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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016

North Korea sentences U.S. tourist to 15 years

North Korea’s highest court sentenced American Otto Warmbier, 21, a University of Virginia undergraduate, to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented him to media and he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.

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Firefighters battle a fire at the iconic mansion Pumpkin Center on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The massive fire has destroyed an iconic Florida mansion once owned by USA Today founder Al Neuharth. (Malcolm Denemark / AP)

USA Today founder’s mansion burns in Florida

The quirky, 10,000-square-foot, sun-drenched oceanfront compound that was once owned by USA Today founder Al Neuharth burned down, and fire investigators said Wednesday they were examining if ongoing construction played a role in the blaze.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016

Senate bill would make it easier to access gov’t records

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday backed legislation to make it easier for Americans to obtain government records. The bipartisan bill, passed by voice vote, would require federal agencies to consider the release of government information under “a presumption of openness” as opposed to a presumption that the information is secret.

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Activists demand action against industrial chemical in water

ALBANY, N.Y. – Prized for its ability to make things super-slick, it was used for decades in the manufacture of Teflon pans, Gore-Tex jackets, ski wax, carpets and the linings of pizza boxes and microwave popcorn bags. Now, with the suspected cancer-causing chemical PFOA being phased out in the U.S., it is still very much around, turning up in the water in factory towns across the country – most recently in upstate New York and Vermont – where it is blamed by residents for cancers and other maladies.

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Bomb kills 15 in northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb ripped through a bus carrying Pakistani government employees in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, killing 15 people, police said. The explosion took place in an area of the city that houses military institutions ...

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Scuffles at Trump rallies reminiscent of violent past

If you’re struggling with feelings of deja vu, you’re not alone. The recent dark turn of the 2016 presidential campaign – the ugly scuffles and confrontations at Donald Trump’s rallies – has brought back memories of the turmoil of the 1960s, and fueled fears that America is careering into a similarly angry and violent era.

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