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Wed Apr 16, 2014 - 4:24 PM
Xi hopes that removing corrupt officials and those resisting change will allow him to consolidate his grip on power and implement difficult economic, judicial and military reforms that he believes are vital to perpetuate one-party rule, said the sources, who have ties to the leadership. In the most far-reaching example of his intentions, Xi plans to promote about 200 progressive officials from the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, where he served as party boss from 2002 to 2007, to senior ... Full Story

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Sun Apr 6, 2014 - 7:11 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that illegal immigrants who come to the United States to provide for their families are not committing a felony but an "act of love." In comments at odds with the views of many in his party, Bush, the son of the 41st president and brother of the 43rd, said of the divisive immigration issue: "I think we need to kind of get beyond the harsh political rhetoric to a better place. &q ... Full Story

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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
columbia, mo ap span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_6republican repspan span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_0todd akinspans comments about rape are evidence of his extremism on several issues, democratic sen span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_1claire mccaskillspan said friday at the first debate between the span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_2missouri senate candidatesspan akin painted his opponent as a bigspender who votes 90 percent of the time with span classyshortcuts idlw_1348254028_ ... Full Story

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Wed Apr 16, 2014 - 8:13 PM
The lethal injection of Jose Villegas, 39, was carried out after his attorneys unsuccessfully argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty."I would like to remind my children once again I love them," Villegas said when asked if he had a statement before being put to death. "Everything is OK. I love you all, and I love my children. I am at peace."Just as the pentobarbital began taking effect, he said, "It does kind of ... Full Story

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Mon Apr 14, 2014 - 1:21 AM
The award for best cameo performance went to Rihanna for her appearance in the comedy "This is the End." During the show, Rihanna will take the stage with Eminem to perform their hit "The Monster."Best kiss went to Emmy Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter.Host Conan O'Brien has promised nudity and flames during the ceremony, airing live from the Nokia Theatre. "You're gonna see a lot of me in the show, so watch for it," O'Brien said during rehears ... Full Story

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Wed Apr 16, 2014 - 2:40 AM
Blake Chris Paul added 21 points and 10 assists for Los Angeles, who must beat Portland on Wednesday, the last night of the regular season, and have the lowly Detroit Pistons beat the Thunder in Oklahoma City to earn the second seed behind San Antonio in the Western Conference playoffs.DeAndre Jordan scored 13 points and pulled down 16 rebounds for the Clippers, who snapped the Nuggets' three-game winning streak.Kenneth Faried had 21 points and six rebounds and Timofey Mozgov contributed 18 ... Full Story

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Mon Apr 14, 2014 - 8:20 AM
Who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781? Don't feel bad if the name William Herschel, a British musician and telescope builder, doesn't come to mind in a snap.Only those with out-of-this-world interests could possibly score well in answering the questions posed in "The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia." And such buffs would probably chafe at the suggestion that this informative little book, edited by Amy Pastan, is filled with unimportant details.These days the excitemen ... Full Story

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Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal. "The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ... Full Story

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Wed Apr 16, 2014 - 8:13 PM
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) รข?? Fourteen people were injured, including five firefighters, when two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant.One of the victims was in critical condition, officials said.The crash in Monterey Park left one truck embedded in the restaurant, with shattered glass and rubble scattered across the sidewalk. Chairs and tables were scattered inside."There was a loud boom and a lot of shaking. ... Full Story

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