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Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas and Oklahoma
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with over a dozen people missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston.... 5/27/2015 6:00 PM

Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment.... 5/27/2015 6:08 PM

Health law court case winner could be political loser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser.... 5/27/2015 6:01 PM

AP PHOTOS: A look at aftermath of torrential rains, storms
HOUSTON (AP) -- Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped inches of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma.... 5/27/2015 1:49 AM


Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The onstage portion of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee began Wednesday morning, with 283 regional champions competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. Here are some memorable moments from the preliminary rounds.... 5/27/2015 6:14 PM


Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.... 5/27/2015 5:14 PM

Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.... 5/27/2015 6:23 AM

Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.... 5/27/2015 3:27 PM



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