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White House denies memo was about Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday denied that a staff member's email three days after the deadly attack on the U.S. mission at Benghazi, Libya, was actually about the attack. Critics have branded the electronic missive as evidence that the Obama administration sought to deceive the public about the true circumstances surrounding the deaths of four Americans during the final months of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Florida starts cleanup amid receding floodwaters

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — As Florida Panhandle residents and business owners started the long process Thursday of cleaning up as flood waters receded, a food pantry with no space to store canned goods begged donors to give money instead.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Victim's kids hope Adams charged in Belfast murder

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — For most of her life, Helen McKendry has demanded that Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams come clean about his alleged leadership role in the Irish Republican Army — and about the outlawed group's abduction, slaying and secret burial of her mother in 1972.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Botched execution could renew 'cruel' challenges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate is certain to fire up the debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment — the phrase written into the U.S. Constitution and defined by the courts, piece by piece, over two centuries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Malaysia releases preliminary report into MH370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Air traffic controllers did not realize that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after it disappeared from civilian radar, according to a preliminary report on the plane's disappearance released Thursday by Malaysia's government.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Wild winds, but California fire's growth stopped

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Despite wild blasts of wind including a single, powerful gust that topped 100 mph, firefighters in the foothills east of Los Angeles stopped the growth of a wildfire and began to surround it Thursday morning before more winds arrived.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Most hurt in Florida jail blast out of hospital

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An official in Florida says nearly all of the inmates and corrections officials injured in an apparent gas explosion at a jail have been released from hospitals.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Multiple CSX train cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Wednesday along the James River, with three tankers ending up in the water and leaking some of their contents, becoming the most recent crash involving oil trains that has safety experts pushing for better oversight.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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