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Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

Mail.com CHICAGO (AP) — Two people died and dozens were injured when tornadoes flattened a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a housing subdivision in Oklahoma during powerful spring storms that battered an area from the South Plains of Texas … Continue reading

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New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument

Mail.com NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday, the third of four such monuments to come down in the city. New outlets showed footage of the statue being … Continue reading

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Ohio cop overdoses on high-risk painkiller fentanyl after contact during stop

RT An Ohio police officer is recovering from an accidental overdose after making a drug stop where he accidentally brushed a small amount of powder off his shirt without realizing it was the highly potent opioid synthetic drug, fentanyl. East … Continue reading

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Death ad backlash: McDonald’s forced to apologize after ad shows boy grieving dead father

RT McDonald’s has apologized after its latest TV advert featuring a young boy trying to come to terms with the death of his father sparked a huge furor online. The British ad promoting the fast food giant’s fish burger shows … Continue reading

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Supreme Court order unlikely to deter voting restrictions

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s refusal to breathe new life into North Carolina’s sweeping voter identification law might be just a temporary victory for civil rights groups. Republican-led states are continuing to enact new voter ID measures and … Continue reading

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New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June

Mail.com SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Donald Trump amid worries over North Korea’s progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, Seoul’s … Continue reading

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Crude surges as Russia & Saudi Arabia back supply cuts extension

RT Oil prices jumped over two percent on Monday, as the world’s two largest producers announced the crude production cut would be extended from the middle of this year until March 2018. North Sea Brent crude gained $1.25 or 2.46 … Continue reading

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Ohio prosecutor: Officer’s Confederate flag T-shirt relevant

Mail.com CINCINNATI (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio say a T-shirt with a Confederate flag emblem worn by a white police officer under his uniform is relevant evidence for countering his claim that he feared for his life when he shot … Continue reading

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AP Explains: North Korea missile test is huge step forward

Mail.com SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test may be nearly as big a deal as its propaganda machine claims. Although outside experts see several places where North Korea is likely stretching the truth, the missile … Continue reading

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US envoy: Fight to retake Mosul in ‘final stages’

Mail.com HAMAM AL-ALIL, IRAQ (AP) — The fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group is approaching its “final stages,” a senior U.S. official said Monday. Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the global coalition against the IS, said … Continue reading

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Snapchat slapped: $6bn wiped off value as shares collapse

RT Shares in Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. have plummeted in value by almost a quarter – to the tune of $6 billion. The drop comes after the first earnings report since the company went public showed a slowdown in … Continue reading

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Dakota Access pipeline leaks 2 barrels of oil before becoming operational

RT The Dakota Access pipeline already had its first leak – 84 gallons of oil – at a pump station in South Dakota in early April, sparking outrage and calling into question its environmental safety. The long-debated pipeline leaked crude … Continue reading

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US cuts congressional bill deportation delays for immigrants

Mail.com LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. authorities have said they are reducing the amount of time they will delay deporting the few immigrants in the country illegally awaiting congressional decisions to legalize their immigration status after lawmakers file so-called “private … Continue reading

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Dozens hurt, 1 dead in violent day of protests in Venezuela

Mail.com CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dozens of people were injured and a 27-year-old man killed Wednesday during another day of violent clashes in Venezuela’s capital during demonstrations demanding elections. National guardsmen launched tear gas and a group of armed pro-government … Continue reading

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Philly DA federally indicted for 2nd time in 2 months, now faces 29 charges

RT Corruption charges are stacking up against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who is alleged to have made personal use of government vehicles and his own elderly mother’s health funds in addition to dozens of other offenses. Tuesday’s 11-count indictment … Continue reading

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‘Catastrophic failure’: Oil spill in NYC East River requires massive cleanup

RT The US Coast Guard has declared part of New York City’s East River a “safety zone” after an unknown amount of oil spewed from a Con Edison substation into the notoriously polluted waterway. A massive cleanup is currently underway. … Continue reading

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Haitians fear wrenching end to post-quake immigration help

Mail.com MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Farah Larrieux feels like she’s about to be forced out after living and working in the U.S. for more than a decade. Immigration privileges granted to her and many other Haitians after the 2010 earthquake … Continue reading

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Far fewer refugees entering US despite travel ban setbacks

Mail.com AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Somali refugee Mohamoud Saed was elated when he learned that his wife and eight children had completed the lengthy refugee application process that would allow them to join him in the U.S., reuniting the family … Continue reading

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Oil prices drop to six-month lows as hopes fade for OPEC supply cut

RT US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell below $45 per barrel for the first time since the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to cut output in November. Brent crude slipped below $47 before staging a modest recovery … Continue reading

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Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is starting to define his new role in the age of Donald Trump. After dropping out of sight for a pair of glamorous island getaways, Obama is emerging for a series of … Continue reading

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