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Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 Lives In India

Most of the deaths have occurred in southern Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. But high temperatures persist across much of the country of 1 billion people.

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Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

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Apple's Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer At The Company

Ive was previously senior vice-president of design at Apple, and played a large part in designing Apple products since 1996. Some say his promotion might actually mean he's on his way out.

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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work.

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Prolific Fantasy And Science Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.

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Federal Appeals Court Leaves Hold On Obama's Immigration Orders

The president has sought to give temporary protection from deportation to people who were brought to the U.S. as children, and to the parents of people who live in the U.S. legally.

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British Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Asked To Change Its Name

PETA says the pub's name should reflect "society's growing compassion for animals and in celebration of intelligent, sensitive chickens."

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Malaysia Airlines Plans To Cut A Third Of Its Workforce

The airline has been losing money for several years, and its brand was irreparably damaged by the loss of two planes last year.

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Iranian Court Begins Espionage Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

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Reports: Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct

Similar settlements — known as consent decrees — have required cities to allow independent monitors to oversee new policies. They typically also require new training.

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Top Stories: Deadly Midwest Flooding; Charter Buys Time Warner

Also: Iraq announces an effort to retake ground from ISIS; Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders opens his presidential bid today; and tests don't show the late B.B. King was poisoned, as two daughters allege.

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At Least 5 Are Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas, Oklahoma

From Houston to Dallas and into Oklahoma torrential rains led to violent floods, which killed at least five and left 12 missing in Texas. The bad news? More rain is in the forecast.

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Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable Reach Merger Deal

The deal would make Charter Communications a significant rival to Comcast, which had also sought to buy Time Warner but it met regulatory objections.

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Chicago Bears Release Ray McDonald After Arrest For Domestic Violence

It is the defensive end's second arrest in the past nine months. Police in Santa Clara, Calif., say McDonald assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby.

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Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B

The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.

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On Memorial Day, Obama Honors Sacrifices Of Service Members

The president called Arlington National Cemetery "more than a final resting place for fallen heroes." It is, he said, "a reflection of America itself."

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Iraq, Iran Push Back Against Defense Secretary's Comments On Iraqi Forces

In an interview Sunday with CNN, Ash Carter said Iraqi forces lacked the "will to fight" ISIS in Anbar Province and its capital, Ramadi.

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Police: Malaysia Uncovers 139 Mass Graves Believed To Hold Migrants

Most of the victims are believed to be Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. They are held until their families pay more money, which few can afford to do.

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Ex-Israeli Leader Ehud Olmert Sentenced To 8 Months In Corruption Trial

Olmert, who led Israel until 2009, unlawfully accepted money from a U.S. supporter. He is appealing the decision to the Supreme Court.

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Top Stories: Deadly Flash Flooding In Midwest; Indy 500 Winner

Also: A gas crisis is shutting down Nigeria; comedian Anne Meara and jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave die; and Sweden wins the Eurovision Song Contest over Russia.

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