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Saturday, March 28, 2015
A federal watchdog on Thursday faulted the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) over allegations that agents attended sex parties with prostitutes on government-leased property while stationed overseas.
A medical examiner testifying Thursday in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnev described in graphic detail the devastating injuries that ravaged the body of a 29-year-old woman and caused her to bleed to death on the pavement.
Arctic drilling needed now: oil council
The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday.
Twitter takes on rival Meerkat with Periscope streaming app
The battle for live streaming smartphone video heated up Thursday as Twitter launched its Periscope application, taking on fast-rising online rival Meerkat, which unveiled a fresh round of capital investment.
How US aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans
Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan.
Thirty European cities pledged Thursday to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent as French President Francois Hollande called on them to back historic U.N. climate talks.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Rouhani writes to Obama as Iran talks near deadline
LAUSANNE - Iran's president appealed to global leaders including Barack Obama on Thursday as negotiators raced against the clock to agree the outlines of a deal that puts an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach.
Germanwings crash appears 'deliberate'
The young co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have “deliberately” crashed the plane into the French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit, but is not believed to be part of a terrorist plot, French officials said Thursday.
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Saudi Arabia launches strikes on Yemen rebels
Saudi warplanes bombed Houthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday, launching an Arab military intervention in support of its embattled president that regional rival Iran warned was a “dangerous” move.
Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas
The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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