Baltimore mayor calls for federal investigation into police
Full Article Austin American Statesman
06 May 2015

Baltimore's mayor is asking federal investigators to look into whether the city's police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that the community has a "fractured" relationship with police. Her request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the...

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Police in riot gear line up to enforce a curfew imposed in the aftermath of rioting following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Baltimore.
photo: AP / David Goldman

updated 28 Apr 2015; published 28 Apr 2015
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Baltimore Riots: Mayor Ordered Police to Stand Down
updated 29 Apr 2015; published 29 Apr 2015
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Baltimore Mayor to Police Officials: 'Let Them Loot. It's Only Property"
updated 06 May 2015; published 06 May 2015
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Baltimore Mayor Asks DOJ to Investigate Police
updated 30 Apr 2015; published 30 Apr 2015
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BOOM! Baltimore Mayor Hand Picked by Obama for Task Force, Plan to Nationalize Police
updated 28 Apr 2015; published 28 Apr 2015
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Officers Saying Baltimore Mayor Told Police To Stand Down!
updated 27 Apr 2015; published 27 Apr 2015
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WTF! Baltimore Mayor: 'We Made Sure Cops Gave Space for Those Who Wished to Destroy'
Netanyahu's Efforts To Form An Israeli Government Are Going Down To The Wire
Full Article Huffington Post
06 May 2015

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, May 6 (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu, locked in down-to-the-wire coalition talks, faces a midnight deadline to form a government or risk being denied a fourth term as Israel's prime minister. Nearly two months after a convincing election victory, Netanyahu is struggling to build a solid parliamentary majority, with a...

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File - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, right, speak during an event following the first session of the newly-elected Knesset in Jerusalem, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
photo: AP / Gali Tibbon

updated 14 Mar 2013; published 14 Mar 2013
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Netanyahu reaches deal to form new Israel coalition
updated 03 Feb 2013; published 03 Feb 2013
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Knesset coalition talks: Benjamin Netanyahu charged with forming new Israeli government
updated 25 Mar 2015; published 25 Mar 2015
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Netanyahu Set for Go-ahead to Form Israel's Next Government
updated 04 Mar 2013; published 04 Mar 2013
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Two more weeks for Israeli coalition talks: parties still struggling to form new government
updated 02 Mar 2013; published 02 Mar 2013
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Netanyahu Gets 14 More Days To Form New Israeli Government
updated 03 Feb 2013; published 03 Feb 2013
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Knesset coalition talks underway: Netanyahu officially invited form new Israeli government
Kerry hopes to win pause in Yemen war as he heads to talks
Full Article Seattle Post
06 May 2015

DJIBOUTI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he prepared for talks in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. At a news conference in Djibouti, a...

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement to the U.S. and Somali media in Mogadishu, Somalia, on May 6, 2015.
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updated 05 Feb 2015; published 05 Feb 2015
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John Kerry to hold talks in Ukraine, as US mulls arms supplies: World News
updated 22 Mar 2015; published 22 Mar 2015
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Report: American is of of the medical students in Syria
updated 05 Apr 2015; published 05 Apr 2015
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Zarif stresses benefits to Iran of framework nuclear deal
updated 03 Apr 2015; published 03 Apr 2015
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Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran's nuclear program
updated 02 Mar 2015; published 02 Mar 2015
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Iran’s foreign minister calls for a global fight against Islamophobia
updated 08 Apr 2015; published 08 Apr 2015
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Excerpt: Kerry warns Iran over involvement in Yemen
Andreas Lubitz, Co-Pilot On Doomed Germanwings Jet, Reportedly Did A Practice Run Before Crash
Full Article Huffington Post
06 May 2015

PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report...

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In this March 26, 2015 file photo, rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France. The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany
photo: AP / Laurent Cipriani

updated 26 Mar 2015; published 26 Mar 2015
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Andreas Lubitz: What we know about the Germanwings co-pilot
updated 06 May 2015; published 06 May 2015
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Report: Co-pilot had rehearsed descent on previous flight
updated 26 Mar 2015; published 26 Mar 2015
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Alps Plane Crash: 28 Years Old Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz brought down the plane
updated 27 Mar 2015; published 27 Mar 2015
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Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot "hid his illness"
updated 27 Mar 2015; published 27 Mar 2015
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Germanwings flight crash: the final 10 minutes of the deadly descent
updated 24 Mar 2015; published 24 Mar 2015
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Germanwings Pilot Andreas Lubitz Sought Treatment for Vision Problems Before Crash, Authorities Say
Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis: U.N.
Full Article Yahoo Daily News
06 May 2015

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Nearly 40,000 refugees have fled Burundi to neighboring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last month, amid protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, the United Nations said on Wednesday. More than a week of demonstrations have plunged the African nation into its...

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Demonstrators face off with riot police in the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Monday, May 4, 2015.
photo: AP / Jerome Delay

updated 06 May 2015; published 06 May 2015
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40,000 Flee Burundi Amid Political Crisis
updated 06 May 2015; published 06 May 2015
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Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis - U.N.
updated 05 May 2015; published 05 May 2015
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Burundi court approves president's bid for third term amid protests
updated 18 Apr 2015; published 18 Apr 2015
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Burundi Police Teargas Protesters Opposing Presidential 3rd Term
updated 01 May 2015; published 01 May 2015
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Hundreds of Students Seek Refuge Outside U.S. Embassy
updated 27 Apr 2015; published 27 Apr 2015
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Burundi police tear-gas anti-Pierre Nkurunziza protesters

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The Guardian
Judge orders UN to lift suspension of Anders Kompass, who leaked internal UN report on alleged aubse of children by French troops in Central African Republic ...
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CounterPunch
A Ludicrous Platform The “je suis Charlie” protests became an overnight sensation throughout the world, as millions of people stood up, presumably to support the right to free...
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The Guardian
After upsetting Latino voters, frontrunner surprises with progressive checklist – and prods Republicans with threat of new executive action to ‘go even further’ ...

Pro-Russian gunmen take positions near the airport, outside Donetsk, Ukraine, on Monday, May 26, 2014
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KIEV (Reuters) - Five Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 12 injured over the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire deal, Ukraine's military said on Wednesday, describing a worsening situation in separatist eastern territories. The deaths came...
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File - Peacekeepers of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), MONUSCO, are shown on patrol in Bunagana, a town in the country’s North Kivu province, during efforts with Government forces to secure the area against rebel attacks. Much of the Kivu provinces have recently seen intense fighting by the M23 rebel group and other militias, 23 May, 2012.
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6 May 2015 From the section Africa More than 20,000 UN peacekeepers are based in DR Congo Two Tanzanian peacekeepers with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been killed in an ambush near the city of Beni, the UN has said....
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Garden in Vaugirard, or the Painter's Family in the Garden in Rue Carcel, (1881) Gauguin's relationship with Van Gogh was rocky. Gauguin had shown an early interest in Impressionism, and the two shared bouts of depression and suicidal tendencies
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NEW YORK — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday. "The Allee of Alyscamps" was offered at Sotheby's impressionist and...
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File - Governor Mike Huckabee speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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HOPE, Ark. - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Tuesday became the sixth Republican to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest, stressing his humble roots and traditional values. Huckabee announced his second bid for the White House here in...
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Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza, right, casts his vote at a polling station in his hometown of Mumba in Ngozi province, northern Burundi.
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Burundi’s Constitutional Court says it has approved President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term. The statement came on Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched in the capital Bujumbura to say they would “never accept” a campaign they call...
photo: AP / Sylvain Liechti
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during a press conference Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.
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While others point out that this is because Floyd Mayweather Jr. is simply the better fighter, latest reports reveal that Pacquiao’s performance was hampered by a torn rotator cuff. Putting this into consideration, perhaps his opponent...
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File - In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 photo Andreas Lubitz competes at the Airportrun in Hamburg, northern Germany. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers.
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Berlin: The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps in March, killing all 150 people on board, practiced a descent on the previous flight,...
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