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By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A serious humanitarian crisis is looming as thousands of Burundi refugees stream into Tanzania and neighboring countries to escape rising political tensions and violence at home, T ...more

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live.No injuries were reported in the accident, which h ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — This year's PEN American Center gala was a defense of free expression, of Charlie Hebdo and of PEN itself.Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman and Roz Chast were among hundreds who gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural ...more

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WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested four people while investigating a batch of synthetic marijuana that sickened about a dozen people, including five who were hospitalized.Willimantic police say they arrested a dealer o ...more

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said even though comp ...more

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court had tough questions Wednesday about the stance of Gov. Chris Christie's administration on a 2011 law that overhauled the state public worker pension system, with one justice asking if it amounted to a "bait a ...more

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Religious appeal part of Huckabee's second White House bidHOPE, Ark. (AP) — Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination with an unabashed appeal for evangelical support.In his hometown of ...more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the fatal poisonings of her father and brother and an attempt to kill a sister with antifreeze.As part of her plea Tuesday, 24-year-old Rachel Staudte (STAW-dee), of Spri ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell broadly in noon trading Wednesday after the release of weak U.S. economic reports. Yields on U.S government bond yields rose to their highest level in two months and oil prices continued to climb. Seven of the 10 indust ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department assistant secretary said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.Joyce Barr, th ...more