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Drew Barrymore welcomes second baby girl

Barrymore told The Associated Press earlier this month that becoming a parent is the greatest thing she's ever done in my life.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Washington Post

'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

In this image taken from video, dead bodies lie on the road near Bentiu, South Sudan, on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, Kenya,

WJRT

News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

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Related Topix: Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music

WTEN-TV Albany

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177

As of Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

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Boston.com

What is Aereo? A look at the Supreme Court case

People waited in-line to enter the US Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on April 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images A major legal battle has made its way to the Supreme Court and it may affect the way you watch your favorite television shows.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Stars and Stripes

Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels battling government forces in Myanmar has urged the U.S. to play a role in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.

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KRGV

Here is the latest Texas news from The Associated Press

Governor Rick Perry is making a second trip to New York. The Republican leaves today for a three-day visit featuring meetings with business leaders and a reception sponsored by the public-private partnership funding his trip.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Advocate-News

'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows.

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Related Topix: Musical Theater, Theater, Arts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Los Angeles, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

NewsBusters.org

UAW Gives Up on VW-Chattanooga Appeal; AP Pretends Dem Congressmen...

Earlier today, just an hour before a hearing was to begin at the National Labor Relations Board, the United Auto Workers union dropped an appeal of the election it lost in February as it attempted to become the bargaining representative for workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Silicon Alley Insider

The Internet Is Giving $31,000 To A Man Who Spent 25 Years In Prison For A Murder He Didn't Commit

Jonathan Fleming, hugs his attorney Anthony Mayol while his other attorney Taylor Koss applaud in Brooklyn's Supreme court, after a judge declared him a free man on Tuesday April 8, 2014 in New York.

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government

San Mateo Daily Journal

Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the population from their homes.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Lebanon, IN

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK - The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Activism

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Report: Next Iran nuclear talks to be in New York

In this Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, Iran's heavy water nuclear facility is backdropped by mountains near the central city of Arak, Iran.

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Related Topix: Iran, World News,

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download

This Jan. 21, 2014 file photo shows American film producer and director Joss Whedon at the screening of "Much Ado About Nothing" in Paris.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Times

Joby Ogwyn's jump off Everest canceled

After a deadly avalanche Friday on Mount Everest that left at least 13 dead and three missing, Discovery Channel is canceling its live Mount Everest jump broadcast, scheduled for May 11. The network released a statement Sunday saying, "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel ... (more)

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Nike Shox running shoes are displayed in Tampa, Fla.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Tampa, FL, iPod, Mattel, Toys

Rock Hill Herald

Turner case tests bounds of 'citizen legislature'

The House Ethics Committee is tasked with deciding whether Turner, a Cicero Republican, violated ethics rules when he lobbied against a proposed ban on the construction of new nursing homes during the final days of the 2014 session.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press MADRID - A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.

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WKXW-FM Trenton

Aereo TV Ceo Speaks as Case Goes to Scotus

The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Digital Video Recorders, Electronics

Detroit Free Press

Mortgage lenders feeling big drop in business with end of refi boom

Nationwide, lenders made $226 billion worth of mortgages in the first quarter, down 57% from the same period a year ago, when borrowers were lining up to refinance their home mortgages at ultra-low interest rates, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Quicken Loans, Banking, FLAG Financial, Financial Services

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