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Angry Nigerian soldiers fire on senior officer

Christians pray during a service to support the release of kidnapped girls in Nigeria, at a church in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Boko Haram, the militant group that kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, said the girls will only be freed after the...

$103K for portrait of girl who was shot by Taliban

NEW YORK (AP) — A British artist’s portrait of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education brought in more than $100,000 at auction Wednesday. Christie’s said the painting of Malala Yousafzai by Jonathan Yeo...
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California Chrome made 3-5 favorite for Preakness

Exercise rider Willie Delgado gallops Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled for May 17 at Pimlico. (AP Photo/Garry Jones) Exercise rider Willie Delgado gallops...
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Oprah’s network plans series on NFL’s Michael Sam

St. Louis Rams seventh-round draft pick Michael Sam listens to a question during a news conference at the NFL football team’s practice facility Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) St. Louis Rams seventh-round draft pick Michael Sam listens to a...
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Idaho scrambling over same-sex marriage ban ruling

Mike Chase (left, green hat) kisses his partner Matthew Montoya on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse during a rally in support of same sex marriage in Boise on Tuesday night May 13, 2014. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled earlier in the day that Idaho’s ban on gay...

Wealth gap shows in latest NCAA academic numbers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The money gap at Division I colleges is continuing to show up on the playing fields and in the classrooms. Thirty-six teams will be banned from the 2014-15 postseason because of sub-par scores on the newest Academic Progress Rate, which was released...

Ohio Court Won’t Hear Microwaved Baby Case Appeal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court won’t hear a woman’s appeal of her aggravated murder conviction for burning her baby daughter to death in a microwave oven. The court didn’t explain its Wednesday decision not to hear the appeal by 34-year-old China...

Fed Govt Acknowledges Gaps In Oil Well Inspections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency tasked with managing oil and gas development on Wednesday acknowledged it needed to do more to improve oversight of drilling, pointing to a lack of funding as reasons it failed to inspect oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks...

Abramson replaced as NYT executive editor

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times on Wednesday announced that executive editor Jill Abramson is being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet after two and a half years on the job. The company didn’t give a reason for the change. Abramson and Baquet had both been...
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9/11 museum offers sights and sounds of tragedy

In this May 5, 2014 photo released by the National September 11 Memorial Museum, a firetruck, damaged in the attacks of September 11, 2001, is on display at the New York museum. The long-delayed museum will be dedicated during a ceremony Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/...