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How to find last-minute Memorial Day travel deals

Posted: 7:49 AM - Summer is about to kick off with the Memorial Day weekend. If it snuck up on you and you're waiting until the 11th hour to make plans, here are four ways to book a last-minute trip without having to blow your budget.

Ireland backs legalizing gay marriage by a landslide

Updated: 05/23/2015 - Electoral figures announced today show that Irish voters have approved legalizing gay marriage by a landslide. Figures from yesterday's referendum show 62.1 percent of Irish voters said "yes."

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Posted: 05/21/2015 - A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."

Rand Paul attempts filibuster of Patriot Act renewal

Posted: 05/20/2015 - While Sen. Rand Paul tweeted that he's launched "a filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal," his speech is not a true filibuster at this point because it's not currently delaying consideration of any bill.

Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting

Updated: 05/21/2015 - The gunfire erupted Wednesday while officers were trying to serve a felony arrest warrant on the suspect, 26-year-old Marcus Wheeler, who also died at the hospital.
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Bin Laden papers include loving notes, terrorist application

Updated: 05/20/2015 - One of the documents, translated by intelligence officials, begins with questions similar to a conventional job application: "Do you have hobbies? Have you been convicted of a crime?" But it veers into more chilling territory, asking: "What objectives would you like to accomplish on your jihad path?"

1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes

Updated: 05/18/2015 - A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii, killing one Marine, injuring 21 other people and sending black smoke billowing into the sky.

Duke professor was on leave before racially charged comments

Posted: 05/18/2015 - In response to a May 9 editorial on racism by The New York Times, political science professor Jerry Hough compared "the blacks" and "the Asians." He wrote in his online comment that Asians faced racism but "worked doubly hard."

Nearly 200 arrests after Texas biker gang shooting

Updated: 05/19/2015 - Twin Peaks has revoked the franchise rights for the restaurant that was the scene of a shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs that left nine bikers dead and 18 injured.
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Gas prices rise 22 cents per gallon

Updated: 05/17/2015 - Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that higher crude prices caused by a weaker U.S. dollar and strong gasoline demand drove the increase.
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