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4:44 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Speeder In Arizona Thankful He Wasn't Caught Going Faster

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Around the Nation
4:44 am
Tue May 5, 2015

For TV News Employee, Resigning Was A Piece Of Cake

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The Two-Way
3:48 am
Tue May 5, 2015

ISIS Claims Credit For Shooting In Garland, Texas

An FBI crime scene investigator documents evidence outside the Curtis Culwell Center on Monday in Garland, Texas.
Brandon Wade AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 8:05 am

The self-declared Islamic State is taking credit for a thwarted attack on a contest to draw the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas.

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The Two-Way
3:08 am
Tue May 5, 2015

NYU Student Detained In North Korea Was Hoping For 'Great Event'

A screen grab from Joo Won-moon's interview with CNN from Pyongyang on Tuesday.
CNN

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 6:45 pm

New York University student Joo Won-moon, who's a South Korean citizen, says he's healthy and being treated well in North Korean custody, according to an interview he gave CNN on Tuesday.

Joo, 21, acknowledged he crossed the border into North Korea illegally, out of hopes for a "great event" to help strengthen ties between diplomatic rivals North and South Korea.

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It's All Politics
3:03 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' Of Other Candidates?

Mike Huckabee is again trying to run on his experience as governor of Arkansas, not his stint as a firebrand conservative analyst.
Nati Harnik AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:53 pm

This post was updated at 11:40 a.m. ET.

Meet Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor. Forget about Mike Huckabee, Fox News host.

That's the message the GOP presidential hopeful is already conveying as he makes another bid for the presidency.

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Politics
2:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 4:44 am

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Europe
2:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Relentless Flow Of Migrants Causes Alarm In Italy

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 11:30 am

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Middle East
2:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

From Israel To ISIS: How A Search For A Safe Haven Took A Wrong Turn

African migrants, many from Eritrea and Sudan, raise their hands as part of a protest at the Holot detention center in southern Israel on Feb. 17, 2014. Tesfai Kidane, an Eritrean who left the center last year and returned to Africa, was later killed by the Islamic State in Libya. It was not clear how he wound up in Libya.
Oded Balilty AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:37 pm

What happened to Tesfai Kidane?

The Eritrean migrant came to a tragic end in Libya at the hands of the Islamic State, but his family isn't sure what path he took to get there or exactly where he was headed. At a time when unstable states are creating floods of refugees in the Middle East and North Africa, Kidane's tale is just one of many filled with random twists and turns and unexpected outcomes.

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Europe
2:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Skeletal Horse On Trafalgar Square's 4th Plinth Is Art And A Stock Ticker

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 3:51 am

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1:33 am
Tue May 5, 2015

The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson

Dennis Henderson teaches at Manchester Academic Charter School in Pittsburgh.
Erika Beras/WESA

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 6:31 am

Geography, history, civics.

At Manchester Academic Charter School in Pittsburgh, Dennis Henderson teaches all of these, and a few things more.

"You don't want to sound ghetto when you talk to people," says eighth-grader Malajah Smith, quoting Henderson. "Because people would think, 'Oh, you're one of those black, ghetto kids.' "

"He tells us how to stand up straight and how you shake people's hands," adds student Sharae Blair.

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