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Smith bill would increase pressure for return of fugitives

When murderers and other convicted felons escape the United States, why is it so hard to bring them back? That question forms the nucleus of federal legislation re-introduced by New Jersey Representatives Chris Smith (R-12) and Albio Sires (D-8).

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Rep. Tom MacArthur in his Ocean County District Office (Townsquare Media)
Rep. Tom MacArthur in his Ocean County District Office (Townsquare Media)
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MacArthur provisions added to defense spending, fishing bills

Federal measures governing military spending and oversight of fishing interests proceed with new language inserted by shore Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3).

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2015 will be one second longer than 2014 – is that a problem?

In June, one second will be added to the atomic clocks that keep exact track of time, an act that could cause some trouble for computer systems.

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Wedding gifts – How much should you spend?

If you are planning to attend a wedding this spring or summer, how much should you spend on the gift?

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Members of the Garland Police Department are stand inside the Curtis Culwell Center, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas.  (AP Photo Nomaan Merchant)
Members of the Garland Police Department are stand inside the Curtis Culwell Center, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas. (AP Photo Nomaan Merchant)
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City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night.

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Demonstrators celebrate the announcement of six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray before a curfew goes into effect in Baltimore
Demonstrators celebrate the announcement of six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray before a curfew goes into effect in Baltimore (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Baltimore – 6 officers charged, thousands expected in ‘victory rally’

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A massive march planned for Saturday to protest the death of a man in police custody is now being billed as a "victory rally" after Baltimore's top prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six officers involved in the man's arrest.

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A new study shows that millennial women are having fewer babies. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
A new study shows that millennial women are having fewer babies. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Millennial women are having fewer kids, study shows

A new report from the Urban Institute finds millennial women are having fewer babies than previous generations.

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A protester watches as police enforce curfew for the third night
A protester watches as police enforce curfew for the third night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Scant details from Gray death as Baltimore protests continue

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Authorities' refusal to provide more than a few sketchy details about the Freddie Gray investigation is fueling suspicion and mistrust as a weekend of protest rallies looms.

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Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Anthony Batts, center, approaches a news conference
Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Anthony Batts, center, approaches a news conference (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Baltimore police hand report on Gray death to prosecutor

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore police have completed their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and turned over their findings to prosecutors - one day earlier than the department's self-imposed deadline, the commissioner said Thursday morning.

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A U.S. doctor attends to Pemba Tamang inside an ambulance after being rescued by Nepalese policemen and U.S. rescue workers from a building that collapsed five days ago in Kathmandu, Nepal
A U.S. doctor attends to Pemba Tamang inside an ambulance after being rescued by Nepalese policemen and U.S. rescue workers from a building that collapsed five days ago in Kathmandu, Nepal (AP Photo / Manish Swarup)
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Rescuers pull out survivor as Nepal capital remains on edge

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Thousands in Nepal's capital lined up to board free buses Thursday to return to rural hometowns amid fears over continued aftershocks. On an otherwise dreary day, this quake-hit nation got a rare bit of good news - a teenager was rescued after being buried under rubble for five days.

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