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House panel is told of slavery in Thai seafood industry

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday....
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Sea lion pup waddles away from water, gets ride back to sea

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:36pm
FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) -- A healthy sea lion pup that was returned to the sea by deputies after waddling a quarter-mile onshore seemed to be staying in the waves on Wednesday - at least for now, officers said....
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Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:21pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee....
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In Libya's anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:19pm
CAIRO (AP) -- Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the profits to buy larger boats and heavier weapons to ensure no one dare touch them....
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Man who shot Reagan seeks to live outside mental hospital

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan is ready to leave a mental hospital for good, his lawyer told a federal judge Wednesday, arguing that if he lives full-time with his mother in Virginia, he won't "be a danger to himself or others."...
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Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama's health law....
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After 4 decades as fugitive, ailing man turns himself in

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:53pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender. The deputy who answered thought it was a prank. It wasn't....
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Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:26pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals....
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Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:12pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves....
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With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:50pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount....
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Scottish collie behind wheel of runaway vehicle causes scare

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:30pm
LONDON (AP) -- Don the Sheepdog might want to learn a new trick: applying the brakes....
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Dr. Oz: We will not be silenced

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vowing that "we will not be silenced," television's Dr. Oz is fighting back against critics who are trying to get him removed from a faculty position at Columbia University....
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Officials:extremist's misfire foiled attack on Paris church

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:44am
PARIS (AP) -- An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was prevented from opening fire on churchgoers only because he accidentally shot himself in the leg, French officials said Wednesday....
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PHOTOS: Hubble's turn to smile, marks 25 years in orbit

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:29am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Hubble, it's your turn to smile for the cameras!...
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Sandra Bullock named People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:21am
NEW YORK (AP) -- People magazine has named Sandra Bullock as the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" for 2015....
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Former Auschwitz guard describes camp in chilling detail

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:18am
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) -- A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers....
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Brian Wilson happy to have an old friend on new record, tour

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:52am
NEW YORK (AP) -- While Brian Wilson doesn't plan to officially reunite with the surviving members of the Beach Boys, having an old friend sing on a new record certainly provided a comfort zone....
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Privacy advocates seek more openness on NSA surveillance

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Congress considers whether to extend the life of a program that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates and civil liberties groups say too much about government surveillance remains secret for the public to fully evaluate the program's reach or effectiveness....
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Migrants take long, winding road to reach EU gateway Hungary

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:59am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- When Jean-Paul Apetey thinks of all he has endured, he finds it hard to believe he made it to Europe....
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Iraqi tribesmen fight their own after breaking with IS group

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:08am
MAKHMOUR, Iraq (AP) -- When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq last summer, the Sunni al-Lehib tribe welcomed them as revolutionaries fighting the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. But less than a year later, the tribe is bitterly split between those who joined the extremist group and those resisting its brutal rule....
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