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'Obama out': president gets final laughs with media
U.S. President Barack Obama cracked jokes and poked fun at rivals Saturday in his last appearance as U.S. leader at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, ending his performance with a mic drop and the words "Obama out."
 
Fragments of shattered lives after Ecuador quake
The dreams, plans and even the lives of hundreds of families were shattered in one moment -- 6:58 p.m. on April 16 -- when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked the central coast of Ecuador.
 
Crews have rescued a 72-year-old survivor of Ecuador's deadly earthquake almost two weeks after it struck the South American country, Venezuela announced Saturday.
 
Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.
 
The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.
 
Texas Senator Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump.
 
Colorado woman gets 100 years for killing fetus
A judge sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.
 
Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary
Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.
 
The U.S. Treasury Department has placed five countries -- China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan -- on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States.
 
The U.S. personnel who bombarded a hospital in the Afghan city Kunduz last year and killed 42 people will not face war crimes charges, their commander said Friday.
 
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