Archive for May 19th, 2013

Tornadoes slam Kansas, Oklahoma

May 19, 2013
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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A powerful storm system rumbled through the Plains and upper Midwest on Sunday, spawning tornadoes that damaged roofs and structures near Oklahoma City and kicked up debris in Wichita, Kan.
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McConnell: ‘There is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration’

May 19, 2013
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McConnell: ‘There is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration’

Obama addresses the IRS scandal at a news conference. (Getty)
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UK lawmakers consider probe into transparency of mining firms

May 19, 2013
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By Clara Ferreira-Marques LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament will this week consider whether to probe the transparency of oil and mining firms listed in London, an issue highlighted by corruption probes at emerging market miners which lawmakers fear have dented the stock market’s reputation.
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MPs consider probe into transparency of mining firms

May 19, 2013
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By Clara Ferreira-Marques LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament will this week consider whether to probe the transparency of oil and mining firms listed in London, an issue highlighted by corruption probes at emerging market miners which MPs fear have dented the stock market’s reputation.
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The good news – and the bad news – for Obama in scandal-tinged polls

May 19, 2013
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Given the battering President Obama took this past week on a trio of political scandals, any public opinion survey results that aren’t dreadful probably are viewed with some relief at the White House.
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Republicans informed of IRS investigation last year

May 19, 2013
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Republicans informed of IRS investigation last year

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Hofstra student killed by police during break-in

May 19, 2013
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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — In what police are describing as a crime of opportunity, a wanted man with a criminal history dating nearly 15 years entered a front door that had been left open at a New York home near Hofstra University.
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$590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla.

May 19, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
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Obama marches on despite controversies

May 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama‘s agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
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Winning numbers drawn in Powerball jackpot

May 19, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say the winning numbers in a near-historic Powerball jackpot have been drawn.
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