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Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit

By Scott Neuman on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 9:02 pm

While visiting Tokyo, the pop star posed for photos in front of the highly controversial Yasukini Shrine, which honors Japanese war criminals.

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Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

By Scott Neuman on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm

The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the “guns everywhere bill,” was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.

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In Lawsuit, American Muslims Claim FBI Used No-Fly List To Bully Them

By Eyder Peralta on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm

The four men claim they were approached by FBI agents to become informants. When they declined, they say they were put on the no-fly list.

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Judge OKs WikiLeaker Manning’s Name Change To ‘Chelsea’

By Scott Neuman on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm

The ex-U.S. Army intelligence analyst formerly known as Bradley Manning, made the request to reflect a change in gender identity.

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After Bitter Split, Palestinian Factions Pledge To Reconcile

By Greg Myre on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas say they will attempt to form a unity government and end a seven-year rift. Previous efforts to resolve their feud have failed.

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Obama Assures Japan Of U.S. Security Commitment

By Scott Neuman on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 1:02 pm

The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.

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American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine’s Pro-Russia Insurgents

By Scott Neuman on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm

The reporter for Vice News was seized by gunmen on Tuesday but is “fine,” according to a spokeswoman for his kidnappers.

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7 Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

By Mark Memmott on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Angry residents of a favela, or slum, set fires and threw bottles after a young man’s body was found. They blame police for his death. Authorities have stepped up security in advance of the World Cup.

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Government Will Try To Persuade Sherpas To Stay On Everest

By Mark Memmott on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Some of the guides have reportedly packed up to leave. Shaken by the deaths last week of 16 Sherpas, many don’t want to climb this year. Negotiators are headed to Everest’s base camp.

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Death Toll Rises, Hopes Fade At Site Of Korean Ferry Disaster

By Mark Memmott on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Divers have found no air pockets where passengers might have taken refuge. They have, however, retrieved more bodies. The number of confirmed deaths has topped 150. An equal number remain missing.

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