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California Regulators Adopt Unprecedented Water Restrictions

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Californians face a mandated 25 percent reduction in water use, after they failed to meet previous goals. The new restrictions will take effect in the summer months.

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Chicago Set To Create Reparation Fund For Victims Of Police Torture

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Officers on the South Side are believed to have brutally abused hundreds in the '70s, '80s and '90s. The council vote will set aside $5.5 million for the victims and provide education and counseling.

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Pacquiao Sued For Failing To Disclose Injury Before 'Fight Of The Century'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The two plaintiffs are suing under laws meant to protect consumers. Pacquiao lost the highest-grossing boxing match in history to Floyd Mayweather Jr. It was later revealed he had a shoulder injury.

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Justice Dept. Criticizes Punishments For Agents Linked To Student's Detention

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In 2012, Daniel Chong spent more than four days in a cell without food and water because agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration forgot about him. The agents were suspended for up to seven days.

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Ex-Guantanamo Prisoner In Canada Wants To Be Released On Bail

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Omar Khadr was sent to Guantanamo Bay prison when he was 15 years old. Now in prison in Canada, he is seeking bail while he appeals his war-crimes conviction. Ottawa wants him to stay put.

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New Fighting Along Yemen Border Closes Schools And Airports

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Fresh fighting around Najran comes after a nearly six-week Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels. Aid agencies urge a halt to bombing Yemen's airports so humanitarian supplies can be delivered.

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Attorney General Meets With Freddie Gray's Family In Baltimore

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Loretta Lynch also met with police, local officials, members of Congress and community groups.

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Announces Presidential Run

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Huckabee, who previously sought the presidency in 2008, hosted a television program on Fox until January, when he ended the eponymous show to consider his political future.

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One Chart That Explains A Big Issue Behind Baltimore Protests

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A Harvard economist and colleagues looked at data for millions of families. They found that kids living in Baltimore City went on to make less money than their peers in adulthood.

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Obama Nominates Marine General As Next Joint Chiefs Chairman

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. has had a rapid rise. In about three years, he went from a one-star general to a four-star general. He is currently the commandant of the Marine Corps.

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ISIS Claims Credit For Shooting In Garland, Texas

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In a news bulletin, the Islamic State said the two suspects were "soldiers from the soldiers of the Caliphate." U.S. officials said they were still investigating a link to international terror.

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Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP

Monday, May 04, 2015

The site, carlyfiorina.org, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure but says, overall, the firm created jobs.

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NATO Forces Launch Largest Anti-Submarine Exercises Ever Off Norway Coast

Monday, May 04, 2015

The two-week naval exercise, dubbed Dynamic Mongoose, brings dozens of vessels together, and comes amid concern about Russia's increasing aggression.

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Clinton Agrees To Answer House Panel's Questions On Benghazi, Emails

Monday, May 04, 2015

But her lawyer says the former secretary of state, and Democratic presidential candidate, will appear before the panel once — not twice, as requested by the head of the Benghazi committee.

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Space Shot: Italian Astronaut 'Boldly' Brews Espresso On Space Station

Monday, May 04, 2015

Italian Sam Cristoforetti tweeted Sunday an image of her sipping espresso from a zero-gravity cup. No word yet on whether the coffee was any good.

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Former Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty To 'Bridgegate' Charges

Monday, May 04, 2015

Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni are each charged with nine counts in connection with the political scandal in New Jersey. They were released on $150,000 bond.

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NYPD Officer Shot Over The Weekend Dies

Monday, May 04, 2015

Officer Brian Moore, 25, and his partner had pulled up in their unmarked car behind a man police said was "adjusting an object in his waistband." Moore died Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

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All Things Considered

'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers' Opposition To Award

Monday, May 04, 2015

"If you're standing for the freedom of expression, you can't be at one moment for this freedom of expression, and two or three minutes later, against that," film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret says.

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Police: Suspects In Muhammad Cartoon Contest Attack Came Out Shooting

Monday, May 04, 2015

The men, police said, fired assault rifles as soon as they came out of their vehicle. One police officer fired back and killed both suspects. Police say they have not ruled out terrorism.

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5 Things To Know About The Organizers Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Monday, May 04, 2015

The American Freedom Defense Initiative is considered a hate group by some, but the group says its Muhammad-drawing contest in Garland, Texas, was an event celebrating free speech.

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