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Grief counselors on hand to help families after Kenya attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There was sobbing and silent grief. Some boiled with bitterness, while others found solace in memories of the dead. One mother considered suicide until counselors talked her out of it.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015

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Smithsonian to launch new magazine on cultural travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smithsonian Enterprises, the business arm of the popular museum complex, is launching its first new magazine in 30 years with a focus on cultural travelers.

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1 dead, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois town after tornado

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — A tornado brought chaos to a tiny northern Illinois town, killing one person, injuring eight more and sweeping homes off their foundations, as large storm system rumbled across much of the country.

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Obama, Castro to come face to face amid bid to restore ties

PANAMA CITY (AP) — As leaders from across the Western Hemisphere gather Friday in Panama, all eyes will be on two presidents: Barack Obama and Raul Castro, whose expected encounter at the Summit of the Americas will mark a historic moment as the U.S. and Cuba seek to restore ties they abandoned decades ago.

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Black motorist's fatal shooting: Outcry over police tactics

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As North Charleston surged in population last decade, South Carolina's third-largest city fought rising crime through a simple policing solution: Be aggressive. But the city's Police Department lost the respect of many black residents in neighborhoods they blitzed, and now many are upset after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist by a white officer.

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Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.

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Cops: Man shoots Census Bureau guard, leads police on chase

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man kidnapped a woman, fatally shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and a police officer wounded, authorities said.

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Alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind leaves Pakistan jail

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawyer says the suspected Pakistani mastermind in the 2008 Mumbai attacks has left a jail near Islamabad following a court order that he be set free pending trial.

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