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Helicopters ferry injured from Nepal villages near epicenter

GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people, ferrying the injured to clinics and taking emergency supplies back to villages cut off by landslides.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group in their offensive last year. But as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown, it will be a hard slog for a much-diminished Iraqi army — especially given Baghdad's reticence to arm Sunni tribesmen and local fears of the Shiite militias backing government forces.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Obama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid opposition in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to build on the U.S.-Japan alliance, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will work to strengthen economic ties while confronting stiff resistance from Obama's own political party to a massive new Pacific Rim trade deal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Quacking duck ringtone helps firefighter rescue ducklings

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015

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