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Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015

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Official identifies gunman in Muhammad cartoon event attack

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — One of two gunmen who opened fire with assault rifles at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas has been identified by a law enforcement official as a man who was on the FBI's radar four years ago during a terrorism investigation. Authorities credited an off-duty officer working security at the event with saving lives by killing the gunmen.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015

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Israel veterans group alleges Israeli misconduct in Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli group that collects testimonies from combat soldiers published accounts Monday from last year's Gaza war alleging indiscriminate fire killed Palestinian civilians.

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Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.

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Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista.

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Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms

 

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report.

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Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas

 

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, and a bomb squad searched the gunmen's vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.

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Poverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015

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