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Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its residents again huddled in storm cellars as the most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital, killing at least 16 people.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014

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Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014

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Student to be arraigned in prom day slaying

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 16-year-old student faces arraignment on murder charges in the stabbing death of a classmate at their high school on the day of the junior prom.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014

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Divers renew search for South Korea ferry dead

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers on Monday renewed their search for more than 100 bodies still trapped in a sunken ferry after weekend efforts were hindered by bad weather, strong currents and floating debris clogging the ship's rooms. Investigators, meanwhile, expanded a probe into how coast guard and other rescuers responded after learning the ferry was sinking.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014

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Missing plane's search area to be expanded

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The underwater hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will be expanded to include a massive swath of ocean floor that may take up to eight months to thoroughly search, Australia's prime minister said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014

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Teen stowaway desperate to see mother

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — He was young, displaced and frustrated, and he wanted nothing more than to reunite with his mother in their native Africa.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014

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Prosecutor: All 15 crew that navigated ferry held

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — All 15 people involved in navigating the South Korean ferry that sank and left more than 300 people dead or missing are now in custody after authorities on Saturday detained four more crew members, a prosecutor said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

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Dead cats found hanging in NYC suburb were beaten

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — About 25 dead cats found in plastic bags hanging from trees in a New York suburb were apparently killed with blows to the head at various times over the past year, an investigator said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014

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