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Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

A relative of a inmate cries while waiting for information outside the David Viloria prison in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. At least 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates at the overcrowded prison faci…

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Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

National Guard officers stand guard outside the David Viloria prison in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. At least 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates at the overcrowded prison facility stormed an infirma…

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Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

Relative of inmates gather waiting for information outside the David Viloria prison in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. At least 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates at the overcrowded prison facility sto…

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Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

A relative of a inmate cries while waiting for information outside the David Viloria prison in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. At least 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates at an overcrowded prison facil…

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Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government said at least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, though activists on Thursday questioned the official version and said the death toll could be far higher.

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Nearly 600 migrants go ashore in Greece

Nearly 600 migrants go ashore in Greece

IERAPETRA, Greece — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.

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For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

Immigrants who arrived to Greece by ship sit on a Greek coast guard launch as they are carried ashore at the town of Ierapetra, on the island of Crete, on Thursday. 

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Greek Red Cross volunteers set up a tent which will be used to receive and offer initial care to hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being towed to the southern Cretan port town of Ierapetra, Greece, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Hampered by gale-force winds, a Greek navy frigate w…

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Greek Red Cross volunteers set up a tent which will be used to receive and offer initial care to hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being towed to the southern Cretan port town of Ierapetra, Greece, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Hampered by gale-force winds, a Greek navy frigate w…

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Greek Red Cross volunteers set up a tent which will be used to receive and offer initial care to hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being towed to the southern Cretan port town of Ierapetra, Greece, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Hampered by gale-force winds, a Greek navy frigate w…

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

In this photo released by Greek Navy on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, the 77-meter-long (250-foot) Baris cargo ship carrying some 700 people is seen about 30 nautical miles southeast of the Greek island of Crete. Ships from Greece rushed to help after a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of …

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy frigate, a rescue effort hampered by gale-force winds and high waves.

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Will: DOJ takes tyrant's club to Wisconsin vouchers

Will: DOJ takes tyrant's club to Wisconsin vouchers

Administration happy to sacrifice low-income children to please teachers unions.

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Re-trial ordered after judge accused of drug abuse

Re-trial ordered after judge accused of drug abuse

Former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook exits the federal courthouse in East St. Louis Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann, File)

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Obama weighing executive action on guns

Obama weighing executive action on guns

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the last news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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A chance to talk about drones and torture

The nomination of John Brennan as CIA director is getting somewhat lost in the controversy over the Chuck Hagel nomination. Brennan’s reported support for Bush-era torture programs — which he has denied — and his oversight of President Obama’s drone program are causing ripples, but mostly wi…

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Senators: Did CIA tell ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ filmmakers torture led to bin Laden?

WASHINGTON — The chairs of the Senate intelligence and armed services committees are looking into whether the CIA misled the makers of a movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden by telling them that “coercive interrogation” of suspected terrorists produced intelligence that led to the al-Qai…

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White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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