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The former head of the Internal Revenue Service said he first learned in the spring of 2012 - in the heat of the presidential campaign - that agents had...
Harry Potter book with author notes sold for $228K
A first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original illustrations has sold for 150,000...
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Nigeria's military says the West African nation is prepared to release some of the prisoners it has taken in the country's fight against Islamic extremists.
Saudi executes 5 Yemenis, displays bodies
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed five Yemenis convicted of crimes and displayed their bodies in public as a deterrent for future criminals, the government...
Gay marriage bill clears UK House of Commons
Britain's House of Commons has passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
Deadliest attacks in Iraq since US troop pullout
Here is a look at the deadliest attacks in Iraq since the withdrawal of U.S. troops on Dec. 18, 2011:
Key senator to let Myanmar sanctions bill lapse
The top Senate Republican says he plans to let key sanctions legislation against Myanmar (mee-an-MAWR') lapse because of the country's progress toward...
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Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released...
Brazil commission says abusers could be tried
A Truth Commission investigating human rights abuses under Brazil's military dictatorship says that those it finds guilty of torture could be brought to...
Car bomb, other attacks kill 20 in Iraq
A car bomb exploded as Sunni worshippers were leaving a mosque after evening prayers Tuesday in Baghdad, the deadliest in a string of attacks that killed at...
Top figures barred from Iran's June ballot
Iran's election overseers removed potential wild-card candidates from the presidential race Tuesday, blocking a top aide of outgoing President Mahmoud...
Seen and heard at the Cannes Film Festival
Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival:
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Committee nears final vote on immigration bill
Far-reaching immigration legislation neared a final committee vote on Tuesday as the White House and Democratic supporters pressed the panel's chairman to...
FBI ID's Benghazi suspects _ but no arrests yet
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to...
Senate panel approves weapons for Syrian rebels
A Senate panel has voted to provide weapons to rebels battling the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.