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Plane Crash In Nepal Mountains Kills 15

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Rescue workers and onlookers gathered near the wreckage of a plane that crashed near an army camp at Jomsom in northern Nepal.
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Men Disguised As Afghan Police Kill 2 NATO Troops

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Men wearing Afghan police uniforms shot dead two NATO service members Saturday in southern Afghanistan, authorities said, the latest in a string of attacks on international troops by Afghan security forces or militants disguised as police.

Two other coalition service members also died Saturday in Afghanistan, one in an insurgent attack and another of non-battle related injuries.

There were conflicting reports about the shooting in Helmand province.

Fareed Ahmad, a spokesman for the Helmand provincial police, said two Afghan policemen ...

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Afghan Official: Top Peace Council Member Killed

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In Afghanistan, American troops are pushing Afghans to take charge. ...

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Lack Of Support Puts The Brakes On High-Speed Rail

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William Balfour Found Guilty In Murder Of Jennifer Hudson’s Family

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A jury has found William Balfour guilty of killing three members of Grammy-award winning singer Jennifer Hudson’s family.

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A Helpful Reminder: This Sunday Is Mother’s Day

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Call your mom. Buy her a present. Give her a big hug and kiss. (And don’t forget the mother of your children.)

To all our mom readers, Happy Mother’s Day!

We’ll leave you with a link to a great piece from Bloomberg, which takes us back to the somber beginnings of the holiday. Bloomberg writes in part:

“Anna M. Jarvis campaigned for the creation of an official national holiday in the early 1900s to commemorate her mother, who had organized ‘Mother’s ...

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Facebook Says It Will Be More Open About Data Use

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Facebook also has given itself more leeway on how long it keeps information it collects, saying it will retain data for as long as it is necessary ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

President Of Abortion Rights Group NARAL Will Step Down In January

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The President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, the nation’s oldest abortion rights organization, will step down in January, the group said today.

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FDA Panel Recommends First HIV-Prevention Drug

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The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

In a series of votes, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended approval of the daily pill Truvada for healthy people who are at high risk of contracting HIV, including gay and bisexual men and heterosexual couples with one HIV-positive partner.

The FDA ...

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Biden Sorry For Speaking Out Before Obama On Gays

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Shortly before President Obama voiced his support for gay marriage, Vice President Joe Biden apologized to the president for comments that led him to speed up his public pronouncement.

Biden and Obama spoke in the Oval Office on Wednesday, a person familiar with the exchange said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the private talk. Obama accepted his vice president’s apology, saying he knew Biden was speaking from his heart when he declared in a television interview ...

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Vidal Sassoon, Hairstyling Icon, Dies At Age 84

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Obama Gambles On Gay Marriage

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