Afghan officials said a pair of suicide bombings killed at least 14 people in southern Afghanistan on Friday, including a dozen policemen who were sitting down to lunch when a man in a police uniform ... more 
Afghan officials said a pair of suicide bombings killed at least 14 people in southern Afghanistan on Friday, including a dozen policemen who were sitting down to lunch when a man in a police uniform set off his explosives. A spate of fireworks debacles and tragic parade accidents tempered Independence Day celebrations across the country.The mishaps left 20 people hospitalized in southern California, two people dead in parades nationwide and more than $1.5 million in damage in Seattle. South Africa's government says Nelson Mandela remains in a critical but stable condition and denies that he is in a vegetative state. less 
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Fri, Jul 5, 2013 1:52 PM EDT