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West Virginia governor orders mine inspections
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Governor Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, also ordered the immediate inspection of the state's more than 200 underground coal mines. His executive order tells state regulators to start checking mines that have repeatedly had combustion risks over the last year. More

Judge: Bush wire-tapping illegal
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In a repudiation of the Bush administration's now-defunct terrorist surveillance effort, a federal judge ruled that government investigators illegally wiretapped the phone conversations of an Islamic charity and two American lawyers without a search warrant. More

Probe casts dark cloud over city
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For nine months last year, Ron Mills was locked in the Camden County Jail. For nine months he held firm to his story that the drugs he was charged with possessing didn't exist. Last month Mills' story was validated when a former Camden police officer admitted in federal court that for more than two years he and four other officers arrested suspects with planted drugs, carried out illegal searches, and wrote false arrest reports. More

Along Mexico's border, just going to work can risk death
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Prison director Gerardo Ortiz has an armored car and five bodyguards at his beck and call. Still, he doesn't leave the municipal prison here very often. It's too risky. Like the 2,800 inmates locked up in the Ciudad Juarez municipal jail, Ortiz is an inmate, too, of sorts. The only place he feels safe is inside the prison. So he sleeps in a small prison apartment replete with a punching bag to relieve the tension. More

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Bodies pile up after quake kills 600-plus in China
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Rescue teams fought gusty winds and altitude sickness as survivors faced a second night outside in freezing weather after strong earthquakes left more than 600 dead and 9,000 hurt in a mountainous Tibetan area of western China. More

Britain closes airspace as volcanic ash spreads
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British civil aviation authorities ordered the closing of the country's airspace as of noon on to shield aircraft from a high-altitude cloud of ash drifting south and east from an erupting volcano in Iceland. The plume shut down airports and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in a wide arc from Ireland to Scandinavia. More

Consular bomb raises concerns
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An fresh attack on the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, the second against U.S. government employees on the Mexican border in less than a month, highlights the mounting safety risks to U.S. outposts in the area from drug violence. More

Charges levied in mall shootings
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Three people were charged and two others were being held as material witnesses in the shooting rampage at the Arrowhead Mall in Muskogee, Okla., that killed a 17-year-old student and injured five other people. More

Why banning social media often backfires
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Humans have a natural proclivity to want what they cannot have. Our insatiable appetite for sharing information, combined with the nearly limitless ways to access the web have thus far frustrated the most sophisticated attempts to block access to social media services. More

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