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Gunmen storm Kenyan college campus in Garissa, students trapped

NAIROBI - Masked gunmen stormed a college campus in northeastern Kenya on Thursday, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with security forces for several hours, and could have taken hostages after killing two guards, police and media reports said.

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At least 54 dead, 15 missing after Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka

MOSCOW - At least 54 crew on a Russian fishing trawler died and 15 were missing after it sank in freezing waters off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Western Pacific Ocean late on Wednesday, officials in the area said.

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Tensions with Warren camp could loom over Clinton campaign

WASHINGTON - The race for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is turning into a battle of ideas between a woman who has not yet said she is running and another who insists she won't.

Arkansas governor seeks fix of religion bill seen as targeting gays

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told lawmakers on Wednesday to revise a bill that rights activists and U.S. businesses said allowed discrimination against gays, and home-state corporate giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc praised his action.

Politics, U.S. 01 Apr 2015

Senator Menendez indicted for corruption says 'will be vindicated'

WASHINGTON - Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey was indicted on corruption charges, allegations that the high-ranking Democrat vowed to fight at a news conference on Wednesday night. | Video

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Iraq claims victory over Islamic State in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq - The Iraqi government claimed victory over Islamic State insurgents in Tikrit on Wednesday after a month-long battle for the city supported by Shi'ite militiamen and U.S.-led air strikes, saying that only small pockets of resistance remained. | Video

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California governor orders statewide water cutbacks to combat drought

PHILLIPS, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown, in his most sweeping action to combat a devastating multi-year drought, ordered residents and businesses on Wednesday to cut water use by 25 percent in the first mandatory statewide reduction in California history.