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Ex-guards to get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says he won't deviate from the lengthy mandatory minimum sentences faced by four former Blackwater security guards for their role in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded more than a dozen others.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015

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Students suspended after charges in beach sex assault

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches.

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Clinton's decision: The long road to a second campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Around Christmas, Hillary Rodham Clinton set off on her annual holiday vacation at Oscar de la Renta's beachfront estate in the Dominican Republic.

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Impoverished tribe struggles to stop surge in teen suicides

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by teenagers in recent months has shaken this impoverished community to its core and sent school and tribal leaders on an urgent mission to stop the deaths.

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Police seek arrest of mother of disabled son left in woods

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for the mother of a severely disabled man left in the woods for several days near a Philadelphia park, authorities said.

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Ex-US guards face long prison sentences for Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards face decades in prison when they are sentenced Monday for their roles in a 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day to be honored with play readings

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Ellen Burstyn will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday by reading plays that deal with that dark time in history.

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China's trade shrinks in sign of economic weakness

BEIJING (AP) — China's trade contracted in March by an unexpectedly wide margin, adding to expectations that Beijing will launch new stimulus to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.

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