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    Migrant laborer’s death in hail of police bullets roils family, leaves questions

    PASCO, Washington  — A proud laborer from Mexico, Antonio Zambrano-Montes picked fruit in the orchards of Washington state, but when his most valuable tools — his hands — became injured last year. he fell into deep despair. He couldn’t work or send money to family in Mexico, two routines that shaped his life. It was this misfortune that distressed Zambrano-Montes in the days before he and police in the town of Pasco clashed in February, in a confrontation that ended […]

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    Advice from Warren Buffett that could make you rich

    NEW YORK– The Berkshire Hathaway annual letter is out, and Warren Buffett again finds new ways to preach what he’s been saying for 50 years. Such consistency has paid off for Buffett: A jaw-dropping return of 1,826,163% over the past half century. That’s an average annual gain of 21.6%, compared to 9.9% for the S&P 500. You probably can’t do as well as Buffett — he’s got a lot of advantages you don’t — but his advice can get you […]

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    Fans honor Nimoy with tweets, Vulcan salute

    DENVER — In a moment Friday, the social-media debate over whether a dress was white and gold or blue and black was silenced. Suddenly there was more sobering news. Leonard Nimoy, “Star Trek’s” beloved Mr. Spock, had died. A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015 His co-stars, fellow celebrities and fans reacted with heartfelt tributes from around the world and all the […]

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    Team behind ‘Fault in Our Stars’ reunites for next John Green adaptation

    LOS ANGELES — The John Green gang is back together again. Temple Hill Entertainment and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber worked together on Fox’s adaptation of Green’s young adult novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” which became a huge hit in 2014. Then, Temple Hill producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen got back together with Neustadter and Weber to work on Fox 2000’s adaptation of Green’s “Paper Towns,” which hits theaters this summer. And now, the writing duo […]

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    Missouri shooting victims identified; gunman was cousin to 2 slain couples

    TYRONE, Mo. — A small Missouri town’s discovery that a gunman killed seven people and injured another Thursday night began when a girl managed to flee a residence where she heard gunfire. She ran to a neighbor’s house and called police, say investigators in Tyrone, Missouri. Authorities then found a trail of death that was so staggering, a state trooper lost count at a news conference. Seven people, all gunshot victims, were found dead in four residences in the small […]

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    Crowds mourn killing of Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic

    MOSCOW — Crowds of people, some with tears in their eyes, flocked Saturday to the spot on a bridge in the shadow of the Kremlin where prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was shot dead hours earlier, in what appeared to be a targeted killing. The fatal shooting of the former Russian deputy prime minister sparked outrage among fellow opposition figures, and many questions over who could be behind it. Nemtsov, who served in the late 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin, […]

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    Stolen NASCAR Sprint Cup car found in Georgia

    ATLANTA — Maybe the thieves didn’t know what they were stealing. A NASCAR Sprint Cup car stolen from outside the hotel where the team was staying turned up on a rural Georgia road Saturday — the day before the scheduled race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but not in time for the team to qualify. The No. 44 Chevrolet was in a 26-foot trailer, which was hitched to a pickup truck that was stolen early Friday morning from the hotel in […]

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    Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

    LOS ANGELES -- Leonard Nimoy, who won a massive global following as Mr. Spock, the human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movies "Star Trek," died on Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83.

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    House avoids Homeland Security shutdown at last minute

    WASHINGTON — The House approved a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security, sending the proposal to the White House and avoiding a partial DHS shutdown with just hours before the Friday night deadline. Earlier in the day, the House blocked a bill that would have kept DHS open for three more weeks. That vote was a shocking twist to a dramatic day on Capitol Hill. For most of Friday, lawmakers seemed poised to avoid a nail-biter […]

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    Russian opposition leader shot dead in Moscow

    MOSCOW — Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed Friday night after he was shot seven or eight times from a car on a bridge he was walking across, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said in a statement Saturday. He was deputy prime minister in the late 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin and had been one of current President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics. Putin condemned the killing of Nemtsov, Russian state broadcaster, Russia Today, said early Saturday. A […]

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    Parents tattoo legs to match 18-month-old daughter’s birthmark

    GRIMSBY, England — A couple in England tattooed their legs to ensure their daughter never felt different or alone in the world. Adam and Tanya Phillips’ new tattoo duplicates the strawberry rose birthmark their 18-month-old daughter Honey-Rae was born with. Her birthmark stretches from her toes to her lower back. Honey-Rae’s mother Tanya told the Mirror, “She’s struggled to breathe when she was first born and was rushed to the special care unit. When I went to see her she […]

  • Eight people are dead after shootings in south-central Missouri on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

    7 killed in southern Missouri shootings; gunman also dead

    TYRONE, Mo. — Someone was shooting a gun, a girl who’d just fled a home told police Thursday night. It was the first they’d learn of a massacre that’s claimed seven lives in four homes in south-central Missouri. A 36-year-old gunman killed seven people and injured another in the small community of Tyrone before fatally shooting himself in an adjacent county, police said Friday morning. Investigators found a ninth body — that of an elderly woman — in a fifth […]