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More Than 100 Charged In Mob Killing Of Christian Couple In Pakistan

By Scott Neuman on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Prosecutors say clerics accused the couple of burning a page of the Quran and helped incite a mob to incinerate them in a brick kiln.

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Fla. Mailman Who Flew Gyrocopter Onto Capitol Lawn Appears In Court

By Krishnadev Calamur on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 22, 2015 at 8:03 am

Douglas Mark Hughes faces up to 9 1/2 years in prison. He was arrested after his April 15 flight from Gettysburg, Pa., to Washington, and has been under house arrest since then.

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Go Forth And Pwn For Shizzle, Word List Guardians Tell Scrabble Players

By Bill Chappell on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Also on the list of 6,500 new Scrabble words: aji (the pepper), coqui (the frog) and the more old-fashioned ixnay and zowee. Or you could just say yeesh — if you’ve got the right tiles.

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Obama Calls Loss Of Ramadi A ‘Setback,’ But Denies U.S. Is Losing To ISIS

By Krishnadev Calamur on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm

The comments came in an interview with The Atlantic. The president also discussed the nuclear talks with Iran and his often-frosty relationship with Israel’s political leadership.

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‘Fast-Track’ Trade Authority Wins Key Test Vote In Senate

By Scott Neuman on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Lawmakers voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill that would grant the authority to President Obama, marking a big step toward a new trade pact with 11 Asia-Pacific nations.

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Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed Against The NFL’s Ray Rice

By Bill Chappell on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm

A felony charge was filed after Rice struck his fiancee while they were visiting Atlantic City, N.J., in February of 2014. Last May, he entered a one-year pretrial program.

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Malaysia Orders Navy, Coast Guard To Rescue Rohingyas At Sea

By Scott Neuman on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Prime Minister Najib Razak made the announcement via Twitter, a day after Indonesia joined Kuala Lumpur in agreeing to take in the refugees, most of whom have fled Myanmar.

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Fears Grow That ISIS Might Target Palmyra’s Ancient Treasures

By Scott Neuman on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Ancient ruins in the Syrian city captured by Islamist extremists could suffer the same fate as priceless artifacts that were destroyed in other cities seized by the group.

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Pipeline Operator In Calif. Spill Reportedly Had History Of Infractions

By Scott Neuman on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Plains All American Pipeline had accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

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Sen. Rand Paul Stages ‘Filibuster’ To Protest Patriot Act

By Scott Neuman on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm

The Kentucky senator and presidential candidate opposes the collection of bulk telephone data and other surveillance measures that the government says are needed to combat terrorism.

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