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Jodi Arias trial to cost Arizona taxpayers more than $3.2 million: officials

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By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The trials of convicted murderer Jodi Arias in Arizona will end up costing taxpayers more than $3.2 million to cover defense and prosecution expenses during the closely watched proceedings, county officials said on Friday. The court determined at the start...(more) 



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BP drops bid to oust Gulf spill claims administrator

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BP Plc on Friday ended its bid to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, citing steps the administrator has taken to reduce the threat of fraud. The British oil company withdrew its...(more) 



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Police chief could be indicted after ex-wife's shooting

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A district attorney will seek a misdemeanor indictment against a Georgia city's police chief in the alleged accidental shooting of his former wife. The shooting has left her paralyzed from the waist down.          



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Chile's Copa America stadiums haunted by dark past

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Chile will be in party mode when it hosts the South American football championships, but a dark past lurks in several stadiums used as torture chambers during Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship. The Copa America, the top international football contest on a continent with renowned passion for the...(more) 



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Detainee traded for Bergdahl may have contacted Taliban: officials

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U.S. spy agencies are examining intelligence reports that one of five Taliban leaders released from Guantanamo prison and sent to Qatar as part of a deal to free U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl last year may have re-established contact with a militant group, U.S. officials said on...(more) 



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UN says Canada violating native women's rights, urges probe

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Canada's failure to properly investigate widespread violence against aboriginal women and girls, including disappearances and murders, constitutes a "grave violation" of their rights, a UN watchdog said Friday. The Canadian police and justice systems have failed to effectively protect aboriginal women and girls from violence and...(more) 



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US charges filed in largest Internet breach on record

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The episode was the largest known data breach of names and email addresses and was the subject of a 2011 congressional inquiry, officials said. Those charged with hacking were Viet Quoc Nguyen, 28, and Giang Hoang Vu, 25, both Vietnamese nationals. The charges were unsealed following...(more) 



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Will the “Dark Lord of Coal Country” finally be brought to justice?

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A federal appeals court ruling has lifted the veil on months of legal jockeying in the upcoming criminal trial of West Virginia coal baron Donald Blankenship. Blankenship, the former CEO of one-time coal giant Massey, allegedly conspired to systematically skirt safety regulations in the company’s...(more) 



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Cold Comfort: Winter Was No Record-Breaker, NOAA Says

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The bone-chilling cold weather that blasted the eastern United States in winter 2014-2015 was miserable, but no record-breaker. 



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Frustrated McIlroy tosses club into water at Doral

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World number one Rory McIlroy hurled his long iron into the water in frustration after plunking a shot into a pond Friday at Doral as his Stateside struggles continued. McIlroy, who will try to complete a career Grand Slam and win his third major title in...(more) 



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Wall Street firms more convinced of June rate hike: Reuters poll

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many of Wall Street's biggest banks are more convinced the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June after a strong February jobs report on Friday pointed to sustained economic growth and as the jobless rate hit a more than 6-1/2 year-low....(more) 



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Former health secretary to head up Clinton Foundation: WSJ

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Donna Shalala, a former U.S. secretary of health and human services, will lead the nonprofit Clinton Foundation after its previous chief executive resigned in January, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Shalala, who is personally close to the Clintons and served in President Bill Clinton's...(more) 



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