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State of Emergency in 'Charm City'

Days of angry but peaceful protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray devolved Monday into scenes of rioting and looting, prompting city and state officials to declare a state of emergency and activate the National Guard to tamp down the violence as night fell

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U.S. Sends Aid to Nepal

The U.S. government is sending troops and aid to Nepal as the nation struggles to recover from a massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake

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Apple's Record-Shattering Quarter

The tech giant beat Wall Street’s expectations in delivering its best second quarter numbers ever: $58 billion in revenue, up 27% over 2014

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Hearing

Loretta Lynch Sworn in as 83rd Attorney General

Loretta Lynch officially became the 83rd Attorney General of the United States after a historically long wait of more than 150 days. “It’s about time this woman is being sworn in,” Vice President Joe Biden said

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Women Earn 24% Less Than Men, U.N. Report Finds

The U.N. Women report shows that even though more women are in the workplace and taking on leadership positions worldwide, pay levels are nowhere near reaching equality worldwide. The report finds women earn just half of the income men earn over a lifetime

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2 Exams Found James Holmes to Be Sane

A prosecutor declared Monday that two mental health evaluations found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane. It was the first public word on what different psychiatrists determined after examining the former neuroscience student

This picture shows two men attempting to push a car out of floodwaters after a storm swept Changsha, central China's Hunan province on taken on April 7, 2015

Blame Global Warming for Most Heatwaves, Study Says

Three-quarters of all hot spells occurring over land can be traced back to human activity, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change. In comparison, global warming causes 18% of heavy precipitation


U.S. Recommends Less Fluoride in Drinking Water

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its recommendation for an optimal concentration of fluoride at 0.7 mg per liter of water. The previous recommendations allowed for 0.7 to 1.2 mg per liter

Time Warner Cable, Disney Talks Said To Focus On ESPN3.Com

ESPN Suing Verizon Over More Flexible Cable Package

ESPN is suing Verizon over the pay-TV operator’s flexible new cable bundles. The sports network is arguing that Verizon’s new cable packages, which don’t include ESPN in their primary offering, are a breach of contract stock photos E-Cig Electronic Cigarette Smoke

Hawaii Set to Raise Smoking Age to 21

If a bill approved by Hawaii lawmakers on Friday is signed into law by Governor David Ige, adolescents will be prohibited from smoking, buying and possessing both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes