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Putin visits annexed Crimea on Victory Day

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — President Vladimir Putin extolled the return of Crimea to Russia before tens of thousands Friday during his first trip to Black Sea peninsula since its annexation. The triumphant visit was quickly condemned by Ukraine and NATO.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014

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Twisters rouse interest in shelters, safe rooms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Last year's tornado season wasn't the worst in Oklahoma history, either in the number of twisters or the number of lives taken.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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HHS nominee faces GOP questions on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary drew support from Republican senators Thursday even as they challenged the health law she would be charged with carrying out.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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Strong earthquake shakes Mexico's Pacific coast

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and several states, including the capital on Thursday, sending frightened people into unseasonal torrential rains that were also bearing down on the coast.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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Pakistan frees FBI agent on bail

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan freed an FBI agent on nearly $10,000 bail three days after he was detained carrying knives and ammunition in his bag, officials said, a relatively quick release that was likely to prevent the situation from escalating into a diplomatic spat.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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Florida man killed in burned home bought fireworks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Detectives were not looking for any suspects in the deaths of a family found inside a burning Tampa home, but authorities stopped short Thursday of calling the case a murder-suicide.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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GM recalls challenge company, frustrate customers

DETROIT (AP) — Nine million parts.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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