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    June 12, 2010

    Ethnic rioting in Kyrgyzstan leaves 45 dead, hundreds injured

    Dozens of buildings are set afire, testing the ability of the interim government to maintain control.

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    June 12, 2010

    ‘Carousel’ star Smith dies at 98

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Christine Johnson Smith, who originated the role of Nettie Fowler in the Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel” when it debuted on Broadway in 1945, has died. She was 98. Glenn Funeral Home said she died Wednesday at her home in Owensboro. The Messenger-Inquirer newspaper reported she was a native of Hopkinsville but […]

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    June 12, 2010

    Woman who helped build atomic bomb dies at 88

    Upset at the bomb's use in World War II, Joan Hinton moved to China and became a Mao devotee.

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    June 12, 2010
    Joran van der Sloot

    Dutchman faces count of murder

    Van der Sloot is ordered jailed; prosecutors say he acted with 'great cruelty' in killing a Peruvian woman.

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    June 12, 2010

    Peace Corps forerunner Andrew E. Rice dies

    The 87-year-old, who laid the groundwork for the Corps' basic design, had ties to Maine.

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    June 12, 2010

    Fatal border shooting now civil rights case

    The FBI will investigate whether a Border Patrol agent shot a Mexican teen without justification.

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    June 12, 2010

    Gunmen kill 19 at Mexican rehab center

    Twenty bodies are found in another city, marking one of country's bloodiest weeks of drug violence.

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    June 11, 2010

    GOP senators criticize court nominee

    WASHINGTON – Two senior Republican senators criticized Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Thursday for memos she wrote as a young law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, saying the papers suggest she lets politics dictate her legal decisions. Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Jeff Sessions of Alabama said the writings show that Kagan wanted […]

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    June 11, 2010
    Abby Sunderland

    Rescue attempts launched for young sailor

    Emergency beacons have been activated aboard the boat being sailed solo by Abby Sunderland, 16.

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    June 11, 2010
    Eric Holder, John Morton

    Authorities arrest more than 2,200 in crackdown on Mexican drug rings

    WASHINGTON – Federal authorities Thursday announced that more than 2,200 people in 19 states were arrested on narcotics-related charges in the largest in a series of operations targeting violent Mexican drug cartels. The 2,266 arrests over the past 22 months were part of “Project Deliverance,” a joint effort with Mexican authorities that the Justice Department […]

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