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Fri, May 22 2015

Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard

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ZAMORA, Mexico - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country. | Video

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Senate tries to bridge gaps on domestic surveillance

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WASHINGTON - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a proposal meant to bridge divides among lawmakers on how to handle the June 1 expiration of domestic spying programs, but there was no clear outcome in sight late on Friday. | Video

22 May 2015

Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi

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WASHINGTON - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. | Video

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Exclusive: Prosecutors probe possible criminal case in California oil spill

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SANTA BARBARA - Government prosecutors are investigating the company at the center of the California oil spill for possible criminal sanctions, according to the district attorney of Santa Barbara - a city that helped spawn the modern environmental movement.

22 May 2015

Justice Department finds criminal wrongdoing in GM ignition switch defect: NYT

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Justice Department investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors Co's failure to disclose a defective ignition switch, and they are negotiating what is expected to be a record penalty, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Exclusive: Prosecutors probe possible criminal case in California oil spill

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SANTA BARBARA - Government prosecutors are investigating the company at the center of the California oil spill for possible criminal sanctions, according to the district attorney of Santa Barbara - a city that helped spawn the modern environmental movement.

22 May 2015

Two California men charged with seeking to help Islamic State

LOS ANGELES - Two Southern California men were charged on Friday with conspiring to travel to the Middle East to join the militant group Islamic State, U.S. prosecutors said, a day after one of the men was arrested at the Los Angeles airport.

22 May 2015

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

- A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, just days after the archipelago was hit by another strong earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday.

22 May 2015

Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi

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WASHINGTON - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. | Video

Politics, Libya 22 May 2015

Factbox: Emails offer window on Clinton's handling of Libya crisis

- The emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal email account made public on Friday by the U.S. State Department do not appear to contain any revelations that could badly damage Clinton's bid for the presidency in 2016.

22 May 2015

Mike Huckabee shows support for reality star with flawed past

Republican Mike Huckabee, a 2016 presidential candidate, has lent his support to the star of the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting, Josh Duggar, after it was discovered that the father of 19 had sexually molested under-age girls as a teen.