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IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead
IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead

By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI
Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday...full story
updated 2015-05-30 10:00 AM
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IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead
By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI
Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday....Fullstory

2015-05-30 10:00 AM

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By MALCOLM J. FOSTER,JOCELYN GECKER
Associated Press

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2015-05-30 09:46 AM

Puerto Rico governor signs law raising sales tax to 11.5 pct

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed into law a bill increasing the U.S. territory's sales tax from 7 percent to....Fullstory

2015-05-30 09:01 AM

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By MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

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2015-05-30 06:01 AM

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Associated Press

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2015-05-30 03:22 AM

Croatia passes law compensating rape victims from 1990s war

Associated Press

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2015-05-30 10:00 AM

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2015-05-30 09:46 AM

AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse
By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL TARM
Associated Press

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2015-05-30 09:01 AM

Top-ranking Mormon leader heads to hospice as cancer worsens
By BRADY McCOMBS
Associated Press

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2015-05-30 03:22 AM

Top Canadian minister to announces he's leaving politics
By ROB GILLIES
Associated Press

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