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United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

LONDON - British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession.

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Colorado cinema gunman's professors recall quiet, awkward student

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Lawyers in Colorado's movie massacre trial painted dueling portraits of gunman James Holmes' sanity on Wednesday as they quizzed his former neuroscience professors on his work, attitude and behavior in class.

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Rescuers step up hunt for bodies in quake-hit Nepal trekking village

KATHMANDU - Nepalese soldiers and villagers dug through snow mounds in a remote hamlet on Wednesday in search of scores of bodies of villagers and trekkers believed to be buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake, officials said. | Video

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Oil's bull run hides a deep disconnect, crude traders warn

LONDON - While oil futures prices rebound with vigor as analysts cite strong demand, the physical crude market tells a much more cautionary tale.

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U.S. probing Islamic State claims it was behind Texas cartoon attack

WASHINGTON - U.S. investigators were looking into claims by the Islamic State that it was behind a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, but officials said on Tuesday they doubted the militant group's direct involvement. | Video

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Texas attack shows evolution of 'lone wolf' militants -U.S. officials

WASHINGTON/AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. investigators believe two men killed after opening fire on a Texas event that offered a prize for cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad represent an evolving model of “lone wolf” militants who are radicalized partly by themselves and partly through long-distance engagement with organized militants.

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U.S. aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto

UNITED NATIONS - Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring U.N. sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.