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Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, died Wednesday, her son said. She was 86.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Obama: US must lead globally but show restraint

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Michigan zoo sells exotic animal 'doo'

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A zoo in southern Michigan is selling a composted mixture of manure produced by exotic animals.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Deer leaps from Illinois overpass onto minivan

WEST DUNDEE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman is grateful her family is safe after a 200 pound deer leapt from an overpass, landing on their minivan as it traveled along an Illinois interstate.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Identical twins offer up selves for space science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support.

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Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of an Army medical center has been relieved of his command because of problems with patient care, and the Pentagon has ordered a review of its health care system, defense officials said.

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Lawmakers, mourners weigh in on California rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands mourned the deaths of their classmates at a California university, lawmakers proposed ways to prevent the next round of deaths, and the rampant presence of guns were at the forefront of both discussions as a rampage that left seven dead reverberated across the state.

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China detains journalist ahead of anniversary

 

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing police have detained a Chinese news assistant for a Japanese newspaper, her family said Wednesday, in the latest in a string of detentions ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.

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