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  • Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.

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  • Police: 3-year-old set fire that killed his family

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 3-year-old boy set a fire in the living room of his Maine mobile home this week, a blaze that would engulf the structure and kill himself, his mother and his twin siblings, police said Friday.

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  • Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

    A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said.

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  • Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state -police

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud…

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  • 'Anti-Barbie' doll goes on sale on US

    She's short, brunette, has an average body shape and can even be given cellulite and acne: the 'anti-Barbie' doll is ready to go on sale in the United States.

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  • Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound

    AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.

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    Who knew sharing a cup of coffee with a stranger would be this uplifting? Tell us your one ingredient for success.

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  • Somebody Took a Picture of Beijing’s Skyline for a Year—and It’s Horrifying

    Air quality charts, studies, and even fashion trends prove just how terrible pollution has been in China. Still, for many of its citizens, the issue just doesn’t seem urgent enough. So, to make it plain and simple, one Beijing resident took photos of the same spot in the city’s skyline for 365 days…

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    U.S. troops in Afghanistan (24 photos)

    President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday. The…

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  • Police: Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home that also injured the pregnant woman's 9-year-old daughter but left the woman's toddler son unharmed, police said Saturday.

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  • Gay singers test country music's appeal

    Church, pickup trucks and dive bars -- the imagery of classic country songs evokes "traditional" small-town American life. The winner for Song of the Year at this year's Country Music Association awards was Kacey Musgraves' "Follow Your Arrow," whose message of not caring about outsiders' judgment…

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  • Albania opens secret bunker built by communists

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time.

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  • Students Tweet Pics of What Might Be the Saddest School Lunches You’ve Ever Seen

    And you thought the lunch ladies at your school were so unpopular.

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    Mexico City march ends in violence (39 photos)

    A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City's main square. The march late Thursday sought the return of the students from a rural teachers' college. Nov. 20 is…

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  • 2 charged in infant starvation on suicide watch

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man and his 23-year-old daughter charged in the starvation death of an infant are under a suicide watch in jail, which has prevented them from preparing for court, their attorneys said Friday.

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  • Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.

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  • Official: Man who killed deputy had made threats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who had made previous threats against police set his house on fire Saturday and ambushed the first sheriff's deputy who responded, fatally shooting the deputy and wounding another before he was killed by a police officer who lives nearby, a law enforcement official…

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  • Winners and losers under Obama's immigration plan

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation.

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