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Father: FBI killed son 'execution style'

NBCNews.com - ‎35 minutes ago‎
There have been conflicting reports over the death of a man in Florida who was friends with Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
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Opponents of immigration reform face changed landscape

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - It's not as if Republican Rep. Steve King missed the message from party leaders about how supporting an immigration overhaul could help boost the GOP's standing among Latino voters.
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Iraq mayhem 'ready to explode' into wider conflict, UN official says

CNN - ‎10 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A wave of deadly bombings struck Baghdad on Thursday in an already remarkably lethal week in Iraq, prompting a U.N. official to warn the mayhem is "ready to explode" into a wider conflict.
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El Salvador: Doctors Can Induce Birth to Save Woman, Official Says

New York Times - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The 22-year-old woman who was denied an abortion by El Salvador's Supreme Court can terminate her pregnancy at the first sign of danger, the health minister, María Isabel Rodríguez, said Thursday.
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Nigeria: Weapons Cache Found

New York Times - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Soldiers in northern Nigeria uncovered an arms cache that the authorities say they believe belonged to members of the Lebanese political party and militant group Hezbollah, the military and secret police said Thursday.
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Stop killer robots now, UN asks

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Real-life killer robots. Should robots be allowed to take a human life, without direct supervision or command? Science fiction met reality at the United Nations in Geneva overnight, where this question was debated at a meeting of the Human Rights Council.
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Seton Hall campus evacuated after Facebook bomb threat

Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
By James Queally and Kelly Heyboer/The Star-Ledger. SOUTH ORANGE - A bomb threat has sparked an evacuation of Seton Hall University's South Orange campus this afternoon, and members of Essex County's bomb squad are currently performing a ...
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Arkansas and Oklahoma battered by severe weather

CNN - ‎48 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- People in the central United States suffered through more severe weather Thursday -- in the form of torrential rain, golf-ball-size hail and damaging winds, including a few reported tornadoes -- and braced for even more storms.
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Obama targeted in latest threatening letter with anti-gun control message (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - ‎3 hours ago‎
A White House mail screening facility has intercepted a suspicious letter addressed to President Obama that is similar to two letters containing threats for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun-control group in Washington, according to the ...
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After 1st vocab test, Spelling Bee gets a champion

San Jose Mercury News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
OXON HILL, Md.—The championship round is underway at the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Eleven finalists are competing for $30,000 in cash and prizes and a huge, cup-shaped trophy.
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Why James Comey could be an astute choice for new FBI director (+video)

Christian Science Monitor
1 hour ago
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Brad Knickerbocker
With the reported pick of James Comey to be the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, President Obama appears to have hit a political sweet spot.
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Will McDonald's ditch the salad?

Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
The CEO of the big arches announced at a conference this week that the company's salads are a failing venture, announcing that they make up for a narrow 2 to 3 per cent of total sales.
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Stocks edge higher on stimulus hopes

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
The stock market rose yesterday after a pair of lackluster economic reports convinced traders that the U.S. central bank will continue to boost the economy with its stimulus program.
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Americans have rebuilt less than half of wealth lost to the recession, study says

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
American households have rebuilt less than half of the wealth lost during the recession, leaving them without the spending power to fuel a robust economic recovery, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve.
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Consumer Spending Helps U.S. Overcome Budget Cuts: Economy

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
(Updates with closing stocks in fifth paragraph.) May 30 (Bloomberg) -- Strength in consumer spending and business investment is helping the U.S.
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Here's how the new Windows Blue Start Button may work

ZDNet - ‎May 29, 2013‎
Summary: With Windows Blue, a k a Windows 8.1, Microsoft is re-introducing a Start Button and adding a boot-straight-to-desktop option.
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Smartphone about to get under your skin

The Australian - ‎35 minutes ago‎
ALWAYS forgetting your password? Soon there may be no need to worry. A telecoms giant has announced plans for a mobile device that recognises users automatically - allowing them to sign in simply by holding the phone.
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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj officially exit 'American Idol' -- UPDATE

Entertainment Weekly - ‎20 minutes ago‎
It's official: Mariah Carey won't return for a second season as a judge on American Idol. UPDATE May 30, 8:27 p.m. ET: Nicki Minaj has also confirmed she's leaving her judge's chair.
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NBC Renews Hannibal for Season 2

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎35 minutes ago‎
NBC has ordered another helping of Hannibal, the network announced Thursday. The Bryan Fuller-produced series, which is based on Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon, will return for a 13-episode second season airing no earlier than midseason.
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Patrick Stewart explains misleading ' first pizza slice ' photo : ' My fiancée and I ...

New York Daily News - ‎21 minutes ago‎
World, take a deep breath: Sir Patrick Stewart, 72, had indeed eaten pizza before yesterday. The veteran actor made headlines when he posted a picture of himself enjoying a cheesy slice in Brooklyn with the caption "My first ever pizza 'slice,' Please note: the ...
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Amanda Bynes Vs. the World: A Guide to Everyone She's Feuding With

Us Magazine - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Amanda Bynes is feuding with Chrissy Teigen, Courtney Love, and others on Twitter. Credit: Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic. Amanda Bynes is one combative chicky!
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Internet sensation Grumpy Cat to star in upcoming film

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES | Thu May 30, 2013 6:48pm EDT. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grumpy Cat, who won fame on the Internet for her permanent scowl, will be getting Hollywood treatment in an upcoming film, the feline's manager Ben Lashes said in an email.
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PACERS vs HEAT Watch Live Stream Online & Listen: 2013 ROUND 3 GAME 5 ...

Sports World News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
For the second year in a row, the Indiana Pacers have taken two games from the Miami Heat in the playoffs. The Heat and Pacers will square off at American Airlines Arena in Miami tonight at 8:00 p.m.
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Schwartzel leads Memorial; Tiger six shots back

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
DUBLIN, Ohio - The wind was up and many of the scores were down in Thursday's first round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.
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Tiger Six Shots Back, McIlroy Struggles

ESPN - ‎55 minutes ago‎
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Rory McIlroy's year of mediocrity continued Thursday at the Memorial Tournament, where the Northern Irishman is in danger of missing the cut after a 6-over 78, the worst opening round of his career.
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Ohio State president jabs Notre Dame, Catholics

Indianapolis Star - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee speaks during the Ohio State University spring commencement in Columbus, Ohio. / Carolyn Kaster / AP.
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Astroid Due to Buzz Earth, Building NASA's Threatening Objects Mission

Highlight Press - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Stars in Space A rock, officially known as Asteroid 1998 QE2 and measuring 1.7 miles wide, is on course to swing by Earth on Friday, May 31, at 4:59 p.m.
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NASA's GRAIL Mission Solves Mystery of Moon's Surface Gravity

Jet Propulsion Laboratory - ‎4 hours ago‎
Using a precision formation-flying technique, the twin GRAIL spacecraft will map the moon's Using a precision formation-flying technique, the twin GRAIL spacecraft mapped the moon's gravity field, as depicted in this artist's rendering.
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Study: Doctors often on board to help sick fliers

The Sentinel - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Is there a doctor on board? Surprisingly often, there is _ in half of in-flight medical emergencies _ and sick airline passengers almost always survive, a new study finds.
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Tornado touches down near Oklahoma City, emergency declared

Reuters - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By Suzi Parker. LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas | Fri May 31, 2013 8:53pm EDT. LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - A "large and extremely dangerous" tornado that touched down west of Oklahoma City on Friday, causing some damage, was headed toward the city ...
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Medicare financial outlook improves, but problems still loom

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The federal government projected Friday that Medicare's main trust fund would not run in the red until 2026, two years later than projected last year, in part because of slower growth in healthcare costs.
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Nadal Survives Klizan

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
Not about the quality of his play Friday, which fell below his usual standards at Roland Garros -- for the second match in a row, he dropped a lethargic opening set before winning.
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Reports: Russian fighter jets headed to Syria, which asks for more

Fortune - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- Syria's embattled government will get at least 10 fighter jets from Russia -- and they want more, Russian state media reports -- moves that come amid rocky diplomatic efforts to peacefully end the Middle East nation's bloody civil war.
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Turkish police fire tear gas in worst protests for years

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISTANBUL: Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday at demonstrators in central Istanbul, wounding scores of people and prompting rallies in other cities in the fiercest anti-government protests for years.
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Naval Academy investigating allegation of sexual assault

Washington Post - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three of the school's football players sexually assaulted a female midshipman at a party last year - an explosive allegation that surfaced Friday as the military faces increased scrutiny over whether it ...
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Obama urges Congress to act on student loan rates

NBCNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
An interest rate hike on new student loans will take effect July 1 if Washington lawmakers can't agree on how to stop it from going into effect.
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The Wire: Zumba madam sentenced; Mexico frees Arizona wife; US woman dies ...

San Jose Mercury News
5 hours ago
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Karl Kahler
National editor's pick of the top news stories in the nation and world at this hour: Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution.
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FBI finds some ricin on letters to Obama, Bloomberg

CNN International - ‎18 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- The FBI found "very low concentrations" of ricin on letters sent this week to President Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control group, a spokesman said Friday.
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UPDATE 2-Dell urges shareholders to approve CEO's buyout offer

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Fri May 31, 2013 11:50pm IST. May 31 (Reuters) - Dell Inc called on shareholders on Friday to approve a $24.4 billion buyout offer by founder and CEO Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake, saying the bid was superior to other strategic options.
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Sell in May ... I mean, June and go away?

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
June has been the Dow's worst-performing month the past 20 years. 03. W South Beach, Miami: The stunning W South Beach -- located right on the sand on the outskirts of South Beach -- blends cute comforts, intricate design (that spares no expense) and ...
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TREASURIES-US bonds fall, cap worst month since Dec 2010

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sat Jun 1, 2013 1:14am IST. * Treasuries fall as Chicago PMI beats expectations * Bonds briefly extend price gains on lower consumer spending * May U.S.
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US discovery of rogue GMO wheat raises concerns over controls

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Carey Gillam and Julie Ingwersen. Fri May 31, 2013 10:29am IST. May 31 (Reuters) - For global consumers now on high alert over a rogue strain of genetically modified wheat found in Oregon, the question is simple: How could this happen?
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Google Inc (GOOG): Lawsuit From Justice Dept. Raises Privacy Concerns

ValueWalk - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Justice Department officials have reportedly filed a secret lawsuit against Google Inc (GOOG) in an attempt to force it to give them access to user information.
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Amanda Bynes lashes out on Twitter: Celebrities who've felt the wrath of the ...

New York Daily News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Several celebrities, "friends" and even trampolines have felt the wrath of Amanda Bynes lately. Using her Twitter account, Bynes has been lashing out at people from Perez Hilton to Rihanna to magazine publications.
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Keyshawn Johnson UNLOADS -- Justin Bieber Is a Trickster Coward

TMZ.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
053113_keyshawn_johnson_wm_launch Keyshawn Johnson tells TMZ ... Justin Bieber isn't just a coward -- he's a TRICKSTER ... who switched seats with his Ferrari passenger at the end of his wild ride through Calabasas so he could beat the rap for his ...
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Jesse Eisenberg explores world of street magic for heist film

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Piya Sinha-Roy. LOS ANGELES | Fri May 31, 2013 10:01pm IST. LOS ANGELES May 31 (Reuters) - Actor Jesse Eisenberg may be best known for his Oscar-nominated performance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but in his latest film, the ...
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Heat's 'Birdman' Andersen suspended for Game 6

NBA.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen has been suspended one game without pay and had his Flagrant Foul One upgraded to a Flagrant Foul Two, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
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Tiger trails Bill Haas by 10 strokes

ESPN - ‎30 minutes ago‎
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods was in danger of missing a rare 36-hole cut on the PGA Tour before a mini-rally on his back nine at Muirfield Village Golf Club on Friday afternoon.
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Denny Hamlin wins pole at Dover

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
DOVER, Del. -- Denny Hamlin has another top spot in his comeback from a back injury. He'll need to turn poles into checkered flags if he wants to make a serious run at a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
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Giant asteroid to sails past Earth

Fox News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A huge asteroid sailed safely past Earth Friday afternoon, making its closest approach to our planet for at least the next two centuries.
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Study sees climate upside in greening arid regions

USA TODAY - ‎5 hours ago‎
Rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has a "fertilization effect" on plants in arid regions that has contributed to the flourishing of foliage there, Australian researchers report.
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Picture: 5000-Year-Old Bead Made From Meteorite

National Geographic - ‎3 hours ago‎
Talk about heaven sent—a 5,000-year-old iron bead found in a grave in Gerzeh, about 43 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, has been analyzed and found to be made from a meteorite.
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New Tack in Preventing Hospital Infections

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 29, 2013‎
To prevent deadly infections in intensive-care units, hospitals often screen all patients for the drug-resistant bacteria MRSA, then isolate or treat those found to carry it with germ-killing soap and ointment.
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Probiotics: More Evidence of Efficacy

MedPage Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
Probiotic supplements are a cheap, safe, and effective way to prevent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, according to a systematic review by the Cochrane Collaboration.
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