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Native American Actors Walk Off The Set Of Adam Sandler Comedy

By Krishnadev Calamur on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 1:03 pm

The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie’s script insults native women, elders and Apaches.

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Alleged Skipper Of Migrant Boat Appears In Italian Court

By Scott Neuman on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 2:04 pm

The 27-year-old man faces homicide and human trafficking charges. He says he was only a passenger, but survivors from the disaster that killed at least 700 are likely to testify that he was captain.

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Comcast Cuts The Cord On Deal With Time Warner Cable

By Krishnadev Calamur on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:03 pm

The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof.

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More Than A Dozen Hurt After High School Stage Collapses In Indiana

By Scott Neuman on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 11:03 am

Students sustained minor injuries in the collapse during the musical finale of a stage show in suburban Indianapolis.

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Armenians Mark A Century Since World War I Massacre

By Scott Neuman on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Francois Hollande of France were among those who attended a ceremony in the Armenian capital. German lawmakers vote to call the event “genocide.”

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A Century After Atrocities Against Armenians, An Unresolved Wound

By Krishnadev Calamur on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 9:03 am

Some 1.5 million Armenians were killed or deported in the violence unleashed by Ottoman Turks starting in 1915. Turkey and Armenia still disagree on how to define these terrible events.

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China’s Latest Target: Funeral Strippers

By Frank Langfitt on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 6:04 am

In some parts of rural China and in Taiwan, hiring strippers to perform at the funeral of a loved one isn’t considered absurd, but a good idea.

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15 Years After The Dot-Com Bust, A Nasdaq Record

By Chris Arnold on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

The Nasdaq has closed at a new high. It last peaked just before the dot-com crash, and “Nasdaq 5,000″ soon became code for stock market bubble. Does the record hold any of the same warnings today?

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Indian Farmer’s Apparent Suicide Sparks Political Backlash

By Julie McCarthy on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 23, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Gajendra Singh was found hanging from a tree at a political rally in New Delhi earlier this week. His presumed suicide has become a cause célèbre for the country’s disaffected farmers.

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Dwayne Bowe, A Former Chief, Flies To Kansas City For Fan’s Funeral

By Bill Chappell on April 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm

He plays in Cleveland now, but when Dwayne Bowe heard that Betty Johnson, his favorite fan in Kansas City, had died, he flew in to pay his respects.

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