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Daniel Berrigan, pacifist priest who led anti-war protests, dies at 94

By Colman McCarthy, The Washington Post on May 01, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
A passionate critic of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Berrigan gained worldwide attention in 1968 when he, his younger brother and seven other Catholics seized and burned draft records from a Selective Service Office in Maryland.
President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia walk in the rain from Marine One to board Air Force One upon their departure from Los Angeles, April 8, 2016.

Malia Obama to attend Harvard after taking gap year

By Reuters on May 01, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia, will attend Harvard University in the fall 2017 after taking a year off from studies following her high school graduation this spring.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives to speak at the California GOP convention in Burlingame, California, April 29, 2016.

Donald Trump says Republican race all but over if he wins Indiana

By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on May 01, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
Front-runner Donald Trump said Sunday that he will have essentially sealed the Republican presidential nomination if he wins Tuesday’s contest in Indiana, where he now holds a big lead over chief rival Ted Cruz.

Derailed train in Washington leaks hazardous chemical, disrupts rail service

By David Lawder, Reuters on May 01, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
NBC4 Television reported that at least one of the leaking chemicals is sodium hydroxide, citing multiple sources at the scene.

Five die in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central US

By Jon Herskovitz, Reuters on April 30, 2016, at 7:20 p.m.
Some areas in Texas received 7.5 inches of rain in less than an hour.

Scooter driver dies in crash with Boston duck boat

By Kevin Murphy, Reuters on April 30, 2016, at 6:09 p.m.
A male passenger on the scooter was injured.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during an election rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 19, 2016.

The best reporting on Bernie Sanders over the years

By Sarah Smith, ProPublica on April 30, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
A look back at Bernie Sanders’ career through accountability stories and other in-depth news reports.
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An elephant performs in the pre-show entertainment at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' "Circus Extreme" show at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2016.

Ringling elephants, a famed circus act, pack up trunks for retirement

By Barbara Goldberg, Reuters on April 30, 2016, at 9:39 a.m.
Elephants take a final bow at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans but enraged animal activists, who say the highly publicized retirement is not enough.
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Anti-Trump protests break out again in California

By Sharon Bernstein, Reuters on April 30, 2016, at 8:38 a.m.
The billionaire businessman was forced to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to a hotel to give a speech to the California Republican convention and avoid several hundred loud protesters gathered outside.
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Pentagon: Strike on hospital in Afghanistan not a war crime

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post on April 30, 2016, at 8:33 a.m.
A Pentagon investigation of a 2015 airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan found that the failures that led to the disaster did not amount to a war crime because they were not intentional, Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, said Friday.
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New food safety law gives states a big role

By Michael Ollove, Stateline.org on April 30, 2016, at 7:21 a.m.
The new law gives the FDA new authority to regulate the production of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on April 29, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
Jorge Villalba poses for a portrait on Sept. 3, 2015 in Encino, Calif. Villaba is struggling to pay off student loan debt.

Every dollar in student loan debt takes 35 cents out of retirement savings, research finds

By Shaun Plum, Moneytips Contributor on April 29, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
Few students understand how that debt will affect their credit, and that’s important, especially when it comes to retirement.

‘Kennewick Man’ was Native American, U.S. Army Corps says

By Reuters on April 29, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
The 8,500-year-old remains of the so-called Kennewick Man whose almost complete skeleton was discovered in Washington state in 1996 are Native American, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has concluded after studying new information. Kennewick Man is one of just a few well-preserved North American skeletons that date back more …

Two arrested in Texas after children found tied up in yard

By Jim Forsyth, Reuters on April 29, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO — Two adults have been taken into custody in the San Antonio area for suspected child abuse that included chaining a 2-year-old child to the ground and putting another on a leash tied to a door, officials said on Friday. Deputies arrived at a home late on Thursday …

Nissan will recall 3.53M vehicles because air bags may not deploy

By Reuters on April 29, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
Nissan Motor Co. said Friday it is recalling 3.53 million vehicles worldwide because passenger-side air bags may not work properly as vehicle sensors may malfunction. The Japanese automaker said this is the fourth recall since 2013 to address problems with occupant classification systems, which may fail to properly identify adult …

Arlington Cemetery could house more than 25,000 new graves

By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post on April 29, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
ARLINGTON, Virginia – Arlington National Cemetery, which inters 7,000 military veterans, spouses and dignitaries each year, unveiled preliminary plans this week to create room for more than 25,000 new graves by rerouting part of a nearby road and swapping land with local and state governments. The southward expansion of the …

Strike on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan ruled not a war crime

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post on April 29, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON – A Pentagon investigation into a 2015 airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan found that the failures that led to the disaster did not amount to “a war crime” because they were not intentional, Army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, said Friday. The …
Ballpark vendor Chico Sakulsky sells peanuts and Cracker Jack before the Pittsburgh Pirates play the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on April 5.

Cracker Jack replaces beloved plastic toys with QR codes and a ‘mobile experience’

By Katie Mettler, Washington Post on April 29, 2016, at 2:20 p.m.
The nearly 125-year-old product has opted to replace its Prize Inside with a surprise more worthy of the 21st century. From now on, Cracker Jack consumers with find a QR code inside the small prize that links to four mobile, baseball-themed games.
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Officials are seeking the public's help in identifying a homicide victim from 35 years ago.

Unidentified Ohio homicide victim may be from Maine, investigators say

By CBS 13 on April 29, 2016, at 1:35 p.m.
Jane Doe was found deceased in Miami County, Ohio, in April 1981. New testing was just completed on the pollen that was found on the clothing Jane Doe was wearing and it indicates that she may have been from Maine.