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Florida jail blast kills 2, injures dozens

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Part of the Escambia County, Florida, jail collapsed after an apparent gas explosion, killing two inmates and injuring about 100 others.

Gerry Adams arrested for questioning over 1972 IRA slaying

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Police on Wednesday arrested Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for questioning in connection with the 1972 Irish Republican Army abduction and slaying of a widow.

Ukraine crisis: OSCE observers held captive amid simmering tensions

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Members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe were detained Friday as it entered the town of Slavyansk. The self-declared mayor of the town said that the captured OSCE observers are safe and well.

North Korea says it has American in custody

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North Korea says they have in custody an American man who wants asylum. The U.S. State Department says it is aware of North Korean report.

Teen girl killed at Connecticut high school; male classmate arrested

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A 16-year-old girl was cut in the neck, chest and face; a knife is found. The teen suspect faces murder charges; he could later be charged as an adult.

NYPD's Twitter photo contest backfires with images of aggressive police force

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Earlier today, the NYPD Twitter account asked to tweet photos of themselves with NYC police officers under the hashtag #myNYPD but so far, many users have jumped on that hashtag to flood it with images of police aggressively apprehending apparent suspects.

1 person dies as violent protests flare in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach

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One person died in Rio de Janeiro’s clashes. Protesters burned barricades and police blocked streets as clashes flared in Rio de Janeiro’s beachside neighborhood of Copacabana on Tuesday night.

MH370 search: 'Object of interest' found on Western Australian coast

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Australian officials say an “object of interest” in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysia authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead.