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Nelson Mandela dead at 95

Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.

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Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act, paves way for gay marriage to resume in California

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Justices overturn Defense of Marriage Act in a 5-4 ruling. In a separate 5-4 decision, the court declines to rule on Prop 8, meaning same-sex marriage will be legal again in California.

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Remembering Maya Angelou

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The renowned poet, author and civil rights activist with the unmistakably regal voice died on may 28 at the age of 86.

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At least 51 killed as tornado tears through Oklahoma, leaving miles of debris

An enormous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, killing at least 51 people, including 20 children Monday. The twister pulverized entire city blocks, left behind miles of mangled cars and splintered wood, and destroyed an elementary school where seven children were found dead.

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30 days in search of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Frustration, false hopes and new leads have marked the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, now in its fifth week.

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