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Justice Department Opens Civil Rights Investigation Of Baltimore Police

Friday, May 08, 2015

The Justice Department has officially opened a civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked for the investigation after her city was beset by protests and riots over the death of Freddie Gray.

During a press conference on Friday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said ...

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Envoys From Norway, Philippines Die In Helicopter Crash In Pakistan

Friday, May 08, 2015

Two diplomatic envoys were killed in Pakistan on Friday after the helicopter they were on crashed in the country's northern area.

Reuters reports:

"As well as Norwegian Ambassador Leif Larsen, Philippine Ambassador Domingo Lucenario and the wives of the ambassadors of Malaysia, the two pilots and a crew ...

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Conservatives Pull Off A Surprisingly Big Win In The U.K.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Updated at 8:21 a.m. ET

After a string of polls that showed a dead heat in the U.K. general elections, last night's contest turned out to be far less surprising.

The Conservatives โ€” led by Prime Minister David Cameron โ€” sailed to an easy victory. According to the BBC, ...

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Cavaliers' Playoff Video Is Called 'Tone-Deaf,' 'Awful'

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A promotional video shown at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland during the Cavaliers vs. Bulls playoff game on Wednesday is being called "tone-deaf" and "awful."

The video is supposed to be a spoof of a United HealthCare ad. Instead it appears to mock an episode of domestic ...

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NSA's Bulk Collection Of Americans' Phone Data Is Illegal, Appeals Court Rules

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The National Security Agency's practice of collecting data about Americans' telephone calls in bulk goes beyond what Congress intended when it wrote Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

The three-judge panel was asked to consider whether the program violated the Constitution. ...

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WATCH: The Guardian's U.K. Election Primer For Non-Brits

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The parliamentary system can seem complicated on this side of the pond. Luckily The Guardian gets that and explains a hung parliament and what the queen has to do with all this.

They produced this charming primer of the U.K. elections for non-Brits:

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, ...

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Polls Close In What Could Be Britain's Closest Elections In Decades

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Millions of Britons have voted in what is expected to be the closest general elections in decades.

Polls closed at 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET) and the first results were expected in a few hours. Final results should be clear by Friday.

The first exit poll ...

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Tornadoes Rake Oklahoma, Destroying Homes And Injuring 12

Thursday, May 07, 2015

More than a dozen tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma on Wednesday, destroying homes and injuring 12 people.

The Oklahoman reports that the damage is widespread and that the thunderstorms that spawned the twisters also brought lots of rain that could lead to record flooding.

The paper reports:

"No deaths ...

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Baltimore Mayor Asks Feds To Investigate Police Department

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has asked the Justice Department to open up a civil rights investigation into the city's police department.

"Such an investigation is essential if we are to build on the foundation of reform," she said during a news conference.

Over the past couple of weeks, Baltimore has ...

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U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The United States issued licenses for ferry service between the United States and Cuba for the first time in five decades.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports the Treasury Department issued at least four licenses to companies that want to establish ferry service to Cuba from Key West, Miami, Fort ...

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Afghan Judge Sentences 4 Men To Death Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death over the mob killing of a woman who was falsely accused of burning a Koran.

As NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Kabul, the brutal death of Farkhunda was captured on video and prompted outcry over violence against women in the country.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Rehearsed Crash On Earlier Flight, Report Finds

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps may have practiced the crash during an earlier flight.

According to a preliminary report issued by French investigators, Andreas Lubitz set the altitude dial to 100 feet several times during an outbound flight from Duesseldorf, Germany, to ...

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California Regulators Adopt Unprecedented Water Restrictions

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Saying state officials and residents simply haven't done enough to curb water use, California regulators unanimously approved unprecedented water restrictions on Tuesday.

The AP reports:

"The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules that force cities to limit watering on public property, encourage homeowners to let their lawns ...

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One Chart That Explains A Big Issue Behind Baltimore Protests

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

When you talk to the people of west Baltimore, you'll hear a lot about how bleak the future looks for the children from that part of the city. The protests were certainly driven by the issue of policing, but they were also informed by the tough economic conditions of ...

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Obama Nominates Marine General As Next Joint Chiefs Chairman

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

(Updated at 12:09 p.m. ET.)

President Obama has nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the country's next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Speaking at the White House, Obama praised Dunford as one of the most admired officers in the military.

Dunford, 59, is currently the commandant ...

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ISIS Claims Credit For Shooting In Garland, Texas

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The self-declared Islamic State is taking credit for a thwarted attack on a Muhammad drawing contest in Garland, Texas.

According to SITE, a company that monitors jihadist groups, ISIS took credit for the attack in the latest edition its al-Bayan news bulletin. The group identified the two suspects ...

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Police: Suspects In Muhammad Cartoon Contest Attack Came Out Shooting

Monday, May 04, 2015

(This post was last updated at 7:51 p.m. ET.)

Two suspects jumped out of a dark-colored vehicle and began firing assault rifles on Sunday at the site of a contest where participants drew the Prophet Muhammad.

A security officer was wounded; his injuries are not life threatening, officials said.

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5 Things To Know About The Organizers Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Monday, May 04, 2015

After two gunmen opened fire at the site of a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest Sunday night in Garland, Texas, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which organized the event, is once again in the spotlight.

Here are five things you should know about the group.

1. Anti-Islam or pro-free speech? ...

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New British Princess Is Given A Name

Monday, May 04, 2015

The new British princess, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has been given a name:

As we reported, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born Saturday and weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces. She is fourth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Prince Charles, dad Prince ...

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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces She's Running For President

Monday, May 04, 2015

Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, says she will seek the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential contest.

Fiorina made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America and later via a simple tweet.

"I am running for president," Fiorina tweeted.

Fiorina joins an already crowded field of ...

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