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Scientists Discover Evidence of a 435,000-Year-Old Murder

By Sam Sanders on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Scientists say it’s not just a murder from another era, but also part of one of the earliest mass graves.

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Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart Settle Lawsuit Over Truck-Limousine Crash

By Krishnadev Calamur on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm

The actor sued the retail giant for negligence last year after he was seriously injured in a crash in which his limousine was struck by a Wal-Mart truck traveling 20 mph over the speed limit.

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Danish Broadcaster Says Killing Of Rabbit On Air Highlighted Hypocrisy

By Krishnadev Calamur on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 8:03 pm

The rabbit was clubbed to death during a debate on animal cruelty. Radio24syv says it wanted a debate about the hypocrisy toward perceptions of cruelty toward animals. Critics aren’t buying it.

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Rick Santorum Announces Presidential Run

By Krishnadev Calamur on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 6:03 pm

The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania appeals to his party’s social conservatives. Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses in 2012, but this time around he faces a crowded Republican field.

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Research Chimps Get Their Day In Court In New York

By Krishnadev Calamur on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm

But neither Hercules nor Leo, who are at the center of a legal battle over whether chimpanzees should have the same legal rights as people, were physically present in the Manhattan courtroom.

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U.S. Finalizes Rules To Protect Rivers, Streams From Pollution

By Brian Naylor on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm

The regulations are intended to clarify recent court decisions on which bodies of water are protected, but many farmers and congressional Republicans oppose what they call an EPA “land grab.”

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Nebraska Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal

By Krishnadev Calamur on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 6:03 pm

The vote was 30-19. Nebraska is now the first Republican-controlled state in the U.S. to repeal the death penalty since North Dakota in 1973.

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More Severe Storms Possible For Flood-Hit Texas

By Brian Naylor on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm

At least 18 people have died as a result of severe storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion After 12 Weeks

By Bill Chappell on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients’ behalf.

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Penn State Bounces Fraternity For 3 Years Over Nude Photo Scandal

By Bill Chappell on May 27th, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Penn State has shut down the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity chapter for three years, after an inquiry over a Facebook group page that collected pictures of nude women uncovered other transgressions.

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