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Police: Ex-death row inmate Cooper dead of apparent suicide

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term was found dead in Indianapolis on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self

A U.S. airman "with no apparent motive" walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it, statements marked "strictly confidential" show, even as France pressed the U.N. for more information about the case.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Search resumes for those missing in Texas floodwaters

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off its foundation and slammed it into a bridge downstream.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Closed-door trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter begins

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian security court on Tuesday began the closed-door espionage trial of an Iranian-American reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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