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Indonesia: Death, chemical castration for child sex offenders

Child sex abuse is now punishable by death and chemical castration in Indonesia after its president on Wednesday issued a new law following the brutal gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

The battered body of the victim was discovered, naked an...

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Paul Ryan not ready to endorse Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is tamping down speculation he plans to imminently endorse Donald Trump, revealing that his senior aides are in touch daily with the presumptive nominee's staff in an effort to find common ground on bedrock GOP issues.

And the ...

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States sue feds over transgender measure

Eleven states are suing the Obama administration over a directive about transgender students in public schools, The Associated Press and Reuters reported.


5 scammers arrested in IRS impersonation scheme

Treasury Department investigators have filed criminal complaints against five individuals in three states, accusing them of fleecing nearly $2 million from more than 1,500 victims as part of a scheme to impersonate IRS agents.

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Trump allies fear trouble with RNC fundraising deal

The ink is barely dry on the joint fundraising agreement between Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee, but discord is already brewing.

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Man arrested in killing of infant son

A St. Louis man accused of fatally shooting his 8-month-old son during an argument with his wife has been arrested, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson said Wednesday on his Twitter account.

Diata R. Crockett, 34, has been charged with fir...

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Where is the next food trend? Try Minneapolis

Ask the average American what foods come to mind when they think of the Upper Midwest and the first images they conjure up might include sausages over a charcoal fire and a creamy mac and locally-produced cheese on the stovetop.

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Clinton 100-day pledge: $275B infrastructure

Hillary Clinton, while campaigning in California, committed to sending "a comprehensive infrastructure proposal to Congress in her first 100 days in office," an aide said Wednesday.

"We will start working immediately because I want us to get this issu...

China's currency at 5-year low

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Warning sign: China's currency at 5-year low

China's leaders continue to worry about the country's economy. The rest of the world should too.

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Migrants fall into the sea as ship capsizes

As Italian sailors watched, a ship jammed with migrants fleeing the Mideast capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday.

Photos shot by the Italian navy showed the vessel upright at first when spotted off the Libyan coast.

It slowly turned onto its...

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CDC: Americans are more overweight than ever

The rate of obesity in the United States is continuing its upward march, according to a survey released by the CDC.

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New Mexico governor hits back at Trump

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is hitting back at Donald Trump after the presumptive Republican nominee criticized her Tuesday night in Albuquerque.

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TSA debuts changes to alleviate waits

The TSA debuts changes to help alleviate security wait times.

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On camera: Italian Navy rescues migrants off Libyan coast

The Italian Navy said seven people have died and it has rescued more than 500…

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New lava flows from Hawaiian volcano

Two new lava flows have broken out at the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of…

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Obama offers beatbox for Vietnamese rapper

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday about the importance of the arts in…

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St. Louis police: Man fled after killing his 8-month old son

Authorities in the St. Louis area searched Wednesday for a man accused of fatally…


Witty letter to airline saves man $200

A New York man wrote a letter to American Airlines and was refunded the price of his…

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May is National Hamburger Month. Find out all you need to know about this backyard…

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Create your own Mother's Day card

Show your mom how much you care about her by giving her a personalized Mother's Day…

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National Nurses Day: ER tips

May 6 marks National Nurses Day, a chance to celebrate nurses and their…

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Get ready for your fiesta this Cinco de Mayo by trying out these Mexican-inspired…


Recycling quiz

How much do you know about the items you assumedly recycle every day? Find out…

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Spring break: seasonal travel

Spring break time is finally here and many people will be breaking out the sunscreen…

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Gorilla moons zoo visitors

A gorilla at the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota apparently didn't want to be…


Customs officers find meth hidden in burritos

An Arizona woman was arrested Friday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection found…

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Bees chase car for 2 days to rescue queen

A swarm of bees tracked down an SUV in which its queen bee was trapped inside.

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Disney nixes happiest currency on Earth

Disney is no longer minting money. At least one kind -- the company recently…

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The Bill Cosby trial: How we got here

Much has been said and written about the sex scandal that has torpedoed Bill Cosby's…

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'Captain America' twist stuns comic book world

Captain America has been a symbol of American heroism since 1941, and that all…

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Senators tell feds to stay out of school bathrooms

A group of Republican senators rejected the Obama Administration's guidelines on…

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Fireball flashes across New England sky

For a few seconds, the sky over Portland, Maine, lit up as a giant fireball flashed…

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Company turns 4 billion plastic bottles into clothes

Some 400,000 college students will accept diplomas this year while wearing gowns…

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Disney nixes happiest currency on Earth

Disney is no longer minting money. At least one kind -- the company recently…

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Best new U.S. roller coasters for 2016

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Officials investigate possible threat at LAX

Officials in Los Angeles are investigating the possibility of a threat to a plane at…

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