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CDC: 10 listeria illnesses now linked to Blue Bell foods

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday that should clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Names of suspended Baltimore police officers released

BALTIMORE (AP) — The six officers suspended in the investigation of a black man who died after his arrest had experience on the force ranging from nearly two decades to three years, officials said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Flee or return: Ramadi residents face a tough choice

ON THE BZEBIZ BRIDGE, Iraq (AP) — In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed out of the city, fleeing the brutal clashes between the extremists and Iraqi security forces.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON (AP) — The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor showing the jury a photo of Tsarnaev giving the finger to a security camera in his jail cell three months after the attack.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators say they're close to a deal on a bill to help sex-trafficking victims, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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