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Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2015

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Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015

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Finding California oil spill's cause could take months

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015

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Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015

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Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015

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US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people

BANGKOK (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015

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Sen. Cantwell turns Senate divisions on trade to advantage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's trade bill faced a crucial test vote in the Senate, and Washington state Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell saw an opportunity.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015

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Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015

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