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Catholic leader seeks Irish probe into mass graves

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland should investigate the Catholic Church's mistreatment and burial of babies who died decades ago in nun-operated homes for unmarried mothers, a senior church official declared Sunday as the country confronted another shameful chapter of its history of child abuse.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue is very important.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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5 dead in Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two police officers were "simply having lunch" at a strip mall pizza buffet in Las Vegas when a man and a woman fatally shot them at point-blank range, then fled to a nearby Walmart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan is recovering but is expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks after having surgery on a broken leg suffered in a chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and one dead.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014

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Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine's president

 

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Saturday called for dialogue with the country's east, gripped by a violent separatist insurgency, and for armed groups to lay down their weapons but said he won't talk with rebels he called "gangsters and killers."

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014

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Tracy Morgan in intensive care after 6-car crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in intensive care Saturday after the limousine bus he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, state police said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014

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Watchdog: VA may have retaliated against workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigative agency is looking into claims that Veterans Affairs supervisors retaliated against 37 employees who filed whistleblower complaints, including some who complained about improper scheduling practices at the heart of a growing health care scandal.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014

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