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Officer not guilty in killing of 2 unarmed people

Michael Brelo, a white Cleveland police officer who stood on the hood of a car and shot the vehicle’s two unarmed black occupants in 2012, was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter. FULL STORY


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The Latest on Cleveland verdict: Prosecutor was ‘ruthless’

Michael Brelo hugs his attorney, Patrick D’Angelo, after the verdict in his trial Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)12:15 p.m.



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Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

FILE - In this April 7, 2008 file photo, retired Minnesota National Guard Sgt. John Kriesel comforts his son, Broden, 5, outside a mall in Roseville, Minn.Kriesel lost both of his legs in a roadside bomb attack while patrolling near Fallujah, Iraq in December 2006. Veterans of the Iraq War watched in frustration as Republican presidential contenders have distanced themselves from the original decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country. Some veterans say they long ago concluded their sacrifice was in vain, and are annoyed that a party that fervently lobbied for the war is now running from it. Other say they still believe their mission was vital, regardless of what the politicians say. And some find the gotcha question being posed to the politicians _ knowing what we know now, would you have invaded? _ an insult in itself. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.



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Victim’s cousin: You know what you did

A cousin of one of the victims reacts to Michael Brelo being found not guilty of all charges in the shooting death of two suspects.


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Gay Ireland hails ‘a new Republic’ as same-sex marriage approved

Men walk past a Yes vote campaign graffiti in central Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriageBy Conor Humphries and Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a "historic watershed" on Saturday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade struggle for gay rights. Waving rainbow flags, embracing and crying, two thousand people gathered to watch the official results in the courtyard of Dublin Castle after voters, young and old, accounted for one of the highest turnouts in a referendum for decades. "The amount of people who came out to vote is just such an emotional thing for us," said Fred Schelbaum, 48, standing with his civil partner Feargal Scott, 43, who he said he intended to marry.



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Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

Michael Brelo, center, reacts after the verdict in his trial Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights. Seated next to Brelo is attorney Patrick D’Angelo, left, and attorney Fernando Mack. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots.



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Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

Pilgrims gather for the beatification ceremony of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador, El Salvador, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Huge crowds are expected at the ceremony to beatify Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis.. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds of Salvadorans filled a square in the Salvadoran capital Saturday for a ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis.



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Senate Republicans block changes to NSA surveillance

FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records this week after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.



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Wild card Australia seeks upset at Eurovision pop fest

Participants take the stage during the dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest final, in Vienna, on May 22, 2015Australian singer Guy Sebastian will try to beat the Europeans at their own game in Vienna on Saturday night in the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, the uproarious pop extravaganza. Eurovision has a cult following in Australia, which led to the special invitation to mark six decades of the show.



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Bringing in the snoek, one of South Africa’s staple fish

In this photo taken on Saturday, May 16, 2015, small boat captain John Mostert stands on his boat as his Snoek fish are offloaded in Lambert’s Bay, South Africa. The boats line up along the jetty, bobbing in the cold south Atlantic waters, bringing in the day’s catch in the early afternoon. The long silver snoek fish is one of South Africa’s traditional foods, and a main source of income for the town of Lambert’s Bay. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)LAMBERT'S BAY, South Africa (AP) — The boats line up along the jetty, bobbing in the cold south Atlantic waters, to bring in the day's catch in the early afternoon. The long, thin silver snoek fish is one of South Africa's traditional foods and a main source of income for the town of Lambert's Bay.



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Wurst lookalikes galore ahead of Eurovision Song Contest

Conchita Wurst, who won the 2014 ESC for Austria, performs on stage during a dress rehearsal for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria's capital Vienna, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)VIENNA (AP) — Will the real Conchita Wurst please stand up?



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Athletics place Coco Crisp on DL with cervical strain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and recalled right-hander Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.
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Fierce gun battle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory

Federal police stand near the bodies of men who authorities say were suspected cartel gunmen at the Rancho del Sol, near Ecuanduero, in western Mexico, Friday, May 22, 2015. At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen at the ranch. (AP Photo/Oscar Pantoja Segundo)ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch.



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Obama includes Vice President Biden in regular golf game

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — A surprise player has joined President Barack Obama’s regular weekend golf game: Vice President Joe Biden.
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Sensation of ‘Dope’ continues at Cannes Film Festival

From left, Chanel Iman, Pharell Williams, Kiersey Clemons, Shameik Moore, Amin Joseph, Tony Revolori, Quincy Brown, Zoe Kravitz, Rick Famuyiwa and A$AP Rocky pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Dope, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 22, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)CANNES, France (AP) — A year ago, writer-director Rick Famuyiwa was struggling to find financing for his film after studios in Hollywood passed on it. Now, he's sitting in a restaurant at Cannes riding the sensation of "Dope," his comic Los Angeles coming-of-age tale that sparked a bidding war this year at the Sundance Film Festival.



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What will get Europe’s economy rolling again?

People walk past a graffiti that reads in Portuguese: "Greece woke up, what about us?" in Lisbon, Thursday, May 21, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said that "growth is too low everywhere" in Europe despite a modest recovery, during an ECB's conference on inflation and unemployment in Sintra, Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going?



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Police block Cleveland protesters after verdict

Police blocked a group of protesters from entering the Justice Center in Cleveland where Michael Brelo was found not guilty of all charges for the shooting deaths of two suspects.


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Greek anti-establishment protesters torch bus, clash with police

Around 40 hooded anti-establishment protesters threw petrol bombs and stones at riot police in central Athens on Saturday, setting fire to a trolley bus. Police fired teargas to try and control the crowd outside Athens Polytechnic University, near the central Exarchia district, a Bohemian quarter popular with artists and left-wing intellectuals. Last month anti-establishment protesters occupied several public buildings and briefly entered the grounds of parliament, calling for the release of jailed members of a Marxist group.
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Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

Refugees who fled Burundi's violence and political tension make the journey on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania from Kagunga to the port city of Kigoma in a ship freighted by the UN, Saturday May 23, 2015. An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday, May 22, 2015. Some 300 to 400 new cases of cholera are being reported daily. At least 31 people — 29 refugees and two Tanzanians — already have died of the disease, according to UNHCR. More than 64,000 Burundians have fled to Tanzania in recent weeks, UNHCR said, escaping the unrest sparked by their president's bid for a third term that many say is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)LAKE TANGANYIKA, Tanzania (AP) — Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as the small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba.



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Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else

Police officers drag a student protester in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, May 22, 2015. Thai police detained anti-coup protestors who attempted to organize activity marking the first anniversary of the military coup. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."



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Irish set to say ‘Yes’ to gay marriage in world first

Drag queen and gay rights activist Rory O'Neill, also known as "Panti", celebrates with gay marriage supporters at Dublin Castle on May 23, 2015 as the country looks set to welcome same-sex unionsIreland looked set on Saturday to become the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in the streets of Dublin in anticipation of the spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church. Early results at 1430 GMT showed 61 percent voting in favour and 38 percent against as hundreds of cheering "Yes" supporters started celebrations early, waving rainbow flags on the grounds of Dublin Castle. "It's an amazing day to be Irish!" said Rory O'Neill or "Panti Bliss", Ireland's foremost drag queen and a leading "Yes" campaigner, as she arrived at the party wearing a figure-hugging dress and high heels.



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Somalia: 18 killed in extremist attack in rural Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali military official says dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia early Saturday and clashed with government troops in which 18 militants and soldiers were killed.
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Senate to return May 31 to consider domestic surveillance program

Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday the U.S. Senate would return to Washington on May 31 to consider ways to prevent the expiration of domestic surveillance program on June 1. The Senate will return from its Memorial Day holiday recess a day early. McConnell spoke shortly after the Senate failed to advance a bill to reform the surveillance program, as well as proposed extensions of the program.
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Fate of U.S. domestic surveillance program uncertain after Senate vote

McConnell speaks to reporters in the Capitol in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate blocked a measure to extend spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone records early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before its June 1 expiration. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to advance a bill that would have extended for two months provisions of the "USA Patriot Act" that allow the collection of vast amounts of telephone "metadata." The data collection program, in which the National Security Agency sweeps up vast amounts of Americans' telephone records and business information, was exposed two years ago by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is now a fugitive in Russia. The vote against the extension came after the Senate narrowly blocked the "USA Freedom Act," a bill that would end the bulk telephone data collection and replace it with a more targeted program.



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Will Waco violence repeat itself on holiday weekend?

Tens of thousands of bikers will rally amid tight security after the deadly shootout in Waco. FULL STORY


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Hamilton delighted to secure maiden Monaco pole

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (R) gives the thumbs up as he celebrates taking pole next to German driver Nico Rosberg after qualifying at the Monaco street circuit in Monte Carlo on May 23, 2015Lewis Hamilton realised one of his greatest dreams Saturday when he claimed his maiden Monaco Grand Prix pole position and, in the process, ended Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's ambitions of a top spot hat-trick in the Mediterranean principality. On the classic street circuit where his hero Brazilian Ayrton Senna inspired him by reeling off six wins in seven years, including five in a row, between 1987 and 1993, the defending world champion was irresistible as he secured the prime starting position for Sunday’s classic race, at the ninth time of asking. "It has been a long, long time," said Hamilton, who was almost bewitched, as a boy, by the televised images of Senna.



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Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, drives through the first turn during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.



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B.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas

People wait in line to view the body of B.B. King during a public viewing of the blues legend Friday, May 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. A pu(AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King will be mourned in Las Vegas in a family-and-friends memorial ahead of the start of his final road tour home to the Mississippi Delta.



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