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Scientists still working to ID victims from 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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Dangerous Syrian chemicals in inaccessible area

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons said Thursday the last 16 containers of dangerous chemical agents that need to be transported out of the country are in a contested area not far from Damascus that is currently inaccessible.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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4 dead in Tampa mansion blaze were shot to death

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The flames that brought down a 6,000-foot-square mansion have been extinguished, the four bodies charred by the blaze removed.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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Albuquerque council meets amid heightened security

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council gathered Thursday under new rules and heightened security designed to avoid an angry confrontation like the one that broke out earlier in the week amid community outrage over a spate of deadly police shootings.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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Putin visits annexed Crimea on Victory Day

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — President Vladimir Putin extolled the return of Crimea to Russia before tens of thousands Friday during his first trip to Black Sea peninsula since its annexation. The triumphant visit was quickly condemned by Ukraine and NATO.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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Twisters rouse interest in shelters, safe rooms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Last year's tornado season wasn't the worst in Oklahoma history, either in the number of twisters or the number of lives taken.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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HHS nominee faces GOP questions on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary drew support from Republican senators Thursday even as they challenged the health law she would be charged with carrying out.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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Strong earthquake shakes Mexico's Pacific coast

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and several states, including the capital on Thursday, sending frightened people into unseasonal torrential rains that were also bearing down on the coast.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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