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Blast at US embassy in Turkey kills at least one

(Reuters) – An explosion at a side entrance to the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara killed at least one person on Friday in what some Turkish media said may have been an attack by a suicide bomber.

Former New York mayor Ed Koch dies at 88

(Reuters) – Former Mayor Edward Koch, who presided over New York City during the turbulent late 1970s and ’80s and came to personify the city with his wry and outspoken style, died on Friday at the age of 88, his spokesman said.

Mexico rescue workers search for survivors after Pemex blast kills 25

(Reuters) – Emergency services worked into the early hours of Friday to find people trapped in rubble under state oil company Pemex’s headquarters in Mexico City after an explosion that killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100.

Catholic cardinal stripped of duties as LA diocese child abuse files released

The Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles has removed a top clergyman linked to efforts to conceal abuse as it released thousands on files of priests accused of molesting children.

Google Takes ‘Street View’ To The Grand Canyon

Google’s views of the world are getting more complete, with the company publishing new Street View imagery of the Grand Canyon on Thursday.

Senate Passes House Bill Raising Debt Limit

It’s official now. The debt limit has been removed from the realm of legislative horse trading.

The 3 Fights That Could Wreck Immigration Reform

It seems everything’s coming up Milhouse for immigration reform this week. The Senate and White House are pushing fairly similar plans, conservative leaders like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are working overtime to charm the right, and even some hardline amnesty foes like Rep. Steve King (R-IA) sound like they’re coming around. What could possibly go wrong?

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