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Oklahoma high court clears way for two inmates' executions

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By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court lifted a stay of execution on Wednesday for two murderers, put in place due to concerns over secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs, clearing the way for them to be put to death next week. The...(more) 




Ban blames all Syria sides over aid

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid. 

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Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

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The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, dies in at home in Havana aged 102. 



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Officer in Albuquerque killing figured in 2011 shooting

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Officer Jeremy Dear, under investigation for killing Mary Hawkes, 19, this week, gave conflicting statements when a fellow officer shot and killed a man three years ago.The latest Albuquerque police officer to fatally shoot a suspect was caught in a lie three years ago during the...(more) 



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Obama uses Japan visit to reassure wary Asian allies

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By Linda Sieg and Matt Spetalnick TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama used state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to...(more) 



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Body of Korean boy who raised ferry alarm believed found

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By James Pearson and Kahyun Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that an overloaded ferry with hundreds of children on board was sinking has been found drowned in the underwater wreckage of the ship, his parents believe,...(more) 



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Dad saves a kid from getting hit by becoming faster than a superhero

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Old man strength. The ability to fix anything broken inside the house. The impeccable sense of direction. The never ending wallet. Dads are basically real life superheroes. Especially this dad, who probably activated the secret powerful dad mode God code you get when you become...(more) 



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Solar Eclipse Will Transform Sun into 'Ring of Fire' Next Week

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The sun will look like a ring of fire above some remote parts of the world next Tuesday (April 29) during a solar eclipse, but most people around the world won't get a chance to see it. 




Angels give up four runs in ninth inning in 5-4 loss to Nationals

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Ernesto Frieri gives up a leadoff home run, Jayson Werth doubles in a pair and scores the winner when Adam LaRoche singles on the first pitch he sees from Fernando Salas.WASHINGTON -- Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a...(more) 



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Exclusive: Marubeni says Chinese authorities detain three staff at grain unit

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By James Topham and Niu Shuping TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - Three employees at one of Marubeni Corp's grain trading units in China have been detained by authorities, the Japanese trading house said on Thursday, a move sources told Reuters was prompted by allegations the unit evaded taxes...(more) 



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Rugs: A Star Awaits Its Applause

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David Rockwell’s latest theatrical gesture is a luminous design for the Rug Company. 



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Currents: Books: Essentially Japanese

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“Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design,” written by Kenya Hara, presents classic objects created over the past six centuries. 



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