

    Charlie Kwentus knows that he won’t be around to dance with his two daughters at their weddings, but a local nonprofit is helping to grant this man his dying wish.

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  • After Alleged Domestic Violence Incident, Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson Still Plan to Wed

    WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were arrested this week at their Phoenix-area home on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct owing to an alleged domestic violence incident.

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  • One U.S. Navy Seal dies, one critical in Virginia pool training

    (Reuters) - One U.S. Navy Seal died and another was critically injured on Friday while training in a pool at a Virginia military base, a Navy spokesman said. The two members of the Navy's elite sea, air, land teams were found at the bottom of the pool by another service member at about 3 p.m. local…

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  • Palestinians shot dead after Jerusalem, West Bank attacks

    Israeli security forces on Saturday shot dead a Palestinian man who stabbed an officer in the West Bank hours after a knife-wielding teenager was killed at an east Jerusalem checkpoint. The two incidents were the latest in a spate of apparent lone wolf attacks by Palestinians targeting Israeli…

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  • Swedish cops toast of New York after subduing fight

    Four burly Swedish police officers were hailed as heroes and set hearts aflutter with their model-like looks after they put aside their New York vacation to subdue a bloody fight. The Swedes were taking the subway to a Broadway performance of "Les Miserables" on Thursday night when the train…

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  • Michigan woman charged with murder for sealing newborn in plastic at office

    (Reuters) - A Michigan woman was charged with murder on Friday in the death of her newborn son who was found sealed in a plastic bag and stored in a tote near her desk in March, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. Kimberly Pappas, 25, of Wyandotte, is charged with felony murder, premeditated…

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  • Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lester Tenney endured three years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but he has made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address Congress on Wednesday, in the 70th anniversary year of the war's end, something rankles Tenney…

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    Straight high school student asks his gay best friend to prom with adorable ‘promposal’

    Prom season is in full swing and that, of course, means adorable “promposals” popping up across the country — and you just have to see this one. Jacob Lescenski from Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas asked his best friend, Anthony Martinez, to the prom in the most adorable way possible. He…

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  • 15 loose buffaloes that crossed New York highway are killed

    COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said.

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  • More Than 1,000 Doctors Say Dr. Oz Should Resign

    At least 1,000 U.S. doctors say they think Dr. Mehmet Oz should resign from his faculty position at Columbia University in New York, a new poll finds. Earlier this week, 10 doctors sent a letter calling for Oz, host of the popular TV show "The Dr. Oz Show," to be removed from his academic position…

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    Teacher Accused of Smacking 15-Year-Old Student On Leave

    "It just hurts to see your child hurting like that over something like this," parent Iris Quarles said. Quarles said her 15-year-old son, a student a Huguenot High School in Virginia, was smacked in the face by his teacher.

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  • Nepal quake: Nearly 1,400 dead, Everest shaken

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest.…

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  • Thousands march in US capital against gay marriage

    Several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington on Saturday against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the deeply divisive issue in the coming days. Currently, individual states are responsible for determining marriage laws, with 37 out…

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