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    June 11, 2010
    Joran van der Sloot

    Van der Sloot gave detailed account of killing woman, Peruvian police say

    LIMA, Peru – Joran van der Sloot ‘s confession in the murder of a 21-year-old woman — allegedly smashing her face and strangling her — was so complete that police decided there was no need to take him to the crime scene for a walkthrough, according to Peru’s criminal police chief. The case against the […]

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    June 11, 2010

    Bomb at Afghan wedding blamed on Taliban

    NADAHAN VILLAGE, Afghanistan – NATO and the Afghan government on Thursday blamed the Taliban for a wedding party bombing that killed at least 40 people. But the Taliban claimed they played no role in the blast in the Arghandab district, an insurgent stronghold near the southern city of Kandahar. Stunned survivors said they suspected a […]

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    June 11, 2010

    Rare Civil War-era photo gives glimpse into history of slavery

    RALEIGH, N.C. – A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy. Art historians believe it’s an extremely rare Civil War-era photograph of children who were either slaves at the time or […]

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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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    June 11, 2010

    Food shortages to affect 60 million near Himalayas

    But a study says the effect from melting glaciers will be much less than had been estimated earlier.

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    June 11, 2010
    Pope Benedict XVI

    Pope defends celibacy, alludes to scandal

    Benedict XVI addresses 15,000 priests at a vigil marking the end of the year of the priest.

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    June 11, 2010

    Senate Democrats stymie GOP effort on clean air rules

    WASHINGTON – In a boost for the president on global warming, the Senate on Thursday rejected a challenge to Obama administration rules aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other big polluters. The defeated resolution would have denied the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to move ahead with the rules, crafted under […]

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    June 11, 2010

    Stuck for days, man tries to cut off arm

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Jonathan Metz had been trapped for two days in his basement with his left arm stuck in a broken furnace. Smelling rotting flesh, he decided that amputation was his only hope. So the 31-year-old fashioned a tourniquet near his shoulder and began cutting. He made it almost all the way through, but […]

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    June 11, 2010

    Geologists are still baffled by Guatemala’s big sinkhole

    GUATEMALA CITY – A massive sinkhole that gulped down a clothing factory and an entire intersection in Guatemala’s capital is mystifying geologists who have yet to figure out what caused it. “It’s the million-dollar question,” said David Monterroso, a geophysical engineer with the National Disaster Management Agency. Nearly 100 feet deep and 66 feet wide, […]

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