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Major quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday. The quake was 40.8 miles (65.7 km) deep, the USGS said. Its epicenter was 54 km (34 km) southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

East Village fire, explosion

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Second body found in rubble of NY building blast

Crews searching at the site where a building exploded in New York's East Village found two bodies in the rubble Sunday.

The victims' remains have not yet been officially identified, but authorities believe they are the two people who were reported mis...

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Talks intensify on Iran's nuclear future

Nuclear talks intensified Sunday between world powers and Iran, but key sticking points remained unresolved as the countries tried to reach a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program ahead of a Tuesday deadline.

As the negotiations entered their fourth ...

Duke v Gonzaga

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Duke goes to Final Four

Duke 66, Gonzaga 52: Justise Winslow starred down the stretch to highlight a 16-point performance as the Blue Devils defeated the Bulldogs to capture the NCAA Tournament's South Regional final from Houston.Tyus Jones pitched in 15 points an...

 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

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Indiana governor illustrates GOP's gay rights challenge

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence got five cracks at answering the question that has triggered intense backlash against his state's new "religious freedom" law. The law allows individuals to assert in court that state laws and local ordinances violate their re...

Michigan State v Louisville

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Michigan State heading to Final Four

You'll see some familiar faces in the Final Four.

Duke beat Gonzaga 66-52 on Sunday, giving Blue Devils' coach Mike Krzyzewski his 12th trip to the semifinals of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Justise Winslow and Matt Jones each scored 16 to hel...

Kurdistan Workers' Party

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PKK chief calls for end to fighting in Turkey

It has been, some say, a battle by activists among Turkey's Kurdish minority for independence. It has been, others say, a guerrilla war by rebels who have punctuated their campaign with terrorist acts.

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Demonstrators protest terrorism in Tunisia

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Tunisia's capital Sunday, protesting against terrorism less than two weeks after gunmen attacked a museum and killed more than 20 people there.

Angelina Jolie Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

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Angelina Jolie tells kids 'different is good'

Angelina Jolie took the stage Saturday at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards and delivered a message of hope to anyone who's ever felt out of place.

In her first public appearance since revealing that she underwent a second preventative sur...

Boston Police

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Decorated Boston officer shot in the face

Police officer and former U.S. Army Ranger John Moynihan was honored at the White House less than a year ago as one of the nation's "Top Cops" for helping to save a transit officer wounded in a gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers.

On Saturday,...

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Twitter reacts to Indiana "religious freedoms" bill

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Notable names on Twitter -- including celebrities, athletes and politicians -- are pushing back against an Indiana law that allows businesses to refuse service gay people on religious grounds. Click on to see who's making social media waves.

Germanwings plane crash: Timeline of events

Germanwings Airbus A320 search effort

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French authorities say audio from the voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 9525 reveals the co-pilot appeared to make a deliberate attempt to destroy the plane.

Blast, fire rock NYC neighborhood

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An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan's East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people and leveling parts of a building, authorities said.

What causes sinkholes

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In March 2015, a sinkhole swallowed a tour bus in northern Brazil. The incident happened near a flooded river. Everyone aboard escaped safely. Take a look at what causes a sinkhole and some other notable sinkholes that have made headlines.

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