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Magnitude-7.9 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage, injuries

People wait at a school after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck, in Kathmandu, NepalThe damage includes toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.


04/25/2015 04:33:19am
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Obama: ‘We all bleed when we lose an American life’

President Barack Obama holds up a jar full of paper clips while speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015. Obama was making a joke about Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper and used the jar to help illustrated the point. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The president defends U.S. spying operations a day after two al-Qaida hostages were killed by drone strikes.


04/24/2015 07:28:41pm
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Olympian Bruce Jenner makes transgender history by identifying as a woman

Bruce Jenner arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las VegasBy Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner said on Friday that he identifies as a woman, becoming the most high-profile American to come out as transgender. The 65-year-old Jenner made the declaration in a wide-ranging interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, nearly 40 years after his record-breaking Olympic gold-medal win in the decathlon that gave him the unofficial title of "World's Greatest Athlete." At the outset of the taped interview, Sawyer asked "Are you a woman?" and Jenner responded, "Yes, for all intents and purposes I am a woman." "People look at me differently," Jenner added.


04/24/2015 11:57:57pm
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Gaps remain in probe of Baltimore man's death in police custody

Workers rally at a union protest Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Carson City, Nev. The workers are opposing Republican-sponsored bills in the Nevada Legislature that would restrict collective bargaining and alter public employee pensions. (AP Photo/Michelle Rindels)By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - An investigation into the death of a black man in Baltimore police custody is still trying to figure out what happened, the police commissioner said on Friday as the city braced for a major protest over the incident. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said police would release surveillance camera photos involving the death of Freddie Gray, 25, who died on Sunday a week after being arrested. More than 1,000 protesters are expected in Baltimore for a march from the site of his arrest to City Hall on Saturday, police said. Batts said Gray was put in a police van for transport to a police station and he was not buckled in at any time, as regulations required.


04/24/2015 07:22:52pm
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Indiana university cleared after report of armed person
(Reuters) - An Indiana university gave the all clear early on Saturday after being locked down for several hours over a reported armed person, possibly with explosives, near the school's administration building, officials said. Manchester University spokeswoman Anne Gregory said in an email that police had swept all the buildings and residence halls on its North Manchester campus and found no credible threats or injuries.
04/25/2015 04:06:35am
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Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Denver over "pressurization": media
(Reuters) - A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Milwaukee from Las Vegas had to divert to Denver on Friday night due to a "pressurization issue," local broadcaster FOX31 reported. The airline said in a statement to FOX31 that the plane, which was carrying 175 passengers and six crew members, landed safely at Denver International Airport around 8:30 p.m. local time. One person was injured after falling during the deplaning process, FOX31 said. The diversion was blamed on a "pressurization issue," though the statement did not elaborate on the problem.
04/25/2015 02:55:22am
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Witnesses: Some buildings collapse in Nepal capital after 7.7 quake

Nepalese devotees climb on the chariot to prepare it on the first day of Rato Machindranath chariot festival in Bungmati, Lalitpur, Nepal, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Members of Nepal’s Newar community believe celebrating this festival brings rain, good crop and prosperity. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)An earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude, and only 2 km deep, struck east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday causing buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, injuring many and leaving a pall of dust over the city, witnesses said. At the main hospital in Kathmandu, people with broken limbs and arms were being rushed in for treatment. A girl died after a statue fell on her in a park in Kathmandu, a witness said, while another died in India when her house collapsed. A Reuters reporter in Kathmandu said he had seen some buildings collapse and walls of several houses reduced to rubble.


04/25/2015 03:43:38am
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Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying ...


04/24/2015 10:50:01pm
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Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks in front of local faith leaders at a news conference regarding the death of Freddie Gray, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van, authorities said Friday.


04/24/2015 11:49:56pm
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Why U.S. won't recognize 'forgotten genocide'

Demonstrators hold candles and pictures of Armenian victims during a commemoration for the victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, in IstanbulKatie Couric examines the controversy over the massacre of Armenians 100 years ago.


04/23/2015 02:22:27pm
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Insuring the Health of America's Emerging Multigenerational Workforce


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - For the first time in modern history, America's workforce spans four generations. In this new era of multigenerational workers, a "one size fits all" approach to health insurance is a thing of the past. The generational gap is as varied as i

New FDA-Cleared Device Significantly Advances IV Therapy Safety


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Natural Health Care From Down Under Poised to Make U.S. Debut


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Wellness Travel Is on the Rise


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3 Steps to Build a Better Nest Egg


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